Melissa Spilsted is the Founder & Director of Hypnobirthing Australia™ and teaches parents hypnobirthing techniques in regular classes held at Paddington, Brisbane and Robina, Gold Coast. Melissa also teaches Practitioner Courses to childbirth professionals throughout Australia and the world. In addition to the regular Hypnobirthing Australia course, she has written a world first course for ‘Positive Caesarean Birth’.
Melissa brings to her hypnotherapy and hypnobirthing classrooms over 20 years experience in teaching and professional qualifications. In addition to this – Melissa has successfully used hypnobirthing techniques three times herself and has had three beautiful, peaceful and calm natural births!
Widely known as a hypnobirthing expert, Melissa’s TV and media appearances have included Channel 7 Sunrise, The Courier Mail, Woman’s Weekly, Nurture Magazine, Mother and Baby Magazine, Practical Parenting Magazine, Birth Matters, television and national radio interviews. Her work has also been showcased in the Royal College of Medicine in London and childbirth hypnosis albums (available through this website or iTunes) are popular throughout the world.
Based on her success in delivering hypnobirthing classes over a number of years, combined with her personal and professional teaching, voice training and clinical hypnotherapy experience; Melissa has developed the Hypnobirthing Australia™ Program that incorporates modern, contemporary training resources and professionally recorded Australian practice recordings; that is uniquely designed for contemporary Australian families and systems of maternity care.
Please click here to see Melissa’s timetable of classes and feel free to contact her directly to discuss your own positive preparation for a beautiful, calm birth.
Practice Name: It takes a village Midwifery
Servicing: Jindalee (Brisbane, QLD)
Mae’t is a Medicare Eligible Independent Midwife. She enjoys preparing mums and birth partners to have their best birth and an empowered transition to parenthood. Mae’t has been working with pregnant women and teaching childbirth preparation since 2004. Mae’t has three happy children, birthed in a hospital, a birth centre and a positive waterbirth. With experience in supporting women in birth, Mae’t has an interest and understanding of how to prepare mums and birth partners for a calm and empowering experience.
Practice Name: Belly2Birth
Area’s Serviced: Gold Coast
Shari fell in love with Hypnobirthing after completing the Hypnobirthing Australia™ course back in 2011 and using the techniques to birth her first child. Shari went on to have a beautiful natural birth and felt so empowered by this experience she just had to pass on the message and program to other women and couples.
Shari has now been teaching the Hypnobirthing Australia™ program for over 7 years and has taught hundreds of couples from all around Australia. Shari has also been awarded in our top 3 practitioners for the last 4 years running (2014/ 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019) and Shari also works at Hypnobirthing Australia head office. Shari now comes highly recommended from Doctors and Midwives and has attended local hospital workshops where she has shared the Hypnobirthing Australia™ program to care providers and how they can support Hypnobirthing couples during labour.
Shari is passionate about creating a beautiful experience for couples both in the course that she teaches and in the support that she offers not only as a Hypnobirthing Practitioner but also as a mum who has Hypnobirthed. You can watch her beautiful birth video HERE on her website homepage, where Shari & her husband show how she used the techniques to have an amazing water birth.
Shari offers group classes for both Natural Birth & our Positive Caesarean Birth Courses on the Gold Coast, Queensland, however, is available to travel if need be for one-on-one sessions or as Skype Practitioner for our online courses and is flexible and able to work in with you depending on your lifestyle.
To contact Shari please phone 0423 773 316 or visit http://www.belly2birth.com.au
Practice Name: Hypnobirthing Brisbane
Location of Service: Gordon Park (Brisbane)
Hello and welcome!
I am Caitlin, a childbirth educator, a registered nurse and a mother.
My passion is helping mothers.
Whether they are trying to conceive, pregnant, coping with a newborn or wrangling a toddler, I love hearing their stories, providing advice when I can or at least a shoulder to lean on. Since giving birth, I have provided casual encouragement to other women through my mommy blog http://www.motherdownunder.com.
I am thrilled to be a hypnobirthing practitioner and to be able to positively support women throughout their pregnancy, birth and beyond.
As a nurse, I have come to hypnobirthing from a scientific background, and I believe that empirically, the method makes so much sense. Our bodies are complex, are able to perform extraordinary feats and, just as they are capable of growing a perfect baby without our conscious input, they are also capable of birthing that perfect baby without much conscious effort.
After experiencing a beautiful hypnobirth, I felt so empowered and positive.
I strongly believe that, if your pregnancy and birth are the positive events that you hope they will be, you will enter motherhood feeling confident and better able to cope.
I found that hypnobirthing enabled me to have a relaxed pregnancy, a natural birth and demonstrated that trusting my mothering instincts led to ideal outcomes for me and my baby.
It is truly my wish that every woman has the opportunity to experience the pregnancy and birth that she desires.
Practice Name: My Private Midwife
Kate is a registered nurse and midwife who has a passion for helping mothers achieve their goals for pregnancy, birth and postnatal.
With over 20 years as a midwife in a variety of settings she is well qualified to offer new parents the information and support to make the transition form a couple to family. She currently works in a private practice as a private midwife, able to provide midwifery care throughout pregnancy and on discharge from hospital, with many services attracting a rebate from Medicare.
Kate is very excited about the opportunity to add hypnobirthing to her suite of services, with a belief that hypnobirthing aligns well with her philosophy of midwifery.
Practice Name: Envision Health Qld
My name is Leigh-Anne and I am a University trained Naturopath with knowledge in many holistic modalities including western herbal medicine, homeopathy, nutrition, Iridology, massage and Kinesiology.
My husband and myself have two beautiful children, one of which was birthed using the hypnobirthing method. I wanted to incorporate hypnobirthing into my practice as I felt having experienced a very traumatic and out of control birth for my first, to having a very calm, relaxed and very much in-control birth for my second, I felt that this technique needed to be shared with all birthing mothers.
There is a lot of information for pregnant mums out there on what to eat and what exercise to do whilst pregnant but not much on achieving a calm, in-control beautiful birth.
Fear has replaced a woman’s natural instinct to birth in a calm, sacred and loving environment, hypnobirthing facilitates us to find that ‘safe’ place within ourselves to allow our bodies to do what they were designed to do.
To find out more about hypnobirthing classes (including your course options) please CLICK HERE.
Practice Name: Jayde McCarthy
Location of Service: Sunshine Coast, Buderim, QLD
My name is Jayde, I am a Registered Nurse and Mum to 3 hypnobubs. I found Hypnobirthing so empowering I became a practitioner and still use the techniques every day. Expecting a new baby can be overwhelming, my passion is to educate and empower mums to be, as well as your birthing partners to achieve your best birth and beyond. I am located on the Sunshine Coast servicing Kawana/Buderim region. I offer personalized one on one sessions as well as group classes.
Practice Name: Lotus Patch
Servicing: Woolongong & surrounds (NSW)
My vision is to equip women and their partners in the Illawarra and surrounds with the knowledge and skills needed to make informed decisions around the birthing process. With this knowledge and confidence you will be able to achieve the outcome you desire and deserve – a positive, empowering and calm birthing experience.
I live in Wollongong on the south coast of NSW with my young family. I am also a certified mediation teacher, paediatric massage consultant and teach key word sign as a communication aid for people living with the differently abled, the very young and the very old. I am also a Certified Infant Massage Instructor with the International Association of Infant Massage.
I have previous experience as a research scientist and forensic practitioner and possess a number of management qualifications and degrees in various sciences.
After a challenging emergency induction with my son I was able to choose differently for the birth of my daughter. With my daughter, there was time to employ my meditation training to have a natural, intervention-free, pain-free birth. Hypnobirthing teaches how to achieve this without the years of mediation practice.
I run group classes in Wollongong with evening and weekend options. Private sessions are also available by appointment.
Practice Name: North Brisbane Hypnobirthing
Sam is a certified Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner and Childbirth Educator (HPCE) based in North Brisbane. She has a Bachelor degree in Psychology and is currently working as registered Nurse. Sam has experience in adult mental health and works as part of specialised peri-natal mental health team. She is passionate about natural birthing and is a member of the Maternity Coalition.
After experiencing a traumatic birth with her first child, Sam understands the importance of the parents being validated, respected and informed during and after the birthing process. This experience has led her to discover Hypnobirthing.
Sam strongly believes that every woman deserves to have a positive, empowering birth. By learning and embracing Hypnobirthing, mothers and birth partners are equipped with the tools and techniques to make this a reality. Sam is excited to have the opportunity to teach expectant mothers and birth partners the benefits of Hypnobirthing and to be part of their journey towards a calm positive birth.
Practice Name: Hypnobirthing Centre WA
Area’s Serviced: Maylands, Stirling & Northern Suburbs
Vicki Hobbs is a certified Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner who has received a national award for the last three consecutive years for her dedication to community support and knowledge sharing.
She is a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist specialising in pregnancy, induction, labour and postnatal massage. Vicki is one of the most highly trained pregnancy massage professionals in WA having completed the NurtureLife® Pregnancy Massage Practitioner course in 2013 with Pregnancy Massage Australia as well as the Diploma in Pregnancy Massage & Maternity Care in 2008 after training with Suzanne Yates, who is a well-known author, midwife and the Director of the Well Mother Centre in the UK.
Vicki has expert knowledge and training of the anatomy and physiology of the pregnant body, stretching during pregnancy, labour and birth positions and massage training for your partner as well as Spinning Babies techniques, acupressure and aromatherapy.
She is also a certified Birth & Postpartum Doula and Childbirth Educator and is passionate about sharing her knowledge about pregnancy, birth and beyond to support women through all stages of their journey so they feel strong, confident and prepared.
Vicki loves her work as a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist having trained with TAD James in 2006 and offers one-on-one pregnancy and birth hypnosis sessions for fear releasing and relaxation. She also shares beautiful Reiki and Energy healing sessions for mum (and baby) before, during and after pregnancy.
Practice Name: Harmonic Hypnobirthing
Location of Services: I offer group Hypnobirthing Australia™ classes from Dee Why, Northern Beaches and also Copacabana, Central Coast. I also teach private classes across the Northern Beaches, North Shore and Central Coast.
I am mum to two gorgeous boys who I hypnobirthed into the world with tremendous love, focus and strength, it was their empowering births that inspired me to become a Hypnobirthing Australia™ practitioner.
I am also trained and experienced as a Hypnotherapist, Birth Doula, Natural Therapist, Energetic Healer, Flower Essence specialist, Angelic Reiki Master Teacher and Conscious birth leader and have been assisting couples of the Northern Beaches, North Shore and Central Coast to achieve calm and confident birth experiences since 2012.
My intention as an holistic birthing expert is to inspire women and their birthing companions to achieve both positive and sacred childbirth experiences, I believe that the facilitation of quality and independent childbirth education through the Hypnobirthing Australia™ program supports this intention wholeheartedly.
I know that everything a woman needs to birth her baby with strength, confidence and joy comes from deep within her. Birth is the ultimate instinctive act and even though in modern maternity practices it can sometimes be difficult to trust your instincts and know how to surrender, I am committed to reconnecting mamas to their feminine power, and to develop the trust and confidence in the inherent wisdom of their bodies.
I am a member of the Holistic Birth and Parenting Collective, supporting parents through all aspects of their pregnancy and birth journey and I am also a Positive Birth Movement facilitator, dedicated to expanding the message of positive birth in the community.
I offer group Hypnobirthing Australia™ classes from Dee Why, Northern beaches and also Copacabana, Central Coast. I also teach private classes across the Northern Beaches, North Shore and Central Coast.
I can help you to embrace and feel nourished in your pregnancy and assist you to create the birth experience you truly deserve.
