Calmbirth® is the only childbirth education program that requires all its educators to be practising midwives or trained birth professionals
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Tune in to this episode of the Calmbirth Conversation Podcast with Director Calmbirth, Karen McClay, who chats with the leading obstetrician here in Australia on breech birth delivery, Dr Andrew Bissett.
We are so thrilled to announce our collaboration with Franjo’s Kitchen that was created by two Calmbirth mums, Fran and Jo – two passionate mums who put their heads and skills together to create a natural, delicious, healthy and functional range of lactation cookies that supports every stage of life – from pregnancy and breastfeeding through to toddlerhood and beyond.We will be working together, providing pregnant women samples of their naturopathically designed lactation cookies and supporting women on their pregnancy and breastfeeding journey.
During pregnancy your body goes through numerous physical and hormonal changes and proper nutrition is crucial to help promote baby’s growth and development. The trace element zinc is the most abundant in the body. Unlike fat soluble vitamins, zinc is not stored in the body for a long period of time so we need a constant supply of it in our diet.
When I began sharing Calmbirth with couples over 17 years ago, my intention was supporting people to have safer, calmer more comfortable and positive birth experiences.While that intention remains, my experiences and learnings have shown me that our basic human needs – safety, connection, and knowing that when we are in need, someone will be there for us – that these needs are central not only to a safe, calmer more comfortable and positive birth experience, but also central to avoiding trauma and developing healthy secure attachment as a foundation for relationship.What’s the relevance of Calmbirth here?, and how does a deeper understanding of the Autonomic Nervous System help?