Calmbirth® Classes at The Sydney Adventist Hospital (SAN)
Due to its credibility as the leading childbirth education program in Australia and abroad, Calmbirth® classes are also available at the Sydney Adventist Hospital (SAN).
The course is conducted over two consecutive Sundays. Each of the two days commences at 9.00am and concludes at 5.00pm.
The ideal time to attend a Calmbirth class is between 24 and 34 weeks gestation.
This, however, is not a strict guideline; if you are feeling particularly anxious, we suggest coming earlier on, and if you have left it a little late to book, you are still welcome to attend after 34 weeks. We feel that the ideal time frame of 24 to 34 weeks gives couples enough time to reflect on and practice what you will learn in the Calmbirth class, using the tools and techniques to help you prepare for your birth.
The SAN provides morning and afternoon tea. Participants can bring their own lunch or buy it from the SAN cafeteria or nearby Wahroonga shops and cafes.
The course fee is $495 and this includes the Calmbirth® book and relaxation USB set. After you have attended the Calmbirth® class, you may be able to claim with your health fund.
About the Educators
Louise is a mother, midwife, author, childbirth educator and Calmbirth® educator since 2007. Louise has been facilitating childbirth education since 2004 and has seen over 600 couples in the Calmbirth® classes in Neutral Bay. Presently, Louise works as a midwife in a Sydney Tertiary Maternity Unit, which enables her to bring her wealth of experience working with women in labour and birth to her education sessions.
Jenny has a Masters in midwifery and has spent ten years working as a midwife. She has seen first hand the fear of childbirth in many women and their partners and she wanted to find a way for women to learn about the resources they have within them, to help them understand what a wonderful and transformative experience birth can be. She is based in the inner west of Sydney and travels regularly to the far south coast in and around the Bega Valley.