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

Kathy Kitzis

Kathy Kitzis

Calmbirth Educator, Massage Therapist, Doula

Level 1, 29 Victoria Avenue
Albert Park
VIC 3206

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For over two decades, I’ve immersed myself in the art of healing as a passionate massage therapist. However, it was the pivotal moment of welcoming my preemie twins into the world in 2007, after a challenging journey with IVF, that sparked a profound shift in my attitude toward birth and the importance of how a couple experiences birth.
Driven by a deep-seated desire to support mothers during their most vulnerable yet powerful moments, I became increasingly drawn to working with pregnant clients. As I guided expectant mothers through this sacred journey, I stumbled upon an unexpected calling – the path of a doula.
It was the heartfelt requests of my clients to have me by their side during labour that propelled me deeper into the realm of childbirth. When I shared this revelation with my mother, who boasts four decades of midwifery experience, she introduced me to Calmbirth.
Inspired by my mother’s tales of couples entering the maternity ward so serenely that they fooled even her into thinking they weren’t in labour, I eagerly delved into the world of Calmbirth education. Witnessing the serene and empowering births of Calmbirth couples firsthand only solidified my resolve to equip more parents-to-be with these invaluable tools.
For eight years, I supported countless families in the busy city of Hong Kong, navigating the challenges of birthing away from family and within unfamiliar systems. Our family’s journey led us to my husband’s hometown of Paris for four years, where I continued teaching Calmbirth and providing doula care. In 2020, I proudly became a naturalised French citizen, fully embracing the spirit of “une Française.”
After two decades of living abroad, I have returned to Australia with a renewed sense of purpose, eager to continue my mission of guiding and empowering expecting couples through the birth experience. After nearly 15 years of teaching Calmbirth, my commitment remains unwavering – to ensure that every couple embarks on their journey to parenthood with confidence, calmness, and joy.

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