Miriam Hart is a Registered Midwife with experience working in Maternity in both the public and private sectors. She also has experience working as a Midwife in an Early Parenting Unit.
“I completed my Bachelor of Midwifery as a mature-age student. During this time I experienced many models of care from Homebirth, Midwifery Group Practice, and the public and private hospital maternity system. I have always been in awe of how incredible women’s bodies are and how amazing it is that we can not only grow a baby but also birth and nurture a baby. Having a Dutch background (which has the highest rate of homebirths) I have often wondered how birth has become so medicalised and feared in different countries and cultures.
“I became a Calmbirth educator because I want to support women and their partners to feel confident and empowered during their pregnancy, labour, and birth. One of the things l love about Calmbirth is it gives couples the knowledge and tools to create a positive birth experience, regardless of the path that their birth journey may take.”
My life in five words…Busy, coffee, children, real, no-filters.
The best thing about where I live is…Geelong is an amazing place to live with all the conveniences of Melbourne but not as hectic or busy…..everything is 10 minutes away and you can always find a car park.
What I do to relax when I’m not working...watching Netflix with a glass of Pinot Gris.
I can’t live without…coffee and chocolate.
The person or traits I most admire is…compassion, honesty, integrity, gratitude and a good sense of humour.
What I love most about being a Calmbirth educator…giving couples the knowledge and tools to create a positive birth experience, regardless of the path that their birth journey may take.
If I had to describe my own birth experiences in 3 words….all (3) very different.
The 3 essential things you need to take with you into labour are…birth plan, massage oil, sarong/rebozo.
If I had to describe how seeing a baby being born makes me feel…I am in awe of women’s bodies – how they can create life, grow and nurture a baby, and give birth.
A favourite quote…“Your body is not a lemon” – Ina May Gaskin
You can follow me at…Calmbirth with Miriam Geelong/Bellarine/Surfcoast
My next Calmbirth courses are:
Small group weekend classes –
May 27 & 28,
June 24 & 25,
July 8 & 9,
July 22 & 23,
Aug 5 & 6,
August 19 & 20,
September 2 & 3,
Sept 30 & Oct 1,
Oct 14 & 15,
Oct 28 & 29.
Private classes also available on request.