Course Dates

  • 13-14 April 2019
  • 8-9 June 2019
  • 10-11 August 2019
  • 12-13 October 2019
  • 14-15 December 2019

Course details

  • The course runs over a full weekend in Mount Barker, Adelaide Hills. 9.00am to 4.30pm.
  • Delicious morning and afternoon teas are provided, special dietary requirements can be catered for.
  • Cost is $495 (early bird and concession) to $550, with a $50 non refundable deposit to secure your place (groups are kept to a small size).
  • Individual courses in your home by negotiation, cost is $650 plus travel.
  • Bookings: or 0458-391222

A good time to start
the course is between
24 and 34 weeks.


Imagine a calm and joyful beginning to your baby's life.

Newborn photo Giving birth to your baby is such an important moment in your lives, a right of passage into parenthood. Do you want to bring your baby into this world in a calm, natural and gentle way, that empowers you to have the best start into parenthood?

Calmbirth® will help you to prepare for this journey.

Calmbirth® will provide you with knowledge about your body's and your baby's amazing abilities and how they come together during the birth process.

Calmbirth® childbirth preparation focuses on deep relaxation, visualisation and breathing techniques. By practising these skills you will make them your own and can easily access them during labour and as a parent.

Our own fears, anxieties and cultural conditioning can work against us in pregnancy and birth. Calmbirth® creates an environment in which you have the opportunity to release fears, anxiety and tension around birth and look forward to your labour and birth with confidence and joyful anticipation. Participants in the calmbirth® course can experience deep inner change and healing.

Calmbirth® will help you build a strong bond between you and your baby during pregnancy and beyond.

Partners come away from the calmbirth® course equipped with the knowledge of what to expect during labour. They feel confident in knowing how to support their partners in labour and birth and realising what an important team role they are playing.

Learning the calmbirth® relaxation and breathing techniques are useful life skills for both partners. Many couples continue using them in everyday life and during their parenting.

Calmbirth® skills can be put into practice whatever the circumstances of your unique birth journey, meeting challenges calmly without fear.

You will receive a booklet and CD for ongoing practice at home.

After completion of the course there is ongoing phone and e mail support available to you.

Read testimonials.

This course is for you ...

  • if you are worried or anxious about labour and birth.
  • if you want to bring your baby into this world in a calm, natural and gentle way.
  • if you have been affected by past traumatic birth experiences.
  • if you are having a baby after a previous caesarean section.
  • whether this is your first or your third baby, you will gain information and confidence.
  • whether you birth at home or in hospital.

Who I am

Celebrating the miracle of birth, empowering couples
to own their birth experience.

Monika Geisselbrecht photo Your facilitator:

Monika Geisselbrecht is a midwife and antenatal educator with over 15 years experience. Her passion is to empower women and their partners to look forward to their labour and birth, to have trust in themselves and the birth process and to take ownership of their birth experience.

A registered calmbirth® practitioner since 2010 she is excited to share the calmbirth® knowledge with pregnant women/couples here in Adelaide.

Monika lives on an organic farm in the Adelaide Hills with her partner and daughter.

I loved the calmbirth classes and process. I think it is the most important birth preparation.
I have done a lot of research and preparation and feel that the calmbirth approach really brought everything together and allowed my husband to fully and integrally be with us in the birth. Thank you Monika for all you taught and for the way in which you taught it. We will be forever grateful for the beginning of life that you helped us give to our son.
Hera, first time mum

I would recommend it to anyone who feels a bit apprehensive about labour.
Maria, first time mum

The calmbirth approach is great. I definitely helped me feel more in control on the day with confidence. The effectiveness of the relaxation has improved many areas of my life. Monika is an exceptional soul for guiding into relaxation. She had excellent knowledge and ability to communicate the biology and nature of birth. Thank you!
Annette, first time mother

I found calmbirth a very effective tool for both the birth and the preparation for the birth. The relaxation techniques are also of benefit for other periods! The sessions were well presented and we had good support. Monika was able to focus both myself and my partner on issues that needed to be addressed.
Birgitt, mother of two

Calmbirth was absolutely excellent. It changed my attitude to birth and allowed me to work well with my husband. We also suspect it may have resulted in a calm and contended baby after birth. Monika was excellent. She had a perfect attitude and great knowledge of the subject.
Eleanor, happy mother