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calmbirth® classes – free of charge!

From September 2020 to June 2021 calmbirth® will be running classes for Auckland
District Health Board at no cost to you.This pilot project is part of an initiative to
create opportunities for normal birth at Auckland City Hospital.
Classes are face to face over a weekend (12 hours in total) and midweek via Zoom.
We are very happy to offer this fantastic opportunity (usually costs $475 per couple).
Book now, places are limited.

Auckland DHB

What is calmbirth®?

calmbirth® connects the psychology and physiology of birth to
provide you with effective tools to create your own positive labour
and birth experience. You will be equipped with techniques such as
relaxation, breathing, visualisation, and massage. These will help
you to stay calm during your labour and birth.

Auckland DHB

Do I meet the criteria?

  • I live in the Auckland DHB catchment area
  • I have chosen to birth my baby at Auckland City Hospital
  • I am committed to completing the 12 hour course and practicing the techniques
    (important for maximising effectiveness)
  • I agree to take part in the online evaluation and am happy to be contacted after
    birth to share feedback on my experience (this will just be a very small random
    sample)

Anyone birthing at Auckland Hospital can register their interest.
Priority will be given to:

  • women having their first baby and planning a normal birth or planning a normal birth after caesarean;

  • women who are particularly anxious about labour and birth;

  • women who are engaged in Auckland DHB’s Pregnancy and Parenting programme.

When are the classes?

Classes start in September and registrations are open now!

When should I attend?

You can register any time, but the best time to attend classes is around 32 to 34
weeks into pregnancy, and after an Auckland DHB early pregnancy and/or
advanced pregnancy class.

Where can I register?

On the Auckland DHB Pregnancy & Parenting website – pepi.adhb.govt.nz