My waters broke in a spectacular gush all over the bathroom floor – and Gretel was born on the bathroom floor by the light of my iPhone!

By Jen Moyse I'm now very passionate about birth preparation, having experienced the benefits myself! I wanted to share my birth experience from July and how it was shaped by my Calmbirth education that I received in April. Sorry it has taken me so long, I'm absolutely in love with my baby girl [...]

Perinatal Anxiety and Depression

By Dr Vijay Roach MRCOG FRANZCOG Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Chairman Gidget Foundation Australia Vice-President Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists The Gidget Foundation is pleased to be associated with Calmbirth. Educating women and their partners in pregnancy, birth and early parenting, independent of an individual’s birth or parenting [...]

Reminiscing about my children and on being dad.

By Timothy O'Leary This Father’s Day, Fatherhood expert and author, Timothy O’Leary reflects on what fatherhood has meant to him over the years. I know that technically Father’s day is the first Sunday in September, but I think that your first Father’s day is the day of your child’s birth. Your baby is born, [...]

Why partners benefit and are so vital in the birthing process

By Karen Shlegeris Until the early 1960s Australian men were typically excluded from the labour room. However, during this decade there was an increasing pressure on hospitals to allow men into the labour room to provide support for their partners. It was only by the 1980s that it became common and expected that men [...]

Who says, ‘Geriatric mothers’ don’t labour well?

by Bettina About two months ago my partner, Andy and I did the Calmbirth program in the Southern Highlands, Mittagong. I was a bit of a mess and rather embarrassingly, wept my way through my introduction to the group. I came with a lot of fear as I had been led to believe that "Geriatric mothers do [...]

Calmbirth® believes when we learn how to embrace birth as a natural part of life and not fear it, and stay connected by working together as a family, then not only will unnecessary intervention rates be reduced but the way we experience and talk about birth will be far more positive and empowering for future generations of families.
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