Calmbirth® is an evidence based childbirth education program, educating couples to birth their babies with knowledge and confidence. The program prepares couples mentally, emotionally and physically to enter into labour and birth confidently and have an empowering birth experience. Calmbirth® emphasises the relationship between our mind and body, and how our beliefs and perceptions around birth influence what happens to us physically during labour. The program teaches breathing, visualisation and relaxation as well as hands-on techniques that empower couples to enter into labour with knowledge and skills to bring their babies into the world with confidence, regardless of what their birth journey may be.
The recommended time to do the course is between 24 and 34 weeks gestation, to allow ample opportunity to reflect upon the knowledge gained, and practice the skills taught.
Outline of the program:
- The psychology of birth
- The physiology of birth
- Toolboxes for birth.
- Conscious Parenting
Research into the effectiveness of the Calmbirth® program by the Royal Hospital for Women in NSW has shown:
- Calmbirth® increases vaginal birth rates.
- Decreases the use of pain relief.
- Increases confidence levels in regards to birth for women and their partners.
Our group classes at The Pilates Vibe are run over 2 full 7 hour days (2 consecutive Sundays). To book, please follow this link:
Martyna is a mum to two beautiful girls, a Registered Nurse and Midwife and Calmbirth Educator. She has worked in Women's Health since 2010 and currently practices across the whole scope of maternity care; from antenatal clinic through to postnatal home visits.
Her passion to become a Calmbirth Educator was sparked by the birth of her first child Rose. Martyna and her husband attended the Calmbirth program in preparation for their first birth experience. After many months of practicing the Calmbirth techniques, they welcomed little Rose in an amazingly empowering waterbirth at home. Reflecting on the experience, Martyna decided she had to spread the 'magic' of Calmbirth, and here we are today.