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: Chloe Thornton
Location of Classes: Herne Hill and Online
“Hello, I’m Chloe, a nurse, midwife, reiki practitioner, postpartum doula, hypnobirthing practitioner and essential oil enthusiast from Geelong, Victoria.
After caring for many beautiful hypnobirthing couples in the labour ward and being awe-inspired by their calm, intuitive, instinctive and empowered approach to birth I knew that Hypnobirthing was something I needed to incorporate into my practice. I truly believe that birth is meant to be a sacred and positive experience that paves the way for an empowered transition to parenthood. As a Certified Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner I feel honoured to be able to empower birthing couples to advocate for the positive and personalised experience that they deserve.
Hypnobirthing Australia™ offers a comprehensive and multifaceted form of holistic and evidence-based childbirth education that provides you with the knowledge, tools and support required to prepare for and assist you to achieve a positive birth experience – whatever that looks like for you.”
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: Beautiful Birthing
Location of Service: Armstrong Creek, VIC
Hi, I’m Caitie.
I am a proud Hypnobirthing Australia mum with a Bachelor in Psychology. When I first became pregnant I was faced with a massive fear around giving birth and I knew I had to find a way to help me positively welcome my beautiful baby girl into the world.
This is when Hypnobirthing Australia found me and I am so grateful it did! This positive birth program completely transformed my state of fear and terror into one of faith, excitement and empowerment. Now I am so inspired to be a Certified Hypnobirthing Australia Practioner and spread the word of positive birth.
Since my own birth experience, I now believe that every single woman can have a positive birth experience and that birth is a completely normal bodily process. I believe that birth can be really experienced in a calm and positive way and I believe that this program gives expecting parents the absolute best chance of achieving this.
I look forward to meeting you and supporting you through this incredible journey.
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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: Ready Mum
Location of Services: Geelong, Surf Coast (VIC)
Hello, my name is Agnele (pronounced as Aniele). Professionally I’m a midwife and childbirth educator and privately I’m a mother of 2 beautiful children. I help my clients to prepare for labour and birth through the skills acquired over the years. This includes mindfulness with Hypnobirthing, movement with Spinning Babies, Breastfeeding and Acuneedling with Acupuncture.
My goal is to provide clients an opportunity to learn more about the role of the body and mind connection to support an easier and more comfortable pregnancy, labour and birth.
Nature intended for women to give birth with confidence, yet for many pregnant women I’ve met, the perception of physical pain provokes fear and apprehension of the birthing process. Furthermore, most women and their partners form an idea of labour and birth from ‘others’. I aim at demystifying this idea with independent unbiased education and approach to labour and birth.
The workshops I offer provide greater support for the pregnant women and their partners to learn some important and valuable mind and body techniques. Let’s get to a place where the pregnant woman and her partner embrace the birthing journey, not fear it.
Practice Name: Village Birth
Location of Service: Torquay (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: 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: Beyond Birthing
Location of Service: Melbourne, Caroline Springs, VIC
Hello Mama to be!
My name is Sarah and I am a registered Nurse, Midwife and Certified Childbirth Educator. I have over 10 years experience within the birthing world which includes having two babies of my own; one hospital birth and one home birth. Having a diverse range of experience, I have cared for women and families from very high risk to very low risk. No matter your circumstances or how you envision your journey into motherhood, every woman deserves to have an empowering and positive experience. I believe this starts with being as informed and as supported as you possibly can be. As a Midwife caring for Hypnobirthing couples, I saw the advantages this program made for them. These women birthed with so much knowledge, strength and confidence in their own ability and it was always so beautiful and inspiring to witness. It was at this point that I knew I had to incorporate this into my own practice. Being able to offer this program as well as newborn, breastfeeding and postnatal support in the home, I can prepare and support women for every aspect of their journey. The Hypnobirthing Australia philosophy synchronises perfectly with my Midwifery philosophy. I am so passionate in being able to show families how truly beautiful birth is. Being there to inform, advocate and empower women to birth their babies with confidence and positivity so it is an experience they will cherish forever is my ultimate goal.
