Calmbirth® is the only childbirth education program that requires all its educators to be practising midwives or trained birth professionals
I have been a registered midwife in NZ for over 10 years now, working mainly in South Auckland. Over the years I have worked both in the hospital, in primary birthing units, at homebirths, and as a LMC midwife in the community. Working in the community meant that I was able to be a part of a woman’s pregnancy and birthing experience, often starting from week 6 of pregnancy, until their baby was 6 weeks old. 9 whole months! This meant that that I really got to understand the journey pregnant women and their families were on during this time – the excitement, the fears, the vulnerability, the overwhelm that can sometimes be a part of this transition into motherhood. I have come to realise the huge importance of good education and knowledge and I became really passionate about providing women and their support people with this. And the best part is being able to do this in a way that empowers, strengthens and excites them!
Becoming a Calmbirth Educator has been an amazing way to provide even more education and support to women and their families during this special time. Spending a whole weekend delving into all the preparation for labour and birth and seeing so many “a-ha!” moments for the people attending is such a privilege and something I absolutely love doing. I have been a part of well over 500 births now and am still always learning something new and love sharing that with others. I am so excited to be bringing this course to even more women in Aotearoa, and see the amazing effects it has. Please feel free to contact me for more info about the Calmbirth course to help you decide if it’s going to be the right fit for you.