Lainey has attended hundreds of births (too many to count!).
Lainey has worked as a clinical specialist in a birthing centre run by midwives at a large hospital in Melbourne. She works with women wishing to achieve a natural birth (including water births) after an uncomplicated pregnancy.
Lainey has worked as a midwife for over 14 years, specializing in labour and birth. In addition Lainey has extensive experience working with women whose pregnancies are considered high risk. She has had the pleasure of teaching couples from all walks of life and has a large referral base from many Melbourne hospitals and obstetricians from Cabrini, Monash, Sandringham, The Bays and Peninsula Private on the Mornington Peninsula. She has prepared a number of these same obstetricians for their own birthing journey’s and will continue to offer the best possible service to all couples under her guidance.
Having an avid interest in both antenatal education and birthing, Lainey initially became a HypnoBirthing® and then Calmbirth® practitioner when she saw the amazing influence these programs made on women. Dimly lit rooms, with beautiful music and mothers gently breathing their way through labour, smiling and happy, trusting in their body and ability, but most importantly, ‘fear free’.
As a annual speaker at three tertiary hospitals and several private hospitals, Lainey teaches graduate midwives about the birthing process, physiology and the techniques to be used in labour to induce calm, confidence in the women under their care. Lainey states that 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 mum, partner or baby. Lainey has seen the incredible results of teaching calmbirth® techniques over these many years and has been able to gently guide not only first time mothers but also third and forth time mothers toward a wonderful birth experience.
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