WHAT DOES THE RESEARCH SAY ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN CALMBIRTH COURSE?
Results from a comprehensive research study being undertaken by Dr Jane Svensson, the Clinical Midwifery Consultant Health Education at the Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney due to be published in two medical journals later this year, shows that the Calmbirth Childbirth Education program significantly:
reduces the rate of medical interventions during childbirth
reduces the use of pharmacological pain relief in labour including epidurals
enriches their birth experience as one that is positive, irrespective of how they birth
reduces the impact of perinatal anxiety which may then have a protective effect postnatal adjustment, and potentially depression, after birth.
ABOUT THE COURSE
calmbirth® is a prenatal education program developed by Peter Jackson, an Australian midwife, to eliminate fear and tension that many women experience during pregnancy and birth. The course is based on the belief that pregnancy and birth are normal life events and during the course you will learn practical relaxation skills and gain an understanding of:
- How fear and tension can affect the physiology of birth
- How to use relaxation, visualisation, visualisation and breathing techniques
- The positive effects of hormones and how to keep them at optimal levels
- The mechanics of labour and how the body is designed for birth
- The stages of labour and the process of birth
- The benefits of touch
- Optimum Support for a birthing mum and how birth is a team effort
- The importance of prenatal and after-birth bonding
During the course you will hear many positive birth stories.
VENUE: The course is run over two consecutive Saturdays at Neutral Bay or four evenings over four weeks in Frenchs Forest.
WHEN TO DO THE COURSE: Anytime from 22 weeks onwards (most do it from 26 - 34 weeks) though later in your pregnancy is OK!
COST: $550 per couple. Please enquire with your health fund for rebates.
- calmbirth® book
- relaxation CDs
- borrowing from the extensive library
- ongoing phone and email support
PRIVATE SESSIONS: the sessions are held in Frenchs Forest, please enquire with Louise.
HEALTH FUNDS: Louise is registered with many health funds and it is best to contact your health fund You will need to contact your fund to determine the level of rebate available to you.
WHAT WOMEN SAY AFTER BIRTH...
"The whole feeling, it was just a magical moment"…Emma
" I was the biggest skeptic going into something different, I had two previous births which were just horrible and I was so tense about this birth (my third baby) This course made a huge difference to how I approached this birth, and how our daughter was born. It was just amazing." Kate
" the midwives kept saying how calm I was…" Caitlin
For postive birth stories, download the free ebook