I have attended hundreds of births (too many to count!). I presently work as a Clinical Midwife Specialist in a birthing centre run by midwives at a large hospital in Melbourne. I work with women wishing to achieve a natural birth (including water births) after an uncomplicated pregnancy. I have worked as a midwife for over 10 years, specializing in labour and birth. In addition I have extensive experience working with women whose pregnancies are considered high risk. I became a "Calmbirth® convert" when I saw the amazing influence it made on women. Dimly lit rooms, with beautiful music and gently breathing their way through labour, smiling and happy, trusting in their body and ability, and most importantly fear free. People have always thought that having a "healthy baby and healthy mother is all that matters, but if we cannot make the experience of birth joyful and free of fear then we have not achieved the best outcome for mother, baby or partner."By becoming a Calmbirth® Educator under Peter Jackson's tuition, I have seen the incredible results of teaching Calmbirth® techniques. I have been able to gently guide not only first time mothers but also second and third time mothers toward a wonderful birth experience.