Educator Profile

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

Lauren Downie

Lauren Downie

Accreditation
GP Obstetrician

Location
805 Boolarra-Mirboo North Road
Darlimurla
VIC 3871

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Biography

I am a GP Obstetrician working in Gippsland, currently based out of Warragul.

I have been working as a doctor in Women’s Health for 10 years, across many different settings, including in General Practice, regional and rural hospitals and large, tertiary hospitals. I am passionate about providing informed, holistic, individual-centred care to each person I look after during their pregnancy and birthing journey; and I love being able to then look after my patients postnatally and as they enter into parenting and beyond.

When pregnant with my own child, I attended a Calmbirth class, and I was so impressed and comforted by the amount of knowledge and practical, non-biased information that I, and my partner, received. I could see my partner’s confidence in attending a birth room was boosted and I could feel my own mindset become more confident and positive.

Since then, I have always recommended the Calmbirth course to expecting couples, but noticed that there was a gap in availability in Gippsland – which is what spurred me on to become qualified. I am so excited about being able to impart this gentle confidence and calm to couples who are expecting; I want to be able to make a difference to the way couples approach birth and how they feel afterwards, as they welcome their baby to the world, regardless of the path their birth takes.

I am passionate about providing care to all expecting couples, as I recognise that families are all different – LGBTQI+ families are very welcome.

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