Practice Name: My Birth Geelong
Location of Service: Geelong Area, Newtown, VIC
I’m Felicity Donaghy, a Registered Midwife, Nurse, Childbirth Educator, qualified Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner, and Mum to 4 beautiful kids.
I have always been curious about the power of the mind, and the amazing mind-body connection that we all have within us. It was this curiosity that led me to use hypnobirthing techniques for my 4th baby, and I’ve been hooked ever since!
I work as a Midwife in a busy regional hospital, and am extremely fortunate to be able to support women during their journeys throughout pregnancy, labour, birth and early postpartum.
My belief is that every woman deserves access to the highest quality, evidence-based childbirth education, which is what motivated me to want to teach this amazing course! I absolutely love it when I see those “light bulb” moments happen in class, when fears are released, and women suddenly realise the immense power and confidence that they have always had within! It is this confidence that allows women to make individual decisions regarding her labour and birth that are unique for her and her baby.
Classes with me are always light and fun, and everyone is welcome. I’d love for you to join me!
Practice Name: Geelong Born
Location of Service: Belmont (VIC)
Hi, I’m Rosie.
I have proudly been working as a registered nurse and midwife for over 10 years. During this time, I have worked in a wide variety of women’s health and maternity settings. My role at Geelong Born focuses on independent childbirth education and midwifery support. I strive to empower, inspire and bring confidence to expectant parents.
I am mum to my two beautiful little girls. My own positive birthing experiences have given me further drive to promote pregnancy and childbirth as a natural and profound life event. I believe all births are unique and that women should be supported in a way that is individually tailored to their own needs. I draw upon experience as a mum and a midwife to ‘keep birth normal’ and avoid unnecessary intervention.
I am delighted to be a Certified Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner. I passionately believe this program gives couples the best chance of achieving the birth they dream of. I take a relaxed and friendly approach during my classes and I feel very privileged to be teaching expectant parents how to give birth in such a calm and positive way.
Practice Name – Hygea Counselling Services
Location of Service: Bellarine Peninsula, Ocean Grove, VIC
Thank you for taking the time to explore Hypnobirthing Australia. I believe in time you will look back and be sure that this was one of the best decisions of your life. You are already everything you need and with positive beliefs and inner confidence your life and the life of your family can shine.
My name is Lorina Harris and my passion is empowering people to be who they came here to be. I have been in private practice for more than 14 years practising Clinical Hypnotherapy along with Emotional Freedom Technique, Body Code Belief shifting and Holistic models of Counselling.
Having had 3 children and now being a Grandmother, family is at the core of my focus. I have moved my practice into the area of Hypnobirthing and on-going support of the parenting journey. Children are our future and women and the matriarchal energies given the value they deserve, will support this evolution of the heart that our world is moving into.
The Hypnobirthing Australia course can be arranged to suit your needs via Zoom, & when appropriate face to face, in groups or privately. Please feel free to contact me, I am very happy to answer any questions you have.
Practice Name: Change Therapy Hypnosis & Counselling
Location of Service: Point Cook (Victoria)
I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Counsellor who is passionate about empowering women to birth with confidence.
We live in a time where our society seems to promote fear around birth and it is such a shame because it doesn’t have to be that way.
I have been fortunate to have 3 beautiful natural births and recognised so many things in this wonderful program that can help couples experience the birth of their children calmly and without fear.
It’s a pleasure to be a part of Hypnobirthing Australia and I look forward to sharing this wonderful program with you and your Birth Partner
Practice Name: Illoura Birth
Location of Service: Melton (VIC)
Hi, I’m Vanessa; I am a registered Paediatric nurse and I teach undergraduate nursing students. I am also a first time mum to my very own hypnobub!
I remember feeling so excited about my baby’s arrival but I had these internal fears that kept popping up. Throughout my pregnancy, all I heard were horror stories of birth and was recommend to opt for an epidural or elective c-section to save me from what sounded like trauma I was about to endure!
I had a wonderful Obstetrician who recommended hypnobirthing to me and it was absolutely life changing for me and my husband! I went on to have a beautiful, calm and positive birthing experience that left me feeling on top of the world and so empowered.
