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: 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: 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: 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: Kathryn Bell Birth Support
Location of Service: Bump Health & Fitness 693 Pittwater Road, Dee Why NSW 2099
Kathryn is a mother of two, Doula and Positive Birth Movement Facilitator 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. 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 rite of passage that is birth.
Her focus is providing:
- balanced information about pregnancy care and birth options
- a holistic 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 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.
“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: 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.
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 Eastern Suburbs, Inner West and North Shore areas of Sydney but also travel as far south as Sutherland Shire, west as far as Westmead and North as far as the Northern Beaches for my clients on request.
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 50 couples as a Doula and over 1000 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: Penrith (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: Marrickville, NSW
Lulu is a Doula and Hypnobirthing mum based in Inner West Sydney. 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: Dannielle Wann
Location of Service: Lake Coogee (WA)
My name is Danielle Wann,
I’m a wife and Hypno mama to one, Birth and Postpartum Doula and Hypnobirthing Australia Childbirth Educator.
I believe Birth is transformative, how we birth matters. How we feel as women about our birth experience affects us postpartum and well into motherhood. It affects our closest relationships and our ability to nurture our new family.
I want you to be knowledgeable and informed about your birth options and be empowered by your choices.
I want you to be calm and positive as you prepare for your birth.
I want you to remember your birth experience for all the right reasons and be able to say it was the most amazing and positive experience regardless of how you Birth.
Name of Practice: Live, Love and Birth
Location of Classes: Ellenbrook, Perth WA
My name is Jacqueline O’Neill, but everyone calls me Jackie. My family consists of my 2 amazing children (20 months apart) an incredibly supportive husband and a cat and dog. Our house is crazy, loud and well lived in and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I have a colourful background. I was born in Switzerland and grew up in Nigeria. We travelled a lot as children. I always thought that was the norm, until we settled in Western Australia. It was then that I realised just how lucky we were – most of the kids in school had never even had the opportunity to see snow.
I speak fluent Swiss-German, German and English – I am grateful my Father kept speaking Swiss to us when we came to Australia.
My intrigue in the body and all that is birth was sparked with my first pregnancy. I had a Breech baby on board and had to fight for my right to birth how I believed my body could. I am sure things would have ended very differently had I not done Independent Childbirth Education and surrounded myself with supportive people.
I went on to have a very empowering positive birth, after changing providers at 39 weeks.
Because of this, I recognised how important it is for birthing women and their Partners to be informed, empowered and supported throughout their journey.
This is YOUR journey, no one else’s. Embrace it, surrender to it and fill yourself with knowledge.
I can’t wait to share all the incredible, empowering tools that Hypnobirthing Australia has to offer.
Name of Practice: Sage Birthing
Location of Classes: Mount Isa
I’m a birth and postpartum doula, living in outback Queensland with my husband and four small children. I’ve always felt a strong pull to do birth work and after the incredible birth of my fourth child, I knew that this was my time to gain the background knowledge to tie in with my practical experience with evidence-based, up to date knowledge.
I feel that women in rural areas are often left behind with the lack of access to facilities, so I am incredibly excited to bring Hypnobirthing Australia to Mount Isa and surrounds!
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: 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: 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.