“It was the most amazing and calm experience. The midwives couldn’t understand how I stayed so calm…they didn’t realize how advanced I was in labour…I can’t thankyou enough Katie for your hypnobirthing course and for all the wisdom and support that resulted in such a beautiful, calm birth for us all. ”
Practice Name: Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting
Servicing: Victoria, Melbourne outer northern suburbs, Doreen, Mernda, Whittlesea and surrounding suburbs.
Noelene is a midwife, hypnobirthing childbirth educator, life coach, baby massage instructor and maternal and child health nurse. In addition to this, she is a mum to three beautiful children; Tristan, Kate and Christopher.
Her classes service the outer northern suburbs of Melbourne including, Doreen, Mernda, Whittlesea and surrounding suburbs.
Noelene will give you the tools and techniques to enable you to transform from being a “fearful birth worrier into a courageous birth warrior”.
Noelene is passionate about sharing her birthing knowledge, educating parents to help them achieve an amazing birth experience with the Hypnobirthing Australia program and then continuing to work after birth with mothers through the 12 week “Inspired To Success – Yummy Mummy” life coaching program and baby massage classes.
Practice Name: Big Hearted Birth
Location of Service: Elwood (VIC)
Cindy Fenn is passionate and committed to helping woman and their birth partners birth their babies calmly, confidently and on their own terms. She believes birth is one of the most amazing and empowering things a woman’s body can do and knows from first-hand experience how successful the knowledge, skills and techniques taught in a Hypnobirthing Australia course can be for affecting a positive mind-set for your baby’s birthing day.
She is a trained teacher so knows how to teach knowledge and concepts effectively and assist you to have the birth you want. Your upcoming birth is unique and special and with it a range of wishes, feelings and emotions can surround it – Cindy can ensure you are equipped to confidently meet whatever turn your pregnancy, labour and birth take.
Cindy has Hypnobirthed her two boys and from this understands that each birth experience is unique. She has birthed in a hospital setting and at home and on her second birth had the good fortune of an unintentional, undisturbed birth. She believes that the best place for a woman to birth is where they feel most comfortable. Now also consolidating her passion with formal training in Childbirth wants all woman to have the best opportunity to experience their best birth.
Classes can be taught privately in the comfort of your own home, or in small groups where you can meet other local couples at a similar time in your life.
Practice Name: Birth Savvy
Pip Wynn Owen has been a Registered Midwife since 1995, a Childbirth Educator since 2004 and is also a Mother of 4. She passionately believes that the birth of a child should be the most beautiful and empowering time in a couples life. And that women should feel like Wonder Woman after giving birth.
Like most hospital midwives Pip was “thrown in” to teaching antenatal classes, but it quickly became her passion and she decided she needed to do formal childbirth educator training. This dramatically changed her style of teaching and approach to prenatal education. However after the birth of her 4th child, her first with an obstetrician in the private hospital system, she realised there was a real need to step outside the system and give women a truly independent childbirth education service.
She started ‘Birth Savvy…Ask for what you want’ in early 2012 and now runs seminars, workshops, and private sessions in Perth WA
Pip realises how hard it can be to find your confidence and voice in today’s birthing environment and that sometimes information isn’t enough. She knows that what couples need, on top of good quality education, is specific techniques, tools and strategies to enable them to ask for and get the birth they truly want.
This is why Pip is delighted to be a Certified Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner. She feels now she has found the programme that give couples the best chance at that beautiful, empowered birth she wishes for all couples.
Through Pip’s passion she is fast becoming the voice for pushing for better births in Perth’s private hospitals with journalists seeking her opinions for television news, radio, newspapers and magazines.
Practice Name: Sue Hunt
Location of Service: Central Coast (NSW)
I am a practising Caseload Midwife at Gosford Hospital. I have attended many hypnobirths through the years and know the difference it can make to a mother’s experience of labour and birth as well as the outcome!
Natural drug-free birth leads on to a happy baby and mum and easier breastfeeding.
I have a particular interest in VBAC (Vaginal Birth after Caesarean) as I experienced this myself. I’m also very supportive of waterbirth and fully support home birthing.
Negotiating the hospital system can be daunting. As a midwife who works in the system, my goal is to incorporate the best medical support available with natural birth practices.
Hypnobirthing Australia classes give me the opportunity to help empower women and their partners and share my expertise.
I am excited to teach Hypnobirthing Australia and assist women and their partners on their birthing journey. I look forward to sharing this exciting journey with you!
Practice Name: Yoga Mummas
Location of Service: Port Macquarie (NSW)
The combined skills of Yoga and Hypnobirthing techniques has allowed me to serve 100’s mums in my local area over the last 8 years. It’s so lovely to catch up with parents after their birth and hear how the pregnancy classes and Hypnobirthing techniques helped to positively influence their birth.
Birth is so raw and primal; in this day and age, many of us have lost touch with this side of ourselves. Pregnancy yoga can help women to connect to their body in a safe way. Through specific movements and learnt breathing techniques women naturally deepen their understanding of what they need to do to birth their baby. A woman’s awareness is naturally turned inwards during pregnancy, making it so much easier for her to relax into herself. I have observed this many times over the years and it never ceases to amaze me.
The “hypno” part of hypnobirthing gives mothers a much-needed tool to help them get beyond the chatter of their mind, and allow their body to do what it is designed to do.
The theoretical knowledge learnt throughout the course gives parents a greater appreciation for the physiological processes of birth.
It’s so important to recognise that what we do and the choices we make during pregnancy have a huge impact on our birth.
Melissa Spilsted is the Founder & Director of Hypnobirthing Australia™ and teaches parents hypnobirthing techniques in regular classes held at Paddington, Brisbane and Robina, Gold Coast. Melissa also teaches Practitioner Courses to childbirth professionals throughout Australia and the world. In addition to the regular Hypnobirthing Australia course, she has written a world first course for ‘Positive Caesarean Birth’.
Melissa brings to her hypnotherapy and hypnobirthing classrooms over 2o years experience in teaching and professional qualifications. In addition to this – Melissa has successfully used hypnobirthing techniques three times herself and has had three beautiful, peaceful and calm natural births!
Widely known as a hypnobirthing expert, Melissa’s TV and media appearances have included Channel 7 Sunrise, The Courier Mail, Woman’s Weekly, Nurture Magazine, Mother and Baby Magazine, Practical Parenting Magazine, Birth Matters and national radio. Her work has also been showcased in the Royal College of Medicine in London and childbirth hypnosis albums (available through this website or iTunes) are popular throughout the world.
Based on her success in delivering hypnobirthing classes over a number of years, combined with her personal and professional teaching, voice training and clinical hypnotherapy experience; Melissa has developed the Hypnobirthing Australia™ Program that incorporates modern, contemporary training resources and professionally recorded Australian practice recordings; that is uniquely designed for contemporary Australian families and systems of maternity care.
Please click here to see Melissa’s timetable of classes and feel free to contact her directly to discuss your own positive preparation for a beautiful, calm birth.
Practice Name: Mind Body Birthing
Servicing: Ballarat and district
My name is Katrina Foord and I am a qualified Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner. My interest in hypnobirthing has developed over my many years as a registered nurse, midwife, hypnotherapist, NLP (neuro linguistic programming practitioner) and a mother of two. Considering my background and experience it has become a natural progression to become a hypnobirthing practitioner.
I had two very different birthing experiences prior to becoming a hypnobirthing practitioner – an emergency Caesarean (after being induced) and a VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean). One of the differences I remember is that with my vaginal birth, I had a covering obstetrician who asked me to visualise myself on a tropical island to help me relax. I remember this helping enormously.
I have always been interested in the power of the mind and subsequently completed courses in hypnotherapy and NLP. I have since used hypnotherapy for many things including walking on hot coals and completion of my first 1/2 marathon last year with ease.
My aim is to teach women and their birth partners, techniques such as breathing, visualisation, relaxation and self-hypnoisis to empower them to have a calm, positive birthing experience.
Practice Name: Positive Birth
Location of Services: Collingwood and Canterbury (Melbourne, VIC)
I have over twenty years experience as a midwife and childbirth educator in both the private and public sectors in Australia and the UK.
I am currently employed as a Midwife at a large private hospital in Melbourne.
For me being a midwife is best expressed by my personal midwifery philosophy. Being ‘with woman’ is grounded in the principles of health and well-being and combines both art and science. Midwifery is a partnership between the midwife and the woman and her family which encompasses the art of communication and trust, intrinsically linked with scientific knowledge and research and the practice of safe judgement. It celebrates the strength of women and I have witnessed the transformative power of a positive birth experience.
I believe couples embarking on this journey should have knowledge that allows them to approach birth with positive anticipation and confidence.
The principles of Hypnobirthing align perfectly with this philosophy of midwifery and the resources and skills that Hypnobirthing provides can make a positive difference and have a long lasting effect on a couple and their journey as parents.
Practice Name: Christa Buckland BHlthSc (Health Promotion), HPCE
Area’s Serviced: Macarthur, Wollondilly, Liverpool and Surrounds
I am an experienced doula and childbirth educator in south-west Sydney. I personally used hypnobirthing for three of my four births and found it to be empowering, transformative and healing. This is what sparked in me the deep desire to help other mums prepare for birth.
I have supported clients (as a doula) who were using hypnobirthing in their birth preparation and have witnessed the incredible difference that it made to their births. I am very proud to be a Certified Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner, and offer these amazing classes to the women in my area.
I also have a Health Science degree (majoring in Health Promotion) and am currently pursuing a PhD with Western Sydney University. My research is on breastfeeding among young mothers.
I truly believe that birth is meant to be a beautiful, sacred and positive event in our life. Let me show you how with hypnobirthing!
Practice Name: Hypnobirthing Geraldton
Location of Service: Geraldton (WA)
Hi there! I’m Melissa Ayling; a highly experienced Hypnobirthing Australia™ practitioner in Geraldton, Western Australia and pregnancy retreat leader in Bali, Indonesia.
I am also a qualified birth doula, postnatal doula, reiki practitioner, meditation therapist, and holistic counsellor. I am certified in aromatherapy for birth workers and–most importantly—the proud mum to two hypnobirthed boys!
I love the work I do because it lets me be a proud advocate for mothers and women everywhere, every day.
Together with Australia’s most popular childbirth education program, Hypnobirthing Australia™, I help women and their birth partners to feel confident, discover coping tools and positively prepare themselves for their best birth possible.
I believe no matter what path the birth journey takes—whether hospital, home birth, roadside (that’s me!), or caesarean—with the right education and support you will enjoy a positive birth experience.
Practice Name: True Focus Hypnobirthing
Practice Name: Path to Birth
Jess is a Fertility, Pregnancy and Wellness Coach and an Australian Certified Hypnobirthing Practitioner.
Jess is passionate about all things fertility, pregnancy and birth! She is a big believer in the power of the mind-body connection and how this can be used to create an empowered, positive birthing experience!
With a background and qualifications in psychology and coaching, Jess loves working with women and birth partners, helping them to let go of any fears about birthing!
She is dedicated to arming mothers and birth partners with practical tools, relaxation techniques and information about childbirth and birthing options to create a mindset of confidence, courage and positivity as they prepare for their amazing birth!
Practice Name: Sarah Purvey
Hi, I’m Sarah. I’m a Clinical Psychologist and a Hypnobirthing Practitioner. I became passionate about birthing, during the pregnancy of my first child in 2013. My daughters birth was the most challenging, but beautiful and rewarding event I have ever experienced. I genuinely believe that the preparation I did throughout pregnancy and her subsequent relaxed entry into the world, made a contribution to her being such a calm, happy and alert baby.
You only get one chance to birth your baby, so it makes sense to give you and your birth partner some tools, to be as informed as you can be, for the arrival of your precious little one. I look forward to working with you, to help you prepare for the beginning of your journey with your baby.
