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Getting to know Calmbirth Educator Debbie Peters


Debbie Peters is a mum and certified Calmbirth Educator, who successfully used the Calmbirth relaxation techniques for the birth of her own daughter, Waimarie (9lb 6oz), without any need for drugs. She had such an amazing birth experience that she wanted to share this knowledge so became a Calmbirth Educator so that she could build and instil confidence in other pregnant couples.



The Calmbirth techniques I learned meant I remained calm and focused on birthing my baby. By remaining relaxed I had energy to push when it was required. I was calmly ‘together’ and in control when receiving instructions from my midwives during birthing. I am sure having a calm birth has helped shape Waimarie into the happy, relaxed child she is today. I think discovering ‘Calmbirth’ was the best gift I could have given my baby.

My goal is to help you build confidence in your body’s natural abilities so you and your baby can achieve a satisfying, safe and calm birth. Comments from a few couples I’ve worked with. 

My Name is…Deb Peters.

I work…as a Calmbirth Educator in North & South Island of New Zealand.

My life in five words…Travel, happy, love, work, lucky.

The best thing about where I live is…I love the openness of New Zealand. We feel so at home here, prior to us moving in, there had been one family in this house for 57 years, & we feel the love. Our house is old school but its cool.

What I do to relax when I’m not working…hang out at home, listen to music, have fun with the family & the dog.

I can’t live without…my family.

The person I most admire is….our daughter, she’s a gentle soul, wise for her years.

What I love most about being a Calmbirth Educator…seeing the change in the couples. I love teaching the Calmbirth program.

If I had to describe my own birth experiences in 3 words… Relaxed. Long. Happy.

The 3 essential things you need to take with you into labour are…your belief in yourself & your baby & support/partner/carer’s who believe in you.

My most memorable moment at as Calmbirth® educator…my husband convincing me to do the course all those years ago, I’m so grateful.

A favourite quote…“We can’t solve the problems by using the same thinking we had when we created them” – Albert Einstein

If you had to describe how seeing a baby being born makes you feel..  Amazed. Love. Happy.

You can follow me… https://www.facebook.com/calmbirthnz/

My next Calmbirth courses are:

Auckland – 9 & 10 March

Waiheke Island – 27 & 28 April

Dunedin – 25 & 26 May

Queenstown – 22 & 23 June

Christchurch – 17 & 18 August

To Book:         http://calmbirth.org.nz/classes/





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