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Sydney’s Most Comprehensive and Best-value Childbirth and Parenting Preparation Courses for Pregnant Couples

Julie Clarke’s Calm Mindful Birth & Transition into Parenting antenatal childbirth courses educate parents all about birth for a positive birth experience.


Calm Mindful Birth Antenatal Courses Sydney - Julie Clarke

Calm Mindful Birth Course

Julie’s Calm Mindful Birth Course guides pregnant couples through the latest techniques including relaxation, breathing, self-hypnosis and power-of-the-mind strategies in preparation for a comfortable, stress-free, birth experience. These are the same techniques The Duchess of Windsor, Kate Middleton used for her natural birth experiences, using Hypnobirthing skills. Julie Clarke, trained in all the popular relaxation courses for pregnancy, has gift wrapped all the best for you.

Calm Mindful Birth Antenatal Courses Sydney - Julie Clarke

Combination Course

The Calm Mindful Birth and Transition into Parenthood combo-bundle provides parents a $100 saving and delivers the most complete preparation with both courses . A great way to relieve stress and anxiety about your new adventure and save, providing emotional and financial peace of mind.

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Transition into Parenthood

Julie’s Transition into Parenthood antenatal course specifically for pregnant couples covers all labour and birth support strategies, hands on practicalities for women and their partners; “must know” facts and “how to” aspects of birthing and babies and the newborn period through to 5 years of age with the emphasis on the first twelve weeks at home with baby.

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Calm Mindful Birth Course  and  Transition into Parenthood options:


– 2 x Saturday or Sunday: the “Condensed” Course 9am to 4.30pm efficient, effective, comprehensive; the favourite   (or)

– 1 x Saturday or Sunday: “Super Condensed”  9am to 4.30pm – the quickest; loved by the time poor pregnant couples    (or)

– 1 x Weekday Super Condensed course workshop 9am to 4.30pm    (or)

– 4 x Evening course: one evening per week 7pm   (or)   6 x Evening course: one evening per week 7pm

– Individual tailored sessions, held discreetly, confidentially for celebrities, public figures. by private appointment with Julie 0401265530


Transition into Parenthood Course:

Active Birth Techniques – for quicker easier birth and Newborn Baby Care Prep Course

Calm Mindful Birth Course:

Mind and Body Wisdom Skills for Birth: Breathing, Relaxation, Mindfulness, Visualisation

“Combined Booking” includes doing both courses for the wisest, thorough preparation to reduce confusion, anxiety, fear, stress, before and after the birth. Partner’s are welcome, respected, included, have fun and gain insights into their role.

Best option to enhance your amazing pregnancy:
the 2 x day condensed version of both courses will equip you and your partner to work well together as an effective loving team as you start your family.



The Transition into Parenthood (Birth and Baby) Course Covers:

Session #1:

All Julie’s sessions are non-scary. Partner’s are totally welcome and included.
Jam packed with all the practical partner support skills; what to say, what to do, massage, informative advocacy empowering ideas. Reducing risk of medical interventions such as c.section and forceps.
Know ALL the options and how best to use them. How to recognise pre-labour, what to do in response, great tips for partners to be helpful, comfort measures to use during labour, partner’s role and what to expect, women’s self-help strategies for labour, how to best use hospital facilities, breathing, effective positions for the woman to use to keep labour normal, techniques for massage, all the right acupressure points to use to overcome issues such as slow labour, ideas to try in a variety of challenging situations ie posterior,  being informed. Best type of birth plans – flexible and adaptable. How to be active, upright, less stress, work with gravity, faster, easier, more comfortable birth.
Knowing the healthiest and safest pathway, guidance for birth options and choices, the first hours after the birth, mum-dad-baby bonding and the first breastfeed. Waterbirth benefits – Waterbirth is normal in ALL Public Hospitals in NSW as of 2010. Education empowers confidence and reduces anxiety.
Julie’s courses suit: Hospital Delivery Suites, Birth Centres, Homebirth, Waterbirth, Obstetric Care, Midwifery Care.