I am very passionate about women’s health and preparing expectant mothers and their partners for birth. Every woman deserves to feel empowered to make informed decisions, remain positive before, during and after the birth of her baby.
I am so excited to be a Hypnobirthing Australia practitioner and be a part of the incredible hypnobirthing world. I cannot wait to teach you the tools, knowledge, preparation and support to bring your beautiful baby earthside.
Practice Name: Mesmerised Mamas
Location of Service: Ballan (Victoria)
Hi All. My name is Margaret Sommeling.
I am a mother of four, a grandmother to one, I have an amazing husband who has been a fantastic support to me, and who made sacrifices to stay home to raise our children.
I am a practicing midwife; I have been working in a Midwifery Group Practice model since 2011 providing continuity of care to many women.
I had been intuitively working with visualisation and meditation techniques with labouring women within my own practice, therefore I sought out the Hypnobirthing Australia program to help build on my working foundations in turn using this proven program to educate women and their partners, who are committed to birthing together, who wish to take control and who seek the emancipation to birth without fear. I promote a holistic approach to birth. I support the belief that labour and birth can be positive and strive to ensure you achieve a positive, satisfying and supported birth, whatever the outcome!!
Practice Name: Avocado Baby
Location of Service: Mount Martha (VIC)
Felicity is a mother of three. Having experienced different journeys with each of her previous births, she and her husband reflect upon these moments with a smile, feeling very fortunate for the way they arrived into the world. Discovering hypnobirthing with her first pregnancy, Felicity is a true believer of its ethos and approach in giving mums and birth partners the knowledge and confidence towards a positive and enriching experience.
Felicity is a qualified and registered yoga and pre/post natal instructor. She offers a pregnancy yoga course for mums-to-be to come together in a safe and warm environment, empowering women through the pregnancy journey. In the course, Felicity helps prepare women mentally and physically for the stages of pregnancy and birth, as well as restoring and nurturing body and mind. Pregnancy yoga in addition to hypnobirthing was Felicity’s outlet in each of her pregnancies, creating a special time for herself, her husband and their babies before they were born. Now it is her passion to help others in these precious moments.
Practice Name: Hypnobirth Tribe
Location of Service: Hampton (VIC)
My name is Julie and I am blessed to say I am a wife and hypnobirthing mother. I was reborn the day my first son was born. I have become more aware of who I am and what legacy I want to leave behind. And so begins the story of me. Once a corporate racegoer qualified in business and technology and now a passionate and full-time advocate for birth with one goal – to share positive birth and help parents realise their birth potential.
I believe it takes one generation to make the world a better place and so I dedicate my time to help facilitate empowered and calm birth, remind mothers that they are made to birth, encourage birth support and connection and help parents appreciate that if their minds and bodies are prepared, fear and tension has no home.
If this is the experience you are after and you are unsure of how to navigate the birthing world, please reach out. I have been there before and can assure you that you have already made a huge leap in positive birthing by just visiting. So, thank you for being part of the change!
Practice Name: Big Hearted Birth
Location of Service: Elwood (VIC)
Cindy Fenn is passionate and committed to helping woman and their birth partners birth their babies calmly, confidently and on their own terms. She believes birth is one of the most amazing and empowering things a woman’s body can do and knows from first-hand experience how successful the knowledge, skills and techniques taught in a Hypnobirthing Australia course can be for affecting a positive mind-set for your baby’s birthing day.
She is a trained teacher so knows how to teach knowledge and concepts effectively and assist you to have the birth you want. Your upcoming birth is unique and special and with it a range of wishes, feelings and emotions can surround it – Cindy can ensure you are equipped to confidently meet whatever turn your pregnancy, labour and birth take.
Cindy has Hypnobirthed her two boys and from this understands that each birth experience is unique. She has birthed in a hospital setting and at home and on her second birth had the good fortune of an unintentional, undisturbed birth. She believes that the best place for a woman to birth is where they feel most comfortable. Now also consolidating her passion with formal training in Childbirth wants all woman to have the best opportunity to experience their best birth.
Classes can be taught privately in the comfort of your own home, or in small groups where you can meet other local couples at a similar time in your life.