Private health rebates are available.
Please discuss payment options, if you are a healthcare card holder.
Group classes on weekends, 2 consecutive Sundays from 9am-5pm (with breaks). Please discuss alternative arrangements, if a group class does not suit.
Any questions or to book a class, please call or email me
Practice Name: Embracing Birth
Servicing: Newcastle & Lake Macquarie (NSW)
Hi, my name is Karen and I have worked with women and their families as a health care professional for over 30 years. My work is also my passion.
As a registered nurse my speciality has been in sexual and reproductive health and when I completed post graduate studies, I became a midwife and still work in a private hospital setting today.
With years of experience behind me I have gained a clarity into what women need to have the birth they desire.
Teaching Hypnobirthing and becoming a doula has allowed me to empower women to achieve their goals.
If you would like to know more about me and what I can offer you, don’t hesitate to call or email. Feel free to click on my Facebook and Web pages, I have lots of info about pregnancy, birth and parenting.
Practice Name: Empowered to Birth
Hello, I’m Debra, Midwife, Mother of four and passionate about every birth being a positive experience for every family.
My children were all born before I was a Midwife or a Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner. Their births span 3 decades and 2 centuries. I know, this makes me sound old, but it has given me wisdom on many levels.
Conventional Hospital Birthing Classes classes can be quite confronting. I know, because I teach these classes, both locally and previously at a large private hospital in Melbourne. The facts need to be taught in these settings, but often they are large, rushed and impersonal. Family and friends often feel it their role to inform a pregnant woman “How it was for me”. These uncensored stories and other life events can instil fear for many women.
I want to empower couples to be knowledgeable, flexible, assertive and prepared, no matter the mode of birth.
I want to help pregnant women and their birth support person overcome fear and anxiety they may have. Instead filling their birth preparation with positive images of birth and practical tools to cope with the journey through pregnancy, labour and birth into their parenting.
By attending one of my Hypnobirth Australia courses I can share all this with you.
Phone 0428 560 658 for more information or booking.
Classes are either:
Weekends: 2 x 6 hours 9am to 4pm
Evenings: 4 x 3 hours 6pm to 9pm
Practice Name: Clarence Valley Hypnobirthing
Location of Classes: Yamba (NSW)
Registered Nurse/Midwife (RN/Mid)
Ba. Ed. (Early Childhood)
Grad. Dip. (Learning Support)
Life Member Australian Breastfeeding Association
Australian Tutoring Association Member
I am a midwife and have seen many changes in the care of birthing women. I have always understood the importance of empowering women and have promoted this in my midwifery practice. The miracle of growing a little person and birthing in a calm and gentle way consumes me to the point where educating other midwives and doctors has been a career long obsession.
Every women deserves a wonderful birthing experience and by hypnobirthing you will be able to empower yourself to achieve this goal. I will help you to trust birth by teaching deep relaxation, and equipping you with tools to confidently and calmly birth your baby. Natural birthing is how nature intended and interventions should be welcomed in special circumstances only.
I invite you and your partner to gain the birth you deserve by attending hypnobirthing education with me in beautiful Yamba.
Practice Name: Kathryn Bell Birth Support
Location of Service: Bump Health & Fitness 693 Pittwater Road, Dee Why NSW 2099
Kathryn is a mother of two girls and an experienced doula who has been working with couples since 2012 to help them achieve beautiful, empowering birth experiences.
The birth of her first daughter inspired her to train as a doula and after supporting many hypnobirthing mums and seeing how effective the tools are, she became a Hypnobirthing Australia™ practitioner in 2015.
Kathryn used the Hypnobirthing Australia™ tools herself for the birth of her second baby girl in July 2016.
Kathryn is passionate about helping couples to be informed, prepared and excited about the birth of their baby. She hopes all women can come to have confidence in their innate abilities and instincts so they can get the most out of the amazing rite of passage that is birth.
Her focus is providing:
- balanced information about pregnancy care and birth options
- a holistic, evidence-based set of tools and techniques for pregnancy, birth and postpartum
- encouragement to trust in natural birth
- positive energy and inspiration, helping couples to envisage for themselves a beautiful and powerful birth experience
- caring, intuitive and practical doula support (educational, emotional and physical) for labour, birth and postpartum.
Kathryn teaches group classes at Bump Pre- & Postnatal gym in Dee Why on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. She can also take you and your partner through the course privately. Kathryn provides doula support to couples across Sydney.
“With the help of Kathryn and the hypnobirthing tools and techniques she provided us with, the birth of our son Max was the most incredible and positive experience we could have wished for. We can’t recommend this course highly enough.
Hypnobirthing allowed me to completely overcome any anxiety with regards to pain and the birthing process, and was amazing for preparing my partner with how best to support me during labour.
By using the hypnobirthing breathing techniques I was able to stay so relaxed and focused through my labour, and we were able to achieve the calm, natural and completely intervention free birth we were hoping for. It was such an empowering experience and I would encourage anyone hoping for a positive birth to give Hypnobirthing a go.” (Ainsley, 2017)
“Being a first-time mum, I attended every birth class my obstetrician provided. Each time we left feeling traumatised, it was all ‘this will happen to you’ and ‘this will happen to you’.
I had always wanted a water birth, but I wanted to know HOW I could do it in a calm, empowered way.
Kathryn came to our home to teach us privately. Each time she left we felt more empowered and ready for birth.
When the day came everything went perfectly … the midwives said I was deep in the self-hypnosis and a birthing goddess! I felt extremely empowered and having this amazing birth has carried me into an amazing intuitive journey of motherhood.
The process was deeply satisfying and bonded us as a new little family. I honestly learnt so much from Kathryn. I’m eternally grateful to her for passing on her knowledge.” (Carmen, 2016)
Practice Name: Lavender Hypnobirth
Location of Services: Tweed Heads/ Banora Point (NSW)
My name is Amy and I am a mum to three beautiful children who fill my heart and home with laughter and love and keep me on my toes each and every day.
I am a Registered Midwife a Registered Nurse and a Hypnobirthing practitioner. I work with two midwives at Coastal Midwives and will be commencing employment at the Gold Coast University Hospital soon.
I have a passion for antenatal education and empowering women to achieve the birth that they desire and I believe that Hypnobirthing allows women to achieve this. I believe that all women have the right to a joyous, memorable and loving birth and I would love to assist you and your birth partner to gain knowledge and to learn strategies and skills that will help you to achieve an awesome birth experience.
Practice Name: Hannah Willsmore – Adelaide Hypnobirthing & Midwife Support
Location of Service: Magill (Adelaide)
I’m Hannah Willsmore, and I am an Adelaide-based midwife and award-winning childbirth educator. My clients are driven, ambitious women who are ready to take charge of their pregnancy, birth and postnatal journey so that they can give themselves and their baby the best start to life.
I have been a Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner for 5 years and have taught over 300 couples. I am also incredibly grateful to have received a Hypnobirthing Australia award for the past three years running. I love teaching this program and 100% believe in the ability of the Hypnobirthing Australia course to revolutionise your birth.
I work with women who are overwhelmed by their upcoming birth, helping them to take away the fear and teaching them how to work with their body to achieve a beautiful experience.
I run monthly group as well as private Hypnobirthing Australia™ classes, provide private midwifery services to support women throughout their preconception, pregnancy and postnatal journey, and also work as a midwife at one of Adelaide’s biggest maternity hospitals.
I would absolutely love to work with you on your journey. If you are ready to take the next step – to learn, relax, be supported, and to feel confident about your baby’s birth – contact me to find out more.
Practice Name: Birth in Nature’s Arms
Location of Services: Northern Rivers (Lismore, Casino, Kyogle, Nimbin, The Channon, Dunoon, Rosebank…)
Hi, my name is Martina, and I live in the Northern Rivers with my husband and our two beautiful sons.
During my second pregnancy I discovered Hypnobirthing, after not having had the birth I wanted the first time. So my husband and I signed up for a course, and my second birth was the opposite of my first and exactly what I had wished for!
It was a calm, relaxed, but also very empowering birth, where I knew what my body was doing naturally and how I could support it in doing that. I truly trusted my body this time and I didn’t need anyone to tell me what to do because I knew it myself. It is a most wonderful memory to me now.
Straight afterwards I knew that I would like to share these amazing hypnobirthing techniques with other women, since I know the difference it makes first hand.
I would love to teach these skills and knowledge to you and your partner to also achieve a calm, relaxed and beautiful birth, the way Nature had intended it to be. To create an experience for you to fondly remember and feel empowered by for a great start to your journey into parenthood.
I’m looking forward to meeting you 🙂
Facebook Page: Birth in Nature’s Arms
Practice Name: Ready Mum
Location of Services: Docklands & Williamstown (Melbourne)
Hello, my name is Agnele (pronounced as Aniele). Professionally I’m a midwife and privately I’m a mother of 2 beautiful children. I chose hypnobirthing as my preferred method in childbirth education because I believe it teaches and inspires women, along with their partners as effective support, to birth calmly and fearlessly.
Nature intended for women to give birth with confidence, yet for many pregnant women I’ve met, the perception of physical pain involved provokes fear and apprehension of the birthing process. I want to support pregnant women and their partners to learn some important and valuable mind and body techniques.
I believe these techniques will provide confidence, support and strength allowing you and your partner to embrace the birthing process, not fear it.
Practice Name: Mind, Bump & Birth
Location of Classes: Darwin (NT)
As a midwife and a fellow hypnobirthing mum of two, I am extremely passionate about ensuring women feel empowered during pregnancy, labour, birth and beyond. After using the Hypnobirthing Australia technique twice myself I want to enable other mums have the amazing experience I was able to experience, one full of love, empowerment and knowledge. Contact me today to book into a course in Darwin and surrounds.
Practice Name: Change Therapy Hypnosis & Counselling
Location of Service: Point Cook (Victoria)
I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Counsellor who is passionate about empowering women to birth with confidence.
We live in a time where our society seems to promote fear around birth and it is such a shame because it doesn’t have to be that way.
I have been fortunate to have 3 beautiful natural births and recognised so many things in this wonderful program that can help couples experience the birth of their children calmly and without fear.
It’s a pleasure to be a part of Hypnobirthing Australia and I look forward to sharing this wonderful program with you and your Birth Partner
Practice Name: Julie Jarrett
Location of Service: Emerald, Berwick, Upwey Victoria and surrounding areas.
Hi, I’m Julie. I am a Registered Nurse and Midwife and I am currently working in a private hospital as a Lactation Consultant and Child Birth Educator.
I first came across Hypnobirthing many years ago and was very impressed with the calmness that surrounded that birth. I am very grateful to this family who inspired me to find out more and later to become a Hypnobirthing Practitioner.
I am very passionate about working with families through pregnancy, birth and after the baby becomes part of the family to help make the journey the best possible experience no matter what the circumstances.
Please feel comfortable to contact me with any questions.
I am able to provide Hypnobirthing classes and follow up support in the areas surrounding Emerald, Berwick and Upwey Victoria.
Practice Name: Prana Place
Location of Service: Doncaster East (Melbourne)
Dannielle is a Critical Care Registered Nurse, Yoga Practitioner and Yoga Teacher, offering Pre-Natal and Restorative Yoga to expectant mothers.
She encompasses the philosophy of natural child birth where possible. Her intention is to prepare expectant mothers and their birth partners through education, empowering them to create a unique individual experience free from unnecessary fear and anxiety, giving expectant mothers the confidence to trust in themselves and the birthing process. Therefore facilitating the transition from pregnancy to parenthood and creating positive, loving and joyous memories along the way for everyone involved.
Danielle offers, one-on-one couple session, monthly group sessions, refresher courses and hypnobirthing for caesarean.
