Who provides the courses?
Louise Luscri, an experienced midwife and childbirth educator, facilitates all courses. Louise is passionate about childbirth education and provides non-biased, evidenced based information Guest speakers are occasionally invited to the parenting afternoon.
How do I pay?
All payment details will be sent by Noreen (admin) when your booking form is received. Payment for the calmbirth® course: A deposit of $100 is required one month before your course and the balance is due ten days prior to the course. Payment for the one-day course: Full payment is required ten days prior to the course. On receipt of any payments a receipt will be issued to you in the post.
Can I claim a rebate from my Health Fund?
Yes. Louise is registered with many health fund and many funds offer a rebate for antenatal classes although it will depend on the type of cover you have. It is recommended that you enquire with your health fund directly to check if you will be rebated for attending classes.
Does my partner need to come – can I attend any of the courses by myself?
Yes, you can attend by yourself. Ideally it would be beneficial for partners to attend the courses but sometimes partners are unable to attend, therefore women are very welcome to attend by themselves. A single payment would apply if coming by your self, or if bringing a friend/support person the cost would be as per couple.
Where are the courses held?
Saturday courses are held in the Newlands Room at St Johns Uniting Church, Yeo Street, Neutral Bay. The room is air conditioned and comfortable. Bean bags and mats are there for your extra comfort. It is suggested, but not compulsory, that you bring a pillow for your own extra comfort. Private birth courses and the evening calmbirth® courses are held in Frenchs Forest.
What do I need to bring?
It is encouraged that women wear comfortable clothing that is suitable for relaxing (as well as getting out of bean bags should you use one).