Professionals Workshops

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The Calmbirth® workshop for caregivers and allied health aims to provide midwives, medical staff and allied health professionals 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 connection and its powerful influence on pregnancy, labour and birth.



  • The power of beliefs and the role they play in the experience of birth
  • The mind – body connection and birth: 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® workshops for Caregivers and Allied Health are facilitated by the Director of Calmbirth®, Karen McClay. She is also a Southern Highlands Calmbirth Educator, practising Registered Midwife (RM), and a Registered Nurse (RN) and is the daughter of the founder of Calmbirth®, Peter Jackson.

Karen is a highly experienced Calmbirth® educator having seen over 2,000 couples complete the Calmbirth® program since 2009. She is taking Calmbirth to the next level by continually evolving it and incorporating it into the antenatal structure of as many maternity hospitals in Australia.

Karen has a passion for sharing her knowledge and experience with pregnant couples and caregivers, and she’s doing her bit to change how our society and cultures views and experiences birth.

Karen says:

“I feel we are making such an enormous contribution to changing the way couples experience birth in our society. Not only does our program help to reduce unnecessary interventions, but most importantly our couples speak far more positively about their birth experiences, no matter how their birth unfolds. I am proud of the fact that Calmbirth is helping to change birth outcomes and experiences here in Australia and abroad.”

Karen believes the Calmbirth program restores our faith in the wonderment of childbirth and the vital role a family unit plays in having a positive birth experience.

Cost For Midwives and Allied Health Professionals

$250.00 per attendee

NOTE: In order for this Psychology of Birth Workshop to go ahead we need at least 4 people to undergo the training to make this viable. Those that have already booked will be notified in due course if the training will or will not go ahead.

Dates & venue

Dates for 2021:

Wednesday 24th February, 2021

Wednesday 19th May, 2021

Wednesday 11th August, 2021

Wednesday 17th November, 2021

Time: 8.30am – 4.00pm

Venue: Via ZOOM

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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.



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