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Sydney’s Most Comprehensive and Best-value Childbirth and Parenting Preparation Courses for Pregnant Couples
Calm Mindful Birth Course
Julie’s Calm Mindful Birth Course guide pregnant couples through the latest techniques including relaxation, breathing and power-of-the-mind strategies in preparation for a comfortable, stress-free, birth experience. These are the courses midwives and doctors bring their own partners to for fabulous preparation they love.
The Calm Mindful Birth and Transition into Parenting combo-bundle provides parents a $100 saving and delivers both courses in completeness. A great way to relieve stress and anxiety about your new adventure and save, providing emotional and financial peace of mind.
Transition into Parenthood
Julie’s Transition into Parenthood antenatal course covers all labour and birth support strategies, practicalities for women and their partners; “must know” facts and “how to” aspects of birthing and babies and the newborn period of 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.
This popular, brilliant, empowering and beautiful course imparts the knowledge of the latest birth preparation techniques such as: easy calm mindful breath awareness, deep relaxation, positive imagery, attitudes/expectancy, affirmations, understanding mind-body connection science, visualisation, and safe, natural strategies for reducing medical intervention to achieve a rewarding, easier, more comfortable stress-free birthing experience.
Calm Mindful Birth is a pre-natal education program for pregnant couples preparing for a positive birth experience no matter how the birth unfolds.
The aim of the program is to help pregnant couples attending the classes eliminate the fear, experienced by many, in relation to their approaching labour and birth.
This amazing course is rich with life skills, women’s birthing wisdom, insightful and inspirational ideas for men and women equally, it’s easy to participate, comfortable, pleasurable, amusing and feels so very worthwhile.
Switch anxiety, fear, self-doubt, worry into confidence, knowledge, understanding, empowerment and self-awareness. Julie’s courses will boost your relationship to yourself and with each other to prepare you well for becoming a family moving forward with wonderful values and goals.
During the course, couples discover how the laboring mother’s body responds physiologically when fear is present, how to prevent it from happening or overcome it if it does occur.
They also learn practical skills of Relaxation, Breathing and Creative Visualization which are used during pregnancy, labour, childbirth and beyond.
Calm Mindful Hypno book and Mp3 audio files are made available free; included in the course cost, at the first session, to take home for your own reference and continued practise
Calm Mindful birth options:
2 x Saturday or Sunday: Condensed course 9am to 4.30pm
1 weekend Saturday/Sunday course 9am to 4.30pm
1 x Saturday or Sunday Super condensed course workshop 9am to 4.30pm
1 x Weekday Super Condensed course workshop 9am to 4.30pm
4 x Evening Course, one evening per week 7pm
##Individual tailored sessions, held discreetly, confidentially for celebrities, public figures. by private appointment with Julie 0401265530
In the Calm Mindful Birth course, expectant parents will learn:
What to expect during pregnancy, birth and parenting
How to take the fear out of normal childbirth and why you’d want to
The most up-to-date breath awareness techniques to use in labour, which are evidenced based
Guidance on working with the anatomy and physiology of normal birth, for a quicker, easier birth for mother and baby
Why mindset, attitudes, intentions, expectancy and imagery can make all the difference to birth experience outcomes
The role of hormones and how they are your helpers
The rules of working “with” your body instead of fighting against it
Exactly how to use deep relaxation during the pregnancy to be “labour ready” for a quicker, easier, satisfying, stress-free birth
How “real” birth differs from Hollywood stereotypes and why
Variations on “textbook” labour, and how to respond to them
The physical and emotional roadmap of the birth experience
How to use visualisation for a shorter labour
Comfort measures for labour and birth including practical tools and strategies for reducing medical interventions
How to communicate and negotiate with staff
Guidance for partners on how to reduce her anxiety, self-doubt and enable her to be uninhibited during labour
How scientifically this is proven to be ideal preparation no matter how the birth is completed
How to allow instinctive and intuitive responses to uncurl
Enhancing your relationship as a couple, bonding and working as a team throughout pregnancy, birth and beyond
The Transition into Parenthood (Birth and Baby) Course Covers:
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)
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.
Techniques to avoid Gastric Reflux. When to take baby to the Doctor. 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
Both of These Courses are Especially Designed For:
pregnant couples expecting their first baby who want to feel ready, prepared and organised
pregnant couples who are highly motivated and have already read everything but want to be able to ask questions, fill in more gaps to their knowledge and gain better clarity of the details
pregnant couples who describe themselves as completely clueless and scared, who need a gentle, kind, experienced mentor to guide them easily and simply
pregnant couples who have had a baby before and want to prepare for a more positive experience this time
pregnant couples who had a premmie baby before and missed out on the chance to prepare previously
pregnant couples who have already been along to Julie’s courses previously, loved it and want to soak up all the positivity in readiness for their next awesome experience.
