Dr Lanziz Homar is an obstetrician and Calmbirth Educator who works in Toowoomba. We feel very lucky to have him as part of our Calmbirth family because his passion for birth, life and families means his couples get the best care. So we decided to ask Lanziz what motivates him.
“Early in my obstetrics training, in Canberra, I witnessed an amazing birth. A woman who had attended Calmbirth was amazingly calm and connected throughout the whole process of labour and delivery. After my shift, I told my wife about it and we both thought it would be great to attend a Calmbirth course for our own babies, and we did.
I attended Calmbirth classes myself as a first-time father. I fell in love with the program and promised myself that one day I would incorporate Calmbirth into my obstetric practice.”
Having begun my career in Madagascar, I have seen many beautiful births without intervention in a country with very few medical resources.I know that birthing women have amazing resources and inner strength, and with Calmbirth I can help them to unlock it.
Why did you become an obstetrician?
I grew up in a very poor family. The only people who took care of me back then, apart from my mother were: the priest and the nurses. So, I told myself “I want to be one of those when I grow up”.
I studied hard and got into Medicine. After delivering my first baby and doing my Obs. & Gynae. rotation, I knew I wanted to be an Obstetrician. It is so fascinating seeing that little cluster of cells and following it as it grows to be a human. Nature is amazing.
I also have the privilege of being the first person to welcome this little person into the world; that is unique in anyone’s life. It is the best job in the whole world I think.
Why did you become a Calmbirth educator?
When we were pregnant with our first child, we attended a Calmbirth course with the founder, Peter Jackson. After attending that course, I knew I had to incorporate it in my Practice one day. I always believe that we as human beings, can accomplish more in our everyday lives if we have the correct guidance and the correct tools. Calmbirth is about encouraging every pregnant woman to imagine the birth she wants to achieve. Our job is then to guide her to use her inner resources so to increase her chance to achieve her goal.
What do you love about your job?
I love every bit of my job. Meeting new people and getting to really know them. Helping people with their health problem and actually seeing results in front of my eyes. Babies being born, pain cured or relieved and long term suffering or illnesses gone for good because of help I gave. It is an amazing job, and practicing it in Australia, where you have all the resources you need to properly do your job, exceeds anything I could have imagined when I was a young boy.