Educator Profile

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

Lee Swift

Lee Swift

Accreditation
Registered Midwife

Location

Newnham
TAS 7248

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Biography

I love stories.  Reading them, watching them, listening to them. I even love singing and dancing them.  I especially love birth stories.  I’m excited to have the opportunity, through Calmbirth, to help you start your own birth story.  Investing in a Calmbirth course will provide you with the knowledge, confidence, and tools that you need to be the author of your birth story.  Calmbirth will also give you the ability to handle any plot twists that may come your way.  To learn more about the course click on the following links What to expect and Why Calmbirth?

Let me tell you a little of my own story…

I became fascinated with pregnancy and birth when I was a nursing student.  My good friends were having their first baby and they invited me to sit in on an antenatal appointment.  The moment I heard that baby heart beat I was hooked!  I returned to university to study midwifery as soon as I could, and I’ve not looked back.   I love working at the local hospital and meeting new parents and their babies, witnessing part of their birthing story and the beginning of their parenting journey.  I’m absolutely delighted to be able to work closer with couples though Calmbirth.   I love talking about pregnancy, birth and caring for little people and I often get teased by my husband, and business partner, for talking about birth when I am supposed to be serving in our shop, and from my children when I stop wherever we are to admire babies and pregnant bellies and ask questions of both little people and parents.

I live with my husband David, our four daughters, a whippet, and a tabby cat.  We live in a home full of music, singing, dancing, laughter, and love…along with the noise that goes along with navigating the needs of young (and young at heart) adults, and little people.

Life is busy but there are some highlights in my week that I always look forward to.  I always enjoy my dance class (gotta love those endorphins), I help lead at my local playgroup (which combines my love of singing, dancing, reading and little people all at the one place!) and volunteer in the music and kids ministry at my church.

When listening to birth stories I often hear about the negative experiences (everyone loves to tell you their horror story right?) but this didn’t match my own experience of pregnancy, labour and birth and I spent years puzzling why this was and searching for what I could do to help people have a positive experience like what I had. When I heard about Calmbirth the pieces came together and I knew that this was a way that I could make a difference.  Empowering woman and their partners to work with their birthing journey to create the best birth for them.  Changing the negativity to joy one birth story at a time.

My Calmbirth classes are taught in a private room in my home with a maximum of three couples per class. If my scheduled classes don’t suit, or you would like to arrange for a private course please contact me.

I look forward to meeting you and hearing your story.

Lee.

 

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