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We did both the New Calm Mindful birth and transition into parenthood courses, we were not sure whether it would be worthwhile but friends recommended it so we went for it. There is no way you could cover it all in one or two days and still retain it. It needs 4 whole days for sure.

And we can definitely say that what we got from these courses helped us to achieve the positive natural birthing experience that we had hoped for. We found doing both courses covered information to help us understand more on what to expect. They covered off what happens during labour, information for the support person, explained all the medical interventions, breastfeeding, baby care and practical info for afterwards. We both felt so much more confident and well-armed to face the unknown! We had a beautiful positive birthing experience which I didn’t think was possible after hearing all my friends ‘horror’ stories, but calm mindful birth changed our perspective on that and we owe a huge thanks to Julie. We have 3 babies under 5 and went back to Julie for refresher classes each time plus used her Baby Care Support heaps cause we just live in the Shire. The pram walking group has been great for me to get out for a nice start to my day – love it.

Kelly

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.

Rebecca

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!

Christina

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.

Lindsey

My husband and I completed the calm mindful birth course with Julie before recently welcoming our son into the world.

As a first time mother I found the course really helped my husband and I get clear on our birth intentions. The core principles of deep breathing, visualisation and meditation really resonated with us, which we then used daily in our preparation for birth. It was one the most important tools we learnt. I found the course provided my husband with a great grounding in how to support me and our baby during labour and how he could best support and reassure me on the day.

Julie oozes experience and had an engaging teaching style that we enjoyed and we certainly felt at ease with her. I would recommend this course – and we do – to anyone preparing for the birth of their baby whether they are a first time parent or have had a prior birth that was traumatic or didn’t turn out the way they had envisioned.

Leah

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!

Mariana

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.

Jodi

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!

Krysta

Our second child’s birth experience was amazing. I was able to have a completely drug free birth and I wouldn’t have been able to if I hadn’t used the techniques we had learned.

Jessica

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!

Lee

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.

Larissa (Baby Care Support Service – in home)

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!

Caren

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.

Matthew

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.

Monique

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.

Lina

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.

Ric

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!

Krystelle

All 2018/2019 Course Dates

Combo: Transition into Parenthood + Calm Mindful Birth courses
Combination of Calm Mindful Birth + Transition into Parenthood - $670 inc. GST
- *Save $100* when purchased together
- 6-8 Couples max per class
- Calm Mindful Birth Start at 25-30 Weeks of Pregnancy
- Transition into Parenthood Starts at 30-35 Weeks of Pregnancy
- ALL WEEKEND SESSIONS 9:00AM TO 4:30PM
- ALL WEEKDAY SESSIONS 7:00PM TO 10:00PM

Session Start Dates:

  • Sun 16/09/2018
  • Sat 22/09/2018
  • Sun 30/09/2018
  • Sat 27/10/2018
  • Sat 03/11/2018
  • Sun 18/11/2018
  • Sun 24/11/2018
  • Sun 9/12/2018
  • Sat 22/12/2018

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CALM MINDFUL BIRTH COURSES
Calm Mindful Birth – 2 Day Course
$385 inc. GST
- Start at 25-30 Weeks of Pregnancy
- 6-8 Couples max per class
- 2 x Saturday Sessions OR
- 2 x Sunday Sessions
- 1 week apart
- ALL SESSION 9:00AM TO 4:30PM

Session 1 Starts:

  • Sun 16/09/2018
  • Sat 22/09/2018
  • Sun 30/09/2018
  • Sat 27/10/2018
  • Sat 03/11/2018
  • Sun 18/11/2018
  • Sun 24/11/2018
  • Sun 9/12/2018
  • Sat 22/12/2018

Session 2 Completes:

  • Sun 02/09/2018
  • Sun 23/09/2018
  • Sun 29/09/2018
  • Sun 07/10/2018
  • Sun 28/10/2018
  • Sun 04/11/2018
  • Sun 25/11/2018
  • Sat 1/12/2018
  • Sun 16/12/2018
  • Sun 23/12/2018

