When should I start calm birth classes?


Canberra calm birth classes are supposed to function as complete childbirth education programs for mums and dads and birthing partners alike. This unique Australian labour birthing course aims to bring together various essential tools. These tools are supposed to equip you with relaxation and mindset skills for birthing your baby calmly, regardless of what situations you are presented with on the big day. Hypnobirthing classes will enhance your understanding of pregnancy and childbirth, and being empowered with this knowledge can go a long way in impacting your experience. Using a number of techniques taught in these classes, you’ll learn to productively release fears and anxieties and instead condition the release of good hormones for childbirth. Keep reading for a detailed breakdown of what you can expect in these classes and when to start…

What are hypnobirthing techniques?

​Hypnobirthing techniques are straightforward and easily learned and all it takes is the effort on your part to continue practising them for full effect. The techniques include a diverse set of guided methods which will also help you to make well-informed decisions along the way. You’ll also realize that your birth partner plays a vital role too and they’ll get the support they need in class. 

80% of labour is about getting your mind and body to connect and work in harmony. With the right environment, tools and support you really can labour with greater ease.  When learning how to practice hypnobirthing, you will discover everything that is within you to become skilled in bringing your mind and body into harmony so that your hormones can flow in abundance and influence the contraction of your uterine muscles.

When should I start calm birth classes?

If you take the advice of a certified birth and post-partum doula, the best time to start hypnobirthing classes is anywhere between 20-32/34 weeks gestation. This gives you a good time allowance to properly practice and take in all the knowledge, tools, and techniques that you and your birth partner learn in class. This doesn’t mean that you can’t start earlier or later either. Whether you are 15 weeks pregnant or closer to 40 weeks pregnant, all birth givers and their partners can benefit from the Positive Birth course immensely in their way.

Birth remains a deeply personal experience, so there is no set time for when it is best to start unless you decide it is so. It is up to you and your partner to make that decision, but it is never too late! Join a class and you’ll learn so many helpful tools and techniques that will help you have the most wonderful and empowering birth experience.  Many certified hypnobirthing Australia practitioners will tell you that they believe any time is the right time for you to start. Your inner instinct will tell you when you’re ready to commit to the techniques and principles you’ll come to learn.