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Getting to know Calmbirth Educator Monika Geisselbrecht


Monika is a Registered Midwife, Nurse and antenatal educator. She lives with her partner and daughter on an organic farm in the Adelaide Hills.

She has been a Calmbirth® educator since 2010 and is excited to be able to offer the Calmbirth® Course in a group setting in Mount Barker or individually at a couple’s homes. 

I love my work and my passion is to empower women and their partners to look forward to their labour and birth, to have trust in themselves and to take ownership of their birth experience, knowing that they have skills to work with however their labour unfolds. It is a joy to experience how the skills practiced in the Calmbirth® course carry over into parenting and life in general.

My name is…Monika Geisselbrecht.

I work at…Adelaide Hills Calmbirth and Mount Barker Hospital.

What I love most about being a Calmbirth Educator…I love when women or couples by the end of the course look forward with joy and anticipation to celebrate the birthday of their baby through labour and birth.

My life in five words…Never ending challenge and adventure.

What I love most about where I live…The glorious trees and the space in nature.

The three essential things you need to take with you into labour are….Patience, trust and awe.

What I do to relax when I’m not working is…Riding, gardening, mosaics.

If I had to describe my own birth experience in three words I would describe as…Amazing, pure love.

My Most memorable moment as a Calmbirth Educator is…When a woman went into labour during the calmbirth course, breathing calmly and rolling on the ball!

I can’t live without…My family and the breath

The person I admire most is…Mahatma Ghandi, for living a life of truth and non-violence

The best advice I ever got in my life was…Life’s greatest lessons are usually learned at the worst times and from the worst mistakes.

You can follow me on Instagram and Facebook… Adelaide Hills Calmbirth




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