Kirsty is a midwife, nurse, Calmbirth Educator, mum to a beautiful boy and passionate about all things pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
As a midwife I have the amazing privilege of supporting couples as they embark on this incredible journey to parenthood. I’ve been with many families during this raw, life changing moment and I still feel in awe at every birth!
I became a Calmbirth Educator because I wanted to find a way to help couples feel empowered, strong and present for the birth of their baby. I’ve witnessed how creating positive birthing conversations can help women realise how powerful they truly are and embrace their incredible bodies. Every birth is unique and although you cannot plan exactly what will happen on the day, you can prepare.
One of the things l Iove about Calmbirth is it’s not about a specific type of birth but about giving couples the knowledge and tools to create a positive birth experience, regardless of the twists and turns their birth journey may take. This was reinforced with my own birth – caesarean at 37 weeks, which was not the birth I had initially envisioned or planned, but was such a positive, empowering, wonderfully life changing experience. I want all women to feel like this at their birth – whatever their own journey looks like.
Through teaching Calmbirth I hope to reach as many families as I can, to help them feel knowledgeable, empowered and excited about their upcoming birth. I truly believe in Calmbirth’s ethos ‘with knowledge comes confidence’ and I look forward to demystifying birth and giving couples the tools and understanding to navigate their individual birth journey and meet their baby with joy!