Practice Name: Mother Down Under
Location of Service: Brisbane, Newmarket, QLD
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: Doula Training Academy
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 | Central Coast Hypnobirthing
Location of Services: I teach group and private classes from Copacabana, Central Coast via my business Harmonic Hypnobirthing.
I also teach group classes from venues in both Kincumber/Erina/Holgate, Central Coast via Central Coast Hypnobirth.
I am a birthkeeper and leading Hypnobirthing expert, I experienced the transformative power of two gentle hypnobirths when I became a mum to my two boys, it was their calm and empowering birth experiences that initiated and inspired me to become a Doula and a Hypnobirthing Australia™ practitioner.
The knowledge I have embodied over the last two decades allows me to be fierce in assisting parents to navigate the system, interact positively with their chosen birth teams as well as reconnecting mothers to their unique feminine power, so that they develop the trust and confidence in the inherent wisdom of their bodies.
It is the fullness of this wisdom that is required to birth their babies in the most satisfying and joyful way, and it is through the tools and philosophy of the Hypnobirthing Australia™ program that this can be achieved so beautifully.
I have over twenty years experience working as a Complementary therapist specialising in women’s health and I have been teaching Hypnobirthing to families since 2012.
In 2021 I teamed with fellow doula Gemma Wilson to create Central Coast Hypnobirth, together, we combine over 15 years experience in birth to deliver this program to you with a depth of hands on experience that will be super relevant and valuable to your own birth preparation.
I can help you embrace your pregnancy and birth journey no matter what path it takes 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: Christa Buckland BHlthSc (Health Promotion), HPCE
Location of Service: Mount Annan (NSW)
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: Melissa Ayling
Location of Service: Geraldton (WA)
Hi there! I am a mother of two hypnobirthed boys (one in a car!) and I have been a certified Hypnobirthing Australia™ practitioner since 2014. I am also a pregnancy retreat facilitator and womb awakening practitioner.
Through my personal and professional experiences, I have discovered that pregnancy, birth, and becoming a mother is a sacred, meaningful, and transformational time and women are to be heard, honoured, and respected.
I am devoted to helping women cultivate trust within themselves, to be at the centre of their unique journey and to experience birth as a rite of passage into motherhood.
I believe the foundation to this is the right support team, an education about birth as a physiological process, proven coping tools, awareness around birth choices, and feeling prepared for whatever path the birth journey may take.
My classes involve the birth partner every step of the way and I provide them with practical knowledge and tools to confidently support the birthing mother.
I currently specialise in private hypnobirthing classes in person locally or via Zoom worldwide! This is so the mother and her birth partner can enjoy a personalised experience in the comfort of their own space.
I believe that through holistic birth education we will change the face of birth on this earth and I am so grateful to be part of this together with the Hypnobirthing Australia™ Positive Birth program.
Practice Name: Embracing Birth
Servicing: Newcastle (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: 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: 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.
My first birth was an experience that left me feeling completely powerless and like I had no say in my birthing journey. Thanks to hypnobirthing, my next two births were the complete opposite. It was this transformation that has led me here, and my goal is to now help you approach your birth with the same knowledge and confidence, knowing that you are making the best decisions for yourself and your baby.
As a birth and postpartum doula I have seen the difference your birthing experience can make and how it can affect your parenting journey. You (and your baby) deserve an incredible experience – one you will remember for the rest of your life, for all the right reasons.
My Hypnobirthing Australia classes will give you everything you need to have a positive birth experience – regardless of the circumstances of your birth.
Practice Name: Luvamama
Location of Service: Woody Point (QLD)
Catherine is a mother of 4 grown children and has a diversity of working experiences in community development, childcare and event management. Her passion for mothers and babies created a pathway to her becoming a Birth Doula (Labour support) and Postnatal Doula with Childbirth International. Her business is called Luvamama.
For the past 5 years Catherine has been self employed as a Nanny, Doula and Independent Childbirth Educator.
Catherine is passionate about woman’s health and emotional wellbeing during pregnancy, hence the name Luvamama. Her kind and gentle approach to birthing will support you and your birthing partner to connect in with your mind and body to prepare you for the most amazing journey of childbirth.
As a Hypnobirthing practitioner, she is dedicated to positive birthing principles. Her desire is to have every mother seek to have a calm empowered birth.
Catherine lives in Brisbane and holds Tuesday evening classes and every second Saturday in the month.
