8 episodes

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 Karen McClay

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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.

    #8 Acupuncture for Pregnancy Labour & Birth

    #8 Acupuncture for Pregnancy Labour & Birth

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







    Melinda is a Dr of Chinese Medicine, specialising in Women's Health in Rozelle NSW.







    She also works closely with families as a Doula and Calmbirth Educator.

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

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

    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!

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

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

    In this episode I Chat with Catherine Bell, a Birth Cartographer @birthmapping, about her book "The Birth Map". This is a fantastic tool to assist women and their partners navigate their journey of birth. The Birth Map enables them to open the lines of communication with each other and their caregivers and most importantly, make informed decisions for the best birth for not only themselves but for their babies. 

    • 57 min
    #5 Pelvic Girdle Discomfort

    #5 Pelvic Girdle Discomfort

    Karen McClay and Sophie Carrol for Enlightened Physiotherapy talk about how to prevent or manage pelvic discomfort during pregnancy. They also chat about abdominal muscle separation and how this is normal and what you can do to help your body to recover after birth.

    • 22 min
    #4 Pelvic Floor Care

    #4 Pelvic Floor Care

    In this episode Karen chats with Sophie Carroll from Enlightened Physiotherapy https://www.enlightenphysio.com.au/, a women's health physio about the importance of caring for your pelvic floor during pregnancy, including perineal massage, which in turn helps with labour and birth. They then go on to talk about how to support the recovery of your pelvic floor once you have had your baby.

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

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

    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.

    • 16 min

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