Kelly initially became interested in calmbirth® when she was looking to attend a class during her first pregnancy but found there were none available in the state. After using some similar techniques during labour and finding them very effective, she decided to train as a calmbirth® educator and also begin studying psychology. She is currently undertaking a Masters in Clinical Psychology and her research focusses on psychological approaches for comfort in childbirth. She has also had the opportunity to put her calmbirth® skills into practice during the wonderful birth of her second child in 2010.
Kelly is inspired by seeing couples gain confidence in their ability to work together and use visualisation, breathing and relaxation techniques during labour and the birth of their baby. She feels very lucky to have the opportunity to assist couples to prepare during this special time in their lives.
Kelly is a member of Childbirth and Parenting Educators of Australia. She has presented her research at the Australian College of Midwives National Conference and the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand Congress.