Hypnobirthing classes are held at a beautiful setting on the Redcliffe peninsula. ‘Serenity Space’ is a purpose built yoga and healing space.
202 Prince Edward Pde, Scarborough, 4020.
Practice Name: The Birth Space
Location of Service: Cockburn, Perth (WA)
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: Tree of Life – Nurturing Birth and Beyond
Location of Service: Cronulla, Sydney, NSW
Hello all, so lovely to be here!
Since the birth of my first baby in 2011, I have been supporting couples as a Doula, Childbirth Educator and Placenta Encapsulator, after making the move from my corporate background in IT & Telco to follow my passion and longing to make a difference in the lives of birthing women and their partners, one birth at a time.
I service mainly the Sutherland Shire, the Eastern Suburbs, the Inner West and North Shore areas of Sydney.
I am the mother of two, one angel baby by the name of Juniper and a rainbow baby by the name of Mie. It was through my first pregnancy and birth experience that I decided to train as a Doula and since that time back in 2011 I have been so passionate about the rite of passage that birth can be for a woman and her partner and have to date supported over 90 couples as a Doula and over 3000 as a Placenta Encapsulator.
Having supported a number of Doula couples that had completed the Hypnobirthing Australia training in their pregnancies, I have found their labours to have been the most beautiful, calm and empowering which have inspired me to become an instructor myself.
With the right knowledge, tools, support and preparation gained through the amazing Positive Birth Program, I know you too can have the birth of your dreams, no matter how it unfolds.
I look forward to meeting you and being your guide in one of the most life-changing and magical moments of your lives!
Practice Name: This Is What I Doula
Location of Service: Woolgoolga (NSW)
My name is Jaime! I am a wife. mum, step mum, Doula and self-confessed birth nerd!
I am passionate about educating new and seasoned parents about childbirth in order to empower them to make informed decisions and of course, to have a beautiful birth experience, no matter how that may end up happening.
I feel a deep calling to provide information, tools and support to pregnant women and their partners and to be part of a change in maternity care in this country.
Practice Name: A life in Bloom
Location of Service: Petersham (NSW)
I’m Clare – mum, doula and childbirth educator. As a doula of 16 years, I have had the honour of supporting many women during labour and birth and without doubt, the ones who fare best are those that have a realistic understanding of what to expect, how to work with their bodies and minds and who have belief in their own ability and power.
The process of labour and birth is one of life’s rites of passage – it has the opportunity of teaching us to surrender, dig deep, to trust, to find what we need within us and celebrate the power we are stepping into. When we cross the threshold from maiden to mother we are forever transformed – none of us forget birthing our babies and the process we went through to bring them earthside. We e and they, deserve a memory that is at least positive, if not beautiful!
Birth is sacred – it and the vessel through which it occurs, us mummas, should be revered, honoured, respected and trusted to do the job we know we and our babies are innately wired for. Hypnobirthing Australia’s positive birth program helps us show caregivers what we are made of!
Practice Name: Embodied Birth
Locations of Classes: Thirroul, NSW
Lulu is a Doula and Hypnobirthing mum. She discovered Hypnobirthing when pregnant with her first daughter and found the Positive Birth Program incredibly empowering and informative. She loved using the techniques learnt in the class to birth her daughter calmly and gently in an intervention-free, natural birthing experience.
She soon became an advocate for a positive birth and trained to be a Birth and Postpartum Doula to further develop the skills necessary for holding space and supporting other pregnant people.
Lulu believes in the profound intuition of the body, and believes that a positive and beautiful birth experience is a human right for everybody, regardless of where or how they choose to birth their baby. She hopes to empower other parents to make informed decisions about their bodies, birth and babies.
Practice Name: Mamatoto Retreat
Location of Service: Shoalhaven Region, Milton (NSW)
Hi, I’m Melissa!
I’ve been working with pregnant women and new mothers for the past 15 years as a Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga and Pilates Instructor and more recently as a Birth and Postpartum Doula.
I’ve helped thousands of women prepare their bodies for labour and birth and to regain their “pre- baby body” but it wasn’t until I gave birth to my son that I realised how important a positive mindset is during pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
Whilst I attribute education, tools, support and preparation to my beautiful drug- free water birth, it was my positive mindset that helped me to stay calm and trust the process.
Whilst I had introduced breathing techniques, active birth positions, meditation and deep relaxation in my prenatal yoga classes prior to my son’s birth, I wanted to learn how to teach women to use self- hypnosis and positive mindset to release their fears around birth so becoming a Hypnobirthing Australia® practitioner was the obvious choice for me.