Practice Name: Ready Mum
Location of Services: Docklands & Williamstown (Melbourne)
Hello, my name is Agnele (pronounced as Aniele). Professionally I’m a midwife and privately I’m a mother of 2 beautiful children. I chose hypnobirthing as my preferred method in childbirth education because I believe it teaches and inspires women, along with their partners as effective support, to birth calmly and fearlessly.
Nature intended for women to give birth with confidence, yet for many pregnant women I’ve met, the perception of physical pain involved provokes fear and apprehension of the birthing process. I want to support pregnant women and their partners to learn some important and valuable mind and body techniques.
I believe these techniques will provide confidence, support and strength allowing you and your partner to embrace the birthing process, not fear it.
Practice Name: Complete Midwifery
Location of Service: Brighton East (VIC)
Hello! Congratulations on choosing the best course for a rewarding labour and birth. My name is Danielle and I am a passionate midwife, lactation consultant and hypnobirthing and hypnobirthing caesarean instructor. I am a mum to 5 beautiful children. My birth experiences have included both natural birth and caesarean. I have experienced the joys and the challenges of being a mum. My first child was born at 22 years old and my last at 35. I have experienced both ends of the spectrum!
My belief is that with the right tools anyone can have an empowering and satisfying birth. Regardless of public/private/homebirth.
My aim is to ensure that you leave this course with the tools, resources and knowledge for you and your partner to be the power in your birth. Birth is about love and new life. Not about fear, uncertainty and control.
I look forward to working together to offer what you need to empower you on your journey into parenthood.
I also offer lactation consultations post birth if any difficulties arise, pre-baby breastfeeding classes, pre-baby 101 classes (what do I do!). I can’t wait to share with you how you can birth with power.
Practice Name: 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: Hypno Mami
Location of Service: Essendon (VIC)
Hello, and Welcome!
My name is Barbara. I have been passionate about pregnancy and childbirth from an early age.
After living in several countries and being fortunate enough to be the birth partner and doula for my dearest expat’s friends who didn’t have family around, I have had the opportunity to learn about different relaxation birth methods and techniques.
I came across Hypnobirthing Australia™ when I became pregnant, and I was astounded how complete and informative the course is compared to others. It is like all the other courses I learnt merged into one, and I fell in love straight away.
I am a proud hypnobirthing mum of one, and I would love to share my experience to help other mums to have a positive pregnancy and childbirth experience.
I believe every woman must have the birth they desire.
Send me an email on hello@hypnomami, and I look forward to supporting you on one of life’s most amazing experiences.
Practice Name: Blueberry Yoga & Hypnobirthing
Location of Service: Melbourne, South Yarra
Mel Campbell is a Mother of three busy little people, a Prenatal Yoga & Meditation Teacher and a Hypnobirthing Practitioner based in the inner South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Mel discovered hypnobirthing when preparing to welcome her first child in 2011 and went on to have three beautiful birth experiences using the techniques she learned. She is excited to now be a Hypnobirthing Practitioner herself and help other women discover the tools that she found to be so invaluable.
In her Prenatal Yoga Classes, Mel strives to empower women to connect with their body and mind to prepare for birth. The Hypnobirthing Australia Course is the perfect extension to that because it allows time to go deeper and get into the detail of how it all works and why.
Mel is passionate about helping women prepare for birth in a non-judgmental way with the aim being for women to feel joyful and positive about their experience no matter the journey birth takes. Mel believes Hypnobirthing is always foremost about Childbirth Education and sharing evidence-based information that helps women make informed decisions. Her motto is ‘When women feel in control, informed and empowered, beautiful birth experiences follow.’
Please CLICK HERE to contact Mel Campbell
Practice Name: Positive Birth
Location of Services: Collingwood and Canterbury (Melbourne, VIC)
I have over twenty years experience as a midwife and childbirth educator in both the private and public sectors in Australia and the UK.
I am currently employed as a Midwife at a large private hospital in Melbourne.
