Ok. ok. So we’ve all heard the stories (or perhaps been part of the story ourselves) where the birthing mother is told to hold her breath and push, push, PUSH in cheer-squad style. This scene is regularly depicted in movies/sitcoms, media, even comedies. The expectation that a woman is purple in the face, eyes bulging, screaming… Read More
This video is amazing. Watch as the orangutan interacts and kisses the pregnant belly of this mother. ❤️ orang-utans. We have more in common with our mammal sisters and brothers, than we sometimes realise. Melissa x
by Guest Blogger Emily Young I don’t know about you but since I was a little girl in knee-high socks and found out that “the baby comes out of there?”, I got the strong message that giving birth to a baby was scary, difficult and painful. The culprits to my warped understanding were far-flung and… Read More
This is just beautiful to watch. Researchers have developed a sensory sensor that enables partners to feel their baby move. Tip: go to 1.15 on the video to see how dads in this video react. This video made me teary!!! Melissa x
Do you want 50 minutes of FREE hypnobirthing tips and inspiration? How about something to listen to whilst driving or commuting? Well – look no further. ***JUST RELEASED ON ITUNES*** You can download this FREE podcast on ‘Removing the Fear of Childbirth’ where Dr Kaz Jaffe from ‘Mums the Word’ interviews Melissa Spilsted from Hypnobirthing Australia. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE… Read More
Vaginal Seeding for C-Section: The British Medical Journal recently released an article titled ‘How should health professionals engage with this increasingly popular but unproven practice’ and must admit I shook my head in disbelief when reading the article. I wonder if the authors of this article have considered the fact that babies traditionally DO come out via the vaginal route.
This is the first time I have written about my journey to starting Hypnobirthing Australia and Hypnobubs. I wanted to share this story in the hope of encouraging and inspiring other new parents to embrace the possible career/work changes that may occur when starting a family. Many mothers, in particular, hold fears about their future career prospects when… Read More
So often, birth is described in terms of being an ’emergency’. The very wise and inspirational Binnie A Dansby urges us to think of birth as an ’emergence’ rather than an ’emergency’. And I couldn’t agree with her more! Melissa x Emergence and Emergency in How we are Born from www.wholebeingfilms.com on Vimeo.
Great to see our Golden Girl, Olympic Gold Medalist Libby Trickett, with new little hypnobub Poppy, featuring in the Courier Mail this weekend! Libby and Luke Trickett attended hypnobirth classes in Brisbane with director of Hypnobirthing Australia, Melissa Spilsted. Now Libby is cheering for the Hypnobirthing Australia program that she used to prepare for her own… Read More
There is some controversy going on in the UK at the moment. A natural birth coach from Nottingham has called for Channel 4 series One Born Every Minute to be banned because, she says, it is “terrifying women” about childbirth and what to expect in labour. Well – I agree with her. I have placed a… Read More