They are excited to return to receive the input of encouragement,
Benefits You and your Partner Will Gain from attending Both of the Courses with Julie during your mid-late pregnancy
Julie ensures each of her courses are wholesome, enriching, supportive, positive, and potentially increases the well-being of each participant
Julie shares unique details in each course without doubling up or repeating or cross over of information – don’t hesitate to book both, look forward to gaining wisdom
You will gain a lot of useful, practical knowledge quickly and easily in a comfortable lounge environment, without any stress, pressure, or embarrassment
Couples achieve a strong sense of becoming a more effective team in readiness for working together throughout birth and beyond into raising children as loving effective parents
To positively enhance the increased communication and connection which naturally occurs during pregnancy, for each pregnant couple, to reduce the risk of family breakdown later
To assist each mum and dad-to-be to thrive in their respective roles, to increase understanding, respect, togetherness, relationship bond and closeness so vital to begin parenthood
These courses tend to automatically reduce anxiety and depression during your pregnancy which may possibly reduce post-partum depression risk as well
The 2 day course version is the normal and most comprehensive in the CMB range of options. All the topics will be covered including time for group discussion, questions, video clips, experiential relaxation practice, Julie guiding you through each of her specially designed relaxation segments with her relaxing, calming voice.
The 1-day version is very tightly trimmed, slightly quicker delivery, still containing plenty of explanation of the topics and of course the favourite segments everyone enjoys of Julie’s voice carrying you through the relaxation experience, easily, comfortably, joyously.
The evening course is flexible for start time; earlier or later is fine, bring your dinner, wear your ugh boots.
The groups size is always small, finish time is flexible, and number of sessions is negotiable between 2 and 4.
Julie is able to adapt the times to suit your needs.
Currently all the course dates listed, still do have places available.
Once a Course Session is Fully Booked it is Closed to any Further Bookings.
Updates and changes occur daily.
Once you’ve selected the dates you prefer, you can either ring Julie or book in securely via our website
UPCOMING ANTENATAL PREGNANCY COURSES
|DATE||COURSE NAME||COURSE TYPE||COST||BOOK CLASS|
|Click Here to explore your options and Course Choices|
|05/01/2019 + 06/01/2019||2019 Combination Course||Super Condensed Combo Course 2 Days||$670|
|11/11/2018||Transition into Parenthood||1 Sunday Super Condensed||$385|
|10/11/2018 + 17/11/2018||Transition into Parenthood||2 Saturdays Condensed Course||$385|
|02/12/2018||Transition into Parenthood||1 Sunday Super Condensed||$385|
|08/12/2018 + 15/12/2018||Transition into Parenthood||2 Saturdays Condensed Course||$385|
|06/01/2019||Transition into Parenthood||1 Sunday Super Condensed||$385|
|13/01/2019 + 20/01/2019||Transition into Parenthood||1 Sunday Super Condensed||$385|
|13/01/2019 + 20/01/2019||Transition into Parenthood||2 Sundays Condensed||$385|
|02/02/2019 + 09/02/2019||Transition into Parenthood||2 Saturdays Condensed Course||$385|
|17/02/2019 + 24/02/2019||Transition into Parenthood||2 Sundays Condensed Course||$385|
|16/03/2019 + 23/03/2019||Transition into Parenthood||2 Sundays Condensed Course||$385|
|24/03/2019 + 31/03/2019||Transition into Parenthood||2 Sundays Condensed Course||$385|
|06/04/2019 + 13/04/2019||Transition into Parenthood||2 Saturdays Condensed Course||$385|
|04/05/2019 + 11/05/2019||Transition into Parenthood||2 Saturdays Condensed Course||$385|
|02/06/2019||Transition into Parenthood||1 Sunday Super Condensed Course||$385|
UPCOMING ANTENATAL PREGNANCY COURSES
|DATE||COURSE NAME||BOOK CLASS|
|Click Here to explore your options and Course Choices|
|05/01/2019 + 06/01/2019||2019 Combination Course|
|11/11/2018||Transition into Parenthood|
|10/11/2018 + 17/11/2018||Transition into Parenthood|
|02/12/2018||Transition into Parenthood|
|08/12/2018 + 15/12/2018||Transition into Parenthood|
|06/01/2019||Transition into Parenthood|
|13/01/2019 + 20/01/2019||Transition into Parenthood|
|13/01/2019 + 20/01/2019||Transition into Parenthood|
|02/02/2019 + 09/02/2019||Transition into Parenthood|
|17/02/2019 + 24/02/2019||Transition into Parenthood|
|16/03/2019 + 23/03/2019||Transition into Parenthood|
|24/03/2019 + 31/03/2019||Transition into Parenthood|
|06/04/2019 + 13/04/2019||Transition into Parenthood|
|04/05/2019 + 11/05/2019||Transition into Parenthood|
|02/06/2019||Transition into Parenthood|
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Transition into Parenthood Super Condensed 1 day (Sunday) Course.
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.
Antenatal Courses Backed by Evidence Based Research
Julie Clarke’s courses are sourced from the Cochrane Collaboration and The World Health Organisation Guidelines
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.
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