Practice Name: Breathe and birth
Hi, my name is Lisa, a passionate midwife of 4 years and paediatric nurse of 14 years.
I believe that it is the right of every woman to have a positive, empowering, beautiful and calm birth. I commonly see women come into hospital to have their baby with minimal knowledge of what to expect in labour and are happy to hand over all decisions to care givers.
The education and tools given in the hypnobirthing class, allows you and your birth partners to approach labour and birth in a positive way, with confidence to trust that your body is made to birth your baby and feel empowered that you can do it. With the aim to birth your baby calmly in whichever direction your labour journey takes you.
I myself have 3 beautiful children. Having had a normal birth, an emergency caesarean and a VBAC (Vaginal birth after caesarean), I know too well how important and how much of an amazing, long lasting effect, a positive and calm birth experience has on later life.
It would be such a privilege to teach you in this class. I want to inspire you, educate you and help you get your own positive birth.
Practice Name: Nature’s Studio
Location of Service: Cohuna, Kerang, Echuca, Tatura and Shepparton areas.
Tracey has used hypnobirthing techniques herself twice and has had two positive birth experiences. This is where she gets her passion to help other mothers and birth partners to have a positive calm birth experience as well.
Tracey has been working in the health field for over 12 years, 9 of which as a Health Coach focusing on behavior change and using the power of the mind. As well as training other health professionals to become Health Coaches.
Tracey has many years of experience helping people to reach their goals and fullest potential.
She is passionate about supporting mums-to-be and their partners during their pregnancy journey and preparing for a positive birth experience.
Hypnobirthing taught me techniques to use during my birth and I am very thankful to have learnt them, that’s why I want to pass these onto others.
Classes available in the Cohuna, Kerang, Echuca, Tatura and Shepparton areas.
Practice Name: TranceAnd Hypnotherapy & Complementary Therapist
Location of Service: Lennox Heads, Northern Rivers, NSW
Joyce Bucholtz (Clin. Hyp. CHt. NLP Pract. HPCE)
My name is Joyce, mother of two beautiful, healthy children and I live/work in Lennox Head, Northern Rivers, NSW. I have worked in many professional areas before discovering the immense passion I feel in helping others with unfolding the incredible power of their own subconscious mind. At 38 years of age, I was drawn to what I would now refer to as my “Life’s calling or Life’s purpose”.
I had been practicing Clinical Hypnotherapy for approximately 2 years before I realised that I could do more. I was deeply touched after watching a video of a ‘hypno- mum’ and I knew then that I could make a real difference in the lives of parents-to-be (and their unforgettable experience of childbirth), helping parents to achieve a beautiful, positive and memorable birth experience. I have found hypnobirthing to be an incredible tool to have in my box of expertise, helping mothers and their partners to walk through their journey of childbirth and beyond, feeling more empowered, confident and at ease. I look forward to walking this journey with you.
Practice Name: Ignite Your Glow
Location of classes: Mackay (Queensland)
I was one of those pregnant first time mums hearing all the horror stories and became so fearful of birth I focussed on everything else but the arrival. Put it to the back of my mind and kept saying I would get an epidural. The further I got into into pregnancy I started to come to the realisation that an epidural was just not going to be for me or my baby. I preferred more natural non toxic ways of living, so this really wasn’t a selection of my lifestyle. I took a leap and started researching options, and it was my mother who was living in the UK that had heard about Hypnobirthing. Once I contacted Hypnobirthing Australia I felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders and after finishing the course with my partner, we both looked forward to our birth with some clear knowledge and a new found excitement.
I have now Hypnobirthed two children; they were completely different labor but both empowering experiences. I found I had a newfound appreciation for my body, but I also understood the power of my mind, which was mind-blowing.
After this I realised and also witnessed mums around me having either some stressful births, or missing out on the relaxation and empowering experience. It has become my mission since to give that support and knowledge to other mums, so that they can have their own unique and beautiful births.
Practice Name: The Hypnobirthing Mum
Location of Service: Lilyfield, Sydney (NSW)
Qualifications: Kerry Sutcliffe, Bsc(Hons), MPhil, PgCert APIMH, DipCouns, DipNLP, HPCE.
Kerry Sutcliffe is a Certified Hypnobirthing Practitioner and Childbirth Educator (HPCE) based in Inner West Sydney. Kerry is a hypnobirthing mum to three young children and her first-hand experience of giving birth using hypnobirthing techniques has resulted in three calm and empowering births. These experiences have led her to being a passionate advocate for this approach to birth.
With a background in Psychology, Counselling and Mental Health, Kerry has worked extensively with people living with anxiety and depression. The psychological and physical health of new and expectant mums is now the primary focus of her work.
Kerry has found the HypnoBirthing Australia™ course to be the most comprehensive, realistic and supportive programme available to mothers and their birth partners. When delivering this course Kerry presents the content in an understanding and reassuring manner and feels privileged to support mothers and their birth partners towards a calm and positive birthing experience.
Practice Name: Mother Birth Mountains (T/A Casey Russell)
Servicing: Blue Mountains & the Central West – Lithgow (NSW)
After working individually with women as a certified Birth Doula and Self Hypnosis Doula, bearing witness to the difference that self-hypnosis was making for individual clients, Casey believed that everybody should have access to the Birth Education and skills taught through hypnobirthing and so became a Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner to provide services that enabled her to reach more women.
As well as supporting women through their pregnancy and birth as a certified Birth Doula, Casey is also a certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist providing women with services to aid in their postnatal healing.
Casey was well known throughout the Macarthur Area on the outskirts of Sydney and has now made the move to providing services to the women of the Blue Mountains and the Central West being based near Lithgow NSW.
Practice Name: Defining Moves T/A DonnaMMartin
Location of Service: Whitsundays including Cannonvale, Bowen, Hamilton Island & Mackay (QLD)
Donna is a Registered Midwife, certified Master Practitioner & Trainer of NLP & Hypnotherapy, Life & Parenting Coach. She is also a Certified Practitioner Hypnobirthing & Childbirth Educator, & an Accredited Consultant & Trainer in Human Behaviour, who believes that becoming a parent, is one of life’s most treasured gifts.
A Hypnobirthing course with Donna prepares you for embracing your experience from a mind-body connection perspective. You will release any fears you hold, understand the power of your body, & be given powerful tools that positively influence your birth, as well as strengthening your relationship & connection to your partner.
This allows for smoother transition to parenthood & a happier, calmer baby. The techniques Donna teaches will be used in everyday life to help you feel & be the confident, calm, loving, supportive & engaged parent you want to be.
Her philosophy is that EVERY birth can be a POSITIVE experience, & that the Hypnobirthing Australia techniques will give you that.
Donna’s passion is working with mothers & their birth partners to ensure you are educated & confident, clear on choices & roles, & fully equipped so you get to experience a positive & calm birth regardless of the situation & circumstances. Let your story be positive & joyous.
Donna looks forward to working with you to make this journey truly magical.
Practice Name: Geelong Born
Location of Service: Belmont (VIC)
Hi, I’m Rosie.
I have proudly been working as a registered nurse and midwife for over 10 years. During this time, I have worked in a wide variety of women’s health and maternity settings. My role at Geelong Born focuses on independent childbirth education and midwifery support. I strive to empower, inspire and bring confidence to expectant parents.
I am mum to my two beautiful little girls. My own positive birthing experiences have given me further drive to promote pregnancy and childbirth as a natural and profound life event. I believe all births are unique and that women should be supported in a way that is individually tailored to their own needs. I draw upon experience as a mum and a midwife to ‘keep birth normal’ and avoid unnecessary intervention.
I am delighted to be a Certified Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner. I passionately believe this program gives couples the best chance of achieving the birth they dream of. I take a relaxed and friendly approach during my classes and I feel very privileged to be teaching expectant parents how to give birth in such a calm and positive way.
Practice Name: Eastside Midwives
Practitioner Name: Helen Barrington (Independent Midwife) BMid, IBCLC, GradCertPharm, GradDipCounsPsych
Servicing: Ferntree Gully, Melbourne (VIC)
Hi there! I’ve been working with birthing women for over 15 years. I’ve been a midwife for nearly 13 years and what a wonderful journey that’s been. It’s such a privilege to work with families in my community. I’m a mother of 3 and all of my births have been with midwives and have been wonderful, life changing experiences. The midwives who cared for me provided such helpful, patient encouragement, I’m indebted to them for life. Having said that, my aim for families that I work with is to be able to say “We did this together, as a couple !” and to be able to feel like they are stronger as a couple and more empowered together. I’d like couples to feel like they had all the tools themselves, and that it doesn’t necessarily matter where they birthed or how they birthed but they feel empowered and positive about their birthing experience. Able to go into parenting as a couple who are stronger and ready for whatever parenting has in store for them. This is what Hypnobirthing can do for you !!
Practice Name: Eastside Midwives
Practitioner Name: Amy Gillies (Independent Midwife & Counsellor) BN, GradDipMid, GradCertPharm, GradDip Psychology
Servicing: Boronia (VIC)
I have been a midwife for 15yrs – I am also a nurse, a lactation consultant and have a post graduate degree in psychology. I have worked in various settings as a midwife including, most recently, in independent practice. I co-own Eastside Midwives with Helen Barrington, a hub of activity for pregnant families and new parents.
I am a mother to two boys (18yrs and 7yrs) and learnt as much from their births as I did from my experience as a midwife. Using hypnosis during my second birth made it an amazingly empowering day and inspired me to become a Hypnobirth Australia Practitioner.
A Hypnobirth Australia course in our beautiful rooms in Boronia will provide you with the knowledge, tools and confidence to make your birth everything you dreamed it could be.
Practice Name: Hypnobirthing Sunshine Coast
Practitioner Name: Kylie Gillespie (Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner, previous career in Physiotherapy) HPCE
Location of Service: Forest Glen and surrounding areas (Sunshine Coast)
Kylie previously worked in physiotherapy with special interest in birth and women’s health, before becoming interested in hypnotherapy and hypnobirthing. Years of physio clinical experience highlighted the important mind-body role in healing and wellness for Kylie. Her own four positive births were testimony to the power of that mind-body connection in birthing.
Every woman hopes for a gentle, natural positive birth and Kylie believes that a positive birth experience creates satisfaction, well-being and empowerment that reach well beyond the birthing suite. She provides education and support to assist women to experience the joy and empowerment of a positive birth, no matter what circumstances arise.
Group classes and private sessions are conducted in the Sunshine Coast and hinterland area at a number of locations including Forest Glen and Caloundra. Kylie has extensive qualifications and experience, and is committed to providing the best possible education and support to all her clients on their most important journey.
Practice Name: South East Hypnobirthing
Practitioner Name: Jemma Vyas – Bachelor of Science in Midwifery Practice (BSc Hons) & Hypnobirthing Practitioner Childbirth Educator (HPCE)
Servicing: Narre Warren and surrounding areas (VIC)
I am a passionate midwife who has been in clinical practice for 10 years. I trained and practised in the UK, and moved to Australia 9 years ago to advance my midwifery career. I have worked in the public and private sector here in Australia, working across all clinical areas of the midwifery spectrum, and have been involved with home births and water births back in the UK.
I believe I have found my calling in becoming a Hypnobirthing Australia™ practitioner. Pregnancy, birth and beyond is a magical journey. I wish to share the positivity and empowering impact that childbirth can have on you and your birthing partner. I believe that knowledge is power and that through the tools learnt in the hypnobirthing program, you will be well informed, empowered and be comfortable in birthing your baby gently into this world.
Back in June 2017, I had my own hypnobirth when birthing my daughter. With the knowledge behind me and the tools in hand, my husband and I shared a quick and very positive birth experience. I loved every minute!