Transition into Parenthood (Birth and Baby)

Session #2

Everyone (mums and dads-to-be) love this fun session It contains all practicalities of parenting. What to buy for baby. Breastfeeding. Bed Making. Getting to know your baby. Growth, Development, Play, Fun. Gentle Routine Strategies. No-Cry Sleep Solutions.
Being able to read the baby’s body language and their variety of cry “signals” helps parents-to-be feel they can trust their intuition. Swaddling; how to wrap, feed, calm the crying, sleep and settling skills.
What to expect after baby is born, breastfeeding and returning to work, safe sleeping, nappy changing, settling, bathing, needs of mother and baby, what to buy for baby, the first 12 weeks as a family, parenting resources and where to get help, reasons babies cry and how to calm and comfort babies with the right handling.
This session really helps couples feel much more organised and prepared for becoming parents.
Includes clear pictures, diagrams, excellent notes for you to take home for future reference




  • Rebecca

    My husband and I completed both the New Calm Mindful Birth and Transition into Parenthood classes with Julie and found both to be invaluable in the preparation for the birth of our son. Having heard lots of horror stories about natural births I was quite fearful about my own and was recommended the calm mindful Birth classes as a way of building confidence. I am so pleased we did them. Because of Julie and these classes I went into our birth confident and unafraid and was able to have a drug free natural birth with no tearing or trauma.

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  • Christina

    This is the most valuable course you will ever do. I strongly recommend that everyone do it. Not only will you and your partner learn so much that you can’t pick up in books, but Julie is so willing to answer even the strangest questions with so much joy. I am now really looking forward to giving birth without any fear. Thanks Julie!

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  • Lindsey

    Julie conducts an amazing The New Calm Mindful Birth course. I would highly recommend taking this course from Julie. Her knowledge, recommendations and resources have been invaluable to me and my husband in preparation of the arrival of our firstborn. Not only is the course great, but Julie makes herself available after the course, with the Baby Care Support Service which I was lucky enough to take advantage of in my own home.

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  • Mariana

    I feel quite special being on a DOULA journey with Julie. Her love, compassion, knowledge and experience goes beyond pregnancy and birth, she really understands and knows how to inspire us to be the best support person for a woman and family during this incredible time of their lives. Julie has built a community and I hope to be part of it, always. Gratitude and success to you dear!

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  • Lee

    I highly recommend Julie and both of her birth classes. After a traumatic 2nd birth, I had all but decided I wanted a cesarean. We enrolled in Julie’s course, and listened to the CD nightly while falling asleep. When I went in to labour, I visualised, remained calm and centered and less than an hour later my 3rd son entered the world, and breastfed straight away.
    Love your work Julie and I recommend your class to all my pregnant friends!

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  • Jodi

    Julie and the course were both amazing. I was a little skeptical going in but after just the first day I felt more confident, relaxed and empowered about labour and birth. The course promoted me and my husband to have the direct and honest conversations we needed to plan for that day with a calm and pragmatic approach and clarity on what we want.
    Thank you Julie.

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  • Larissa (Baby Care Support Service – in home)

    From the moment Julie Clarke stepped into our home I felt calm and totally at ease.
    Julie’s lovely and soft nature guided me through the best feeding and settling
    techniques, massage, and bath time ideas. I felt totally calm and at ease. Julie
    provided me with all the right answers to my questions. I felt the pressure I was
    putting on myself to reach some unrealistic ideal of parenting dissipate. I relaxed and started to really enjoy my time as a mother with my beautiful baby.

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  • Krysta

    Fantastic classes. Julie was incredible and shared amazing, practical strategies and techniques to reduce fear and anxiety about natural birth to empower couples through the experience. Highly recommended!

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  • Caren

    My husband and I did both courses. Doing The New Calm Mindful birth is honestly 1 of the best things we have ever done. We could not have a discussion about birth without feeling anxiety and fear. All my life I have felt absolutely terrified about the prospect of giving birth. Since doing The New Calm Mindful birth course I feel more relaxed, less fearful and more in control. I’ve gone from wanting every drug under the sun to giving a natural birth a really great shot. The techniques I have been taught I use in my everyday life and are amazing. Transition into parenthood was brilliant. It gave us so many priceless tips that have made us feel more confident and excited to be parents. Julie is a complete asset to my life I felt a huge sigh of relief when meeting her just know I have someone there to help and guide me and that is the most amazing feeling!

