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Calmbirth® is the only childbirth education program that requires all its educators to be practising midwives or trained birth professionals

Lauretta Hamilton

Lauretta Hamilton

Accreditation
Calmbirth Educator, Midwife & Nurse

Location
17 College Street
Ballarat
VIC 3355

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Biography

***All new bookings receive a FREE - GUIDED RELAXATION with PETER JACKSON

**In addition - I am offering a  1:1 - 45 minute chat following the classes to answer questions, discuss birth intentions or review anything you'd like!

Hi there, my name is Lauretta and I am a Registered Nurse and Midwife as well as a mum of two beautiful little girls!

I work at our local public Hospital where I care for women during pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatally, it is a privilege to be with women and their families during this time and I love what I do!

I attended a Calmbirth course during my first pregnancy and after the first day, I knew I had to teach this incredible course and share it with as many couples as I possibly could! It helped my husband and I to work together and prepare ourselves with the mindset and practical tools to create a really positive birth experience.

I then did a refresher course for my second pregnancy and again, despite being an educator myself by this time, I gained so much confidence going into my second birth - it was so lovely to have time together to focus on and prepare for the birth of our second little girl - and wow, it was just as incredible as the first! Intense and powerful but so well supported by my husband, sister and colleagues.

One of the many things I love about Calmbirth is that it teaches skills for LIFE! Not just skills to be used in pregnancy, labour and birth, but ones that you will find yourself using everyday and even more so when you face stressful or challenging situations (especially when your toddler is having a LOT of emotions!). 

I also love that it's not about a specific type of birth - Calmbirth is about creating a positive experience, regardless of the birth scenario and what may play out on the day, and we prepare you with the knowledge of how to manage any situation. We can't always control what happens, but we CAN control the attitude we bring to it, with the right knowledge and tools to make sure that you can savour the life altering moment of meeting your beautiful baby!

I am passionate about informing and educating couple’s so that they can work together to create the best birth for them! Partners or support people, you are SO important and so much of what we teach focuses on your very important role - it warms my heart everytime a couple start the course and sometimes the partners may not be quite as excited as the birthing woman, but by the end of our time together they are feeling confident and like 'they've got this!'. They leave with an understanding of the process as well as practical and mindset tools to work with each stage and support their partner beautifully!

I am so invested in helping couples achieve a positive birth, as we know how important this is on both parent's mental health and therefore their parenting journey - a positive birth experience can empower you both and impact on your child for the rest of all your lives!

I am currently offering all my classes online via Zoom, ideally I'd love to see you all face-to-face, but it's still interactive as we can still talk to each other, you can ask questions and we will make the most of this interesting time we are in, and make sure you can still go into birthing your baby feeling prepared and excited.

I am including a free 1:1 session following the classes for you to discuss any questions, or go over anything you'd like. I always offer a phone call postnatally to discuss your birth if its something you would find beneficial. I am here to support you throughout, not just during our classes.

Please book via my profile on the website by selecting the dates of the course you'd like to attend, or if you'd like to organise a private class please get in touch.

Take care and I look forward to meeting you!!

Warmly,

Lauretta

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