I offer the full group course, individual private course, half group/half private course and the refresher course in the comfort of my home. I also offer the hypnobubs® private 90-minute upgrade via Skype or face to face.
I look forward to meeting you and being part of your positive childbirth experience.
Practice Name: Empowered Pregnancy and Birth Hypnobirthing
Practitioner Name: Kelly Austin (Registered Nurse – RN, Registered Midwife – RM, Hypnobirthing Practitioner Childbirth Educator – HPCE)
Servicing : Scarborough (WA)
My name is Kelly and I’m a Registered Nurse, Midwife and Hypnobirthing Australia practioner.
As a Nurse and Midwife I work within a highly medicalised area and too often I was watching couples becoming disempowered due to the unexpected turns their pregnancies and births were taking. They were handing over control of their experience as they felt they no longer had choices…Then I discovered Hypnobirthing.
After everything I had experienced as a Midwife specialising in high risk, my husband and I had to ‘normalise’ birth again. We took the Hypnobirthing Australia course and now have our very own Hypnobub. The birth of our daughter took many twists and turns, but it was perfect for us.
My drive and passion is to give you the tools to you need to have an incredible birth no matter which way your birth journey takes you. I want you to feel strong, accomplished and empowered by your experience and above all, to always feel that you are in control of your pregnancy and birth.
Practice Name: Bright Mums
Location of Service: Fremantle (WA)
I fell in love with the Hypnobirthing Australia™ program when I used it for the birth of my second baby – the first of two positive, empowering VBACs (vaginal birth after caesarean). I found that the knowledge, tools and techniques I gained from the program completely changed the way I looked at birth.
Having experienced a traumatic first birth, one in which I was left feeling completely powerless, my goal is to now help women approach their birth with knowledge and confidence, knowing that they are making the best decisions for themselves and their babies. Think of me as your research and support team when writing your birth story. I can provide you with everything you need but this story is yours.
I’ve had 3 births that all looked entirely different to the others (and to everyone else’s). I’m all about helping you prepare for a positive birth, not a ‘perfect’ one. My Hypnobirthing Australia classes will give you everything you need to have a positive birth experience – regardless of the circumstances of your birth
Having been an Adult Educator for almost 20 years, I know how important it is to have a space that you feel safe and comfortable in order to learn (just like birth!). I bring a light-hearted, fun and supportive approach to all my classes – after all, we are talking about birth which can, and should be, a positive, joyful experience.
I offer group and private classes in the Southern and Eastern suburbs of Perth, along with prenatal fitness classes with a focus on preparing your mind and body for pregnancy and birth.
Practice Name: Birth Enabled
Location of Service: Wagga Wagga (NSW)
I am first of all a mother and have been fortunate to have had 4 normal births, each completely different, and thoroughly enjoyed my breastfeeding journey, something for which I am eternally grateful.
I have been a nurse since I was 17, and went on to become a midwife in 1993, having trained at the Mater Mothers Hospital in South Brisbane. I extended my knowledge and skills by completing a Graduate Diploma in Child Health (Royal Childrens Hospital and ACU) and then completed a Masters Degree (Midwifery & Primary Health Care) doing coursework and a thesis on the exploration of women who stated they had insufficient milk supply. I did become a lactation consultant with the IBLCE, and then started working on projects to explore further working in the community and also in the public service.
After living in Brisbane for 20 years, I returned to the Riverina to work as a midwife at the Wagga Wagga Base Hospital. I continue to work as a midwife. I love working with families during pregnancy, childbirth and beyond, and endeavour to keep topping up my ‘toolbox’ of skills. I completed an acupressure course in 2013, and have enjoyed completing the hypnobirthing practitioner training.
I look forward to extending my midwifery journey and supporting families with the use of hypnobirthing to enhance their child birthing and parenting experience.
Practice Name: Buddha Babies – Enlightened Births
Location of classes: Sydney Bondi Junction
My name is Stacey and I’m a multi-tasking mum, Childbirth Educator & Pregnancy Yoga teacher.
I’ve always been fascinated by the mind-body connection, but it wasn’t until the Hypnobirth of my own son that I realised just how much influence we can actually have on our experience of birth.
I truly believe that childbirth can be one of the most positive, empowering and inspiring moments of our lives. It just takes the right education, a practitioner you can trust and a bit of practice – all of which I aim to provide in my classes.
I love helping women discover just how incredible their body really is, and watching their fears disappear as their confidence grows.
Our classes are fun, supportive and extremely practical. Most couples leave feeling excited and pumped for the challenge ahead.
From my own experience, I know that Hypnobirthing works. Let me show you how. 🙂
Practice Name: Enhanced Hypnobirthing
Location of Services: Adelaide CBD
Hello and my name is Liza Perks. I am a Master Neuro-Linguistic-Programmer, Master Time Line Therapist, Hypnotherapist and Trainer in all of these modalities. I am very interested in how the mind works and how to get the best out of it for yourself and your loved ones.
I used Hypnosis 16 years ago when I was in late pregnancy with my second son. At this time, Hypnobirthing was not readily available, in fact, I was the only one that I knew who used Hypnosis for childbirth.
I repeated the process with my third child and utilised Hypnosis again during the birth. I was so proud that my babies had such a peaceful start to their lives.
From that moment onwards, I always knew that somehow I would share my experiences and show other women with a similar philosophy as myself, a new way of childbirthing.
I have noticed in the media, pregnant mums have so much information available to them about where to buy the best prams, the most nutritious foods to eat, the best form of exercise whilst pregnant, but only limited amounts of information on calm, in-control instinctual births.
My vision is to equip women and their partners the knowledge and skills needed to make informed decisions around the birthing process.
I am looking forward to joining you in this world wide movement and experience the joy of giving birth naturally and positively.
A peaceful earth can start with every child having a serene birth.
Practice Name: Mesmerised Mamas
Location of Service: Ballan (Victoria)
Hi All. My name is Margaret Sommeling.
I am a mother of four, a grandmother to one, I have an amazing husband who has been a fantastic support to me, and who made sacrifices to stay home to raise our children.
I am a practicing midwife; I have been working in a Midwifery Group Practice model since 2011 providing continuity of care to many women.
I had been intuitively working with visualisation and meditation techniques with labouring women within my own practice, therefore I sought out the Hypnobirthing Australia program to help build on my working foundations in turn using this proven program to educate women and their partners, who are committed to birthing together, who wish to take control and who seek the emancipation to birth without fear. I promote a holistic approach to birth. I support the belief that labour and birth can be positive and strive to ensure you achieve a positive, satisfying and supported birth, whatever the outcome!!
Practice Name: Sapphire Waves Hypnobirthing
Location of Service: Coffs Harbour (NSW)
One of the biggest challenges of pregnancy and childbirth is sorting through all the mixed information and finding what’s right for you and your family. Often we feel embarrassed to ask the important questions or feel pressured by our caregivers.
I’m Karen Moseley, and I am here to provide you with techniques and resources to help you achieve the birth that you want. As a Registered Nurse/ Midwife and Hypnobirthing Australia™ certified practitioner I am passionate about educating women and support people about the joys of birth and ensuring that you are well informed about your choices.
I first discovered hypnobirthing whilst studying midwifery, I was and still am in awe of how well prepared and calm these women are in birth. In 2015, I joined this inspiring group of women with the birth of my very own hypnobub and knew that I wanted to share these amazing techniques with my family, friends and community.
If you are looking for more information, please contact me. I would love the opportunity to discuss how hypnobirthing can help you achieve the birth you want.
Practice Name: Camilla Duncan
Location of Service: Mullumbimby
Camilla qualified as a Registered Midwife in 2015 and has worked all over Australia since then.
After working within the public and private maternity systems, she discovered a lack of education provided to women and their families during their pregnancy – which often negatively affected their birthing experience.
Camilla found Hypnobirthing Australia™ and qualified as a Hypnobirthing Practitioner Childbirth Educator in 2017. She has experienced the powerful effect a good education has on a woman’s birth experience and cannot recommend the course enough.
On a mission to educate & empower as many mothers and their families as she can. Changing one birth at a time.
Practice Name: The Birth Space
Location of Service: Perth (WA) Cockburn
Renee is a Mum of two young children, Hypnobirthing Practitioner and has an interest in the antenatal and postnatal wellbeing of new Mums.
When Renee was planning a vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) for her second pregnancy, she became passionate about positive Childbirth Education and is a firm believer that knowledge is power. Using our Hypnobirthing techniques, you will feel empowered, educated and confident for your birth. Renee can work with you to release any fears you have and prepare for a calm birthing experience, no matter which direction it may take.
Renee run’s her group and private classes anywhere in Perth, visit her website or Facebook page to enquire now.
Practice Name: Your Best Birth
Location of Service: Frankston, VIC
Hello, I’m Megan. I am a qualified Hypnobirthing Australia practitioner, a midwife and a mother of one. I have recently completed my hypnobirthing training and have been a qualified midwife for 3 years. Congratulations on your pregnancy! As a midwife, I have looked after women and their partners through the antenatal, birthing and postnatal period. I understand that this can be an overwhelming experience and so I am extremely passionate about antenatal education and birth preparation as I believe the birth of your baby is the most important, and best day of your life.
Hypnobirthing classes will prepare you to understand labour and birth as a normal physiological event and will equip you with practical, evidence based tools and techniques to approach your birth with confidence and positivity.
This is the biggest and best moment of your life, and I can’t wait to help you achieve the positive, gentle and empowered birth experience you want.
Practice Name: Connected Hypnobirthing
Location of Service: Port Adelaide (SA)
I’m Nikki Jones, a Registered Midwife, Hypnobirthing Australia Certified Practitioner, Birth Story Listener.
I am passionate about empowering women and their birth partners, educating and sharing knowledge, to support women so they know they have choice and feel safe, secure and supported when giving birth. I love sharing up-to-date, evidence-based education and information that helps couples to make informed decisions so they can achieve a positive, calm, safe and beautiful birth experience no matter what turns the birthing journey may take.
A midwife for 10 years; having had worked in Midwifery Group Practice providing women centred continuity of care before having my first baby. Returning to work, teaching childbirth education in a public hospital before having my second baby – my own Hypnobub.
Being a hypnobirthing mum myself, knowing the tools & techniques, that they work, helping me have a positive, empowering and enjoyable birth. I want to share those techniques and connect with each couple that I teach, my goal is for you to leave feeling confident, relaxed, supported with a positive mindset, abundance of knowledge and tools to achieve your own unique positive and empowering pregnancy, birth and start to parenting.
I offer regular group classes in Port Adelaide, SA. I also offer private in-home classes and postnatal education classes, if you’re keen to know more please contact me.
Practice Name: Positively Hypnobirthing
Location of Service: Gold Coast (QLD)
Kate is a warm, compassionate person who is truly dedicated to empowering birth couples and supporting them so they may have the positive birth that they deserve. Kate is passionate about teaching the Hypnobirthing Australia™ course, because she believes this course gives you the knowledge, tools, support and preparation to achieve this goal.
Kate originally used hypnobirthing to birth her daughter in 2011 and knew then, this was a course all birthing couples should experience. However, it wasn’t until 2 years later, when Kate experienced an accidental unassisted breech homebirth that she realised to what extent the Hypnobirthing Australia™ course helps birthing couples. Kate comments on how amazing the birth of her son was and she credits hypnobirthing techniques and tools to how well the birth went and how well she and her husband were able to cope with the pressure of these special circumstances in the lead up to the birth. It was this turn of events that persuaded Kate to become a Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner, so she could educate and support other couples so they too could be informed and understand their rights as birthing parents to have a wonderful birth experience with no regrets. Click here to view Kate’s birth story.