For me being a midwife is best expressed by my personal midwifery philosophy. Being ‘with woman’ is grounded in the principles of health and well-being and combines both art and science. Midwifery is a partnership between the midwife and the woman and her family which encompasses the art of communication and trust, intrinsically linked with scientific knowledge and research and the practice of safe judgement. It celebrates the strength of women and I have witnessed the transformative power of a positive birth experience.
I believe couples embarking on this journey should have knowledge that allows them to approach birth with positive anticipation and confidence.
The principles of Hypnobirthing align perfectly with this philosophy of midwifery and the resources and skills that Hypnobirthing provides can make a positive difference and have a long lasting effect on a couple and their journey as parents.
Practice Name: Healthy Pregnancy
Location of Service: Melbourne, Carlton North, VIC
I’m Rosie, a mum, women’s health physiotherapist and childbirth educator. I love my husband Scott and our daughter Emilia. I play hockey and I make ceramics. I did not fully understand the profound impact that childbirth would have on me, until we had our beautiful daughter Emilia.
I have always been interested in helping mums have a healthy pregnancy. I am the only health professional in Australia who has post-graduate qualifications in both Sports Medicine and Pelvic Floor & Continence Physiotherapy. This puts me in a great position to work with mums like you; who want to understand your body and have faith in your own powerful ability. You are an information-seeker and want the best for yourself and your baby.
I believe the focus of any childbirth education should primarily be on positivity and learning evidence-based practice for the body and mind, to give the mother and her support person confidence. I wish all mothers & their support had access to this information, so they both feel empowered to make healthy choices and are excited to birth their baby!
Practice Name: Bump 2 Babe
Location of Service: Malvern (VIC)
Hi! My name is Dahlia Lipson. I am a practicing Registered Nurse/Midwife with 7+ years’ experience and have loved everything about my job including meeting new people and making a positive difference in their lives.
I have always had a particular love for women’s health and childbirth but I must have always had a calling towards education. Classmates used to tell me “you’d make a great teacher Dahlia”. Well, they were right! Here I am now, a passionate Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner!
As a midwife and mother of two and having experienced such wonderful labours and births, I know the importance of feeling positive about pregnancy, labour and birth whether completely natural or not. Drawing on years of techniques and philosophies, current evidence-based research and effective relaxation techniques, mothers, partners and their babies can all benefit from the hypnobirthing approach to childbirth.
It is my mission and absolute privilege to help equip women and their birth partners with the knowledge, tools and support to feel prepared for a calm, empowered, safe and positive birth experience no matter what turn their journey may take.
Head to my website to book a class and I look forward to meeting you!
BNurs, PGDipMid, HPCE
Practice Name: BirthWrite
Location of Service: Melbourne, Brunswick West, VIC
Michelle is a passionate birth advocate devoted to nurturing healthy, happy and empowered parents and babies. Providing virtual workshops, telehealth consults and online programs across Australia and New Zealand, Michelle offers a unique blend of holistic services including nutrition, hypnobirthing, birth preparation, homebirth coordination and postpartum care. Michelle’s pathway into birthwork began with her role as a Nutritionist, supporting people with food allergies, intolerances and special dietary needs. This included supporting breastfeeding clients with navigating infant allergies, elimination diets and nutritional supplements, and soon expanded to natural preconception, pregnancy, birth and postpartum care. As a writer, Michelle documented her own natural fertility, pregnancy and homebirth journey, during which she discovered the transformative power of hypnobirthing. Early in her sacred postpartum journey, Michelle was honoured to have pregnant people and those trying to conceive reach out to her for support to achieve their own positive birth experiences. Responding to her calling, Michelle created BirthWrite, combining her offerings as a Nutritionist, Herbalist, Hypnobirthing Australia practitioner, Empowered Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counsellor, Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Birthkeeper and Postpartum Doula. Michelle offers comprehensive personalised care at all stages of the preconception, pregnancy and postpartum journey, and provides an inclusive service that supports all pregnant and birthing people.
Practice Name: Bayside Birthing
Location of Classes: Mordialloc, VIC
Hi, my name is Tessa and I am a mum of two boys who is passionate about childbirth education. While studying midwifery I noticed a strong fear culture around birth and lack of knowledge on what to expect during labour. After the somewhat difficult birth of my first son, I decided to arm myself with as much knowledge, tools and support as I could for my second son’s arrival. I undertook the Hypnobirthing Australia course and using all that I learnt, was able to experience the most amazing drug and intervention free water birth.
