overview

Calmbirth® provides the knowledge of birth preparation techniques such as relaxation, visualisation, breathing, positive imagery, attitudes/expectancy to achieve a rewarding easier, more comfortable stress-free birthing experience.

The course is facilitated by Julie Clarke, she is highly regarded as a Calmbirth® educator, Julie has the knowledge and ability to gently guide expectant couples towards the wonderful experience of a Calmbirth® for their baby.

Julie welcomes your call 0401265530  or  95446441

Next available: Calmbirth courses:

2 x Saturday:  26 August and 2 September 2017

2 x Saturday:  23 and 30 September 2017

  2 x Saturday:  21 and 28 October 2017

2 x Saturday:  18 and 25 November 2017

2 x Saturday:  16 and 23 December 2017

2 x Sunday: 20 and 27 August 2017

2 x Sunday: 17 and 24 September 2017

2 x Sunday:  15 and 22 October 2017

2 x Sunday:  29 October and 5 November 2017

2 x Sunday:  19 and 26 November 2017

2 x Sunday:  3 and 10 December 2017


(or) more 2017 and 2018 dates 

 

 

It is wise to commence the Calmbirth® classes at 25 – 30 weeks of pregnancy. Julie is flexible with bookings and accepts late bookings if she can fit them in, as she believes it is better late than never!

pregnant couples will learn

Birth Breathing Awareness made easy for women and their partners

Relaxation techniques to practise during the pregnancy in preparation for labour

Visualisation, imagination, mind and body link to utilise during the labour for a quicker and easier labour and birth experience

Julie is able to help you develop these skills easily with a logical approach to enable you to have the most comfortable, easy going experience with the minimal medical intervention

All midwives and obstetricians are extremely positive about the outcomes for women and their babies after they’ve completed the Calmbirth course with Julie Clarke at Sylvania

Come along and be empowered so you feel connected to your partner in an uplifting positive way during your pregnancy

– Communicating well with your caregiver
– How to write a birth plan and who it’s designed for, all the details
– How Dad can thrive in being an advocate supporting Mum
– Bonding and working as a team throughout parenting
Life skills to use throughout parenting, building an effective family, functioning and thriving in the easiest and most positive ways to raise your beautiful babies

Book both Calmbirth® and Transition into Parenthood courses, receive the discount and save $100

designed for pregnant couples who

– Are expecting their first baby and want to be prepared & organised
– Are expecting their second or subsequent baby to refresh knowledge
– Are from a location around Sydney between Newcastle, Wollongong, Nepean – who want an easy drive of an early weekend day morning; Saturdays or Sundays
– May have had a baby before and want to prepare for a positive birth this time
– Had a premature baby previously or missed out on the important labour and birth relaxation and breathing preparation last time


View the quick video on the home page of pregnant couples and new families detailing what they gained from attending both of Julie’s courses: TiP and Calmbirth


course details

Location: Sylvania – a pretty suburb only 20 mins south of airport – easy drive on weekend mornings
Bring: bottle of water, lunch, and nibbles – yes you can eat and drink during the session
Bottomless Beverages:  all types of teas, coffees, chai latte, hot chocolate, herbals, chilled juices and iced water
Complimentary Break Snacks: morning tea and snacks are all provided – biscuits, fruit, chips, popcorn
Wear: loose, casual, comfortable clothing, we kick off shoes at the door so bring socks also
Venue: air-conditioned, relaxed, clean, peaceful, comfortable, smoke free, friendly with a bathroom close by
Shopping: Products available: birthing and baby care books, music relaxation CD’s, approved gel hot packs
Parking: free, easy and right out front – conveniently close and safe
Lunch: Picnic style in Julie’s lovely tranquil garden – picnic rugs supplied for your comfort
Facilities:  microwave, large fridge, urn for boiling water, crockery, cutlery, serviettes
Pre-booking essential to ensure your position in the course – partners automatically included – Positions are limited

course formats

Only $385 per couple  
Course Time: 9am – 4pm over 2 consecutive Saturdays
Calmbirth® provides the knowledge of birth preparation techniques such as relaxation, visualisation, breathing, positive imagery, attitudes/expectancy to achieve a rewarding easier, more comfortable stress-free birthing experience. The class is facilitated by Julie Clarke, she is highly regarded as a Calmbirth® specialist, Julie has the knowledge and ability to gently guide expectant couples towards the wonderful experience of a Calmbirth® for their baby. Calmbirth® course cost is only $385 per couple all inclusive – Calmbirth® book and USB stick included free no extra charge applied. The atmosphere in Julie’s home in Sylvania is stress-free and relaxed. Julie has thought of everything to make this a wonderful, interesting learning experience, with participants kicking off shoes at the door, then entering a very comfortable classroom lounge to rest on purpose designed seating, comfortable for pregnant women with generous cushions. An assortment of delicious refreshments are readily available for you and the venue is air-conditioned: snug in winter, refreshing in summer. Even reluctant partners find it’s welcoming, fun, interesting and easy to participate.  The group size for each session is limited to allow for participation and interaction.

