Hello and welcome to the beginning of an amazing journey. My name is Janine O'Brien and I'm an Independent Midwife working with Midwives @ Sydney & Beyond and Calmbirth Educator. As a mother, midwife and massage therapist I believe that pregnancy is an imperative time of growth and change from woman to mother. I have found that the Calmbirth course offers new and existing families, an opportunity to see pregnancy, birth & parenting as something to look forward to free of fear. I strongly believe the Calmbirth course is important for whatever kind of birth you are planning as the skills can be used for birth, parenting & everyday life. I offer regular weeknight and weekend courses in North Narrabeen, Northern Beaches, in small intimate groups, in a relaxed, comfortable and tranquil environment. Local accommodation by the beach is also available, why not make it your baby moon?
Did you know that in many parts in Latin America, the first 40 days is known as 'La Cuarentenc', which literally means ‘quarantine'. So ironically, this period of self isolation and quarantine is the perfect time to think about your postpartum journey, focusing all your energy on nourishing yourself and bonding with your baby, creating and holding your space at home. Use this time to create your own cocoon for resting, bonding, nourishing and healing from giving birth. This starts by asking yourself what you want in your home after birth? And how you want to take care of yourself so that you can take care of your baby.Today, this post partum period has been recognised as crucial not only for the healthy development of the baby, but also for the healing of the mother after birth and the transition to parenthood for both mother and father/partner alike.Midwife and Calmbirth Educator, Janine O’Obrien takes us on her magical, healing, nourishing, amazing and intimate postpartum journey.As a midwife I truly believe it’s important to slow down at the end of our pregnancies for our mind, body, soul and our babies. I encourage five days in bed, after birth, however I never knew how incredibly amazing it could be to truly take the time to heal, nurture, bond and connect with myself and my newborn in the postnatal period. It really was a dream.