I aim to help woman and their birthing partners feel empowered to achieve a positive birth experience just as I have. My goal is to equip women that with the right knowledge, tools and support, so that labour and birth can be an amazing experience no matter the circumstances.
It my privilege to work with women and their birthing partners during this special time, and I am able to offer Hypnobirthing Australia classes in the privacy of your own home, or in small group settings.
Practice Name: Stephanie Davey Hypnobirthing
Location of Service: Brunswick (VIC)
Stephanie Davey is a Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife, and Maternal & Child Health Nurse with over 12 years of experience in the pregnancy, birth and parenting space. Stephanie is passionate about birth and the health and well-being of women and families, and has been privileged to support countless women during birth, throughout her career as a midwife.
Stephanie is down-to-earth and enjoys getting to know people along their birthing journeys. Stephanie is passionate and committed to sharing her knowledge with women and their partners about what is actually happening during labour and birth. Stephanie assists women to gain skills and tools to use during their birth, and prepares women and their partners for a positive birth experience, that they can be truly proud of!
Stephanie is driven by the ‘ah-ha’ moments she sees in her clients when things start to make sense, and most importantly, the changes this can make to women’s birthing attitudes and their belief in themselves! Every woman deserves a positive birth experience and Stephanie is a skilled practitioner to guide you there, the Hypnobirthing way!
Practice Name: Meraki Traditional Chinese Medicine
Location of Service: Melbourne, Clifton Hill, VIC
Hi I’m Casey, I help support women physically, mentally and emotionally through each stage of their life. I have a background in Chinese medicine, meditation training and reiki healing which allows me to help women on all levels of healing.
I predominately focus on supporting women through their fertility and pregnancy journeys so they can be the best version of themselves during these times and always! I have found that there is still a lot of fear around pain when it comes to women giving birth even though it is intended by nature. I am here to help break down those barriers so you can embrace your whole self by learning techniques that can help you feel more empowered and comfortable when it comes to that time to meet your newborn.
Practice Name: Your Best Birth
Location of Service: Frankston, VIC
Hello, I’m Megan. I am a qualified Hypnobirthing Australia practitioner, a midwife and a mother of one. I have recently completed my hypnobirthing training and have been a qualified midwife for 3 years. Congratulations on your pregnancy! As a midwife, I have looked after women and their partners through the antenatal, birthing and postnatal period. I understand that this can be an overwhelming experience and so I am extremely passionate about antenatal education and birth preparation as I believe the birth of your baby is the most important, and best day of your life.
Hypnobirthing classes will prepare you to understand labour and birth as a normal physiological event and will equip you with practical, evidence based tools and techniques to approach your birth with confidence and positivity.
This is the biggest and best moment of your life, and I can’t wait to help you achieve the positive, gentle and empowered birth experience you want.
Practice Name: Breathe and birth
Hi, my name is Lisa, a passionate midwife of 4 years and paediatric nurse of 14 years.
I believe that it is the right of every woman to have a positive, empowering, beautiful and calm birth. I commonly see women come into hospital to have their baby with minimal knowledge of what to expect in labour and are happy to hand over all decisions to care givers.
The education and tools given in the hypnobirthing class, allows you and your birth partners to approach labour and birth in a positive way, with confidence to trust that your body is made to birth your baby and feel empowered that you can do it. With the aim to birth your baby calmly in whichever direction your labour journey takes you.
I myself have 3 beautiful children. Having had a normal birth, an emergency caesarean and a VBAC (Vaginal birth after caesarean), I know too well how important and how much of an amazing, long lasting effect, a positive and calm birth experience has on later life.
It would be such a privilege to teach you in this class. I want to inspire you, educate you and help you get your own positive birth.
Practice Name: Ali Kennedy
Location of Service: Melbourne, Kew, VIC
Hello! I am Ali, I am a mumma to two young boys, with a baby girl due in June 2020. I am a prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher, a wife, friend, sister and soul searcher. Being human continues to amaze and challenge me with all that life presents, and cultivating an awareness of beauty and gratitude drives my yoga and parenting.
