The biggest thing that affects a woman’s birth is her headspace

“It’s a different birth, you’ve got this”
Karen McClay is better known as the Director of Calmbirth but a lesser known fact about the registered midwife, nurse and mother of three is that she herself undertook her own VBAC journey. In today’s bonus episode we had the privilege of hearing that personal story.
Karen tells of her first birth and the emotions surrounding this initial caesarean. Karen talks about the complexity of this experience and how women on a VBAC journey are often forced to look back and examine their first birth experiences in a different way to others. Karen is also the daughter of Calmbirth founder, Peter Jackson and we hear of how the program evolved here in Australia.

Making birth calmer: New Program comes to Nepean

A highly acclaimed birth education program will be available for expectant mothers and their birth partners in February at Nepean Hospital. The only hospital in Western Sydney currently offering Calmbirth, the classes will provide tips and techniques to enhance the birthing experience. 

Nepean Hospital is the only hospital in Western Sydney currently offering this well-regarded childbirth education program.

“Calmbirth gives women and caregivers the tools to promote positive birth, decrease stress and empower women by instilling them with confidence during birth,” says Nepean Hospital Clinical Midwifery Consultant, Justine Elliott.

“Midwives highly value the education the program provides women and we believe Calmbirth will be of real bene t to the expectant parents we care for.”

Calmbirth Program coming to Nepean

Mums-to-be and their birth partners can benefit from tips and techniques to enrich their birth experience when the highly-acclaimed Calmbirth education program begins at Nepean Hospital at the end of February.

Nepean Hospital is the only hospital in Western Sydney currently offering this well-regarded childbirth education program.

“Calmbirth gives women and caregivers the tools to promote positive birth, decrease stress and empower women by instilling them with confidence during birth,” says Nepean Hospital Clinical Midwifery Consultant, Justine Elliott.

“Midwives highly value the education the program provides women and we believe Calmbirth will be of real bene t to the expectant parents we care for.”

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