We are so excited and proud to be announcing that we are still revolutionising and pioneering childbirth education by having Australia’s first ever, fully trained and qualified, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Dr Lanzis Homar, join our Calmbirth family by becoming a Calmbirth Educator. This is a milestone in changing our birth culture one family at a time, through the collaborative approach of an obstetrician working together with Sally Crothers, a registered midwife and pregnant couples to bring about cultural change and minimise the risk of intervention.
“I attended Calmbirth classes myself as a first-time father. I fell in love with the program and promised myself that one day I would incorporate Calmbirth into my obstetric practice. The course helps women mobilise resources within themselves and with their partners to confidently birth their baby.
“Having begun my career in Madagascar, I have seen many beautiful births without intervention in a country with very few medical resources. I know that birthing women have amazing resources and inner strength, and with Calmbirth I can help them to unlock it.
“A good collaboration between midwife, doctor, and couple, can minimize the risk of intervention. That is why I decided to create the first Calmbirth course jointly run by both an Obstetrician and a Midwife.
“I believe in providing personalised, respectful and gentle holistic care and truly understand that a couples birth experience will last in their minds and hearts forever.”
Please join “Calmbirth with Lanziz & Sally”, in the beautiful city of Toowoomba.
I will be working alongside Sally Crothers a very talented and passionate midwife, who will be introducing and featured in next week’s blog….so stay tuned.
“Having begun my career in Madagascar, I have seen many beautiful births without intervention in a country with very few medical resources. I know that birthing women have amazing resources and inner strength, and with Calmbirth I can help them to unlock it.”
My Name is…Dr Lanziz Homar.
I work at…St Vincent’s Hospital in Toowoomba as a private Obstetrician and Gynaecologist.
My life in five words…living my life with passion.
The best thing about where I live is… it’s a friendly and kind community.
What I do to relax when I’m not working… is listening to music and dancing.
I can’t live without… my family, sport and music.
The traits I most admire in someone is…resilience and a desire to help others.
What I love most about being a Calmbirth Educator…getting to know expecting mothers and their partners outside of the medical setting.
The 3 essential things you need to take with you into labour are…trust in yourself, trust in your partner, and trust in your baby.
My most memorable moment as a Calmbirth educator…watching a husband describing how he was going to keep his wife safe, calm and private in labour, it was just adorable.
A favourite quote… “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”.
If you had to describe how seeing a baby being born makes you feel… It is an enormous joy, indescribable. Even after being involved in thousands of deliveries, I am still amazed.
You can follow me…@toag.com.au.
I will be delivering my classes with Midwife Sally Crothers.
Book your class… “Calmbirth with Lanziz & Sally” in Toowoomba.
My next Calmbirth classes are… 7thand 8thMarch.
Remaining of the year… To be advised soon.