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: My Best Birth
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 5 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) 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 has also been asked to speak at various events such as the Pregnancy, Birth & Baby Expos in both Gladstone and on the Gold Coast.
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: 4babyandyou
Location of Service: Pretty Beach & Central Coast Region
Hi, my name is Jan Rourke. I have lived and worked with families on the beautiful Central Coast, NSW for over 20 years while raising my wonderful son here.
I am a Registered Nurse, Midwife and Child and Family Health Nurse. I also hold a Bachelor of Counselling, Diploma in Relationship Counselling, and Certificate in Clinical Hypnotherapy. I am half way through a Graduate Certificate in Perinatal and Infant Mental Health and recently completed infant massage and Hypnobirthing training. As you may tell from this list, I am passionate about empowering and supporting families.
I chose to undertake Hypnobirthing training as I have witnessed the impact of a negative birth experience on the mental, physical and relationship health of birthing families and have also observed the lifelong empowerment that can occur when the birthing experience is a positive one.
I believe Hypnobirthing offers the opportunity for women and their families to strengthen and/or develop the skills to know and trust themselves, communicate their needs clearly and achieve a happy and peaceful birth experience.
With this beautiful beginning the family is off to the very best start.
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: 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: 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.
Practice Name: Begins Within
Area’s Serviced: Gold Coast, Miami
Trudy is located at her “begins within … naturally” natural HealthCare and fertility practice centrally situated in Miami, Gold Coast.
Her motivation is to work with you to achieve balance – physically, mentally and emotionally so you can live your life to it’s full potential and reclaim ownershipof your health.
Trudy assists couples with preconception & conception care and birth preparation using herbs, nutriceuticals, bush essences, homoeopathics, lunar biorhythmic cycle calculations & hypnosis. Addressing fertility concerns and achieving positive fertility results for her clients within a short time frame using integrative natural medical treatments.
As a versatile naturopath, homoeopath, medical herbalist and certified consulting hypnotherapist, Trudy uses her extensive health analysis & knowledge of natural therapies to cover a broad cross section of services & treatments. Tailoring individual programs designed to achieve optimum physical, mental & emotional health, whilst fitting in with the demands & diversity of each client’s lifestyles.
Nutritional & lifestyle choices can profoundly affect fertility as well as the health of baby. Parents want the best possible start for their child and in fact it is a child’s natural birth right.
For Trudy, Hypnobirthing Australia™ classes are a ‘perfect fit’ to her extensive treatments and to support women to achieve a calm and empowered birth.
Hi, I’m Katherine, I am a mother of three young children and a certified Hypnobirthing Australia™ practitioner.
I love teaching the Hypnobirthing Australia™ program to expecting couples! I have successfully used hypnobirthing techniques during the births of my babies and have experienced labour both with and without hypnobirthing. This program helped me to relax and enjoy my pregnancy and labour and have the most amazing experiences of my life, beautiful, peaceful and calm natural births.
I really enjoy teaching parents the hypnobirthing techniques and helping them to release fears and anxieties towards birth. Society often focuses on the baby centred view of birth – as long as there is a healthy baby at the end that’s all that matters. I prefer to view birth as baby and mother (and father) focused, where mother’s wellbeing, physical, mental and emotional, is just as important as baby’s.
I previously trained as a Mongan Method Hypnobirthing practitioner but have since trained in the Hypnobirthing Australia program as it is uniquely designed for contemporary Australian families.
If you would like to have a chat please call me on 0438 376 213 or email me email@example.com
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Purely Mindful
Location of Service: Rockingham (WA)
I am a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Counsellor and I have had a keen interest in working with people for as long as I can remember. My passion is helping clients holistically to explore, create and achieve the life they want for themselves. Over the last ten years, I have worked in various counselling roles, to assist people to bring about positive changes in their lives. I have worked with individuals, couples and families, to help them face the challenges encountered in their daily lives and to help bring back their sense of balance and harmony. I have experience in the treatment of grief and loss, depression and anxiety, fears and phobias, addictions, goal setting and relationships. It is my belief that hypnobirthing, hypnotherapy and counselling are respectful and gentle ways to create meaningful and long-lasting changes.
As a registered Clinical Hypnotherapist with the Australian Hypnotherapists Association, you may be eligible for a rebate. Contact your Private Health Fund to discuss.
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: 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: 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: Helensvale and surrounding suburbs (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
Practice Name: Julie Vélina
Location of Service: Manly (NSW)
Julie Vélina believes that every woman deserves to experience a peaceful and calm birth and be confident in her choices.
Practice Name: Beyond Maternal
Practitioner Name: Tania (Tani) Paxton – Registered Midwife (BMid, MIPH)
Location of Service: Cooran, Noosa Shire (QLD)
After the birth of her fourth daughter, Tani recognized a deep calling to commit to helping families have their best birth. Her Husband and girls have travelled with Tani across Australia and throughout Indonesia as she studied Midwifery, then while pursuing a Masters in International Public Health.
A family-based philosophy was formed along the way thanks to the support of her little tribe and continues today. She believes that your baby’s birth is an extension of your love. In raising a baby who is born into love, they will grow to be a happy child and secure adult.
Tani continues to learn from the women she cares for in practice as a Midwife in both Gympie and the Sunshine Coast. In teaching Hypnobirthing, she offers a space for couples to become empowered to grow their knowledge as a parent through pregnancy, birth and beyond.