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Calmbirth has the Experience, Training, Credibility and Understanding of Birth.

Calmbirth has stood the test of time since its inception in 2004 and is still leading the way in childbirth education and training. It is also one of the first childbirth education programs to be evidence based and clinically and scientifically proven

Calmbirth is also one of the first childbirth education programs to be successfully incorporated into maternity hospitals in Australia as part of their antenatal education classes. (Please refer to the pilot study conducted by antenatal co-ordinator at the Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick, Dr Jane Svensson).


Collaboratively Designed

Calmbirth was designed, and continues to be updated in collaboration with experts, including a range of birthing, education and mind-body specialists. Calmbirth is founded on research based on neuroscience, midwifery, obstetrics and epigenetics, and it uses the extensive understanding of the relaxation response and its influence on birth. This ensures that the Calmbirth program continues to meet the needs of birthing couples at both an emotional and physical level. The Calmbirth program is unbiased and holistic in its approach restoring hope and offering new choices in childbirth education.


Understands Birth

Calmbirth understands the mind and body connection in childbirth and how a woman’s emotional state influences the birth both mentally and physically.

“As caregiver’s, it is vital for us to understand this concept and powerful interaction between the mind and body, so that we can provide better and more positive birth outcomes, not just physically but also emotionally for the families we care for.

“Women want to be active participants and reclaim their bodies.

“They want to empower themselves with knowledge and skills. Calmbirth promotes and fosters this.”


Trained, Professional and Experienced

Calmbirth is the only childbirth education program that requires its educators to be midwives or trained birth professionals. Unlike other childbirth programs, Calmbirth prides itself on its professionalism and quality of Calmbirth educators through their ongoing requirement for professional development. It is also independently accredited by the Australian College of Midwives.



Calmbirth is also the most highly recommended childbirth program by obstetricians, midwives and GP’s in Australia, which is why it has been able to develop strong partnerships with leading maternity hospitals in Australia, which are now offering the Calmbirth program. The Calmbirth program is now available at the Royal Hospital for Women in Randwick (RHW) and the Sydney Adventist Hospital (SAN) in Wahroonga and soon to be expanding into other hospitals.


Did You Know

Calmbirth has over 100 registered Calmbirth educators throughout Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong? Our Calmbirth educators have collectively attended over 100,000 births throughout the years. More than 20,000 couples have attended a Calmbirth program since 2008.