Auckland Univeristy of Technology
She is a Director Of Operations My Body My Baby Enhanced Prenatal Education Project at Modern Maternity and Midwifery systems. Irene Chain Kalinowski (1956) was born in Rotherham,South Yorkshire England, to Polish immigrant parents, grew up and trained as a Midwife in Rotherham, South Yorkshire,England and has practiced midwifery through three continents, Europe, the Middle East, and New Zealand. For thirty four years she has practiced midwifery.A journey that has taken her through countries where women have faith in childbirth and through countries where birth is medicalised and where women are fearful of it. To that of Her first book, "The Heart and Soul of Midwifery" Tells a story of how childbirth became so complex and how we need to make changes in the way we provide maternity services. How women need to to take charge of their experience and how we need to understand the normal physiological process of childbirth. She shares real life experiences and takes you into the heart and soul of childbirth. This is a valuable insight into complexities the way we provide care. A great resource for those providing maternity services and for those who wish to understand how care should be individualised. Her Second Book "My Body My Baby" released in March 2013, Inspired by her nieces traumatic childbirth experience and the alarming C Section rates. She cares deeply for women giving birth and no woman should be traumatised from her birthing experience.
Midwifery, Child Birth, Pregnancy