Along with being a Certified Hypnobirthing Australia™ practitioner, Kate is also a Childbirth Educator (HPCE), trained in the basics of Hypnotherapy, professionally voice trained and… of course, a 2 times hypnobirthing mum : )
Kate offers the Hypnobirthing Australia™ course to couples on the Gold Coast in a group setting or private one-on-one setting in the comfort of your own home, if you choose. She also offers support as a skype practitioner for our Hypnobubs® online courses. So if you would like to join Kate’s course please contact her on 0407 999 620 or visit https://positivelyhypnobirthing.com.au
Location of service: Torrensville
I am in my final year of Registered Nursing and have always planned on becoming a Midwife in the future. When I kept hearing about ‘Hypnobirthing’ from my friends and family members that had been using it for their births, I had to know more! I did my research and was blown away with how Hypnobirthing was positively influencing birthing experiences all over the world.
I came across the Hypnobirthing Australia™ course and I was absolutely ecstatic! It was exactly what I had been missing within my education- a little something special to be able to incorporate into my future midwifery practice. It offered such a fresh perspective on birth how I could assist expectant mothers by offering techniques and knowledge that allowed them to make informed and most importantly, empowered decisions.
I am so thrilled to start this new chapter with my Hypnobirthing and Childbirth Education business ‘Happy Birth Day’. It is a project that is very close to my heart and one that I plan to continually expand over the next few years, incorporating different aspects to offer antenatal, birth and postnatal holistic care.
I look forward to meeting inspirational women from all walks of life and sharing their birth experience.
Practice Name: Mindful Impact
Location of Service: Adelaide Hills
Tania’s focus is on helping women to successfully realise their goals through guidance, empowerment, and the belief you can achieve anything you put your mind to!
As Owner and Director of Mindful Impact, Tania brings her vast experience and qualifications to the Hypnobirthing classroom to ensure parents release their fears and have the best opportunity to easily learn this incredibly powerful suite of techniques.
Hypnotherapy has been a part of Tania’s life since childhood and her deep understanding of the mind body connection thrived during her own two positive, calm and natural hypnobirths.
Combined with her personal experience and professional qualifications, Tania brings her practitioners knowledge of hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming, NLP Coaching and Time Line Therapy® to all that she does. It is her belief that empowering women for birth is the most wonderful gift you can offer not just the mother, but also to her child and partner.
Contact Tania to discuss how she can help you to design your own positive preparation for an empowered birth. Tania teaches hypnobirthing techniques around the Adelaide Hills and throughout SA, as well as over Skype.
Tania Davies – HBCE, PNLP, Pht, Ptlt, PNLPC, MMktg, BMgmt, DipDM
Practice Name: Peaceful Birthing
Location of Service: Warragul Wellness Centre 78 Albert St Warragul Victoria 3820 (VIC)
Hello, I’m Simone Hackett. I am a qualified Hypnobirthing Australia™ practitioner and a mother of two who used these techniques to peacefully birth my daughters. Click here to read the amazing peaceful birth story of my own second daughter.
I am incredibly passionate about empowering women to have a positive birthing journey, as I know first hand how it can impact your mothering journey and overall health and happiness.
As both a keen meditator and a Science graduate from The University of Melbourne, I’m delighted to say I’ve found a blend of intuitive wisdom and logic present in Hypnobirthing Australia’s course. It just makes sense on so many levels.
Birthing a child is arguably one of the biggest moments in a mother’s life. I strongly encourage every woman to take the time to consider what a positive birth might look like for you. If you don’t know your options, you may not have any – one day you may wish you’d educated yourself to allow for a different outcome.
Simply click here to view my upcoming course dates and to book a class or phone me on 0407 139 886 to discuss your alternative course options.
Practice Name: ka Birth Services
Location of Service: Karratha, WA
Kylie is a doula, placenta encapsulation specialist and a Hypnobirthing Australia™ childbirth educator.
Mother to two rather fabulous children, their births and subsequent healing experiences, lead her to her new career and true passion, supporting women on the most important journey of their lives.
Kylie loved being a doula but felt something was missing from her professional life, until she discovered, the true awesome, that is the Hypnobirthing Australia™ program.
Kylie believes birth effects you on a cellular level for life, that knowledge is power and support, is everything.
Birth should be a positive and joyful experience, regardless of your circumstances.
Kylie is passionate about women empowerment.
Babies are amazing and a definite perk, but her true driving force is the birth of Mothers.
An absolute privilege to witness and experience.
Practice Name: Mindful Hypnobirthing
Location of Service: Doreen
Maryanne is a Mental Health Social Worker, and Certified Hypnotist. She has a special interest in mindfulness, meditation, fitness and wellness. Maryanne has worked in the field of mental health for 20 plus years and as such, is very passionate about working with women, assisting and supporting them to achieve optimum overall health and wellbeing. Maryanne is mum to 2 teenage daughters, who were both birthed in a birthing centre, a beautiful, calm and empowered experience on both occasions. Maryanne is committed to educating and supporting women to have a positive and empowered, memorable birth experience.
Practice Name: Bump 2 Babe
Location of Service: Malvern (VIC)
Hi! My name is Dahlia Lipson. I am a practicing Registered Nurse/Midwife with 7+ years’ experience and have loved everything about my job including meeting new people and making a positive difference in their lives.
I have always had a particular love for women’s health and childbirth but I must have always had a calling towards education. Classmates used to tell me “you’d make a great teacher Dahlia”. Well, they were right! Here I am now, a passionate Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner!
As a midwife and mother of two and having experienced such wonderful labours and births, I know the importance of feeling positive about pregnancy, labour and birth whether completely natural or not. Drawing on years of techniques and philosophies, current evidence-based research and effective relaxation techniques, mothers, partners and their babies can all benefit from the hypnobirthing approach to childbirth.
It is my mission and absolute privilege to help equip women and their birth partners with the knowledge, tools and support to feel prepared for a calm, empowered, safe and positive birth experience no matter what turn their journey may take.
Head to my website to book a class and I look forward to meeting you!
BNurs, PGDipMid, HPCE
Areas serviced: Gladstone, Rockhampton
I am the textbook example of how the Hypnobirthing Australia course can transform birth. Having experienced a traumatic emergency Caesarean with my first child, my partner and I found the Hypnobirthing Australia toolkit to be life-changing for the birth of our second child. In fact, I was so inspired by my healing, hypno-birth I became a trained hypnotist and certified Hypnobirthing Australia practitioner.
It is my mission to share this incredible program with my community and beyond. How we birth matters. The birth of a child is also the birth of parents, and this momentous event should be one of peace and joy. The education, tips, tools and techniques taught in this program allow families to remove uncertainty, fear and worry and install confidence, joy and excitement. These skills are applicable for pregnancy, birth and beyond- investing in this course is making an investment in life-long tools.
I am proof the Hypnobirthing Australia program works and I would love to share this amazing, practical course with you and your birth partner.
Practice Name: Hypnobirthing Tamworth
Location of Service: Tamworth
Hello and welcome!
I am a mum of one – a little boy named Clancy!
I live in Tamworth and saw a need for positive childbirth education when I taught myself Hypnobirthing to birth my son!
After birth, I knew Hypnobirthing Australia’s course had to be offered in Tamworth!
I am proof that Hypnobirthing does work after being induced and still continuing to have a calm beautiful birth.
I want every birthing mum to birth with ease and confidence. I want them to feel empowered and prepared to have their baby.
My goal is to share Hypnobirthing in the Tamworth community and give other pregnant mums the tools needed for a calm, positive birth.
I am currently a student doula.
I am offering group and private classes to Tamworth and the New England Region.
Practice Name: Hypnobirth Tribe
Location of Service: Hampton (VIC)
My name is Julie and I am blessed to say I am a wife and hypnobirthing mother. I was reborn the day my first son was born. I have become more aware of who I am and what legacy I want to leave behind. And so begins the story of me. Once a corporate racegoer qualified in business and technology and now a passionate and full-time advocate for birth with one goal – to share positive birth and help parents realise their birth potential.
I believe it takes one generation to make the world a better place and so I dedicate my time to help facilitate empowered and calm birth, remind mothers that they are made to birth, encourage birth support and connection and help parents appreciate that if their minds and bodies are prepared, fear and tension has no home.
If this is the experience you are after and you are unsure of how to navigate the birthing world, please reach out. I have been there before and can assure you that you have already made a huge leap in positive birthing by just visiting. So, thank you for being part of the change!
Practice Name: Birthing Essentials
Location of Service: Mandurah (WA)
Hello, my name is Rebecca and I am a Registered Nurse, having been nursing for 13 years and mum to 3. I am also completely obsessed with all things pregnancy and birth!
I first became aware of the Hypnobirthing Australia programme several years ago. After learning more about the programme & reflecting on my own 3 births, I quickly realised that this was THE piece of the puzzle that is missing for all expectant mothers. This programme provides you with the tools necessary to enable you to confidently, calmly and positively navigate any situation that may arise in your pregnancy and birth.
I am extremely passionate about birthing being a positive, uplifting experience. Over many years of nursing, I have been privileged to meet so many families postnatally & have seen the impact both positive and negative birthing experiences can have. I want positive birthing stories to be the norm.
You only get one opportunity to birth your baby, my wish is for women to look forward to birth with excitement, knowledge and confidence and for each & every woman to have their BEST birth.
I draw on my knowledge of the health care system and my many years of clinical experience to offer women choice in accessing an independent, evidence-based and a truly comprehensive antenatal programme.
I am based in the Mandurah/Peel area in WA & offer both small group and individual classes. I invite you to contact me and I look forward to working with you to help you achieve a calm, positive birth.
Practice Name: Soul Women Hypnobirthing
Location of Service: Nambour
Nikita is a loving mother of two beautiful boys. After using hypnobirthing for her second birth and being so amazed fell in love and decided that this was a path she wanted to go down to help empower other mothers to have a calm empowered birth.
Nikita is also a hypnotherapist and empowering coach and practices kinesiology. Her passion is empowering “Women”.
After training with Hypnobirthing Australia™ she knew it was her passion working with mums and their family’s to guide support and empower then before birth during and after.
Practice Name: Anne Carstairs – Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner
Location of Service: Kiama Downs (NSW)
My name is Anne Carstairs and I am a practising Midwife.
My passion is creating positive change for birthing women in Australia on a deep subconscious level.
I teach forgotten primal birthing wisdom with a modern twist; by releasing old negative, fear-based associations of childbirth and transforming it into knowledge and awakened power from within.
My dream is for Hypnobirthing Australia™ to be the norm of childbirth education. So women and their partners have evidence-based tools and knowledge to feel ready and confident to surrender to childbirth. My drive is to help mothers to believe in herself and her perfect body with positive self-belief that will last a lifetime.
I have witnessed the negative effects that disempowered and traumatic births have on a mother and her family. This is why I am very passionate to give women back their power through knowledge and guide women on a subconscious level to release unwanted fears of childbirth.
I feel honoured to be sharing such a beautiful gift of wisdom with mothers and their partners in the positive and empowering birth movement of Hypnobirthing Australia™.
Practice Name: Karmaura
Location of Service: Cairns, Weipa and Yungaburra (QLD)
Hypnobirthing I believe has the power to transform Maiden into Mother in the most empowering way.
Harnessing ancient wisdom with modern science is something that has always gripped me and I feel compelled to spread and share true wisdom when I hear it. Through my yoga teachings I have done just this, a couple of years after returning from India from my initial yoga training, I ventured to Byron Bay during my first pregnancy to become a fully certified Pre/ Postnatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT).
I found working with women at this beautiful stage in their lives was a desire unearthed within me and I was compelled to grow and share more after my first beautiful birth.
