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The She Births® method allows a deep transformation to take place within every couple. The process fosters a sense of trust in birth and security in each other. Not only are these factors critical to creating a more natural and beautiful birth experience, but also in creating the foundation for stronger, more resilient families going forward.
In 2015, the She Births® antenatal education program was scrutinised in large randomised controlled trials within two mixed demographic hospitals in Sydney, Australia. The study was conducted by Western Sydney University and the National Institute of Complementary Medicine.
The She Births® program was chosen for this study because it incorporates more complementary medicine modalities than other childbirth courses and our own private normal birth rates are so high (83%).
This groundbreaking research highlights dramatic improvements for the Study group, who received the She Births® program, in comparison to the Control group who received the standard hospital birth preparation course.
Results were published in British Medical Journal and Midwifery Journal in 2016.
Australia’s largest not-for-profit health fund is currently conducting a trial within the private hospital system. Over 120 couples have been recruited by HCF to take part in the She Births® course free-of-charge.
It’s anticipated that this trial will result in significant reductions in birth cost, complications and the number of days babies are in the NICU. Preliminary results are promising and will be released early 2019.
The Birthing Institute is committed to ongoing research and development on a global scale. We are in conversation with researchers in the USA about implementation and trials on the east coast.
Dr Rakime Elmir of Western Sydney University has found that birth changes men. Those who are unprepared for birth can display symptoms of PTSD, including aggression, hypervigilance and detachment.
‘I have been recommending the She Births® program for many years to my pregnant clients, and the change in women after participating in the course is remarkable.She Births® gives women the confidence to trust their bodies and the birth process. It provides them with the knowledge to make decisions that feel right for them as individuals.One of the my favourite things about the program is how informed and excited the birth partner reports feeling!
Elizabeth Evans – Women’s Health Physio
Learn what makes She Births® unique, make sense of the research results, understand how the program works in the hospital system and get tips from our comprehensive curriculum.
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She Births® takes all the guess work out of childbirth education and hands the power back to couples, allowing them to create a more normal, joyous birth experience and bond more deeply as a family.
Transform any fear of birth into confidence. Empower couples with tools and techniques that make a difference.
This unique and comprehensive training is available to yoga teachers, doulas, midwives, mothers, pregnant women, childbirth educators and any other people passionate about pregnancy, birth and parenthood.
Part I is open for all people to attend. Parts II and III are only applicable to certified yoga teachers.
Are you a birth professional looking to gain a deeper understanding of the She Births® program? Apply now to attend one of Nadine Richardson’s courses.
“I learnt more in two days, than I did in my entire year of doula training.” – Louise
It’s been amazing to watch the evolution of She Births® over the years and see how our couples as well as medical professionals have spread the word, supporting the program and the families who partake. It takes a great team to have a beautiful birth!
We are proud to work with wonderful Obstetricians, (some of whom completed the course themselves when pregnant) General Practitioners, Midwives both private and public system workers and many more health and birth professionals. Many of our Educators are also Midwives and long term birth professionals too.
This podcast is a conversation with dear friend Jo Hunter, a private practising endorsed midwife based in Sydney, Australia. Jo Hunter has been a midwife as well as a doula and educator and been helping families over 20 years. She is also the co-creator of a new documentary film we are all very excited about called BirthTime.
The vision for She Births® has always been to reach every single woman on the planet; to provide her with an education in whatever way she needs.
This video is a conversation about team work in the birthing room, as well as putting in the preparation. As well as talking to Dr Jan Dudley we have the inspiring Anna Kooiman who has worked many years as a TV and News Presenter in New York before coming to Australia to give birth to little Brookes. Anna achieved a natural posterior birth which we know it is not an easy feat! We hope you enjoy.
Nadine Richardson, Anna Kooiman and Dr Jan Dudley in conversation
Dr Jan Dudley has over 30 years’ experience catching babies in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. She is well-loved by many of our families, and talks about birth as an ancient art, the power of woman and the importance of surrender, as well as preparation.
“Having a baby is all about surrendering, it’s about letting go. Use that intensity [of the contractions] to empower you.” – Dr. Jan Dudley
Private Obstetrician, Jan Dudley and She Births® founder, Nadine Richardson talk to Journalist & News Anchor, Anna Kooiman about her posterior labour and the current state of childbirth.
Our brains encode negativity 10 times faster than it does positivity. All the more reason to read and share positive birth experiences that encompass every scenario.
Inspiring talks and enlightening conversations as Nadine sits down with some of the most incredible childbirth and parenting professionals out there.
An archive of quality books, film and websites on childbirth and early parenting we recommend to our clients.
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