I am so excited that I get to share Hypnobirthing Australia’s Positive Birth Program with women and their partners. It is a pathway to discover true inner strength and access the superpowers that we all hold within.
I am passionate about guiding women through their pregnancy journey and believe every woman should feel supported, heard and seen during this time.
Birth can open us up to our full potential and true self-belief. It is a sacred and spiritual path that requires honouring and devotion. With preparation, practise and connection to our inner resources, any birth, no matter what the outcome can be empowering and positive.
I guide mamas to feel good, embrace their ever-changing bodies and achieve a positive mindset so that they can move through the ups and downs of life. It is my passion; to connect them with ALL that they are, wherever and however they are, on this journey through life.
Practice Name: Authentic Hypnobirthing
Location of Service: Ivanhoe
My name is Gill and I am deeply passionate about birth. I have worked as a midwife for 36 years and feel honoured to have seen and assisted thousands of births in England, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Australia over that time. I share this breadth of joy and experience in my classes.
I have also given birth to 2 wonderful children of my own during that time and recently became a grandmother when my daughter and her partner using the wonderful hypnobirthing tools, gave birth to their son. It was a calm, gentle birth in just under 7 hours.
I have worked in all areas of midwifery but most of the time it has been in the birthing areas. I have absolutely witnessed the huge difference good birth education can make to a couples’ birth experience. Birth does not need to be feared… it needs to be understood!! A woman’s body is amazingly well designed for birth and is very capable of completing the job it started at conception. Occasionally help is genuinely needed and we are lucky to have fantastic medical help in this country when that is the case. Couples need to be prepared for all eventualities and good birth preparation will do this. The key to a wonderful and positive birth experience is in the understanding, knowledge, a positive mindset and having vital, no nonsense tools to get through. You will learn these things through the Hypnobirthing Australia program and they will most definitely contribute to an amazing and positive birth experience. So, sign up and join us to find out how! I look forward to helping you prepare positively for birth.
Practice Name: Mind Body Birthing
Servicing: Ballarat and district
My name is Katrina Foord and I am a qualified Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner. My interest in hypnobirthing has developed over my many years as a registered nurse, midwife, hypnotherapist, NLP (neuro linguistic programming practitioner) and a mother of two. Considering my background and experience it has become a natural progression to become a hypnobirthing practitioner.
I had two very different birthing experiences prior to becoming a hypnobirthing practitioner – an emergency Caesarean (after being induced) and a VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean). One of the differences I remember is that with my vaginal birth, I had a covering obstetrician who asked me to visualise myself on a tropical island to help me relax. I remember this helping enormously.
I have always been interested in the power of the mind and subsequently completed courses in hypnotherapy and NLP. I have since used hypnotherapy for many things including walking on hot coals and completion of my first 1/2 marathon last year with ease.
My aim is to teach women and their birth partners, techniques such as breathing, visualisation, relaxation and self-hypnoisis to empower them to have a calm, positive birthing experience.
Practice Name: Little Bird Flies
Location of Service: Surrey Hills, VIC
Melissa is a certified Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner and Childbirth Educator based in the South-Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and Midwifery and is currently studying a Bachelor of Naturopathy and Health Sciences. Having worked for a number of years as a midwife, caring for women throughout all stages of their pregnancy, birth and postnatal periods: She understands the importance of the mind-body connection and the nurturing of a woman’s innate strength to create an empowered and positive birth experience for both the woman and her partner.
Melissa has a passion for women’s health and believes that all women; whether they are first-time mums, LQBTIQ, pregnant with their second child or have just settled in Australia after seeking refuge have access to a space that is safe to learn and to flourish as strong powerful individuals ready to take on childbirth without fear.
Melissa is excited to have the opportunity to teach expectant mothers and their birth partners the incredible benefits of hypnobirthing, arming them with the tools and techniques required so that a calm and positive birth experience can be achieved.
