I am a Midwife of 24 years and have worked in the Public and Private Hospital system, mainly in Birth Centres in Melbourne. I am currently in Private Practice as a Medicare Eligible Midwife offering women pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal care, and Calmbirth Classes. I have a special interest in preventing the first caesarean birth, VBAC, water birth and working with women from different cultures.I was inspired to do the Calmbirth Educators training after witnessing how couples who had attended Calmbirth Classes were fearless, confident, relaxed and trusted the ability of a woman's body to birth their babies naturally and calmly. Since completing the course, I am energised and inspired by the transition in couples from the beginning to the end of my classes. My Calmbirth classes not only prepare you to birth your baby fearlessly and calmly, they also teach you how to communicate with your baby in different ways during pregnancy, and how to nurture your relationship as a couple.I have three beautiful children, all born in birth centres in Melbourne, two of whom were water births. My birth experiences were very positive and empowering for me and my family.I run Calmbirth Classes in Yarra Valley.