Sue has been teaching pregnancy, birth preparation and parenting workshops in Melbourne since 2005. Workshops are inclusive of LGBTIQ+ individuals and couples.
Facilitated by Sue Power
Supporting the transition to becoming a new parent, building confidence while developing coping skills.
***In 2022 at our beautiful new venue in Thornbury
This unique group offers a safe, non-judgmental and nurturing space to talk about challenges you are facing as a new parent. It aims to reduce common feelings of isolation and can provide longed-for connection with other women. Through the support of the group we aim to help you find your own way and give you some resources and tools that can support your own decision making. This is not a 'how-to-parent' group. This is about finding yourself and your community as a mother.
Over the 9 weeks we aim to support you with skills that allow you to be more present and connected with yourself, your baby and in other relationships.
Each week a different theme is explored that includes identity, love, relating, sexuality, family values and rituals, and creative parenting. This course is all about you and supporting you in this transition and is not about adding something extra to your list of ‘to-dos’. Self kindness and compassion, mindfulness, relating and communication skills are key foundations of the course.
In person courses in Thornbury: $380 for the full 9 weeks
(If you are experiencing financial difficulties at this time please be in touch to discuss concession prices and payment plans).
The cost includes comprehensive emails, resources, supportive weekly practices and access to guided relaxations.
Thornbury on Fridays July the 22nd. Book Here
Thornbury on Mondays 11am-1pm Starting October the 3rd. Book Here
With Sue Power
Practical and emotional birth preparation and education
***Please note that full vaccination is required to attend in-person courses. These courses may also need to revert to online at short notice if the educator is unwell or needing to isolate.
The calmbirth® philosophy is based on the belief that pregnancy, labour and birth are normal life events and that birth is a natural process. The calmbirth® workshops draw on contemporary birth physiology and neuroscience giving couples a greater understanding of the birthing process whilst aiming to understand and reduce fear and anxiety. With greater knowledge and understanding, women and their partners are able to feel confident to make informed decisions around their birth choices.
The workshops combine an understanding of the birthing process, the hormones of labour and birth and practical skills for managing pain, sensations and challenges of labour, that include breathing, relaxation and visualisation techniques, positioning and massage. Life after birth and the transition to parenthood and the role of the partner/support is also emphasised.
The comprehensive course is complementary to all models of care – private or public, birth centre or home-birth and are not an alternative to the birthing choices you have already made. You will gain practical knowledge and skills whether this is your first or third baby, or hoping to achieve a vaginal birth after a previous caesarean (VBAC). Refresher classes are also available for subsequent pregnancies if you’ve completed the original course.
The cost (in person) is $550 per couple which includes the booklet, downloads and refreshments. ($150 non-refundable deposit secures your enrolment). If the course reverts to online the cost will be reduced.
Weekend workshops run from 9am to approx. 4.30pm over two days.
Please click on the booking link below for availability or the option of a waiting list.
Calmbirth courses are held in Brunswick – PULSE, 149B Glenlyon Rd
September 4th & 11th REGISTER HERE
October 2nd & 9th REGISTER HERE
November 5th & 6th REGISTER HERE
December 10th & 11th REGISTER HERE
Affiliated Private Health Funds that may be applicable for rebates: Teachers Federation Health, NIB, Australian Unity, BUPA Australia, AHM, The Doctors Health Fund, CBHS, GU Health and Defence Health will cover part of the costs of birth education classes run by a Midwife or Midwifery Antenatal Services* depending on your level of cover.
(HCF, Manchester Unity, RT Health, Latrobe Health, GMHBA, Medibank Private do not cover any costs for privately run birth classes).
*If you are a member of any health insurer not mentioned above who guarantees part of the cost of birth classes please contact Sue