We know that this can be a very touchy subject – but we are all about sharing high-quality information and research. Let’s talk about ‘tongue-tie’. Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) is a condition present at birth that restricts the tongue’s range of motion. With tongue-tie, an unusually short, thick or tight band of tissue (lingual frenulum) tethers… Read More
Empowered mama, Emily Slattery, describes the birth of her son George as “boringly normal”, but in fact, it was far from ordinary! Emily is a GP herself; and in this article, she explains how (and why) she hired endorsed private practice midwife Clare Davison, as her main caregiver for her VBAC2 (vaginal birth after having… Read More
The Duchess of Cambridge speaks out about her experience using Hypnobirthing! Our phones and email inbox are BLOWING UP with National Media, TV and Radio wanting interviews about what Hypnobirthing is and how Princess Kate Middleton has opened up about her experience on UK Podcast ‘Happy Mum Happy Baby’. View the Channel 9 TODAY 2020 Interview with Melissa… Read More
Can you use your hypnobirthing skills during an ECV (External Cephalic Version) to help turn a breech baby? Absolutely! Watch this video of one of our Hypnobirthing Australia™ star mamas, taught by Mae’t Pearson, who stayed SO calm during the procedure. She was listening to our Breech Turn track (using earphones) as the ECV was… Read More
Hypnobirthing Australia’s mission to spread the word of positive birthing was given an AMAZING opportunity as we were featured on Australia’s top morning show – Channel 7 Sunrise, running a live antenatal class.
Have you ever been told that your placenta is “showing signs of aging and deterioration” and that this is a reason for induction? I once was. 😒 Well, this evidence-based article debunks the myth of ‘placental inefficiency’ being a cause of increased perinatal mortality. Definitely worth a read (and a re-read as you get closer to… Read More
Sometimes I get the ‘eye-roll’ when I mention breathing/bearing down with hypnobirthing, during the ‘pushing’ stage of birth. The biggest culprits for this reaction tend to be caregivers such as midwives, doctors and obstetricians (certainly not all, but some) and women who have birthed using a method of forced pushing, themselves. They will say something… Read More
Don’t you love a great birth story? Celebrity (Hi-5 presenter & Getaway reporter) Hypnobirthing Australia™ mama, Charli Robinson and racing car driver Liam Talbot have had their baby girl. Charlie was a bit worried that they were only half way through the hypnobubs® course – but she managed a 15½ hour natural labour and we reckon she is a STAR hypno-mama!
Director of Hypnobirthing Australia™ and Hypnobubs®, Melissa Spilsted, features in this article by Yahoo News about the prospect of Meghan Markle following in the steps of her sister-in-law Kate, and hypnobirthing another royal baby. 🙂
We’ve seen a real spike in inductions of labour prior to post-term (ie. prior to 42 weeks) in recent decades – and they are not always offered due to medical reasons. 😕 If there are special circumstances present, then inductions may sometimes be necessary. Mamas who truly need inductions can have better inductions and bridge… Read More
We are delighted to share this beautiful podcast episode with you from The Parenting Biz Podcast. In this podcast Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner Debra Wakefield from Empowered to Birth in Bendigo, Victoria shares how to have a “Calm Natural Birth and Beyond with Hypnobirthing”. Grab yourself a Cuppa and click on the play button below to listen to… Read More
Why I am SO passionate about teaching positive childbirth education Do you share this same passion? Hypnobirthing Australia™ is looking for some very special individuals, with a passion for positive birthing, to join our team as Certified Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioners. Our Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner Training is a 21 hour live course (over 3 full… Read More
I love it when Hypnobirthing Australia parents send in video footage of their positive birth preparation, practice and births. 🙂 Here’s a little video, shared by Hypnobirthing Australia mum Roseann, as she prepared for her birth using the affirmations from our Surge of the Sea album. You can read also read some beautiful hypnobirthing stories… Read More
Dear Melissa I wanted to write and thank you for the Baby, Come Out! mp3 track. At 10 days beyond my ‘guess date’ there was an element of pressure building. I had a medical induction booked in within the next 48 hours (although I had no intention of attending this particular appointment given baby and I… Read More
Hypnobirthing Australia’s Indigenous Childbirth Education Program is taught via aboriginal health services and through specialist Practitioners throughout Australia. This unique program supports and celebrates aboriginal mothers and birth partners, in their passage to parenthood. Written by Heather Collins This is where the journey started. A journey of healing, so powerful and sacred that to write… Read More
I often receive messages from mamas that I have taught, asking for guidance in choosing some music for their birthing playlist. Parents often ask for the details of the artist of the background music from of our Hypnobirthing Australia tracks. I recommend Christopher Lloyd Clark. He is an Australian artist who specialises in meditation music…. Read More
We really want to give you every opportunity to build your confidence and excel in your hypnobirthing preparation. And that is why we are offering you this opportunity to upgrade to a private session with your own Certified Practitioner at a very special price. In your private session you have the chance to discuss any… Read More
Hello there! I’m Melissa Spilsted, director of Hypnobirthing Australia™ and I’d like to personally welcome you to our program! You are already making some great decisions are you prepare yourself for one of the most important events in your life, and your babies. The way we bring our babies into the world can have a… Read More
In our Hypnobirthing Australia classes, we encourage mothers to choose an anchor ‘colour’ for deep relaxation. Some mothers choose one whilst listening to their hypnobirthing albums and some find that they have already been attracted to a particular colour throughout their pregnancy. When I mentioned this in the class that I ran over the weekend, hypnomum Jade said that she had… Read More
Mums come up with all sorts of inventive ways of naturally inducing labour. This mama decided to boogie baby out to the tune of ‘Thriller’! ?