Calmbirth® is the only childbirth education program that requires all its educators to be practising midwives or trained birth professionals
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We travelled 5 hours to attend Karen McClay’s Calmbirth course in Bowral and I believe this played a huge role in why our birth experience was so powerful and positive. I cannot wait to give birth again. Calmbirth gave Danny and I the tools and confidence that we needed to continue to advocate for the birth that we envisioned and to understand the natural physiological stages of birth and how we can use breath, touch and positioning to support my positive birth experience. Calmbirth taught me to always come back to my breathing and Danny would continually remind me to come back to my breath when I felt like running away. Calmbirth instilled confidence in myself and my partner Danny, knowing that my body and mind already know exactly how to birth. Danny learnt the importance of his role during my labour and was extremely supportive and present throughout the entire labour, he was my rock.
After spending A LOT of time in my feeding chair the past few weeks, it got me thinking about the feeding space and what has saved me from going bananas. A fun fact...Breastfeeding for one year is approximately 1800 hours... That's a full-time job with 3 weeks annual leave... No matter how you’re feeding your baby, you’ll be doing many feeds, cuddles, settling and sleeps here too!
Have you started building your labour and birth playlist yet? We do this for other epic life events and occasions. We need to put the same amount of love and effort into our labour and birth playlist as we would for a once in a lifetime road trip, a groovy dinner party, wedding.
Coming to a Calmbirth course is great! But it's only one piece of the preparation puzzle.