FAQ

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Welcome to our FAQ list – if there is anything that has not been answered please let us know – we are here to help…

The focus of Calmbirth® is on educating couples on all areas of birth. It teaches couples and provides them with practical skills and techniques to work with during birth, in order to empower couples to let go of their fear and anxiety to allow them to have a positive and Calmbirth® experience.

The course outline is:

  1. Understanding the psychology of birth and how your mental state, thoughts and beliefs leading up to and on the day not only dictates your experience of birth, but also the way your body works with labour and birth.
  2. The physiology of birth…how does your body give birth.
  3. Tools, techniques and practical skills to assist you mentally and physically
  4. The role of the partner and what they can do to help – they too are provided with their own ‘toolbox’ for birth
  5. Preparation for all birth journeys – working with intervention.
  6. Conscious parenting – ensuring you are aware of the role your baby plays and the role you are playing in assisting your baby into the world.

No, just yourselves.

Depending upon where you will be attending Calmbirth, for example, if you are attending a Calmbirth program in a hospital you may be required to bring your own pillow.

We recommend couples wear comfortable clothes.

Some major Health Care Providers do cover the Calmbirth program and rebates are available, but you will need to contact them to find out if you are eligible for rebates.

Cancellation of Booking for a Course

Depending upon the circumstances surrounding the need to cancel or reschedule, it is expected that individuals take the responsibility and accountability to appropriately communicate to the calm nest to make alternate arrangements.

The calm nest endeavour to be reasonable, fair, honest and just in their business dealings. They do expect this to be reciprocated by the attendees of their courses.

 

Providing that couples have entirely paid for their program, the calm nest will require a minimum of 4 weeks notice to try to accommodate this.  As our courses fill up quickly the calm nest will always try to endeavour to change your dates but know that this may not always be possible.

We always encourage couples to come together because it’s about the connection. The connection between you and your partner, your baby, your body and the family unit you will become. However, in the event that your partner can’t come, it’s still vital that you bring along a birth support person such as your mother, friend or even a Doula if you wish. Calmbirth® encourages the presence of a partner/birth support person during all of its classes regardless of age, culture, socio-economic or sexual orientation. Our classes are invaluable to contributing  to the wellbeing of its couples and the preparation for the birth of their baby.

It is always ideal to bring the person who will be your main support at birth to Calmbirth®, but circumstances change for some people, so never feel that although your situation may have changed that you have to miss out, just arrange another support person for yourself.

Absolutely yes. Calmbirth® is not designed for couples that are just having vaginal births. Calmbirth® believes that in instances intervention may be necessary so will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills to use before and after you undergo your caesarean. As all the techniques and principles learnt are all applicable to any birth regardless of how the birth presents itself and are life skills that you can use everyday.

It’s still OK to do a Calmbirth® course even if you’ve done another birthing prenatal course, as each course is different and taught differently, so you will still greatly benefit from the unique, unbiased and holistic approach to childbirth education that Calmbirth® has to offer. Calmbirth® will educate you on everything you need to know about pregnancy, labour and birth, as well as give you tools to use on the day of your birth regardless of how your birth unfolds. We also emphasise the importance of the connection between the mind and body in birth, as well as the importance to connect with yourself, your baby and your partner. Calmbirth® will give you the skills to focus on these connections, and forge stronger bonds with each other and your baby. Hospital prenatal classes can greatly benefit and complement the Calmbirth® program because it will focus on what’s available for you at their hospital, as well as being a great induction to familiarise yourself with the birthing suite.

You need to still ring and or email us with your details, so that we can put you on a waiting list for that class on those dates, as sometimes things come up and couples have had to rearrange their dates, so a space becomes available.

Calmbirth® recommends that you come anywhere from 24-34 weeks gestation. If you are feeling particularly anxious we suggest you come earlier, but usually this time frame is recommended as it gives the couple plenty of time to prepare, reflect and practice the different tools and techniques they will learn in the program.

Calmbirth® is a highly acclaimed, evidence based and scientifically proven childbirth education program leading the way in childbirth education, training and research since 2004 in Australia and abroad. Calmbirth® provides couples with knowledge and practical skills to empower them to positively and confidently birth their babies regardless of how their birth unfolds.

Over 20,000 couples have attended a Calmbirth® program since 2008. It has been designed in collaboration with experts from the birthing and mind -body disciplines and is run by trained and experienced birth professionals who attend couples at birth every day. So we know about birth better than anyone else because we have been on the birth room floors everyday for over 40 years.

The Calmbirth® program is based on research from neuroscience, midwifery, obstetrics and epigenetics. It is also the program that GP’s and obstetricians highly recommend.

If you have any medical concerns please ring your local GP or Obstetrician as Calmbirth® is not in a position to give out medical advice relating to your pregnancy.

The FLOW workshop

The FLOW workshop was designed for women who want to experience coming back home to their birth place of unconditional love.

Sometimes we get distracted and wander away from our hearts; giving to others, busy with life and work, leaving little leftover for ourselves which contributes to the feeling of not being enough.

No, if you are a woman looking for the lighthouse back home, the light within, then we would love to help you shine brightly.