This is a comparison of the differences between a Private Session and Active birth workshop. The Calmbirth program can be booked via These programs are all facilitated by Suzanne Swan.

Topic Private Session (1-on-1) Active Birth workshop (max 8 couples) Calmbirth program (max 8 couples)
Amount of tuition 3 hours 7 hours 15 hours
Day Mon-Fri Day Sunday 9am – 4pm Sat 9.30-5.30 Sun 9.30-4.30
1hr Lunch break 12.30pm 1hr Lunch break 1pm
Cost $396 $360 $625 ($575 earlybird)
Breathing techniques Yes Yes Yes
Relaxation skills Yes Yes Yes
Vocalisation Yes Yes No
Touch and massage Yes Yes Yes
Acupressure points Yes Yes Yes
Optimal baby positioning Yes Yes No
Active birthing positions Yes Yes Yes
1st Stage birthing positions Yes Yes No
2nd Stage birthing positions Yes Yes No
Visualisation No No Yes
Decision making Yes Yes Yes
Fear release No No Yes
Couples discussion Yes Yes Yes
Handout 10 page workbook 32 page workbook Calmbirth booklet & meditation scripts
Home practice 32 weeks weekly 32 weeks weekly 24 weeks 2/3 x week
37 weeks 2/3 x week 37 weeks 2/3 x week daily
+39 weeks daily +39 weeks daily +39 weeks daily
Recommended start 32 – 38 weeks 32 – 38 weeks 24 – 36 weeks