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Getting To Know Calmbirth Educator Rebecca Gibbon


I hold the privilege of calling myself a registered nurse and midwife. My background largely involves community-based care including paediatrics, rural community nursing, and midwifery across various sites in Perth and the South West of WA. I am a wife and mother to 2 beautiful kids and a fur baby. I’ve experienced really positive births and have been involved in many as a midwife, and I want to help as many women as I can have the same experience.

I believe that by accessing high quality, evidence based antenatal education such as Calmbirth, couples give themselves the best chance of having a positive birth experience. I’ve witnessed this as a midwife many times, and now through my practice couples too. Seeing their attitude change from fear to faith really warms my heart and speaks volumes of the Calmbirth program. Couples leaving my class have felt an increase in confidence going into their births and this I believe, is priceless. When you have the confidence, you have the power to make educated, informed decisions.

Another aspect of Calmbirth that I love is the partner involvement and the emotional healing therapy embedded in the program. Having explored various antenatal programs, I’m confident that Calmbirth is the best option for birthing couples and would highly encourage all couples, no matter what number baby and where or how you are birthing, to do the course. Whether that is with me or another educator, just do it! You won’t regret it.

My Name is…Rebecca.

I work at…Busselton Health Campus, South West WA.

My life in five words…Joy, service, adventure, conquer, faith.

The best thing about where I live…The many surf breaks and the Boranup forest, the amazing wineries and cafe’s.. I couldn’t choose one thing!

 What I do to relax when I’m not working…gardening, reading, journaling.

I can’t live without…My faith

The person or traits I most admire is…Authenticity.

What I love most about being a Calmbirth Educator…The notable difference in the couples confidence levels after finishing the course, it is so satisfying!

If I had to describe my own birth experiences in 3 words…spiritual, transformative, bloody hard work!

The 3 essential things you need to take with you into labour are…a tens machine, breathing techniques and knowledge.

My most memorable moment at as Calmbirth® educator…Being in a fit of laughter with one of my practice couples, and the heartfelt card I received afterwards which helped me overcome some insecurities about becoming an educator.

A favourite quote…Ina May Gaskin – ‘The energy that gets the baby in is the energy that gets the baby out’.

If you had to describe how seeing a baby being born makes you feel…Elated!

You can follow me at: @southwestmidwife on Instagram.

My next Calmbirth courses are:
TBA so watch this space!

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