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: 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
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’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 (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 girls and an experienced doula who has been working with couples since 2012 to help them achieve beautiful, empowering birth experiences.
The birth of her first daughter inspired her to train as a doula and after supporting many hypnobirthing mums and seeing how effective the tools are, she became a Hypnobirthing Australia™ practitioner in 2015.
Kathryn used the Hypnobirthing Australia™ tools herself for the birth of her second baby girl in July 2016.
Kathryn is passionate about helping couples to be informed, prepared and excited about the birth of their baby. She hopes all women can come to have confidence in their innate abilities and instincts so they can get the most out of the amazing rite of passage that is birth.
Her focus is providing:
- balanced information about pregnancy care and birth options
- a holistic, evidence-based set of tools and techniques for pregnancy, birth and postpartum
- encouragement to trust in natural birth
- positive energy and inspiration, helping couples to envisage for themselves a beautiful and powerful birth experience
- caring, intuitive and practical doula support (educational, emotional and physical) for labour, birth and postpartum.
Kathryn teaches group classes at Bump Pre- & Postnatal gym in Dee Why on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. She can also take you and your partner through the course privately. Kathryn provides doula support to couples across Sydney.
“With the help of Kathryn and the hypnobirthing tools and techniques she provided us with, the birth of our son Max was the most incredible and positive experience we could have wished for. We can’t recommend this course highly enough.
Hypnobirthing allowed me to completely overcome any anxiety with regards to pain and the birthing process, and was amazing for preparing my partner with how best to support me during labour.
By using the hypnobirthing breathing techniques I was able to stay so relaxed and focused through my labour, and we were able to achieve the calm, natural and completely intervention free birth we were hoping for. It was such an empowering experience and I would encourage anyone hoping for a positive birth to give Hypnobirthing a go.” (Ainsley, 2017)
“Being a first-time mum, I attended every birth class my obstetrician provided. Each time we left feeling traumatised, it was all ‘this will happen to you’ and ‘this will happen to you’.
I had always wanted a water birth, but I wanted to know HOW I could do it in a calm, empowered way.
Kathryn came to our home to teach us privately. Each time she left we felt more empowered and ready for birth.
When the day came everything went perfectly … the midwives said I was deep in the self-hypnosis and a birthing goddess! I felt extremely empowered and having this amazing birth has carried me into an amazing intuitive journey of motherhood.
The process was deeply satisfying and bonded us as a new little family. I honestly learnt so much from Kathryn. I’m eternally grateful to her for passing on her knowledge.” (Carmen, 2016)
Practice Name: 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: 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 Sutherland Shire & St George areas in addition to working with clients in the Eastern Suburbs, the Inner West, North Shore and Northern Beaches.
I would be happy to look after you in the greater Sydney area too on request, so just get in touch.
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: 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: 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: 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: Gold Coast (QLD)
Leah is a qualified Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner based on the Gold Coast.
Her interest with 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 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: Melbourne, Victoria (TBA)
Hi, I’m Madeleine
I’m a 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: Earthy Doula
Location of Service: Sydney, Liverpool, NSW
Hello, Hamida here, an ambitious, colourful, nature-loving plant-a-holic. I am very passionate about holistic health, love my crystals and essential oils, and am a tea junkie️.
I am a VBAC mum to 2 young girls aged 3 and 2 (currently pregnant with my 3rd bubba), a Hypnobirthing practitioner and Doula. My long-term goal is to be️come️ a midwife️, but for now I have been blessed with the opportunity of becoming a doula to support families throughout their precious journeys of pregnancy, birth and parenthood.
I’ve️ always been passionate️ about birth and babie️s, but my passion grew even more during my own pregnancies and births, and I came to appreciate just how overwhelming it can be to not feel supported during these times.
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: Brisbane Birth Photography & Doula
Location of Service: Everton Park
Selena Rollason is a well-known and loved Birth Photographer, Doula and VBA2C mum of 5 kids (4 earth babies and 1 angel).
Selena has been supporting women in the birth space since 2011 and is highly experienced in working with couples not just through birth but through their conception journey, pregnancy, birth and postpartum periods.
Having experienced devastating loss, infertility, birth trauma, caeseareans sections, VBACs and more, her experience and understanding of a broad range of situations is vast, and she brings this into her hypnobirthing classes to help all families achieve a beautiful birth experience no matter what their history, complications and birth story may be.
Selena is also an experienced speaker and workshop facilitator, making classes fun, engaging and enjoyable, whilst also being educational and supportive of all learning styles.
Her skills across so many areas of experience, customer service and education mean that she has developed a real community of families who not only walk away with a beautiful positive experience but return over and over again when next they need some support.
Selena is well loved and it is wonderful to have her as a Certified Hypnobirthing Practitioner and Hypnodoula.
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Practice Name: Queen Bee Birth
Location of Service: Mandurah, 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: All About Mothers
Location of Service: Beaumaris (VIC)
I am Vanessa and owner of All About Mothers Doula services, offering childbirth education and prenatal pilates to prepare you for the positive birth you deserve plus postpartum/breastfeeding support, alongside pelvic floor and postnatal fitness rehab.
My focus in life is positivity and making every situation the best it can be. We do not know what is around the corner but if we are prepared, through our positive mindset, education and knowledge, plus a toolbox of techniques to deal with whatever life throws at us… then we are as prepared and ready as we can be! Hypnobirthing Australia’s program is superior at providing you with the knowledge and tools to help you to navigate the birthing process, feel in control and able to make informed decisions.
I am an experienced Doula, mother of three who has used these techniques, not only for my own three beautiful births but with my clients too. They can also be useful at other times in your life when you need calm, clarity and positivity.
I do face to face, online, private or group sessions in my own home studio. I look forward to helping you achieve the experience of your choosing.
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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