Practice Name: Katie Low
Location of Service: Ballarat, Sebastopol, VIC
My name is Katie and I have been a registered midwife for the past decade (where has the time gone?!) I am passionate about all things Midwifery with a focus on labour and birth. I love being able to care for couples multiple times as they grow their family. I decided to become a hypnobirthing Australia practitioner to educate and empower couples to have a positive and rewarding birth experience and can’t wait to get the positive birth program out into my community.
Practice Name: Roshelle Mathewson
Location of Service: Western Post Victoria (VIC)
Hello, I am Roshelle and I am a Hypnobirthing Australia mother of two. I am also very passionate about my other job, which is supporting people with disabilities to achieve their goals.
Since the birth of my first hypnobub in 2015, I have felt truly dedicated to share these empowering classes, providing women and their birth partners with the physical and mental tools to birth their babies. I felt so empowered, calm and at ease during both my births and I want women everywhere to be able to experience the same positive birth experience that I did.
I strongly believe that women need to be positively educated and supported to achieve the best birth possible. I am so excited to be a Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner and to be able to positively educate and support women and their birth companions. Birth is a journey that starts in pregnancy, and the implications of which last a lifetime. I want everyone’s birth to be the best possible journey it can be!
Name of Practice: The Nurtured Seed
Location of Services: Balwyn North, VIC
Steph’s hypnobirthing journey began when she used the techniques for the beautiful water birth of her daughter in February 2018. The experience inspired her so much that she simply had to spread the positive birthing vibes! ‘The Nurtured Seed’ was founded with the desire for all women to feel empowered by their birth experience.
Steph is a certified Hypnobirthing Practitioner Childbirth Educator and also brings over six years’ teaching experience to her practice. She is passionate about enabling women to harness the power of the mind-body connection during birth, and ensuring mothers have a ‘full toolkit’ for birth – confident in their ability to use all the positive techniques in their birth. Steph understands the importance of including birth partners in birth preparation, and is dedicated to helping birth partners become a strong, knowledgeable and positive force, and a great asset to the birthing woman.
Steph teaches the Hypnobirthing Australia Positive Birth Program for group classes in Balwyn North, and in the comfort of your home in private sessions around the Eastern and South-Eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
Practice Name: Prana Place
Location of Service: Doncaster East (Melbourne)
Dannielle is a Critical Care Registered Nurse, Yoga Practitioner and Yoga Teacher, offering Pre-Natal and Restorative Yoga to expectant mothers.
She encompasses the philosophy of natural child birth where possible. Her intention is to prepare expectant mothers and their birth partners through education, empowering them to create a unique individual experience free from unnecessary fear and anxiety, giving expectant mothers the confidence to trust in themselves and the birthing process. Therefore facilitating the transition from pregnancy to parenthood and creating positive, loving and joyous memories along the way for everyone involved.
Danielle offers, one-on-one couple session, monthly group sessions, refresher courses and hypnobirthing for caesarean.
Practice Name: South East Hypnobirthing
Practitioner Name: Jemma Vyas – Bachelor of Science in Midwifery Practice (BSc Hons) & Hypnobirthing Practitioner Childbirth Educator (HPCE)
Servicing: Narre Warren and surrounding areas (VIC)
I am a passionate midwife who has been in clinical practice for 10 years. I trained and practised in the UK, and moved to Australia 9 years ago to advance my midwifery career. I have worked in the public and private sector here in Australia, working across all clinical areas of the midwifery spectrum, and have been involved with home births and water births back in the UK.
I believe I have found my calling in becoming a Hypnobirthing Australia™ practitioner. Pregnancy, birth and beyond is a magical journey. I wish to share the positivity and empowering impact that childbirth can have on you and your birthing partner. I believe that knowledge is power and that through the tools learnt in the hypnobirthing program, you will be well informed, empowered and be comfortable in birthing your baby gently into this world.
Back in June 2017, I had my own hypnobirth when birthing my daughter. With the knowledge behind me and the tools in hand, my husband and I shared a quick and very positive birth experience. I loved every minute!
I offer the full group course, individual private course, half group/half private course and the refresher course in the comfort of my home. I also offer the hypnobubs® private 90-minute upgrade via Skype or face to face.
