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’! ?
I often tell mothers who are attending our Hypnobirthing Australia and Hypnobubs classes that we can ‘think’ that we are making a LOT more noise during labour, than we actually are! This is feedback we received from a new mum who recently birthed her baby after completing our online course. My labour progressed very quickly. I arrived at hospital… Read More
Imagining myself being lifted up over a gentle wave (through my surges) was my go-to visualisation throughout my own three births. I know it is also a favourite for many other hypnobirthing mamas, too! This is the main visualisation used in our world famous album ‘Surge of the Sea’. Click here to watch my video. I recently visited… Read More
CLICK HERE to watch my video. Come on a little journey to the sacred rock pools in Far North Queensland – Mossman Gorge. This beautiful place is the inspiration and setting for our popular pregnancy and birth self-hypnosis album, Rainforest Dreaming. Experience the sounds and sights of this tranquil and beautiful place in nature… and also hear about its… Read More
Yay!!! We have featured in the ABC News again! Hypnobirthing expert calls for standardised antenatal program in Australian hospitals by ABC Central Victoria Reporter Larrisa Romensky. I’m becoming bolder and bolder with my statements ? – but I know the importance of this issue. The conversation needs to be had. It is imperative that a high standard… Read More