Calmbirth Joins Hands With The Nest
With Knowledge comes Confidence
Calmbirth® – Prepares pregnant couples emotionally, mentally and physically for birth, by providing them with all the knowledge, tools and skills to have a positive birth experience whilst being supported by both their partner and caregiver during pregnancy, labour and birth.
Since Calmbirth’s inception in 2004, Calmbirth® has been leading the way in Childbirth Education, Training and Research, and as a result is Australia’s most highly acclaimed, recommended, TRUSTED and scientifically proven childbirth education program in Australia.
Calmbirth® was the first childbirth education program in Australia to recognise the interrelationship between the mind and body connection in birth – the connection and power between a woman’s emotional state and the way her body responds in birth. Calmbirth® uses this mind-body connection to assist couples to replace the fear, stress and anxiety about giving birth with the knowledge and skills to birth their baby calmly, fearlessly, safely and confidently.
“A woman will birth best when she feels SAFE, UNDISTURBED and RESPECTED. Calmbirth’s goal is to educate and improve the birthing outcomes for all women and their families, not just physically but emotionally as well,” Director of Calmbirth, Karen McClay says.
Close to 30, 000 couples have attended a Calmbirth program and there are over 100 Calmbirth Educators across Australia, New Zealand and France.
Calmbirth has been scientifically proven to significantly 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
reduces the impact of perinatal anxiety which may then have a protective effect postnatal adjustment, and potentially depression, after birth.
Today, the program continues to lead the way in revolutionising birth culture one couple at a time, leaving its imprint on future generations of women to birth with knowledge, confidence and with the support of their partners and caregivers.
Director of Calmbirth, Karen McClay says, “Our vision is to change our current birth culture to one that is talked about and experienced far more positively, and with less unnecessary medical interventions, now and for future generations.
“Calmbirth is extremely happy and proud to be aligning ourselves with a like minded and professional organisation such as The NEST whose vision is to take away the fear of nurturing new life to give the expectant mothers and their partners a holistic perspective to carry them through parenthood. As a new parent’s decision to learn CPR and basic first aid may prove to be the difference between life and death for their child.”