Calmbirth Blog

Articles and stories from Calmbirth’s educators

Creating and holding space  – parents of the COVID pandemic

Creating and holding space – parents of the COVID pandemic

Birth Preparation
By Rachel Bridge The journey into and through parenthood comes with so many expectations, from so many directions, well-meaning friends and family, health professionals, media, social media, as well as…
Blake’s calm entrance to the world…

Blake’s calm entrance to the world…

Birth Stories
The gorgeous @sjbickford shares her incredible 3rd birth! Sarah and her husband attended Calmbirth to prepare for a positive birth experience after her previous births, and she has kindly shared…
An empowering and calm birth

An empowering and calm birth

Birth Stories
I’m also so glad I decided against the early induction because deep down I knew my body would do what it was meant to on it’s own.
Skin to Skin

Skin to Skin

Birth Preparation
The origins of skin to skin, or ‘kangaroo care’ began in low resource settings, to care for premature babies where there were insufficient incubators available. It was soon observed that…
Let’s talk visitors

Let’s talk visitors

Postnatal Care
Bringing your baby home from hospital is a BIG deal!  So it's okay to feel hesitant, unsure, overwhelmed, or unexcited by the concept of visitors in the early postpartum period.…
The beautiful and calmbirth of baby Harper Mae…

The beautiful and calmbirth of baby Harper Mae…

Birth Stories
WELCOME Harper Mae Mathew, Born March 20th / 3.332kg / 50cm “When we caught up with J the next day we discussed the birth and she was very complimentary of…
Breath is the bridge

Breath is the bridge

Birth Preparation
“Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold…
Honouring Optimal Cord Clamping

Honouring Optimal Cord Clamping

Birth Preparation
Here is some incredible info from @midwifethinking and @wait4white “Wait for White” describes an umbilical cord which has completed its natural physiology (ceases pulsation) and is easily facilitated in the majority of births.
Like water cutting the Grand Canyon

Like water cutting the Grand Canyon

Birth Preparation
So even though it may only take a minute or two a day, doing this regularly over a period of weeks or months, changes the involuntary nervous [system] function and…

 

 

 

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