Yesterday, a mother attending Hypnobirthing Australia Classes, asked me whether she was “allowed” to refuse vaginal examinations during labour. Good question. ? Although can I re-phrase it? You see, the question isn’t whether you are “allowed” to refuse a procedure – but rather, whether you choose to “allow” your caregiver to perform it. The power is always with… Read More
On the 18th August we welcomed our baby girl Sadie into the world. As a first time Mum and someone who was convinced I would never have children due to the fear of child birth, I can safely say my birthing experience was beautiful and I have Hypnobubs to thank for that. I just really… Read More
Thanks Melissa for providing the course. It really helped me to have a positive natural birth experience. After a negative experience in my first birth with severe pre-eclampsia your course equipped me well before the birth of my second son. Gus was born on July 14 just after midnight. I had gone to the hospital… Read More
Thanks for your online course. The techniques got me through my entire labour so calm and confident, the breathing and visualization helped me so much to labour at home without panicking or feeling overwhelmed by the physical sensations. When my surges ramped up suddenly, I didn’t have the time to make it to the hospital,… Read More
Hi Melissa, We have never met but I feel like we have. It was your voice that guided me through my 2nd pregnancy, labour and birth and I would love to share our birth story with you……. It was thanks to your Hypnobirth program, Agnele from Ready Mum‘s guidance, my partners support and ultimately my… Read More
Hi Melissa I’m thrilled to let you know that another hypnobub is now earthside. I birthed Levi at home in water at 3am on Sunday, 14 August at 40 + 14. He weighed 4.89 Kg/10 lb 8 oz, 38cm head and 55cm long. I’m so thankful for your wonderful online course, Hypnobubs, that I purchased… Read More
I want to reassure all mums-to-be that you don’t have to get lucky to enjoy your birth experience as much as I did. I’m not lucky, I just worked hard during pregnancy to prepare my mind, body and soul for my birth. I believe most women can have a blissful birth like me. My advice; be prepared to educate yourself on the journey ahead and use visualisation and breathing exercises such as hypnobirthing.
If you have a baby who: sleeps during the day, has the occasional cry but is generally settled, can be taken out without fear of having to spend the entire time apologising to everyone within earshot… then you don’t need to read this!
This story is for all the parents out there who have what is often labeled as an ‘unsettled’ baby who cries, refuses to sleep during the day and is basically making you doubt your natural abilities as a parent and sane person!
Just a quick thank you for the fabulous online course. I used it as a refresher, having completed another course for the birth of my second baby (now 4 yrs old). I particularly enjoyed listening to Melissa’s tracks throughout the birth this time. Despite having an induction, I felt really calm and confident, something the… Read More
Please find a list of scientific studies listed below, that look at the positive effects of using hypnosis and other techniques (used in the Hypnobirthing Australia course) on birth outcomes. In this very recent (released July 2016) ground-breaking Australian study by Dr Kate Levett; independent childbirth education which included relaxation, breathing, meditation, massage and acupressure was shown… Read More
“I’m pretty confident” 1 “You have to train you mind like you train your body.” 2 “If you think you can’t, you won’t, and if you think you can, you will.” 3 These quotes all come from Olympic medalists – but they could equally all apply to birth! Millions of people throughout the world watch in awe… Read More
The ABC has featured the article Hypnobirthing: Hippie Trend or Legitimate Practice? which explores what hypnobirthing is all about and de-bunks many of the myths surrounding it. The article has been very popular and is also featured on the MamaMia website. Leading Australian childbirth experts Professor Hannah Dahlen, Dr Allan Cynan and Melissa Spilsted (Director of… Read More
I was 40 weeks and 10 days so it’s fair to say that the induction conversation was looming, but I had faith our little man was going to make his entrance before then. The day before Ellis’ birth, I had some subtle labour signs so I spent the day preparing with some acupuncture and… Read More
Hi Melissa, We wanted to let you know that our little girl, Edith Mary was beautifully hypnobirthed into the world on Saturday 2 July at 2am! Our birth went perfectly to plan! I used so many hypnobirthing techniques learnt in your course and can honestly say I would not have made it through- pain free,… Read More
Did you know that there is one born every minute in Australia? Well, one baby born every 1 minute & 44 seconds to be exact! HOW those babies are born can affect the physical, mental and emotional health of mother and baby short term and for many years to come. Birth intervention rates in Australia continue to… Read More
I was diagnosed with Polyhydramnios (excess amniotic fluid in the amniotic sac)
We are very happy to announce the birth of Archie on the 16.6.16 at 1145am. Archie weighed an impressive 9 pound, was 55cm long and has a 36cm head! He has settled into home life beautifully and is sleeping, eating and pooping like a champion. Here are some of the details and learns I can… Read More
Hi Melissa, I’ve been meaning to tell you about Amelia’s birth, which was now nearly a year ago. Amelia was born on a Wednesday evening at 8.39pm on 15 July 2015. It’s hard to believe she will be turning one in a couple of weeks, but I thought I would still share her birth story,… Read More
*** Note from Melissa*** I am excited to be sharing this birth story from a beautiful mama I’ve taught who just had her 2nd very calm and positive c-section birth using her hypnobirthing techniques. Welcome to the world little hypnobub, Lachlan. It is important for parents to know that there are Birthing Preferences that you can request during… Read More
Hypnobirthing. We are so happy and proud at how we introduced our first born into the world.