Hi, I’m Vanessa; I am a Registered Paediatric Nurse of 12 years working in a busy tertiary centre in Melbourne. I am also the owner of Illoura Birth and am a very proud Hypnobirthing Australia Childbirth Educator.
I began teaching this wonderful program in 2019 and in 2020 became certified to teach the Positive Caesarean Program. I have now had the pleasure in preparing and supporting many families on their positive birth and parenting journey.
Where it all started you may ask… I was first introduced to hypnobirthing following my own birth preparation with my first baby. I felt excited about my baby’s arrival but also feared what many do surrounding birth. Hypnobirthing classes really set me and my husband up to have a positive experience no matter how our baby was birthed. I’ve since gone on to have three incredibly empowering birth experiences and I want you to have the same!
Birth can be a beautiful and positive experience and I base my teachings surrounding this, along with including all the up-to-date evidence-based practice and research. I am very passionate about preparing families for all circumstances in birth and approaching birth with an open, calm mind.
My philosophy is, there is no right or wrong way to birth your baby. All births should be celebrated no matter how you choose or where you welcome your baby into this world. Every family deserves to feel empowered, to make informed decisions, know their options and feel supported in their choices along this journey.
I look forward to meeting you in my classes and supporting you on your journey!