Rhea is a highly sought after childbirth educator, speaker, author, counsellor and doula with experience at over 1000 births. She is respected as one of Australia’s foremost thinkers on the topic of working with pain in childbirth and its connection to normal physiological birth.
Rhea’s understanding of birth has been gained during forty years working with pregnant women, their partners, support people, midwives and medical practitioners.
Rhea is the mother of three adult daughters and four delightful home born grandchildren.
11.45am – 12.10pm : Getting Real For Confident Birthing
Getting real for confident birthing requires first, getting savvy about the birth culture and your birth choices. Choices about your care-givers, birth companions and birth place. Then I want to inspire you to embrace the intensity of the functional physiological pain of birthing, because once you’ve made wise choices to support your capacity for birthing, you definitely need to get real about pain.
I’ll share with you my understanding of the impact of pain dynamics. How the combination of attitudes to labour pain, crisis of confidence challenges and your support circle all come together to predict how the birth will unfold.