I look forward to meeting you and being part of your positive childbirth experience.
Practice Name: Eastside Midwives
Practitioner Name: Amy Gillies (Independent Midwife & Counsellor) BN, GradDipMid, GradCertPharm, GradDip Psychology
Servicing: Boronia (VIC)
I have been a midwife for 15yrs – I am also a nurse, a lactation consultant and have a post graduate degree in psychology. I have worked in various settings as a midwife including, most recently, in independent practice. I co-own Eastside Midwives with Helen Barrington, a hub of activity for pregnant families and new parents.
I am a mother to two boys (18yrs and 7yrs) and learnt as much from their births as I did from my experience as a midwife. Using hypnosis during my second birth made it an amazingly empowering day and inspired me to become a Hypnobirth Australia Practitioner.
A Hypnobirth Australia course in our beautiful rooms in Boronia will provide you with the knowledge, tools and confidence to make your birth everything you dreamed it could be.
Practice Name: Eastside Midwives
Practitioner Name: Helen Barrington (Independent Midwife) BMid, IBCLC, GradCertPharm, GradDipCounsPsych
Servicing: Ferntree Gully, Melbourne (VIC)
Hi there! I’ve been working with birthing women for over 15 years. I’ve been a midwife for nearly 13 years and what a wonderful journey that’s been. It’s such a privilege to work with families in my community. I’m a mother of 3 and all of my births have been with midwives and have been wonderful, life changing experiences. The midwives who cared for me provided such helpful, patient encouragement, I’m indebted to them for life. Having said that, my aim for families that I work with is to be able to say “We did this together, as a couple !” and to be able to feel like they are stronger as a couple and more empowered together. I’d like couples to feel like they had all the tools themselves, and that it doesn’t necessarily matter where they birthed or how they birthed but they feel empowered and positive about their birthing experience. Able to go into parenting as a couple who are stronger and ready for whatever parenting has in store for them. This is what Hypnobirthing can do for you !!
Practice Name: Julie Jarrett
Location of Service: Emerald, Berwick, Upwey Victoria and surrounding areas.
Hi, I’m Julie. I am a Registered Nurse and Midwife and I am currently working in a private hospital as a Lactation Consultant and Child Birth Educator.
I first came across Hypnobirthing many years ago and was very impressed with the calmness that surrounded that birth. I am very grateful to this family who inspired me to find out more and later to become a Hypnobirthing Practitioner.
I am very passionate about working with families through pregnancy, birth and after the baby becomes part of the family to help make the journey the best possible experience no matter what the circumstances.
Please feel comfortable to contact me with any questions.
I am able to provide Hypnobirthing classes and follow up support in the areas surrounding Emerald, Berwick and Upwey Victoria.
Practice Name: Mindful Hypnobirthing
Location of Service: Doreen
Maryanne is a Mental Health Social Worker, and Certified Hypnotist. She has a special interest in mindfulness, meditation, fitness and wellness. Maryanne has worked in the field of mental health for 20 plus years and as such, is very passionate about working with women, assisting and supporting them to achieve optimum overall health and wellbeing. Maryanne is mum to 2 teenage daughters, who were both birthed in a birthing centre, a beautiful, calm and empowered experience on both occasions. Maryanne is committed to educating and supporting women to have a positive and empowered, memorable birth experience.
Practice Name: Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting
Servicing: Victoria, Melbourne outer northern suburbs, Doreen, Mernda, Whittlesea and surrounding suburbs.
Noelene is a midwife, hypnobirthing childbirth educator, life coach, baby massage instructor and maternal and child health nurse. In addition to this, she is a mum to three beautiful children; Tristan, Kate and Christopher.
Her classes service the outer northern suburbs of Melbourne including, Doreen, Mernda, Whittlesea and surrounding suburbs.
Noelene will give you the tools and techniques to enable you to transform from being a “fearful birth worrier into a courageous birth warrior”.
Noelene is passionate about sharing her birthing knowledge, educating parents to help them achieve an amazing birth experience with the Hypnobirthing Australia program and then continuing to work after birth with mothers through the 12 week “Inspired To Success – Yummy Mummy” life coaching program and baby massage classes.