Story by Emily Feszczuk
A highly acclaimed birth education program will be available for expectant mothers and their birth partners in February at Nepean Hospital. The only hospital in Western Sydney currently offering Calmbirth, the classes will provide tips and techniques to enhance the birthing experience.
Nepean Hospital Midwifery Consultant, Justine Elliot said the program that is run by a trained facilitator who is also a midwife is proven to make the giving birth experience more positive and helps to decrease the impact of postnatal depression.
“Calmbirth gives women and caregivers the tools to promote positive birth, decrease stress and empower women by instilling them with confidence during birth, ” Ms Elliot said.
“Midwives highly value the education the program provides women, and we believe Calmbirth will be of real benefit to the expectant parents we care for.”
Focusing on a mind-body connection through relaxation, the program which is recommended for women between 24-34 weeks gestation, will offer an alternative to traditional antenatal classes which are still available at Nepean Hospital.
The two day program will run on weekends and will cost $550 for two people to attend. For more information and for bookings visit calmbirth.com.au
Upcoming dates for the Nepean Hospital are:
27th & 28th February
13th & 14th March
10th & 11th April
1st & 2nd May
Rebates may be available through some Health Care Providers. Contact your health insurer to find out if you are eligible for rebates.
For information and bookings, visit calmbirth.com.au