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The Calmbirth Conversation Podcast

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The Calmbirth Conversation Podcast explores issues of pregnancy, birth and parenting infants. Hosted by Karen McClay, director of the renowned Calmbirth® childbirth education method, midwives and experts explore topics for expecting and new parents. Calmbirth’s goal is to educate and improve the birthing outcomes for all women and their families, not just physically, but emotionally as well.

The Calmbirth Conversation Podcast explores issues of pregnancy, birth and parenting infants. Hosted by Karen McClay, director of the renowned Calmbirth® childbirth education method, midwives and experts explore topics for expecting and new parents. Calmbirth’s goal is to educate and improve the birthing outcomes for all women and their families, not just physically, but emotionally as well.

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Australia

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The Calmbirth Conversation Podcast explores issues of pregnancy, birth and parenting infants. Hosted by Karen McClay, director of the renowned Calmbirth® childbirth education method, midwives and experts explore topics for expecting and new parents. Calmbirth’s goal is to educate and improve the birthing outcomes for all women and their families, not just physically, but emotionally as well.

Language:

English


Episodes

#17 Oxytocin and its impact on birth

10/27/2021
Dr Sarah Buckley is a GP/family physician with qualifications in GP-obstetrics and family planning. In this podcast, she talks about oxytocin and its impact on birth.

Duration:01:02:55

#16 – Pregnancy Yoga

10/7/2021
In Episode 16 of the Calmbirth Conversation Podcast Calmbirth Director, Karen McClay talks to our wonderful Calmbirth Educators and Yoga Instructors, Maja Batista and Karen Shlegeris about the benefits of pregnancy yoga in preparation for labour and birth.

Duration:00:14:19

#15 The Golden Month

9/1/2021
In Episode 15 of the Calmbirth Conversation Podcast, Calmbirth Director, Karen McClay talks to Dr Carla Brion & Nadia Parisi about the Golden Month - an in-home postpartum service they have created based on Traditional Chinese Medicine & Ayurvedic practices to nourish and nurture women in the postnatal period. Dr Carla Brion is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncturist & Women’s Health Specialist while Nadia Parisi is a Women’s Health Massage Therapist, Fertility, Prenatal &...

Duration:00:17:35

#14 Emotional Support for the Challenges of Becoming a Parent

8/23/2021
In Episode 14 of the Calmbirth Conversation Podcast, Karen McClay talks to Dr. Nicole Highet who is the Founder & Executive Director of COPE, the Centre of Perinatal Excellence and how COPE is providing support for the emotional challenges of becoming a parent.

Duration:00:18:12

#13 Support for breastfeeding, baby sleep and attachment

8/11/2021
How the work of Possums & Co prepare, educate and support families through the challenges of the first 12 months: Baby sleep; cry fuss problems; parent mood; and attachment.

Duration:00:22:42

#12 Creating a safe, calm and private environment in the fourth trimester

7/20/2021
Discussion with Psychologist Rachel Bridge about creating a safe, calm and private environment in the fourth trimester.

Duration:00:19:39

#11 Vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC)

7/6/2021
Discussion with Hazel Keedle, a Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC) Researcher and Lecturer and Academic Course Advisor of the Bachelor of Midwifery and PhD candidate in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Western Sydney University

Duration:00:36:55

#10 Breech Birth with Andrew Bisits

6/21/2021
Tune in to this episode of the Calmbirth Conversation Podcast with Director Calmbirth, Karen McClay, who chats with the leading obstetrician here in Australia on breech birth delivery, Dr Andrew Bissett.

Duration:00:18:54

#9 Aware Parenting

4/21/2021
In the episode I am speaking with Lael Stone and Marion Rose. Both Lael and Marion are Aware Parenting facilitators and have a real passion for guiding and supporting parents to become aware and conscious parents. The philosophy of Aware Parenting very much aligns with Calmbirth as it is about being present and listening to our babies and children to become the Parents that our children need us to be.

Duration:00:37:01

#8 Acupuncture for Pregnancy Labour & Birth

11/18/2020
In this Episode, Karen chats with @melindawebb_healthpractitioner about the benefits of Chinese Medicine and acupuncture for pregnancy, labour and birth.

Duration:00:21:53

#7 Choosing the best model of care for your pregnancy and birth goals

10/17/2020
In this episode I chat with Professor Hannah Dahlen for Western Sydney University about the importance of choosing the best model of care and the right caregiver to support you with your wishes for your pregnancy and birth. We talk about why this decision is so important and what the latest research is showing. Happy listening!

Duration:00:43:38

#6 THE BIRTH MAP & Making informed decisions about birth.

8/27/2020
In this episode I Chat with Catherine Bell, a Birth Cartographer @birthmapping, about her book "The Birth Map".

Duration:00:57:34

#5 Pelvic Girdle Discomfort

7/30/2020
Karen McClay and Sophie Carrol discuss pelvic discomfort during pregnancy and abdominal muscle separation and what you can do to recover after birth.

Duration:00:22:24

#4 Pelvic Floor Care

7/14/2020
In this episode Karen chats with Sophie Carroll from Enlightened Physiotherapy, a women's health physio about caring for your pelvic floor during pregnancy.

Duration:00:25:24

#3 Doulas: How They Support Couples During Labour & Birth

5/28/2020
In this conversation, Karen chats with Melinda Webb, Doula, Dr of Chinese Medicine, and Calmbirth Educator, about Doulas’, what their role is and how they support couples and families in labour and birth.

Duration:00:16:30

#2 Midwifery-led care & home birth

5/25/2020
In this conversation Karen chat’s with Janine O’Brien and Jo Hunter, both independent and privately practising Midwives in Sydney about the benefits of midwifery care and homebirth for pregnancy, labour & birth and postnatal care.

Duration:00:32:43

#1 Where we came from, where we are & why we do what we do

5/18/2020
Calmbirth® Director Karen McClay interviews Peter Jackson, the founder of Calmbirth® on where the organisation came from, where it is now and why we do what we do.

Duration:00:52:10