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
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
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
“Her husband may be the professional footballer, but Taneal Mead is the true Titan when it comes to childbirth. The brand new mum says she conquered a brief but intense four hours of hardcore labour thanks to two secret skills – cheerleader husband David, who refused to be sidelined… and hypnobirthing. Cradling bouncing baby boy… Read More
IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 8 September 2015 A New Breed of Champions! Question: What do swimming golden-girl Libby Trickett, cycling gold medalist Sara Carrigan and Titan’s rugby winger David Mead all have in common? They all prepared for the birth of their babies using ‘hypnobirthing’. “Not surprising”, according to Hypnobirthing Australia director Melissa Spilsted. “Childbirth is considered… Read More
Published in the Winter 2015 issue of Nurture Magazine When I first became a mother, I wanted the world to believe that I had everything under control. In my mind, I had envisioned myself as becoming one of those perfectly groomed yummy mummies with the happily gurgling baby. You know, the type that we see… Read More
Hypnobirthing Australia is in the media again. Take 5 Magazine interviews Hypnobirthing Australia director, Melissa Spilsted, about how it all began!
Melissa Spilsted from Hypnobirthing Australia featured here on Sunrise on Channel 7 – Australia’s number one breakfast show hosted by Kochie and Sam (David Koch & Samantha Armytage) – for creating a WORLD FIRST program. Melissa’s candid interview relating to the Hypnobirthing Australia program which is available Australia wide; and the launch of the Hypnobirthing… Read More
Great to see that our program is receiving lots of media attention! This article appeared in Quest Newspapers/Courier Mail 3/2/15. Melissa Spilsted is the founder and director of Hypnobirthing Australia. Pictured with soon-to-be mums Kristina Halford of Toowoomba and Jenny Pham of Morningside. Photo by Sarah Keayes A mother-of-three has delivered a world-first for caesarean… Read More
IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 25 November 2014 Australia set to deliver a world first for caesarean births An Australian childbirth education expert is set to deliver a world first for parents who birth their babies via planned caesarean. The program promises to prepare parents for a positive and empowering caesarean birth experience utilising hypnotherapy techniques! Women… Read More
Obstetrician Dr Andrew Booker, who works at the San Hospital and Hornsby Hospital, says he’s seen increasing numbers of mums using hypnobirthing and similar techniques.
It seems that the secret is well and truly out! Hypnobirthing Australia can help parents to have a calm and positive birth experience – and it doesn’t involve clucking like a chicken, either! Hypnobirthing Australia has been featured in magazines, newspapers, television and radio. As Australia’s fastest growing childbirth education course; we are in popular… Read More
What do Kate Middleton, Jessica Alba, Pamela Anderson, Miranda Kerr all have in common?Well rumour has it – they all hypnobirthed! Hypnobirthing has been gaining popularity over recent years, however when the Princess Kate reportedly chose to use hypnobirthing to prepare for the birth of little George, heir to the throne – that certainly caused quite… Read More
There is evidence that “Hypnobirthing” works. At the University of Florida, Professor Paul Schaubel and his colleagues showed how women who learnt self-hypnosis before giving birth needed less medication, had fewer complications and were more likely to deliver healthier babies. They also suffered less stress and anxiety in the weeks before birth. Gaining credence: Sophie… Read More