I cannot wait to share this incredible course with women and their birth partners in the Milton Ulladulla area and for them to have positive, empowering and beautiful births.
I strongly believe that when we have an empowering birth experience, this sets us up for empowered and positive parenting.
Practice Name: Samantha Gunn Doula (North Shore Hypnobirthing)
Location Of Service: North Sydney, NSW
Based on Sydney’s North Shore, Samantha is a mum to 4 teenagers and an experienced birth and postpartum doula whose personal and professional experience with hypnobirthing inspired her to become a Hypnobirthing Practitioner.
Samantha hypnobirthed one of her four births and was surprised at the difference it made. Her own hypnobirth was amazingly positive and calm, and her daughter was so relaxed at birth she fell asleep almost immediately! Since becoming a doula, Samantha has supported clients who have been through various models of antenatal education and believes her hypnobirthing clients were prepared with the tools and mindset for a positive birth no matter how things unfolded.
Samantha loves learning and sharing her knowledge and skills to help families achieve a positive birth and a smooth transition to life as parents. In addition to her doula and hypnobirthing practitioner qualifications, Samantha is also a certified hypnotherapist, and holds qualifications in acupressure, Spinning Babies, Optimal Maternal Positioning and baby massage.
Education with Samantha combines the comprehensive, evidence-based content of the course and her skills and experience as a doula. She presents the course in a calm and pragmatic way helping you feel inspired, prepared and empowered to meet your baby.
Practice Name: North Shore Hypnobirthing
Location of Service: North Sydney, Chatswood, NSW
Ellen is a qualified Hypnobirthing Practitioner and doula based on Sydney’s North Shore. She has supported numerous women who have used the Hypnobirthing techniques and tools to have amazing births. Ellen knows firsthand that preparing women throughout their pregnancies and leading up to their births’, with Hypnobirthing principals, means that no matter how womens’ births unfold, women feel confident and positive about their options and choices. In working as a doula and educator, Ellen also uses her background in social work and women’s health to best support her clients.
In addition to her work, Ellen is a busy mum to three kids and knows first-hand the juggle of life, motherhood and also enjoying life. Her classes are taught with another doula (Samantha Gunn), and are full of fun, evidence-based education and taught in a way so that women can feel supported and positive about their pregnancies and birth.
Practice Name: Bumps, Birth and Beyond Ballina
Location of Service: Ballina
I am a full spectrum Doula (antenatal, birth and post natal), Hypnobirthing Practitioner and Mum of two beautiful boys. I live in Ballina and service the Ballina / Byron Shire and Northern Rivers areas. I offer face-to-face and online / virtual services and a range of antenatal, childbirth education, and post-natal packages.
I used Hypnobirthing when I had my two children so I know first hand what a huge difference the tools and resources make to helping you have a positive and life changing birth / experience. I am deeply passionate about supporting women and their families through their pregnancy, birthing and post partum journeys and feel excited to be able to share wisdom, experience and resources to empower others to make informed choices around childbirth. I believe every single woman has the right to have the birth SHE wants, and should be given the support SHE needs throughout. And I feel strongly that the more supported a birthing woman feels during her pregnancy and birth, the smoother and more positive her transition into motherhood and the extended parenting journey will be.
I look forward to working with mums, partners, birth teams and bubs all over the area and I believe you will value my excitement, passion and dedication.
Practice Name: Bella Mama
Location of Service: Whanregarwen, Northern Victoria, VIC
Zoe is a mother of three beautiful girls, postpartum doula certified through the Newborn Mothers Collective, a registered yoga teacher and Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner.
Zoe has long been an advocate for nature’s way after 12 years working in government specialising in environment and climate change policy and a personal passion in permaculture (a sustainable system of living that emphasis production of food at home), Ayurveda (an ancient healing system in India that emphasises prevention of disease through maintenance of health through diet, mindfulness and lifestyle) and yoga. It was after the hypnobirth of her third child ‘Bella’ where Zoe was inspired to take a big leap forward in pursuing her dream work in helping women trust their natural instincts to birth and mother.
To that end, Zoe is now the proud owner of a small business called Bella Mama that provides hypnobirthing instruction, postpartum education and postpartum care. Zoe offers mother centred care to women that brings together her love for hypnobirthing, ecological eating, ayurvedic lifestyle and nutrition and yoga. Using a gentle, supportive and nourishing approach, Zoe’s sole aim is to assist expectant couples prepare emotionally, physically and practically for their journey into parenthood.