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  • Matthew

    I loved the transition to parenthood and The New Calm Mindful birth classes with Julie. This gave me a lot of confidence with my wife in progressing with a natural birth and what to do when things do not always go as planned. I now feel equipped with dealing with MOST of what birth can throw at us.

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  • Monique

    My husband and I did both the Transition into Parenthood and Calm Mindful birth courses and were extremely happy we did. The courses provided us with the confidence we needed both for the big day as well as afterwards with our newborn. Well worth the money and would definitely recommend, particularly for first time parents who are feeling anxious about childbirth.

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  • Lina

    For a woman try to achieve a nature birth, this is a great way to start to attend this course. My husband and I found it is excellent and useful. Hope more women can get what they need from the courses.

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  • Ric

    As a dad to be I am really grateful to have done both the new calm mindful birth and transition to parenthood classes. Looking back on the labor experience for my wife and still going through the first month of our baby’s life the information gained is well worth the cost.

    Mindful birth – I think many guys find themselves thinking they have little to with the birth but to be there. My comment would be to not miss out on this rare opportunity to show your love for your wife and family. The Calm Mindful birth course was certainly empowering for my wife. For me however it taught me where my focus needs to be and equipped me with valuable skills such as how to discuss issues with medical staff which was very helpful in the actual labor.

    Transition to parenthood – a very practical and informative class where you would certainly benefit from doing the two full days to get the most out of it. While it incorporated elements of labor there was no overlap with Calm Mindful birth.

    Overall the combination of the information given along with Julie’s very approachable and down to earth teaching style, her experience in the field and her willingness to take time out to chat via phone and email with any questions you may have make it easy for me to recommend these classes to anyone without hesitation.

    For the dads, older generations had very little to do with birth and even now many other dads came to the class simply ‘for their partners’.. But there is an enormous amount you can give and gain from the birth experience that will make a real difference to your relationship and stamp the beginning of being the man you want to be for the future to your partner and child – these classes certainly help you realise that, don’t miss the opportunity.

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  • Krystelle

    This class was wonderful! Julie provided a great overview of birth and caring for your new baby in both the calm mindful birth and transition to parenthood classes. Attending these provided both practical tips as well as assisting you to mentally prepare for both Labour and the initial few weeks at home. These classes took the fear out of childbirth and becoming a parent, and allowed for me and my husband to have a very positive, supported, empowered and connected experience in the arrival of our beautiful baby girl. Julie has also been extremely helpful in providing advice with the many questions we have had since bringing our baby girl home. I highly recommend these classes with Julie to anyone having a baby!

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Click Here to explore your options and Course Choices
05/01/2019 + 06/01/20192019 Combination CourseSuper Condensed Combo Course 2 Days$670
11/11/2018Transition into Parenthood1 Sunday Super Condensed$385
10/11/2018 + 17/11/2018Transition into Parenthood2 Saturdays Condensed Course$385
02/12/2018Transition into Parenthood1 Sunday Super Condensed$385
08/12/2018 + 15/12/2018Transition into Parenthood2 Saturdays Condensed Course$385
06/01/2019Transition into Parenthood1 Sunday Super Condensed$385
13/01/2019 + 20/01/2019Transition into Parenthood1 Sunday Super Condensed$385
13/01/2019 + 20/01/2019Transition into Parenthood2 Sundays Condensed$385
02/02/2019 + 09/02/2019Transition into Parenthood2 Saturdays Condensed Course$385
17/02/2019 + 24/02/2019Transition into Parenthood2 Sundays Condensed Course$385
16/03/2019 + 23/03/2019Transition into Parenthood2 Sundays Condensed Course$385
24/03/2019 + 31/03/2019Transition into Parenthood2 Sundays Condensed Course$385
06/04/2019 + 13/04/2019Transition into Parenthood2 Saturdays Condensed Course$385
04/05/2019 + 11/05/2019Transition into Parenthood2 Saturdays Condensed Course$385
02/06/2019Transition into Parenthood1 Sunday Super Condensed Course$385


Melissa MaimannMelissa Maimann

I have known Julie for almost 15 years and have referred lots and lots of women to her. Couples find her classes to be so enlightening, uplifting, informative, supportive and nurturing. She goes above and beyond to make Mums and Dads feel welcome, at home and empowered. I can't recommend any other classes more highly.

