Caregivers and Allied Health

Calmbirth psychology of birth training workshops for midwives, medical staff, allied health, students and hospitals

Calmbirth® Mind-Body-Birth Connection Workshops for Caregivers and Allied Health

This is a one day workshop that encompasses the Mind-Body-birth Connection and understanding the Importance of creating a Calmbirth Environment. Watch your intervention rates decline when you implement Calmbirth®, Australia’s most highly acclaimed, recommended and TRUSTED childbirth antenatal education program into your hospitals, and see the positive changes and powerful influence you will make in promoting cultural change for future generations to birth calmly, safely and confidently.

Calmbirth’s rapid growth since its inception in 2004 has seen over 45,000 couples attend a Calmbirth program, close to 100 registered Calmbirth Educators teaching the Calmbirth® program across Australia, New Zealand and France. In addition, to the Calmbirth® program being implemented in close to eight major maternity hospitals in NSW and is presently being piloted in Auckland City Hospital in New Zealand.

The Calmbirth® Mind- Body-Birth Connection program is founded on research from neuroscience, midwifery, obstetrics and epigenetics, so it is clinically and scientifically proven to reduce:

  • the rate of medical interventions during childbirth
  • the use of pharmacological pain relief in labour including epidurals
  • enriches their birth experience as one that is positive, irrespective of how they birth
  • the impact of perinatal anxiety which may then have a protective effect postnatal adjustment, and potentially depression, after birth.

As a result, Calmbirth® has been recognised by the birthing institutions as one of the most holistic, thorough, unbiased and collaboratively designed course that addresses all the needs of birthing couples on an emotional and physical level.

Workshop topics and costs

The Mind- Body-Birth Connection workshop aims to provide midwives, student midwives, doulas, medical staff and allied health with a holistic and scientifically proven approach to maternity care.

The principles and skills presented during the workshop focuses around the exploration and teaching of the mind – body – birth  connection and its powerful influence on pregnancy, labour and birth.

“I loved this workshop. It reinforces and explains clearly the things I have been trying to incorporate into my practice everyday. Encouraging and motivational.”


  • The power of beliefs and the role they play in the experience of birth
  • The mind – body – birth  connection: how it can work for or against the physiology of birthing
  • Language and birth
  • The breath: a powerful tool for labour and birth
  • Tools for creating a Calmbirth environment


The Calmbirth Mind-Body-Birth Connection workshops for Caregivers and Allied Health are facilitated by the Director of Calmbirth, Karen McClay.

Costs & bookings

1 day Caregiver and Allied Health Professionals (AHP) Workshops:

Ina May Gaskin says:

“Birth stories told by women who were active participants in giving birth often express a good deal of practical wisdom, inspiration, and information for other women.

“Positive stories shared by women who have had a wonderful childbirth experience are an irreplaceable way to transmit knowledge of a woman’s true capacities in pregnancy and birth.”

The Calmbirth organisation has been the first to create and consolidate strong partnerships with private and public maternity hospitals in Australia in successfully incorporating the Calmbirth program into their antenatal structure.

“As caregivers, it is vital for us to understand this concept and powerful interaction of the mind and body, so that we can facilitate better and more positive birth outcomes, not just physically but also emotionally for the families we care for.”

Accredited Calmbirth Educators

The Calmbirth® organisation has built its reputation over the years by the credibility of its Calmbirth Educators which are ALL trained birth professionals. Calmbirth has been the first to create and consolidate strong partnerships with private and public maternity hospitals in Australia, in successfully incorporating the Calmbirth® program into their antenatal structure.

Calmbirth® has close to 100 registered Calmbirth® educators throughout Australia, New Zealand and France.



Registered Educators



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