Practice Name: Village Birth
Location of Service: Torquay & Surf Coast (VIC) @ The Perinatal Hub
Hi I’m Talia… a clinical Pilates instructor and studio owner, birth doula, Hypnobirthing Australia™ practitioner, founder of Village Birth and co-founder of The Perinatal Hub, Surf Coast.
My professional experience has seen me working with people’s physical and mental wellbeing for many years, in many settings. What I’m most passionate about now is helping women to understand their mind-body connection as a simple but powerful tool, that can positively impact their journey through pregnancy, childbirth and into parenthood.
As a mumma of two and a birth doula, I’m on a mission to help other mumma’s have normal, beautiful, positive and empowered birth experiences. My approach to teaching is very open, warm and intuitive, as I believe we all have different needs and there is no right or wrong, just what’s right for you.
Practice Name: Birth Coach Nikki
Location of Service: Byron Bay (NSW)
Hi, my name is Nikki,
I am a certified birth doula, childbirth educator and hold a Diploma in early childhood education. As a Mother of two beautiful daughters and a grandmother to two grandchildren, l am truly passionate about women’s health and wellbeing. I have been supporting women and their families for over 20 years.
My interest in Hypnobirthing was developed while studying for my doula certification, alongside that my own daughter used it as a resource towards a healing second birth. Recognising the value of the program, I began my certification towards becoming a Hypnobirthing practitioner as it aligned with my beliefs as a birth doula.
I am immensely proud to be a certified Hypnobirthing practitioner in my area.
My goal is educating mothers and their partners with the knowledge, techniques, and the tools to empower them towards a positive birth.
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Practice Name: Ahava Birth
Location of Service: Toowoomba/ Highfields (QLD)
Leah is a qualified Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner based in Highfields / Toowoomba.
Her interest in hypnobirthing developed after hearing whispers around the birthing suites on her midwifery placements and through her work as a Birth Doula supporting women who were fond of this method. She is a Registered Nurse and on her way to completing studies to become a Midwife. She is a qualified Birth Doula through Childbirth International and completed her Bachelor in Nursing at The University of Southern Queensland.
She is passionate about doing all that is within her power to enable women and their birth partners to beautifully transition into the season of becoming parents. Her aim in doing this is through creating a foundation of love, free from fear and full of empowerment. Her hope is that all women will discover the beautiful source of power they possess and feel inspired to have confidence in their bodies. She longs to see all women in her care confidently envision their ability to walk into motherhood knowing they are strong, secure and feeling nurtured throughout the process.
Leah would love to take you through the Hypnobirthing Australia course privately and work with you as you learn, relax and feel confident about your baby’s birth. If you are also looking for a birth doula to work with you during your pregnancy, attend your birth and be able to support you postnatally, she is able to provide caring and intuitive educational, physical and emotional support throughout, Highfields/Toowoomba, and also in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, QLD.
Contact her for more information.
Practice Name: Earthbound Babies
Location of Service: Northern Rivers, Clunes, NSW
Amy is a mother of four living in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales.
Her fascination and obsession with birth came after the homebirth of her first daughter back in 2010. This birth was the turning point in her life. After her experience, she wanted to make it her goal to spread the positive birth message to the world and to introduce more people to Hypnobirthing as she was 100% convinced that Hypnobirthing was the reason why she had such a beautiful and calm birthing experience. It wasn’t until she was pregnant with her third baby, however, that she decided it was time to pursue her passion and make birth work her career. She went from being a commercial lawyer to a Hypnobirthing Practitioner and Birth Doula and hasn’t looked back since.
Amy has been a Hypnobirthing Practitioner and Birth Doula for the past five years now and it’s her passion to help others awaken their own innate birthing power and to help them have a positive and calm birth experience.
Practice Name: Rock Your Birth
Location of Service: Macarthur Region, Buxton, NSW
Katie is a proud mum or 3, soon to be 4. Her passion for pregnancy & birth was reignited during her third pregnancy & at that point she knew this was her calling. Katie decided to pursue doula training and childbirth education as a way to help encourage families to achieve their desired birth & support families during the fourth trimester. She is very excited to spread the word on positive birth & cant wait to hear from you.
