Calmbirth Antenatal Education is a local Birth Education Option in the Hunter region.
(If you have it in your mind to do a Calmbirth course and you feel disappointed to find yourself unable to get a course spot in your region, please be aware that Hypnobirthing courses are an excellent and equally valuable option. Both courses include the same general philosophies, concepts and content).
Calmbirth (or hypnobirthing) is a great birth preparation for pregnant women (and their supporters). We have listed their information below for your interest. Please contact local Calmbirth Practitioners to ask further questions and to book in, as we are not affiliated with Calmbirth.
A direct quote from the main Calmbirth Website:
“Calmbirth prepares couples mentally, emotionally and physically for the birth of their baby. Calmbirth® understands the interrelationship between the mind and body – how our bodies react to our thoughts. Calmbirth® uses this mind- body connection to assist couples to replace the fear, stress and anxiety about giving birth with the knowledge and skills to birth their baby calmly, fearlessly, safely and confidently.”
And a further direct quote:
“Couples are guided through relaxation, meditation and breathing exercises and techniques that teach them how to tap into a wonderful inner resource called— the relaxation response.
The relaxation response is a person’s innate ability to evoke a bodily calm allowing them to counteract the harmful effects of stress, thus providing an atmosphere for emotional and physical healing. During birth the relaxation response is powerful, enabling a mother to work with her physiology and not against it.”
We do not currently offer Calmbirth through the Hunter Birth Education Centre. If you do want to do Calmbirth as a definitive choice and want to know great local practitioner options, call myself (Natalie) and I’d love to share some good referrals with you.
Natalie: 0406 934 645
For more about the birth education services that we do currently offer READ ABOUT YOUR CHOICES HERE