Calmbirth gives me another reason to talk about birth and all the good things that surround it. I just love that we can be empowered with new understanding and information to help us for what lays ahead in life. It's about being prepared for the unexpected.After about 5 years of being a doula (I started in 2008) I thought it was time to study, something to teach me, but more importantly something that would help me give others more understanding about child birth. Calmbirth seemed like the perfect option!I live in Riverside (10-15 min drive from Launceston) with my husband and 3 children, pretty much nearly all grown up. We have a spacious home in a lovely bush setting, the perfect place to attend a Calmbirth class, where you can enjoy winter by the warmth of an open fire. Please contact me for any more information, I'd be happy to answer any of your questions.
After a long labor with multiple interventions for the birth of my first son in 2016, born via c-section, I was determined to try for a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) this time around.
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Calm birth helped us both feel more confident and positive about labour and birth. It gave us an idea of what to expect at each stage of labour and gave us tools to help cope. I believe that feeling confident and optimistic along with a lot of praying contributed to us having such a positive experience.
My labor & birth was an amazing experience for us. I am still in awe of my body and what it achieved! With no drugs/pain relief, I concentrated a lot on my breathing, which got me through each contraction.
Thanks to calmbirth I went into birth confident and trusting in my body! I loved my birth it was amazing
"Your course was a massive help and guidance.."
The birth of our baby boy Remy went really well. It was a relatively quick labour, with amazing support from Jordan. We spent a lot of time doing the. meditations, visualisation, and researching the type of birth we wanted.
Calmbirth kept me us very levelled throughout the short yet intense delivery as we had been educated that the body knows what to do. Thank you for teaching us about the different stages of labour, although it wasn’t what I had planned I think the program helped to keep me chilled and embrace it not fear it.
I am really grateful for CalmBirth in that it taught me to remain calm no matter what the circumstances were. It helped me listen to my body, and trust my instincts so that in the end I birthed with no pain relief, in an ideal position.
The CalmBirth breathing techniques really helped. The breathing kept me focussed and allowed me to be present with each contraction, I didn’t think “when is this going to be over”, I was just there for each moment and took it as it came.
CalmBirth educated me and my husband on how natural birth is and how it can be done without interventions. CalmBirth opened my eyes to how birth should be and assisted me in having clarity in my mind about the birth I wanted - no pain relief unless necessary, calm, loving enviroment, trusting my body.
I went into it with an image of how I'd ideally love for my labour to go, but also felt confident that if things didn't quite go to plan, I'd still have some brilliant coping mechanisms ready to put into practice.
It was honestly the most perfect labour and birth experience that I ever could've asked for.
I really focused on my working breath to breathe through every contraction. At times when the pain was overwhelming, I was able to focus and stay in control rather than giving in to it. I am so grateful for our calmbirth journey and the skills I learnt to help me connect & manage during labour.
We found that the calm birth prep really helped- especially the breathing. But the fact that we felt so educated about what was happening during each stage made us feel really in control and able to surrender to the process.
Thank you so much for all the ideas and strategies from the Calmbirth course, both Phil and I found it so helpful to have exactly the birth we wanted. The midwife said she found it hard to know how far along I was because I was so calm and focused! Thank you again. Anna.
I felt a sense of relaxation, excitement and openness regarding labour following Calmbirth. My husband and I felt informed and empowered, especially in regard to what to expect during each stage of labour. I believe feeling so laid back leading up to the big day allowed it to happen so quickly and calmly.
Not only did the classes give us a pregnancy and labour refresh (this being our second baby), it helped calm me and deal with my anxieties following a miscarriage between baby one and two. I learnt to trust my body and not fight it, which resulted in an empowering birth experience.
Thank you for your help and knowledge - I feel like Calmbirth really gave me an understanding of what was happening and helped me to stay calm for a birth experience I wanted.
We know that calm birth training was vital, at times I was a bit too calm and the midwives didn't think I was in active labour. Thank you very much for providing such important guidance in our community for expecting mothers. We will recommend it to anyone.
I know that without the calm birthing classes I would have went into labour feeling anxious, instead I was able to exchange those feelings for confidence. Thank you for giving Daniel and I the resources, tools and confidence to bring Connor into this world with total calmness.
"William arrived safely on March 25. It was a much better experience this time. I found the Calmbirth® techniques helpful, especially at the beginning stages. They were also helpful after the birth when I was a bit unwell, it helped me to not panic. Thanks very much!"
Quite a short labour, around 5 hours of intense contractions/pushing. We managed to get through using only a little bit of gas at the lowest dose, yoga breathing, Calm Birth techniques & the most fantastic support team of Dan & my mum.