Jenna ThistlethwaiteJenna Thistlethwaite

My husband (Levi) and I completed both the Transition to Parenthood and Calm Mindful birth classes that Julie facilitates. I cannot fathom how important these classes were to the birth of my baby girl. Julie provided information that empowered my husband and I for the whole birthing process. Her knowledge and assistance gave us the confidence to question the reasons behind our obstetrician pushing for an induction (which was not necessary) and ultimately led us to change from obstetric care and seek midwifery care via the public hospital. My labour was 11 hours long and I gave birth naturally to my daughter without complications or drugs and she was just perfect! Julie provided us with the greatest detail of information on the stages of labour, techniques on how to manage all that encompasses a labour, and very importantly the skills necessary for Levi to be a fantastic support person who kept me going when I thought I couldn't. Her course enabled us to be thoroughly prepared for our first birth (and post birth) and provided us with the tools necessary for an exceptional birthing experience and transition into parenthood. Her knowledge is incredibly valuable and beyond anything that can be provided by hospitals, and she truly provides unbiased pros and cons to all methods of birth and enables participants to make informed decisions on their birthing experience. Highly recommend to anyone who is having a baby!

Michelle HughesMichelle Hughes

After attending Julie’s mindful birth course, my partner and myself now feel absolutely prepared and even more excited about the upcoming birth of our first child. Julie kindly and thoroughly answered many of our concerns and questions giving us clarity, empowerment and confidence. Her relaxation techniques will also help us cope with everyday stressful situations and most importantly keep us on track during the birth of our Bub, motivating us to keep things the way nature intended.


Julie was amazing at helping us to feel more prepared and comfortable with the birth experience as a couple. We enjoyed her warm personal stories and experiences and great videos to help us to relax in the weeks leading up to our daughter's birth!

Even though our birth didn't go as planned we felt prepared and flexible for change.

Jessica BrunsJessica Bruns

Wow! Julie you have done it again!!!!
My husband & I have attended Julie Clarkes amazing courses before the birth of our first child 6 years ago. GREAT SUCSESS and such a perfect experience we had!
We have just returned to do a refresher course and LOVED it! Our baby is due soon and we are feeling so prepared, calm and fearless! You are amazing at what you do Julie. Thank you for your work and for the amazing and important job of empowerment.
You are wonderful! xoxo J & W


Click Here to explore your options and Course Choices
05/01/2019 + 06/01/20192019 Combination Course
11/11/2018Transition into Parenthood
10/11/2018 + 17/11/2018Transition into Parenthood
02/12/2018Transition into Parenthood
08/12/2018 + 15/12/2018Transition into Parenthood
06/01/2019Transition into Parenthood
13/01/2019 + 20/01/2019Transition into Parenthood
13/01/2019 + 20/01/2019Transition into Parenthood
02/02/2019 + 09/02/2019Transition into Parenthood
17/02/2019 + 24/02/2019Transition into Parenthood
16/03/2019 + 23/03/2019Transition into Parenthood
24/03/2019 + 31/03/2019Transition into Parenthood
06/04/2019 + 13/04/2019Transition into Parenthood
04/05/2019 + 11/05/2019Transition into Parenthood
02/06/2019Transition into Parenthood

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want to book a super condensed course quickly.

Transition into Parenthood Super Condensed 1 day (Sunday) Course.

