"Each baby, pregnancy and birth is unique; prepare for a brand new experience."
Who is it intended for?
The one day Calmbirth® refresher course is intended for couples who have previously attended a full weekend of a Calmbirth® course. The one-day Calmbirth® refresher course is designed for those couples who are expecting their 2nd, 3rd or subsequent babies, and they want to simply refresh their knowledge, refresh their skills and refresh their confidence.
Because every birth and baby is different.
The Refresher course is appropriately arranged, so as to give pregnant couples, once again, the opportunity to review and fine tune the beliefs, knowledge and skills underpinning the Calmbirth® philosophy of childbirth education.
Calmbirth refresher course outline
Couples will share their previous birth experience or challenges.
The course outline will then be tailored, based upon the discussion of topics and specific needs raised by the couples attending the refresher course.
Followed by a revision of the Calmbirth® principles where we will review and reinforce the main topics:
The Psychology of birth – the mind – body connection
The Physiology of birth
Toolbox for birth
Conscious parenting – The connection to birth, body, baby and each other – becoming a family unit
And of course, during the day there is the opportunity for questions and discussions on any aspect of the topics covered, or any other questions couples may want to discuss.
It is important for parents expecting their second child, to realise that each labour and each birth is different, even for the same mother. Furthermore, each infant is born with a distinct temperament that may require specific parenting techniques for nurturing after they’re born. Yes, each baby is definitely a unique individual and therefore, it is usually prudent and practical for the couple to prepare emotionally and psychologically for the birth of each new member of their family.
For many couples who are preparing for the birth of their second child one could describe the following scenario, this simple scenario has been constructed based on many conversations Calmbirth® Educator’s have had with mothers over many years, it goes like this:
Baby number one is now running around as a toddler, and both parents are back working. There does not seem to be sufficient time in each day to meet all the demands made on them both. Couples often experience difficulties in coordinating some quality time together, so as they can both specifically focus on preparing for the birth of their second child.
Payment & Cancellation Policy
You can book your Calmbirth Refresher course online in one payment.
If you do not attend, the amount of $180 of the $330 cost will be refunded for:
cancellations for all Calmbirth bookings, which take place at least 4 weeks prior to the calmbirth retreat commencing.
If the booking is cancelled less than the 4 weeks of the retreat date, this same amount will ONLY be reimbursed if the cancelled place is filled before the due date. Empowering Birth Journeys will endeavour to find a replacement for the course.
The balance withheld covers credit card, bank and administrative charges incurred with cancellation and re-advertising the couples place in the course. The $180 will be reimbursed to the credit card used to secure the booking.
Please take every care to attend the Calmbirth Retreat on the day you are booked in.
We respect difficult circumstances and will extend kindness and assistance wherever possible to enable you to attend.