Calmbirth® – Australia’s most
highly acclaimed and
trusted childbirth education program.
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Calmbirth® – Protecting your emotional and mental wellbeing before, during and after birth
“A woman will birth best when she feels SAFE, UNDISTURBED and RESPECTED. Calmbirth’s goal is to educate and improve the birthing outcomes for all women and their families, not just physically, but emotionally as well.”
Mel & Stefan
Lloyd & Ellie
Emma & Nick
Accredited Calmbirth Educators
The Calmbirth® organisation has built its reputation over the years by the credibility of its Calmbirth Educators which are ALL trained birth professionals. Calmbirth has been the first to create and consolidate strong partnerships with private and public maternity hospitals in Australia, in successfully incorporating the Calmbirth® program into their antenatal structure.
Calmbirth® has close to 100 registered Calmbirth® educators throughout Australia, New Zealand and France.
Calmbirth strives to be leaders in cultural change by empowering and enabling birthing couples to experience birth as a natural part of life with confidence and fearlessness. Our vision is to change our current birth culture to one that is talked about and experienced far more positively, now and for future generations.
Want to become a Calmbirth Educator?
As Calmbirth Educators our job is to be: informative, dedicated, supportive, nurturing, inclusive and passionate about helping future generations birth calmly, confidently and fearlessly, by promoting positive change in birth by helping couples create positive birth experiences.
Are you a caregiver or allied health professional?
The Psychology of Birth Calmbirth® workshop for caregivers and allied health professionals aims to provide midwives, medical staff and allied health with a holistic and scientifically proven approach to maternity care.
Giving back to our community
At Calmbirth we are passionate about collaborating with like minded organisations who share the same values and vision as us. In supporting pregnant couples and improving birth outcomes for families in Australia and abroad, on both a physical and emotional level and changing our birth culture to one that is talked about and experienced far more positively now and for future generations.
Meet our founder
Peter, the founder and gifted architect behind our incredible Calmbirth program, was the first pioneer in childbirth eduction to bring this model of childbirth education to Australia in the late 1990s, and at the time revolutionising childbirth education in Australia. The Calmbirth Program evolved out of this work commencing in 2004 and has grown to be the highly credible, professional and quality childbirth education program that it is today.
Peter, a midwife for over 40 years, with extensive experience in mental health early on in his career, has been internationally recognised for his success in changing and improving childbirth education in Australia and overseas.
He has a passion for mind-body medicine and has been a practitioner in this field for over 20 years. He has an extensive knowledge and understanding of the mind and its impact on our perceptions in life and on our physical health and wellbeing. Peter’s background in this therapeutic medicine means he understands the connection and power between a woman’s emotional state and they way her body responds in birth.
Peter believes that preparation is the precursor to the experience. He developed the Calmbirth Program to assist couples prepare for birth confidently with evidenced based knowledge and tools.
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 experience