 


**  See quick video home page for more insights **


 

Only $350 per couple
Course Time: 
9am – 4pm over 2 consecutive Sundays
Calmbirth® provides the knowledge of birth preparation techniques such as relaxation, visualisation, breathing, positive imagery, attitudes/expectancy to achieve a rewarding easier, more comfortable stress-free birthing experience. The class is facilitated by Julie Clarke, she is highly regarded as a Calmbirth® specialist, Julie has the knowledge and ability to gently guide expectant couples towards the wonderful experience of a Calmbirth for their baby. Calmbirth® course cost is only $350 per couple all inclusive – Calmbirth® book and USB stick included free no extra charge applied. The atmosphere in Julie’s home in Sylvania is stress-free and relaxed. Julie has thought of everything to make this a wonderful, interesting learning experience, with participants kicking off shoes at the door, then entering a very comfortable classroom lounge to rest on purpose designed seating, comfortable for pregnant women with generous cushions. An assortment of delicious refreshments are readily available for you and the venue is air-conditioned: snug in winter, refreshing in summer. Even reluctant partners find it’s welcoming, fun, interesting and easy to participate.  The group size for each session is limited to allow for participation and interaction.

The Calmbirth Refresher course is very easy to attend as it’s day two of Julie’s Calmbirth course.

You are welcome to attend if you are having your second or subsequent baby and have already been through Julie’s Calmbirth courses with a previous pregnancy and would love to return to “refresh” all the information.

Simply look through all the course dates for Saturdays and Sundays on the website, select whichever session number 2 will be around 25 weeks onwards for you and email or call Julie to book it in. Questions? ask Julie 0401265530

    what is calmbirth®?

    While the labouring woman is intently focused on her breathing, the partner is aware to minimise distractions & disturbance that might alter her focus and is supportive of her. Underpinning the Calmbirth® class is the philosophy of encouraging, supporting and guiding family bonding between a couple as they prepare for.

    Calmbirth® focuses on the role of the value of each parent, the importance of mothers and equally important fathers in the life of their unborn and newborn baby. Relaxation, joy, hope, courage, determination and togetherness create good strong and loving relationships. In a nutshell, that’s what Calmbirth® is all about. Midwives and doctors notice the difference when women have prepared themselves in this way and will often comment on how wonderfully these women give birth. The Calmbirth® class gives women and their partner the skills and the confidence to birth naturally, calmly, without fear.

    The Calmbirth® class is suitable for each pregnancy, whether it’s your first or fifth baby because every labour and birth experience requires preparation to enable the woman to be prepared both physically and emotionally.

    how does calmbirth® work?

    The Calmbirth® method of childbirth preparation by P. Jackson; a midwife in Bowral NSW, and  is based on the work of Dr. Grantly Dick-Reid, the pioneer of natural childbirth, who authored the book, Childbirth Without Fear.  Calmbirth® is predicated on the belief that woman can experience birth through the natural flow and rhythm of their labouring body; to release birthing over to their mind and body and to trust their body to function as it was intended to, thereby alleviating undue discomfort, assisting rather than resisting the normal process.

    Julie Clarke has been thoroughly trained by Peter Jackson to facilitate the Calmbirth® classes in Sydney.
    Julie is a very experienced Calmbirth® practitioner.
    She offers many course options and is enthusiastic, caring, positive, gentle, and an empowering facilitator to pregnant couples.

    By learning about the physiology of the birth process and the fight-or-flight response, which usually accompanies labour, the couple realises how that “fear-tension-pain syndrome” develops. They are taught how to alter and improve that response through relaxation techniques, re-interpretation of pain and through fear-release techniques. In this way a woman is free to connect with and work with her body as she experiences labour.

    The labouring mother is alert but deeply relaxed. She can maintain this along with “calm breathing” and “slow rhythmic focused breathing” through active labour to interpret birthing sensations as pressure, stretching or numbness. It is this ability to relax that enables the pelvic muscles to open and allow the baby to birth easily.

    faq’s

    Transition into Parenthood + Calmbirth®

    do both and save $100

    Julie conducts two types of informative classes, and it is best to book both.

    The benefits of doing both is that you and your partner will be more informed.

    Knowledge is power and you’ll both notice an increase in confidence.

    Once you experience that shift in feeling, you will realise the relationship has become closer and this will have a flow on effect to your little new born baby.

     

    Calmbirth® – focused on breathing, relaxation & visualisation for pregnancy, birth and beyond – $385 per couple

     

    Transition into Parenthood – The active birth practical skills and baby care preparation – $385 per couple – visit TiP page for more info

     

    Both classes are popular and both are brilliantly good value

    Both are unique, with different approaches, content, skills and information

     

    Most Couples choose to do both classes, and receive a generous

    $100 discount when combined.

    book your classes with julie clarke