Now having just completed my Hypnobirthing certification with my second pregnancy I cannot wait to teach and share this amazing course from a place of true authenticity.
I run courses in my isolated community Weipa, Cape York and host courses where I grew up on the Atherton Tablelands FNQ.
I believe spreading this fantastic knowledge, to create the calmest energy during this sacred time of transition for all, has the power to transform future generations.
Practice Name: Sacred Space Hypnobirthing and Hypnotherapy
Location of Service: Manly (QLD)
I would like to embark on this journey with you.
To provide a safe space to replace any fears of birth with confidence, not just for you, but for your birth partner too.
Help you to achieve your hopes and dreams for your birth, regardless of what course your labour may take.
Offering ongoing support after the course and if you have any residual fears, which I doubt you will, I will gladly come to your home and do a one on one fear release with you and/or your birthing partner.
After having two hypno bubs myself and a background in hypnotherapy, I have been constantly drawn back to hypnobirthing over the last five years. It is something I am deeply passionate about and I am so excited to be part of this birthing evolution. Women need to hear amazing birth stories when pregnant, not the war stories that so many women seem to have.
We need to spread the word that birth is a beautiful and powerful experience, which can be embraced wholeheartedly.
You will become an advocate for Hypnobirthing for years to come. You will be able to pass on the skills you have learnt to friends and family, and even one day, to your own children.
Offering small group classes and private classes in your own home if preferred. Contact me today to discuss payment plans and course options.
Practice Name: Your Body Births
Location of Classes: Westmead (NSW)
“The birth of your child should be a beautiful, empowering experience. I believe that all people have the right to knowledge about all avenues and options to enable them to make the decisions that are right for them and their babies.” – Claire’s vision.
Claire is a maternity nurse, caring for new parents and their babies in the first few days after birth, and a Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner/Childbirth Educator. She is also a mum of one. After completing the Hypnobirthing Australia™ course with her husband, they went on to have an amazing birth of their first child.
Claire often gets asked the story of the birth and is passionate about sharing what hypnobirthing helped her and her husband achieve – a beautiful, serene, empowered birth. Claire believes in walking alongside you on your journey, sharing knowledge and tools, with the desire that you achieve the positive and empowering birth we all deserve.
The day you meet your baby should be beautiful. Claire would love to help you have a birth to remember.
Practice Name: MamaBe
Location of Service: Wagga Wagga (NSW)
I believe every woman has an untapped reservoir of inner strength and calm within her that deserves to be discovered. I believe that the magic of positive birth lies in the discovery of her own personal courage and power. When a woman steps into this power it informs every aspect of her life from this point on.
I take women from fear to empowerment, from stressed to confident, from anxious to excited. I help women discover their own inner strength and wisdom through the Hypnobirthing Australia program and my experience as a prenatal yoga teacher.
As a hypnobirthing mama myself I know first-hand the advantages of these techniques. I am driven to share the best of evidenced-based knowledge and ancient wisdom to prepare women and their partners for their best birth. I am passionate about the lasting impact that an empowered birth experience can have on women and their families.
My hope is that all women are changed positively by their experience of pregnancy and birth, entering into motherhood with a sense of awe, wonder and pride. Carrying with them a quiet confidence, trusting in their own intuition and inner strength.
Practice Name: Fertility Tasmania
Practitioner Name: Dr Erin Kelly – BA (Hons) PhD (Clinical Psychology) & HPCE (Hypnobirthing Practitioner Chilbirth Educator)
Location of Service: Hobart CBD (TAS)
Practice Name: The Birth Collective
Practitioner Name: Tina Pullen – Certified Practising Speech Pathologist, B. App. Sc. (Speech Pathology), Hypnobirthing Practitioner Certified Educator (HPCE)
Location of Service: Bossley Park (NSW)
Tina Pullen is a Certified Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner based in Western Sydney.
Tina’s love of childbirth began following the beautiful birth of her own little Hypnobub. After a difficult first birth, she completed the Hypnobirthing Australia™ classes during her second pregnancy. Tina and her husband were blown away by how easy and calm the birth was and give full credit to the course for helping them achieve this.
Tina understands how amazing and life-changing the birth experience can be once a couple has access to the right support and education. She strongly believes that ALL women deserve to feel empowered, confident and safe during birth. She is passionate about providing expectant mothers and their birth partners with the knowledge and tools to have a positive and enjoyable birth!
Tina is also a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist. She has a strong background in health sciences and understands the importance of evidence-based practice. This is why she loves the Hypnobirthing Australia™ course. She is able to share current research with parents, allowing them to make their own informed choices.
If you would like to book a course with Tina, visit http://www.thebirthcollective.com.au or call her on 0421 999 405.
Practice Name: Empower You Pregnancy & Childbirth Educator
Location of Service: Offering Classes in Corryong & Albury Wodonga (VIC)
Tameeka is a Registered Nurse and Midwife with over 11 years’ experience and has a passion for positive education, empowering women, and rural maternity care. Tameeka aims to provide hypnobirthing education to women and their birthing partners who reside in rural settings and aims to work with mothers and birthing partners to suit individual needs, life/work schedule and structure.
After working as a midwife with women who had used hypnobirthing, Tameeka knew this was something she wanted to include in her practice. And so after having three beautiful children, she knew it was time to incorporate the positive hypnobirthing program into her practice and provide women and their birthing partners with the tools and techniques for their own positive birthing experiences.
Tameeka has worked clinically in rural and regional settings, as a University Lecturer in Nursing & Midwifery and is also the Director of Empower You Pregnancy and Childbirth Education
Practice Name: Earthside
Practitioner Name: Odile Chaperon – Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy, Advanced Diploma of Western Herbal Medicine, Birth & Postnatal Doula, Hypnobirthing Practitioner Certified Educator (HPCE) (APPAC)
Location of Service: Dianella (WA)
My name is Odile Chaperon, mother to a spirited toddler, qualified naturopath, birth and postpartum doula, APPA certified placenta arts specialist and Hypnobirthing Australia childbirth educator. Studying naturopathy in 2009 ignited a tiny spark that gradually grew and really took off with the birth of my daughter in 2016. My mindset and the way I approach life stems from naturopathic philosophies – how can things be done naturally, what are the alternatives we can try before resorting to conventional medicine? Since the birth of my daughter in 2016 I have learnt and continue to learn so many things about our birth culture, and want to share that knowledge with you.
My mission is to provide you with up to date information and resources for pregnancy, labour, birth and parenting so that you know what your options are and can make an informed and supported choice. All women have a voice – I want YOU to have a say and for your voice to be heard. Not just relating to pregnancy and birth, but throughout life as well.
Practice Name: Lillian Beth
Location of Service: Brisbane, Newstead (QLD)
Lillian is a determined young woman and registered midwife with a love of supporting women and their families throughout their pregnancy, birth and into the journey of parenthood.
Lilly is deeply passionate about creating space for women to feel into their own power, abilities and intuition. She weaves her midwifery knowledge with her skills as a pilates instructor to infuse her education as a Hypnobirthing practitioner with a holistic and health-conscious mindset.
Lilly hopes to guide her clients with love and encourage our society to bring back the ritual of birth.
“My name is Kelly and I am a Naturopath with a strong focus in preconception, pregnancy and post-partum care. My passion is helping to build healthy mums, babies and families.
I believe women deserve the right to feel empowered no matter what their birthing outcome. Giving birth is one of the most miraculous things we can experience, and it is a rite of passage for all mothers to be.
I attended this training to help spread this message. I have had two very different births, neither of which were “normal” in any way. My first labour and birth was traumatic both physically and mentally. My second birth was a beautiful water birth that left me a little stunned as our baby was born with a disability. I believe our hypnobirthing practices really helped my partner and I through this unexpected and challenging time. It helped us to release a lot of the fear of the unknown and what the future held for us and our baby girl.
Hypnobirthing Australia is about giving the power back to the birthing mother and embracing the significance that birth plays within our culture and a woman’s life. Giving birth it is empowerment, certainty, bonding and love. It gives you and your baby the best start to the next chapter of your lives together. No matter what start you may have.”
Practice Name: Illoura Birth
Location of Service: Melton (VIC)
Hi, I’m Vanessa; I am a registered Paediatric nurse and I teach undergraduate nursing students. I am also a first time mum to my very own hypnobub!
I remember feeling so excited about my baby’s arrival but I had these internal fears that kept popping up. Throughout my pregnancy, all I heard were horror stories of birth and was recommend to opt for an epidural or elective c-section to save me from what sounded like trauma I was about to endure!
I had a wonderful Obstetrician who recommended hypnobirthing to me and it was absolutely life changing for me and my husband! I went on to have a beautiful, calm and positive birthing experience that left me feeling on top of the world and so empowered.
I am very passionate about women’s health and preparing expectant mothers and their partners for birth. Every woman deserves to feel empowered to make informed decisions, remain positive before, during and after the birth of her baby.
I am so excited to be a Hypnobirthing Australia practitioner and be a part of the incredible hypnobirthing world. I cannot wait to teach you the tools, knowledge, preparation and support to bring your beautiful baby earthside.
Practice Name: The Natural Clinic
Location of Service: Burdell, Townsville (QLD)
Hi there! My name is Kristy L Hebbard.
I am a qualified Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, a registered Fitness Professional, a mother of two beautiful children and a Certified Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner. I have a passion to inspire birthing couples to have a positive, cal and empowering birth experience, using the same tools, techniques and program that my Husband and I used to welcome our Son earth-side!
Birth is a natural instinctual process that our bodies were designed to do. I believe that how we bring our babies into the world can have a life-long impact on the birthing mother, the people around her and our babies! This is why it is so important that every birthing woman/ couple has the knowledge to make informed decisions about their bodies and their babies bodies. I love helping people to replace fear of birth with love and confidence. I feel so honoured to be able to help in preparing parents-to-be for the happiest day of their lives, the day they meet their precious babies!
Practice Name: Avocado Baby
Location of Service: Mount Martha (VIC)
Felicity is a mother of three. Having experienced different journeys with each of her previous births, she and her husband reflect upon these moments with a smile, feeling very fortunate for the way they arrived into the world. Discovering hypnobirthing with her first pregnancy, Felicity is a true believer of its ethos and approach in giving mums and birth partners the knowledge and confidence towards a positive and enriching experience.
Felicity is a qualified and registered yoga and pre/post natal instructor. She offers a pregnancy yoga course for mums-to-be to come together in a safe and warm environment, empowering women through the pregnancy journey. In the course, Felicity helps prepare women mentally and physically for the stages of pregnancy and birth, as well as restoring and nurturing body and mind. Pregnancy yoga in addition to hypnobirthing was Felicity’s outlet in each of her pregnancies, creating a special time for herself, her husband and their babies before they were born. Now it is her passion to help others in these precious moments.
Practice Name: In Birth & Beyond
Location of Service: Belmont (NSW)
“Hi my name is Lauren, and I’m the face behind ‘In Birth & Beyond’. I believe that all women and their birth partners deserve to have a positive, calm and empowered birth. I believe in a women’s right to choose how they want to birth their baby into the world and I believe with the right preparation they can achieve anything. I believe with the right tools and information woman can work in harmony with their birth companion and caregivers to create an uplifting and life-changing birth.
Having already completed the Hypnobubs program for my first birth, I guess you could say I’m my own testimonial for a calm, positive birth and believe that the Hypnobirthing Australia program can benefit any birthing mother in any circumstances.
As well as being a certified Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner I am a graduate of the University Of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Business and am also a qualified yoga teacher having completed both 300 and 200 hour programs. I have been teaching students in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie area for the last 6 years and have been blessed to witness the benefits of the practice to many. “
Practice Name: Michelle Whitaker
Location of Service: Private and Group classes are available in the Perth Hills area and also at East Meets West Chinese Medicine in Tuart Hill
Michelle is a certified Hypnobirthing Australia childbirth educator and has over 15 years experience as an Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner, supporting women in pre-conception care, during pregnancy and post-natally. She also completed training with Australian Doulas in 2009.
