ABOUT NADINE RICHARDSON
'Birth can be an empowering, enriching and bonding experience for all new families.'
Nadine Richardson is a mother and has been a childbirth educator, labour assistant (doula) and prenatal yoga teacher for over 20 years. She is the director of The Birthing Institute and creator of the She Births® program.
She Births® is her own holistic and evidence based birth course for pregnant couples that was developed within her local community of Bondi Beach, Sydney. After many years of attending births, influenced by her medically trained family she became inspired to develop a more comprehensive preparation for birth that made a real difference.
"When my son was born I have to say, like many women do, the experience of labour shocked me! Even after 12 weeks of birth education I felt like my partner and I were not prepared with tools or knowledge to navigate the intensity and complexity of birth, or, for the greater challenges that came along afterwards.
"Although we debriefed my birth experience I was still left with numerous questions about how my labour had unfolded. I began studying everything I could about childbirth and quickly became a prenatal yoga specialist and qualified doula. I studied numerous antenatal education methodologies and began using a far broader approach than most, including multiple complementary medicine techniques and yoga.
"Being immersed within the community and following peoples journey throughout pregnancy, birth and parenting has been the greatest teacher. Although She Births® is now scientifically verified it arose purely from a deep desire to improve the quality of people’s lives and support new families. The thousands of hours in labour rooms, being that key person couples turn to for support, information and pain relief, has created the extraordinary course now available to everybody.
"Although the statistics show that She Births® is the most successful program in the world to increase normal birth rates – for me, the biggest success of She Births® is that we empower couples to create a beautiful birth experience… no matter what unfolds."
'In one single day She Births® completely revolutionised our perceptions, giving us another reality of birth that is natural, joyous and ecstatic. Nadine is an incredibly sincere and gifted teacher. She combines her personal experience with modern science and timeless wisdom. As a man I felt it was the most vital preparation I could have done.' - Gary Gorrow, Meditation Teacher
'She Births® was the best thing that we did during the pregnancy – the most impactful and informative by a mile. I didn’t know much about the birthing process, our options, useful strategies and tools and Nadine really opened my eyes to the possibilities of having a joyful and beautiful birth. The course was a great balance of scientific elements and practical tools – yoga, acupressure, breathing and visualisations. It really was the best decision to be a part of the She Births® family by diving into the course and absorbing all of the incredible information.' - Catherine Mack & Rick Donald, Actors
‘After our She Births® Private Course with Nadine, I felt like I could achieve anything. We felt so empowered but most of all so connected to each other and ready to take on whatever lay ahead. The techniques Nadine taught us to deal with labour helped me to see that. It truly was an incredible experience.’ - Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Recording Artist & Actress
‘She Births® was just what we were looking for in birth education – the perfect blend of nature and science. My husband felt so comfortable, confident and excited after. Nadine is real, no BS and gave us practical tools (good for the blokes) and reaffirmation that I was born to birth beautifully.’ - Peta Kelly, Author & Social Entrepreneur
‘This has been nothing short of life changing. I just wanted to thank you for guiding us so beautifully and for giving Catherine the courage to be the phenomenal woman that she is. Through She Births® and your prenatal yoga classes, she was able to build the mental and physical strength that she needed to fully embrace the whole experience. You have a phenomenal product that every pregnant woman needs, wants and deserves.’ - Phillip Dove, Business Analyst, AMP
‘I am extremely grateful and also humbled by your generosity of spirit and knowledge about birth. She Births® allowed us to trust my body to achieve the birth we wanted. I’m sure that the gentle birth has influenced the calm nature of my little girl. The techniques I learnt in the course were absolutely critical to the birth outcome, but the most important skill She Births® gave me was the confidence to do it.' - Marie Vinnell, Director, Societé General
‘The one thing i really love about Nadine and her course is that she talks from experience with confidence – and she offers statistics that prove her approach actually works. That gives a lot of confidence as a Dad. Men are either too much in the birth room or removed in the room. Once they are ’tooled up’ from She Births® and have the information that is shared with their partner, it is very powerful.’ - Grant Lyndon, Actor & Founder of Busy Dads
‘We would recommend She Births® to everyone. Everyone. From our hearts, this is the most important thing to do before you have a baby. Especially for the husbands. Seriously, you have to do it. You learn how to be a supportive birthing partner and feel like you’re a part of the birth, where you’re actually contributing.’ - Zoe & Benji Marshall, TV Host & NRL Player