Louise Luscri has been teaching Calmbirth since 2007. Over the past ten years she has met so many women and their partners who have used the Calmbirth skills in pregnancy, labour and birth which they report contributed to making a significant and positive difference in their lives. She has worked as a midwife since 1987 and is passionate about birth and womens’ birth experiences.
She has seen first hand the difference in women who trust in their ability to birth and how it makes an enormous difference to their birth experience. Louise believes that Calmbirth is a wonderful way to start your birth journey to becoming parents, preparing you for birth and giving you life long skills.
She conducts regular weekend workshops in Neutral Bay and week night classes in the Frenchs Forest area as well as being available for private sessions.
Louise, has also published a book of inspiring birth stories called ‘From the Heart’. These birth stories are a compilation of emails and letters written by mothers and fathers who have attended her prenatal classes.
The stories in this book are a wonderful testimony that birth can be empowering and a positive birth experience for all, regardless of how women birth. For your free download of a copy of this book, go to her website http://allaboutbirth.com.au
My name is…Louise Luscri
I work at…All About Birth in Neutral Bay and Frenchs Forest. I also teach Calmbirth at the SAN hospital in Wahroonga. I have been teaching Calmbirth education for the past ten years. I also work part – time at Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards as a midwife.
What I love most about being a Calmbirth Educator…Teaching a course that is making a difference to people’s birth experiences, lives, relationship and l get to meet so many wonderful people.
My life in five words…food, family, friends, gratitude and adventure (not necessarily in that order!)
What I love most about where I live…The gorgeous trees in my street and suburb, and the colours as they change throughout the seasons. Great coffee is a beautiful walk up the road and being close to the city and beaches.
The three essential things you need to take with you into labour are…1.Take one step/breath at a time 2. Focus on the internal – yourself – and not the external 3. A reminder ….you are going to have a baby!
What I do to relax when I’m not working is… reading, baking, music, and walking.
If I had to describe my own birth experience in three words I would describe as …visualisation works!
My most memorable moment as a Calmbirth Educator is …too many to mention but …when I held morning teas for Calmbirth women (the morning teas were about coffee , cake and connecting with others). Vicki was there with her baby boy and she was telling her birth story to another woman and she was sharing what she was doing in labour, such as getting in the bath, moving around, and then getting back in the shower. The women asked Vicky if she had a water birth and Vicky answered, “no I had a caesarean”. For Vicki, it was more about the journey than the destination! Two years later, I have another beautiful memory of Vicky walking down the corridor with her arms in the air calling out “ I did it, I did it”, she was so full of joy having a vaginal birth after caesarean section.
I can’t live without… my faith and family.
The person I most admire is …any person who makes a positive difference to those less fortunate.
The best advice I ever got in my life is …Anything is possible.
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