Julie Clark Calm Mindful Birth - Antenatal Courses Sydney

Hello! I’m Julie

Birth Educator, Doula and Baby Whisperer

Julie is professionally trained, as a Childbirth and Parenting educator and group facilitator for over 20 years with 12 years experience in a large tertiary maternity hospital. Julie has had the pleasure of meeting with expectant parents, facilitating popular birth and parenting preparation courses for pregnant couples and being available as a professional Birth Doula support person during labour.

Doula Training

Birth Doula and Post Natal Doula courses are offered by Julie to train you as a Doula quickly and easily in a very kind and supportive atmosphere. Doulas provide you emotional, physical and informational support during pregnancy, labour, birth and the Baby's 1st Year.

Calm Mindful Birth - Antenatal Course back by evidence based research - BMJ
Calm Mindful Birth - Antenatal Course back by evidence based research - WHO

Antenatal Courses Backed by Evidence Based Research

Julie Clarke’s courses are sourced from the Cochrane Collaboration and The World Health Organisation Guidelines


Julie Clark Calm Mindful Birth - Antenatal Courses Sydney

Relax. Say Goodbye to the Stress & Anxiety about your birth and baby care.

Julie Clarke is a fully trained childbirth and parenting educator, conducting courses in Sylvania, only 20 minutes south of Sydney Airport.

Clients are attracted to attend Julie’s classes for her advanced knowledge of Active Birth and her warm, balanced, encouraging approach.

Julie conducts two types of courses, Calm Mindful Birth course is a terrific one focused on breathing relaxation and visualisation. The other wonderful course is the Transition into Parenthood and is referred to as the birth and baby course.

Gold Facebook Reviews

Robyn BirchRobyn Birch

If you don’t know Julie, are you even really Pregnant?
Julie was recommended by so many friends, it was a hard force to ignore.
Since attending Julie’s calmbirth course, I still hear of people who know her from their older children who are now in their teens!).
Julie has a strong reputation for a reason and it truly shows. Not only is Julie knowledgeable, but also patient and very giving of herself and insights so you get the best experience for your situation.
Couldn’t recommend Julie highly enough!

Amy CainAmy Cain

We had such a positive experience with Julie in the 3 days we spent with her learning about birthing and how amazing our body is. Feeling far more at ease about the upcoming process, and doing our best to not listen to the negative experiences from friends, and focusing on welcoming this new bubba in a safe and positive way.

Must admit hubby was a sceptic, and is now converted to a more natural process (if possible of corse) and is super supportive and so knowledgeable that he is reminding me of the relaxation points and helping me when I have my moments of discomfort or anxiety. Such a wonderful help!

Thanks Julie, See you for your mumma bubba breakfast walks once bub arrives 🙂

Emma KellyEmma Kelly
Sharen TurnerSharen Turner
Joanne Paterson KinniburghJoanne Paterson Kinniburgh

We did both courses with Julie (Transition to Parenting and Calmbirth). They were the reason we were able to have a safe, natural and calm start to our new family. I felt so afraid of childbirth itself before we signed up - something she taught us increases your experience of pain, so we learnt how to keep the pain of childbirth to a minimum, and in the end I didn't even need paracetamol. It was fine - and all thanks to the skills and referrals she made for us. It was wonderful. i'm so grateful. Thank you

Sarah LewisSarah Lewis

We did both of Julie's classes and feel so much more prepared. She has been fantastic through the entire process and created an environment where we felt welcomed, comfortable and nurtured. Wish these classes were the norm for all expecting families. Thank you Julie, look forward to sharing our birth story with you in the near future.

Samantha DennisonSamantha Dennison

Fantastic course!! I'd highly recommend it to everyone I know... Julie's a wonderful teacher & is full of informative & wholistic views, which really helps you gain confidence & enables you to make educated decisions. The class is very relaxed & the personable touches, make you feel right at home. Julie's a very funny and insightful lady & I very much look forward to our calm birth class! Great experience!!

Rachelle MunroRachelle Munro

After My Husband and I went along to Julie's Class we were both very calm and totally ready for every aspect of our labour and parenthood. It would have been a totally different experience without all the knowledge and confidence she instilled in us! We new what to expect and we were fearless!
We wish to thank Julie for putting our nervous little souls at ease! Great program!

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