Survey Results

Calmbirth® Survey Results

Nearly 3,800 Australian couples completed a survey in 2013 after attending Calmbirth® Prenatal Education Programs.

Over half of the respondents had felt anxious, frightened or very frightened before attending a Calmbirth® course. This dropped to 2.6 per cent afterwards.

Revealed that nearly 50% of course participants required no analgesia compared to the population average of 90%.

Before Calmbirth Course

  • Very frightened 8.1% 8.1%
  • Frightened 8.3% 8.3%
  • Anxious 39.8% 39.8%
  • Neutral 9.6% 9.6%
  • OK 20.4% 20.4%
  • Confident 13.2% 13.2%
  • Very confident 1.5% 1.5%

After Calmbirth Course

  • Very frightened 0% 0%
  • Frightened 0.3% 0.3%
  • Anxious 2.3% 2.3%
  • Neutral 1.8% 1.8%
  • OK 11.9% 11.9%
  • Confident 51.9% 51.9%
  • Very confident 30.4% 30.4%

NSW 2018 average (source)

  • No analgesia 8.6% 8.6%
  • Gas 39.2% 39.2%
  • Pethidine 9.3% 9.3%
  • Epidural 55% 55%

After Calmbirth Course

  • No analgesia 45.4% 45.4%
  • Gas 29.4% 29.4%
  • Pethidine 8.3% 8.3%
  • Epidural 24.2% 24.2%