As a mother of two, Michelle chose to learn the hypnobirthing techniques during her pregnancies and was able to utilise the amazing benefits during her births.
Her passion is supporting women to understand the physiological changes occurring in their bodies, and arming them with tools to feel confident and competent in their abilities to have a positive birthing experience, no matter what circumstances may arise.
I am a Hypnobirthing mother of 2 young children, Hypnobirthing Practitioner and passionate advocate for positive birth.
When I was pregnant with my first child I was labelled high risk and it seemed I was only being prepared for interventions. I realised that I needed to regain control and bring the joy back into my pregnancy!
Hypnobirthing gave me all the tools I needed to ensure a calm, positive birth – knowledge, breath, partner support and belief. My passion for Hypnobirthing grew during my second pregnancy, and amazing birth, and I knew then that I had to share Hypnobirthing with as many couples as possible.
As a Hypnobirthing Practitioner, I am driven to make sure mothers understand their choices and feel empowered to make those choices. I also want birthing partners to feel confident and calm in the birthing process so that they can be a strong advocate and support for the mother.
I run classes out of Wellness on Whatley in Maylands and Remède in Mosman Park.
I also run classes in the Wheatbelt and would love to hear from any Wheatbelt mums who would like classes in their area.
Practice Name: Mindful Birthing Sydney
Location of Service: St Peters (NSW)
After a lifetime of being fed visions of Hollywood-style birth, and having many friends face traumatic experiences when they had their babies, Kate was apprehensive about birth to say the least. She started asking around, and on recommendation from a friend, completed the Hypnobirthing Australia course before the birth of her daughter in late 2017. It was a beautiful, unmedicated, natural birth (as was her preference) and the most incredible, empowering experience of her life. It had such a profound effect on her that she knew she had to train so that she could, in turn, help other mothers and couples have the positive, empowering birth that they too deserve to have.
With a background in Psychology and Performance, Kate’s interests and skills marry perfectly for delivering this up to date, evidence-based Australian course. She is incredibly excited to be helping parents and birth partners in Sydney achieve a calm, positive, informed birth experience.
Practice Name: Stephanie Davey Hypnobirthing
Location of Service: Brunswick (VIC)
Stephanie Davey is a Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife, and Maternal & Child Health Nurse with over 12 years of experience in the pregnancy, birth and parenting space. Stephanie is passionate about birth and the health and well-being of women and families, and has been privileged to support countless women during birth, throughout her career as a midwife.
Stephanie is down-to-earth and enjoys getting to know people along their birthing journeys. Stephanie is passionate and committed to sharing her knowledge with women and their partners about what is actually happening during labour and birth. Stephanie assists women to gain skills and tools to use during their birth, and prepares women and their partners for a positive birth experience, that they can be truly proud of!
Stephanie is driven by the ‘ah-ha’ moments she sees in her clients when things start to make sense, and most importantly, the changes this can make to women’s birthing attitudes and their belief in themselves! Every woman deserves a positive birth experience and Stephanie is a skilled practitioner to guide you there, the Hypnobirthing way!
Practice Name: The Centre Midwifery Services
Location of Service: Dubbo (NSW)
Hi, my name is Rachel. I am a Nurse, Midwife, and Childbirth Educator, who is passionate about empowering and supporting women during their pregnancy, birth, and beyond. I believe in birth and I believe in women, in their power, strength and abilities. I have the privilege to witness this every day.
I discovered the tool of Hypnobirthing in 2017 and have supported women who have used Hypnobirthing for a positive and empowering birth experience. The power of the mind and body connection during birth is strong. Understanding this and incorporating the tools learnt during Hypnobirthing classes aids for a calm and relaxed birth experience. Skills learnt can be used not only in birth, but in all areas of life that we may feel fear or apprehension towards.
My desire is for women to be well equipped with the knowledge and understanding of their birthing options, be involved in the decisions regarding their care and make informed choices based on current evidence. Creating positive and empowering birth experiences, so that we may have positive and empowering parents, partners, family and friends.
Practice Name: Trudy Vains Birth Doula
Location of Service: Burpengary (QLD)
Trudy Vains from Burpengary is dedicated to pregnancy, birth and postpartum in many ways. Her yoga studio is filled with all things pregnancy, and this is where she holds four classes for Pregnancy Yoga per week, (15 classes of other style classes per week) two Mums and Bubs classes per week, Hypnobirthing, Child Birth Education, Spinning Babies Parent Class as well as Doula information sessions.
Trudy attends four births per month as a Birth Doula and offers Hypnobirthing Australia™ classes in her packages, as well as offering in small group sessions. Her toolkit for birth is full and can help you in many ways. Trudy attends hospital births only that range in distance from South Brisbane to Sunshine Coast.
Birth is amazing in every way, no matter how it plays out, you are a birthing goddess and that’s really important for you to know and understand. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Trudy
Practice Name: Birthing for You
Location of Service: Subiaco (WA)
I am a nurse midwife with a passion for education. I feel strongly that women should be knowledgable and prepared for birth. I have seen the fear and misinformation that exists around birth and want women to reconnect with the knowledge and understanding that birth is normal and have confidence that their body can birth their baby. I believe birth is transformative and want to prepare women to embrace their transformation to motherhood in the most positive way possible. I believe that no matter how women birth it can be empowering and positive. As a Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner I want to assist women and their birth partners to achieve the positive birth they desire, whatever that may be.
Practice Name: Sarah Searle
Location of Service: Warrnambool and the South West area (VIC)
Sarah is a registered midwife and nurse who has a passion for pregnancy, birth and beyond. She has been working as a midwife for 8 years now and through various hospitals realised there was a vast lack of additional education to help prepare women and their partners for birth. She started researching some alternates to help guide women and discovered Hypnobirthing Australia. She then witnessed a couple practising Hypnobirthing and was in awe and knew she had to take this further.
She and her husband decided to do a Hypnobirthing Australia course with their first pregnancy and were amazed at the positive and calm effects it had on their birth. Sarah went on to have 2 hypnobirthing bubs, one very calm and serene natural birth and the 2nd a very precipitate natural birth outside the hospital front doors. It was then she decided she needed to become a practitioner and share this amazing education with the world.
Sarah is available to Warrnambool and the South West area of Victoria. She can be contacted on 0439 345 919 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Practice Name: Surge Hypnobirthing
Location of Service: West Hobart (TAS)
Amanda is an experienced Registered Nurse, Midwife, and Hypnobirthing Child Birth Educator who is passionate about providing positive, meaningful and calming care to women and their support partners.
Amanda class will provide you and your support partners with a toolbox of education and advice for you to prepare your body and mind to have the best possible birth for you. These classes reflect her birthing and parenting philosophy of connection, awareness, and creating a positive mentality. Her classes provide a safe space that is engaging, holistic and full of support.
Sara is a wife, mama and professional birth photographer. After the arrival of her second child, she discovered the world of birth photography and decided a career change was calling her. During her time as a birth photographer she learnt of hypnobirthing and has witnessed on several occasions the positive benefits of hypnobirthing for the labouring mother and partner.
Sara is a big believer in the saying ‘knowledge is power’ and is committed to educating families to have a positive birth experience and help improve our birth culture.
Sara runs group classes in the northern suburbs of Perth and can facilitate private classes in the Perth metro area. Please visit her website for more information.
Practice Name: Complete Midwifery
Location of Service: Brighton East (VIC)
Hello! Congratulations on choosing the best course for a rewarding labour and birth. My name is Danielle and I am a passionate midwife, lactation consultant and hypnobirthing and hypnobirthing caesarean instructor. I am a mum to 5 beautiful children. My birth experiences have included both natural birth and caesarean. I have experienced the joys and the challenges of being a mum. My first child was born at 22 years old and my last at 35. I have experienced both ends of the spectrum!
My belief is that with the right tools anyone can have an empowering and satisfying birth. Regardless of public/private/homebirth.
My aim is to ensure that you leave this course with the tools, resources and knowledge for you and your partner to be the power in your birth. Birth is about love and new life. Not about fear, uncertainty and control.
I look forward to working together to offer what you need to empower you on your journey into parenthood.
I also offer lactation consultations post birth if any difficulties arise, pre-baby breastfeeding classes, pre-baby 101 classes (what do I do!). I can’t wait to share with you how you can birth with power.
Practice Name: Prepared to Birth
Location of Service: Mona Vale (NSW)
Natalie came across Hypnobirthing Australia by chance after a work colleague told her she, ‘loved giving birth and couldn’t wait to do it again!’. It was the first time Natalie had ever heard birth described so positively and immediately signed up for the course.
In September 2018, Natalie had a life-changing calm and positive birth for her first baby, Freddy. She describes the birth as the proudest moment of her life. Immediately after his birth, she felt an undeniable urge to become a Hypnobirth Childbirth Educator so that she could share the incredible tools and techniques she had learned with as many parents as possible.
Natalie is passionate about preparing women and their birth partners with the tools and knowledge that will allow them to feel prepared and excited for their birth no matter what turn it takes. Natalie believes that a calm and positive birth can be transformational beyond just the birthing day – her hope is that these skills continue to be of use for both the mother and birthing partner throughout the parenting journey.
Natalie offers private and group classes from her home in Mona Vale on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. She is also available to travel for one-on-one sessions and is flexible to work around busy schedules.
Practice Name: Go Yoga
Location of Service: Brighton (SA)
Jackie has been working in the health and wellness industry since 1993 in her roles as a medical scientist, fitness instructor and Yoga teacher. For years she has creatively integrated Yoga’s ancient mind and body wisdom to help women lead a healthy, active and peaceful pregnancy in her antenatal yoga classes. She has literally shared in hundreds of birth stories, including her own to twin daughters.
However, she has also witnessed so much fear, ignorance and confusion surrounding childbirth and the decision-making and organisation of maternity care. Jackie was eager to add hypnobirthing to her qualifications so she can give mothers the essential tools, support and confidence they need to follow their instincts and make conscious choices throughout pregnancy and birth.
Due to her diverse background, Jackie’s classes stem from the unique perspective of integrating age-old holistic birthing knowledge with the advancing science of childbirth. Mothers gain deep understanding of birth physiology plus respect for the hidden powers of their bodies. Her classes provide mothers and partners with an antenatal education program that supports and empowers women to have a positive and sacred birth experience.
Jackie runs hypnobirthing classes in a lovingly-built studio behind her home in Brighton, South Australia.
Practice Name: Free 2 Be Yoga
Location of Service: Bogangar (NSW)
Esther’s passion for supporting women and couples in preparation for birth began while attending prenatal yoga during her own first pregnancy. After completing her level 1 Yoga Teacher Training she then went on to do further study in Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga. Over the years working with women through yoga during the perinatal period Esther realised she wanted to delve deeper into guiding and educating couples for birth. Having explored and integrated hypnobirthing during her second pregnancy, she knew that the Hypnobirthing Australia Course and how it aligned with her work and views regarding empowered birth was the path to follow. Esther aims to not only provide the best platform and range of skills for mother-to-be’s to have an empowered and calm birth but also to assist in building a strong and confident connection between the mothers and their partners so that they can move through birth and into new parenthood as a united front.
Esther is blessed with two children and has experienced birth in the hospital through the private system as well as a home birth supported by amazing and skilled midwives. In her spare time, she loves to garden, practice yoga and head to the beach for a surf. She also loves spending time with her family in the great outdoors and sharing the wonders of the natural world with her children and husband.