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Calm Mindful Birth – 4 Weekday Evenings/Days
$385 inc. GST
- Start at 25-30 Weeks of Pregnancy
- 4 x weekday evenings
- One night/day per week for 4 weeks
- You choose Mon, Tue, Wed or Thur
- ALL NIGHT SESSIONS FROM 7pm to 10pm
- Day Sessions ask Julie
  • 05/09/2018 to 26/09/2018
  • 06/09/2018 to 27/09/2018
  • 10/10/2018 to 31/10/2018
  • 11/10/2018 to 01/11/2018
  • 07/11/2018 to 28/11/2018
  • 08/11/2018 to 29/11/2018

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transition into parenthood COURSES
Transition into Parenthood – 1 Day Super Condensed
$385 inc. GST
- Start at 30-35 Weeks of Pregnancy
- SESSION FROM 9am to 4:30pm
- 1 x Sunday Session

 

  • 04/10/2018
  • 06/10/2018
  • 14/10/2018
  • 21/10/2018
  • 11/11/2018
  • 02/12/2018
  • 3/12/2018
  • 10/12/2018

 

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Transition into Parenthood – 2 Day Course
$385 inc. GST
- Start at 30-35 Weeks of Pregnancy
- ALL SESSION FROM 9am to 4:30pm
- 2 x Saturday Sessions OR
- 2 x Sunday Sessions
- 1 week apart

 

Birth Information Session

  • 13/10/2018
  • 10/11/2018
  • 8/12/2018

Baby Care Session

  • 15/09/2018
  • 20/10/2018
  • 17/11/2018
  • 15/12/2018

 

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Transition into Parenthood – 6 Weekday Evenings 
$385 inc. GST
- Start at 30-35 Weeks of Pregnancy
- 6-8 Couples max per class
- 6 x weekday evenings
- One night/day per week for 6 weeks
- You choose Mon, Tue, Wed or Thur
- ALL NIGHT SESSIONS FROM 7pm to 10pm
- Day Sessions ask Julie

 

  • 6/8/2018 to 10/9/2018
  • 15/10/2018 to 19/11/2018

 

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grandparents preparation courses
- ALL SESSION FROM 10AM to 2PM

 

  • 29/08/2018
  • 17/09/2018
  • 01/10/2018
  • 03/10/2018

 

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doula training COURSES
Birth or Post Natal Doula Online Course
Also known as Childbirth Assistants, Labour Support Professionals, and Birth Companions

Online course at your pace.

 

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Birth Doula or Post Natal Doula Training Quick Course: 3 Awesome Days
- ALL SESSION 10:00am to 6pm (flexible)
- Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

 

  • 1/8/2018 to 4/8/2018
  • 8/8/2018 to 12/8/2018
  • 15/8/2018 to 18/8/2018
  • 22/8/2018 to 25/8/2018
  • 5/9/2018 to 8/9/2018
  • 12/9/2018 to 16/9/2018
  • 19/9/2018 to 22/9/2018
  • 26/9/2018 to 29/9/2018
  • 10/10/2018 to 13/10/2018
  • 17/10/2018 to 21/10/2018
  • 24/10/2018 to 27/10/2018
  • 31/10/2018 to 3/11/2018
  • 7/11/2018 to 10/11/2018
  • 14/11/2018 to 18/11/2018
  • 21/11/2018 to 24/11/2018
  • 28/11/2018 to 2/12/2018
  • 5/12/2018 to 9/12/2018
  • 12/12/2018 to 16/12/2018
  • 19/12/2018 to 22/12/2018

 

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M: 0401 265 530
P: (02) 9544 6441
E: [email protected]

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M: 0401 265 530
P: (02) 9544 6441
E: [email protected]

ABN: 3729042626

9 Withybrook Place Sylvania NSW 2224
(20km from airport)

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