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Getting to know Calmbirth Educator Kath Cruickshanks


Kath is a Registered Midwife currently working in a large tertiary hospital in Melbourne.

Working with women everyday in a busy Birth Centre, I’ve noticed how a calm environment could influence the birth of a baby and therefore the woman’s experience.  After attending a birth with a woman who had attended a Calmbirth workshop, I soon became a Calmbirth Educator.

Kath is a qualified Childbirth Educator and has facilitated both small and large groups within the Bayside Community.

“I firmly believe that birth can be an empowering experience for women. I will guide you and your partner during the Calmbirth workshops and prepare you both for the big day.”

My name is…Kath Cruickshanks.

I work at…A very large Tertiary Hospital and at my Calmbirth studio in Melbourne.

What I love most about being a Calmbirth Educator…The incredible part I play in the women and men’s lives, when I meet them in my workshop they are on their way to becoming parents. Seeing the way the Calmbirth workshops helps parents prepare for their new baby’s arrival is truly a privilege.

My life in five words…fun, busy, family, friends love.

What I love most about where I live…Living near the sea I’m not sure I could live anywhere else.

The three essential things you need to take with you into labour are…A great support person, belief and a TENS machine.

What I do to relax when I’m not working is…shoes off and a pinot.

If I had to describe my own birth experience in three words I would describe as…Enduring, incredible and beyond.

My Most memorable moment as a Calmbirth Educator is…The first time I realised that couples trusted me with their birth preparation.

I can’t live without…My husband Ross, without him well…

The person I admire most is…My mum, the kindest and bravest woman you could ever know, I miss her everyday

The best advice I ever got in my life was…Don’t ever react for 24 hours and be kind to yourself.

You can follow me on Instagram and Facebook… http://www.kathscalmbirth.com.au

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