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Practice Name: Bump to One
Location of Services: Mount Gravatt
As a Mum, I believe that giving birth is the most wonderful miracle and that the birth journey should be a positive experience. As a hypnobirthing practitioner, hypnotherapist, registered nurse, and trained midwife I believe that I can offer you precisely that. I feel passionate about giving people the knowledge and resources required, to enable confidence and empowerment at this special time of life.
Birth is just the beginning of so many wonderful, yet sometimes, challenging experiences. That is why, after the birth I offer informal community-based meetups. This will allow for connecting with other like-minded parents and will have the occasional guest speaker. The focus is on the physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing of each participant. I am very much looking forward to meeting you and getting to know you. I cannot wait to show you how to have the best birth experience possible and be a part of your ongoing journey into parenthood.
Practice Name: Elephant in the Womb
Location of Service: Templestowe, Victoria
Hi and Welcome to expecting families,
My name is Bridie and I have lived in Melbourne for 7 years now.
I am a Registered Midwife and doula, and am currently studying a Graduate Certificate in Sex, Health and Society. I am particularly passionate about women’s health and healing journeys.
My desire to become a Certified Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner stemmed from the realisation that many pregnant people felt scared, anxious or unprepared about birth and/or transitioning into parenthood. This became more apparent during COVID-19 with little face-to-face contact available for pregnant people. I know many families felt forgotten in the system and are not receiving the education they deserve.
I know that birth can and should be a joyful, empowering and ecstatic part of your life.
I acknowledge that for some people, giving birth has been traumatic. I hope that this program will allow for a transformative and healing experience for subsequent babies, if that is you.
I am committed to teaching childbirth education that is positive and honest – so that you can learn to unlock your primitive powers and feel confident and supported. I absolutely recommend this program to anyone and look forward to meeting you soon.
Practice Name: The Cycles
Location: New South Wales, Moss Vale
Hi, I’m Madeleine
I’m a mum, midwife, doula, menstrual cycle educator and qualified yoga and Pilates teacher. I’m extremely passionate about women and birthing people first being informed and educated and second having the tools and techniques to have a positive birth experience. I see firsthand how important it is to have an empowering birth experience (whatever that may mean for you) and how that directly affects the newborn stage and postnatal period.
I love that the Hypnobirthing Australia Positive Birth Program is comprehensive,including both extensive information and education but also multiple practical tools and techniques for birthing people and their support person to draw on. This transformational time in any birthing person’s life is so important and I feel privileged to be able to play a role with supporting women during this time.
Practice Name: Nourishing Mothers Doula
Location of Service: Canberra, Braddon, ACT
Her mission is to support the journey of birth through nourishment, education and empowerment. Tora believes that everyone should have access to Birth Education, and the tools provided through hypnobirthing. In becoming a Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner, she hopes to be able to provide this tool to support mothers and their families in their birthing journeys.
As a certified Birth & Postnatal Doula, Tora also uses her knowledge of herbs and food for nourishing the mother throughout the birthing journey, and never fails to have a tea blend to suit the mood, or a love filled dish to satisfy the tummy.
Practice Name: Queen Bee Birth
Location of Service: Dawesville, WA
How do you envision your perfect birth?
Would it look relaxed, supported, safe, powerful…even beautiful?
How do you want to FEEL as you meet your baby?
Imagine strutting into motherhood with that total inner knowing and confidence in your capabilities to ride the highest highs and lowest lows just as you did in labour and birth.
My name is Kristy Day and I am a wild advocate for birthing women. It it is my life’s work to help provide birthing mothers the best opportunity to achieve a birth that though may not always go as planned, is still a positive and transformative experience that was calm and on your terms.
I am a mother of 3, doula and Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner located in the Mandurah region. I am not ‘woo’ in any sense of the word and will be teaching parents the art of hypnobirthing that I wish I had explored in my pregnancies many moons ago. We don’t just teach you how to tap into this incredible state of relaxation, we teach you your birth rights as well as how to navigate the often tricky system to work best for you and your baby.
This is YOUR birth.
How do you want to remember it?
Practice Name: Nurturing Doula
Location of Service: The Gap (QLD)
Bringing you a positive, nurturing, and mindful path to your birth and your transition to parenthood.
Welcome to my page, I’m Abbey a wife, mum and doula.
I love spending time with my beautiful family & friends, going on beach adventures, Pilates, meditation, essential oils, connecting with people and celebrating the “big little wins” in everyday mum life.
I’m incredibly passionate about creating a nurturing space for you and your partner. Informing you all about birth, your options, your rights and working with you so you can create your very own preferences.
