Calmbirth Classes

Calmbirth classes in Greensborough, East Melbourne, or the comfort of your own home. Certified Calmbirth® Educator, Linda Forbes.

Calmbirth® With Linda

The answer lies in the couple’s preparation, education and skills in childbirth, while embracing and being aware of the mind-body connection. This leads to a better and more positive birth.

Peter Jackson, Founder of Calmbirth

About Linda Forbes

Hello, I’m Linda!

I’m a certified Calmbirth® Educator, Registered Nurse, Birth Doula and Post Natal Doula in Melbourne with more than 15 years of experience.

I offer a unique experience that will create an empowering and positive birthing process for individuals and couples.

I am passionate about teaching Calmbirth to couples. I see the difference it makes to their birthing experience having the knowledge to feel confidant in trusting the process and their choices, however the birth unfolds.

Linda Forbes

We Learnt So Much!

Gaz and I loved your Calmbirth classes! We had fun and learnt so much. We felt so relaxed and ‘at home’ the whole weekend, and I think that comes down to your nurturing energy that filled the room. We couldn’t have loved it more. Both of us haven’t been so engaged in something the way we were in your workshop for a very long time. We could have listened to you forever, Especially your dreamy meditations!
– Renee & Gaz

What The Studies Say

According to research and studies, after completing all their Calmbirth classes, birthing women can achieve:

  • Reduced rates of medical intervention
  • Reduced use of pain relief and epidurals during childbirth
  • Reduced impact of anxiety and depression in women after giving birth
  • More likely to consider their birth experience as being positive, regardless of the outcome.
the beNefits

Why Choose Calmbirth Classes With Linda?

There are many childbirth education classes out there. So why should you do Calmbirth classes with Linda Forbes?

Here are just a few great reasons.

Absolutely Loved It!

We absolutely loved Linda’s workshop. Linda is so knowledgeable, passionate and warm. We both learnt so much and definitely felt as though we were much more informed and confident about every step of labour.
– Iva & Dylan

Three Ways To Learn

There are three ways you can learn Calmbirth with Linda.

FAQs

Ideally, you should do your Calmbirth® classes between weeks 24 to 34 of pregnancy. There are no hard and fast rules – sometimes people decide to book classes later in their pregnancy, and others prefer to attend a little earlier. It’s beneficial to have some time to process, reflect on and practice everything you’ve learnt in your Calmbirth® course.

When you attend Calmbirth® classes with Linda Forbes, you’ll learn tools and information to help with psychological and emotional preparation for childbirth. Linda will reframe what you, your partner and support people think and feel about birth, as well as empower women to work with their bodies. Of course, Linda will also help to educate partners and support people to help create the very best birth experience for you.

The confidence you’ll gain and the knowledge you’ll learn will allow you to retrain your stress response so you can achieve better outcomes. It teaches you to be proactive in your birth as opposed to reactive.

Calmbirth® classes with Linda also include fear release techniques, including guided relaxation. Guided relaxation, specially designed to help heal fear and anxiety about childbirth, can help you clear any negative emotions about giving birth.

Calmbirth® classes cost $550 for group classes or $750 for private sessions in your own home. Your partner or one support person may attend free of charge. A fee applies for additional support people. You can pay in full, or with a non-refundable deposit payment of $150.

If you no longer wish to attend your Calmbirth classes, we will refund any monies paid, minus the non-refundable deposit amount. If you need to reschedule your attendance to another date (if available), your deposit will be transferred.  However, please choose your classes carefully as there will be a $25 change of date fee.

There will be a substantial morning tea for all participants, then we’ll have a late lunch. Cafes are only a five-minute drive away, or if you prefer, you can bring your own food (a microwave is available). There are places to sit outside – in the Greensborough location, there’s a lovely verandah overlooking the bush.

Calmbirth Class Locations

Group Calmbirth classes are held in two locations; Greensborough and East Melbourne as per the maps below. The East Melbourne location is very close to Jolimont station.

Greensborough

East Melbourne

What To Bring To Calmbirth® Classes

When you attend Calmbirth classes, you can wear whatever you feel comfortable in. You can bring your yoga mat if you wish, however, yoga mats, bolsters, blankets and pillows will be provided. However please bring your own pillow or anything else that will make you more comfortable if you wish.

What To Bring To Calmbirth Classes
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Want To Do This Together?

Select and book your preferred dates below. One partner or support person can attend at no extra cost. If you wish to bring additional support people, there will be a fee. Please contact Linda if you have any questions.

Cancellation policy: If you need to cancel your Calmbirth classes before your booked event starts, we will refund any monies paid, minus the non-refundable deposit amount. If you need to reschedule your attendance to another date (if available), your deposit will be transferred.


Deposit payments: Your place is confirmed once the deposit of $150 (or full amount) has been paid. The balance is due two weeks before the workshop. Please choose your classes carefully as there will be a $25 change of date fee if you need to reschedule.