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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 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 bring their own partners to.
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Calm Mindful Birth Antenatal Courses Sydney - Julie Clarke

Combination Course

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.
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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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options for antenatal child birth courses sydney

Transition into Parenthood options:


– 2 x Saturday: Condensed course 9am to 4.30pm OR

– 2 x Sunday: Condensed course 9am to 4.30pm OR

– 1 x Saturday: Super Condensed 9am to 4.30pm OR

– 1 x Sunday: Super Condensed course 9am to 4.30pm OR

– 1 x Weekday Super Condensed course workshop 9am to 4.30pm OR

– 6 x Evening course: one evening per week 7pm


Julie is unique in her style and approach, these courses are totally different to any other antenatal courses for pregnant couples, they are refreshingly rich with smart strategies for overcoming difficulties in labour, informative, reassuring, fully inclusive of partners, inspiring, fascinating and empowering.

Transition into Parenthood: Birth and Baby Course is presented for you with 3 Choices:

1 Day Super Condensed – the quickest

2 Day Condensed – the efficient, effective and comprehensive

6 Evening Sessions –  easy pace, quite thoroughly detailed, sociable with other pregnant couples

TiP Childbirth and Parenting One-day Super Condensed Sunday Workshop  

Sunday from 9am to 4:30pm – only $385per couple. This course covers “everything possible to cover” in just one day and is very popular.

This super condensed version of the 6 week course is a very quick and easy convenient course as it only involves attendance for one day.

It is the most time efficient course available anywhere, covering: Pregnancy, Labour and Birth in the morning, and then Baby care and Parenting during the newborn period, the first twelve weeks, covered very thoroughly in the afternoon.

Brilliantly designed for shift workers, very busy couples, particularly those who are very busy and can’t spare much time at a course.

Pregnant couples coming from a distance – Newcastle, Wollongong, Nepean regions, who desire an early morning drive.

This course is also terrific for couples who are wanting to refresh their knowledge, having already had a baby, and now needing to prepare for their second, third, fourth or subsequent baby.

It’s far more convenient to arrange child care for only one Sunday and so this course suits refreshers quite well.

Course materials made freely available as part of the super-condensed package, as well as unlimited variety of teas and coffees, delicious snacks and full comprehensive course notes.

Places are limited and Julie normally only runs this one day super condensed course once a month or once every two months, so if it’s what you’re after be sure to book in as quickly as you can to secure your position.  There are limited places in each course.  BYO lunch, be reassured that refrigeration and a microwave are available for your use. Very comfortable air-conditioned venue.

Pre-payment is required to secure your place in any of the courses.

The Condensed Two-Session TiP Transition into Parenthood Course

 This excellent “birth and baby care” course is designed for those having their first baby or a subsequent baby. The size of the groups is small to allow for interaction and personalised attention. Julie ensures you are comfortable, feel listened to, respected, included and valued as a group member.

Julie covers many of the aspects that midwives in delivery suites and birth centres would like couples to be aware of, though they often don’t have the time or the resources to convey.

The feedback Julie receives from midwives working in hospitals is that they can really see a difference in the couples who come along to these courses, they are confident, they understand, they work as a team, they are easy and comfortable to work with and mostly have very positive birth outcomes.

 Julie enables couples to work in a positive way, as a team with staff in hospitals, by becoming informed of the facilities, as well as their rights and responsibilities during their usually fairly short stay in hospital.

Julie is a highly skilled childbirth educator and in a positive, reassuring, fun and inspiring way she is able to deliver the following topics to you in a way that is both interesting and effective, so when the time comes you feel well prepared and more confident.

Session #1:

Jam packed with lots of practical, worthwhile, creative and informative and empowering ideas. Pregnancy, labour, active birth options. How to recognise labour, what to do in response, great tips for partners to be supportive and 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 for labour, 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 in labour, medical interventions and drugs: being informed, Knowing the healthiest and safest pathway through labour, Department of Health charter for health consumers, guidance for birth options and choices, the first hours after the birth, mum-dad-baby bonding and the early breastfeeding experience. Waterbirth benefits – Waterbirth is normal in ALL Public Hospitals in NSW as of 2010. Many important points to boost your confidence and reduce anxiety.

Session #2

: Everyone (mums and dads-to-be) love this session as well! It contains lots of practicalities of parenting. Our focus is on looking after a little newborn baby during the first 12 weeks in a very positive way. How to avoid Colic. 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 and look forward to getting to know their baby. The newborn period in the first 12 weeks at home with a new baby, how to wrap, feed, deal with crying, sleep and settling, involving both mothers and fathers equally. What to expect after baby is born, breastfeeding, 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 thorough notes for you to take home and keep 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
7/10/2018Combination CourseCalm Mindful Birth + Transition into Parenthood$670
21/10/2018Transition into Parenthood 1 Day Super Condensed$385
11/11/2018Transition into Parenthood 1 Day Super Condensed$385
02/12/2018Transition into Parenthood 1 Day Super Condensed$385
13/10/2018 + 20/10/2018Transition into Parenthood 2 Day Course$385
10/11/2018 + 17/10/2018Transition into Parenthood 2 Day Course$385
08/12/2018 + 15/12/2-18Transition into Parenthood 2 Day Course$385
27/10/2018 + 28/10/2018Calm Mindful Birth2 Day Course$385
03/11/2018 + 04/11/2018Calm Mindful Birth2 Day Course$385
11/10/2018 - 1/11/2018Calm Mindful Birth4 Weekday Evenings$385


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!

Cameron MCameron M

You would have to be absolutely bonkers to be even thinking about giving birth without attending Julie's course! My wife and I were absolutely blown away with Julie's knowledge and her passion for all things baby related. I can safely say 100% that without this course, we would have been totally lost and probably would have been "pushed into" the standard medical world of interventions galore when it comes to child birth these days!

You can tell that Julie does not teach these courses for the money. She is so dedicated that she even provides her personal mobile number which you can call anytime for help and advice. After the birth of our beautiful baby boy, we wanted some breastfeeding advice. Julie would return our calls on a weekend whilst out with her family!

I cannot speak highly enough of this amazing person. Julie is by far the best teacher/child birthing expert/caring person that I have ever come across in my life. I cannot thank her enough for her dedication to this field.


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.

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.

Jami-Lee TitusJami-Lee Titus

My husband and I did both the Transition to Parenthood and the Mindful Birth classes with Julie. Before we started we felt uneducated, nervous and very scared of birth. After finishing with Julie we both feel confident, empowered and excited for birth! Our relationship also benefited, we feel so much closer and more connected. Thank you so much Julie!


Click Here to explore your options and Course Choices
7/10/2018Combination Course
21/10/2018Transition into Parenthood
11/11/2018Transition into Parenthood
02/12/2018Transition into Parenthood
13/10/2018 + 20/10/2018Transition into Parenthood
10/11/2018 + 17/10/2018Transition into Parenthood
08/12/2018 + 15/12/2-18Transition into Parenthood
27/10/2018 + 28/10/2018Calm Mindful Birth
03/11/2018 + 04/11/2018Calm Mindful Birth
11/10/2018 - 1/11/2018Calm Mindful Birth

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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.

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What's included in Julie's Courses?

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Sylvania, NSW, Australia

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