It’s so important for birthing parents to feel prepared, heard, safe and loved going into their births.
You can contact me via phone, email and Instagram (abbeybraithwaite)
Much love & support, Abbey
Practice Name: Lemon Tree Wellness
Location of Service: Alice Springs (NT)
As an experienced Remedial Massage Therapist who specialises in pregnancy, postpartum and infant massage and as an Optimal Maternal Positioning Educator, I bring you a deep understanding of the body and movement. As a Birth and Postpartum Doula and a woman who has experienced difficult deliveries and postpartum issues, I bring you my passion for education and empowering you through your birthing experience.
I believe that every birth is as unique as each child that is birthed, and I care deeply that you are well supported before and after giving birth. Your birth and postpartum experience has lasting effects on not only your child, but you and your family.
My role as a Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner is to give you the tools and support you need to feel confident and empowered about your birthing experience. While birth is certainly unpredictable, it is not unpreparable. I work one-on-one and offer group classes both virtually and in-person.
“Giving birth should be your greatest achievement not your greatest fear.” ~ Jane Weideman
Practice Name: Sydney Psychology Centre – Gladesville
Location of Service: Gladesville (NSW)
Emma Spencer is a perinatal psychologist, birth doula and mum with a passion for supporting women and their partners through the amazing transition that is birth. Emma has 19 years experience working as a Clinical Psychologist with a focus on child, adolescent, developmental and perinatal psychology. Her focus is on early intervention and the support of her clients to achieve their potential and quality of life goals.
Having spent many years supporting women with mental health and trauma post birth, Emma trained as a birth doula in 2019 to help provide support to women during their pregnancy and labour and to mitigate their risk of developing mental health complications post-partum. She was fortunate enough to work with clients who had completed the Hypnobirthing Australia course and witnessed the difference this made to their attitude and experience during labour and birth.
Emma is so excited to be able to offer group and individual Hypnobubs courses in person at Gladesville and where appropriate via telehealth. She is a fierce advocate for parents rights to have the birth that they desire, and understands the power that the right mindset can have on your birthing experience.
Practice Name: A Life In Bloom Photography
Location of Service: New Beith (QLD)
As a birth photographer and doula I have witnessed many births, with some not going to plan due to the parents not being aware of how positive their birth can be. My own birth journeys with my four babies were widely varied in interventions, rules,duration, care providers and my own wishes. I am thankful for all four experiences, which has made me realize that it is our right to birth the way we plan to, to birth feeling relaxed, calm and in control.
Being a hypnobirthing practitioner felt like the perfect accompaniment to my business to help parents have their positive birth experience, one that will be magical , empowered and memorable. There is no better job than being able to provide support, knowledge and tools that will educate parents into preparing for a positive birth.
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Practice Name: Birthability Childbirth Education & Doula Support
Location of Service: Central Coast (NSW)
Gemma is passionate about helping mothers regain their connection to their innate ability to give birth. Offering mothers, a new way of looking at birth that will give them knowledge to make informed decisions, help them feel empowered and understand that they have choices and most importantly that they feel confident giving birth.
Gemma has been educating and supporting couples since 2016. It was through her doula support that she witnessed how Hypnobirthing couples were calm and achieve a positive birth. She has completed numerous trainings and is also a certified Microbirth parent educator.
Gemma is also a mother of two, a proud Indigenous woman (Kamilaroi) and a NSW health consumer advocate in maternity and Indigenous maternity services.
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Practice Name: Blue Luna Doula
Location of Service: Scarborough (WA)
Welcome, my name is Xenia, a Greek name which means to be hospitable and welcoming. I am a Birth & Postpartum Doula and a Hypnobirth Childbirth educator located in Perth. I am originally from Spain where I studied Early Childhood Education and Reiki.
My mission is to provide you with holistic care during pregnancy, birth and postpartum by creating a safe space for you to feel SUPPORTED and loved in your birth so you can enter motherhood feeling empowered. My dream is that every mum feels honoured, loved and supported in her rite of passage and not only survives but thrives in her new life!
Being a mother is a huge transformation and a huge role that will transform you and your life. You do not have to do it alone. I am here to guide you through every step of the way, supporting you in our decisions and giving you tools to ride the waves.
I believe with the right support, connection, community birth and motherhood is the most beautiful journey of our lives, the journey of Love.
I am here for YOU , to serve YOU as a woman and as a mother, so you can feel empowered and confident trusting your decisions and following the voice of your intuition.
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