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: Essential Birth Tribe
Location of Service: Port Melbourne, VIC
Claire is a Registered Nurse and mum of two who is passionate about birth and antenatal care.
Claire believes all women should have access to empowering birth education and loves helping to create beautiful birthing experiences for mother’s and their birthing partners. She believes that knowledge is power and can prepare you to achieve your dream birth, however that looks.
Claire thoroughly believes that a positive and empowered birth can have a profound impact on the postpartum period and that the foundation on which motherhood is built begins in pregnancy.
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: Amelia Mayrose Hypnobirthing
Location of Service: Brighton (VIC) & Online (via Zoom)
Hi! I’m Amelia and I’m a trained Birth Doula and Hypnobirth Practitioner.
My mother was my original inspiration to become a birth doula. Her presence at the birth of my own babies gave me the strength to search within myself to find the inner strength I knew I had somewhere.
I gave birth to both of my babies using the hypnobirthing method. Being initially very fearful of birthing my own babies due to living with anxiety for most of my life I was able to use the techniques learnt from hypnobirthing to calmly and positively birth my babies. The power of the mind over the body is truly incredible and often underestimated.
The birth of your baby is a time in your life that you will always remember, as is the story of HOW you birthed your baby. It is so important that women are provided with the tools for a positive birth experience.
Every woman has the innate ability to birth her baby; we have been doing it forever. However in this day and age, through technological interventions and hospital protocols, women have lost that special confidence in themselves. I want to help women learn how to focus within to rediscover the confidence that lies inside.
It is possible. You can do it. I would be privileged to help you achieve your best possible birth. A positive birth is your right!
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: Vishnu’s Classes
Location of Service: Moonee Ponds (VIC)
Hi, I am Vishnu. I am a Registered Midwife and Nurse working in a tertiary care setting. As a Midwife, I always had a wonderful opportunity to care for and support mothers from unique backgrounds through their amazing pregnancy and birthing journeys.
In my student days, the first-ever birth I attended was a hypnobirthing which changed my whole thought of trauma in a birthing setting. Since, I have had several mothers in my practice who had a calm and positive birth experience through the hypnobirthing practice.
But on the other hand, we also equally witness a high level of anxiety, fear and loss of control in birthing mothers who haven’t been provided with these hypnobirthing skills. Thus, I decided to get myself trained in the hypnobirthing Practitioner course. Being a hypnobirthing educator, I am aiming to help mothers be fully informed, have control of their birth and overall have a positive experience.
Practice Name: Australia Yoga Academy
Location of Service: Prahran (VIC)
Melanie Mackintosh is co-owner of the Australian Yoga Academy in Melbourne, Victoria (http://www.australianyogaacademy.com). Melanie is delighted to be offering the Positive Birth Program through Hypnobirthing Australia from AYA’s location in Prahran, where she has been teaching both prenatal and postnatal classes to mums and their birthing partners since 2010.
Melanie is one of Australia’s leading prenatal and postnatal yoga teachers. It is her most joyous teaching experience to support mums in their preparation for birthing and in the time after having given birth. Melanie is so excited to be adding Hypnobirthing to the skills that she can share with mums and their birthing partners as they prepare for the most momentous event in their lives – meeting their baby!
Melanie has been a yoga teacher since 2006 and is the Director of Education at AYA; Australia’s most renowned yoga teacher training school. Melanie leads foundation level yoga teacher training as well as professional development for experienced teachers in the areas of prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher training, all around Australia. She is a contributor to the women’s health online community, The Drop In (https://www.dropbio.com/), talks prenatal yoga on podcasts (https://podcast.flowartists.com/episodes/melanie-mackintosh/) and is presently establishing the Prahran branch of the Positive Birth Movement.
Melanie’s greatest achievements are her two beautiful children, born calmly and joyously using yoga and hypnobirthing techniques. Melanie’s greatest wish is for every family to experience the benefits of yoga and hypnobirthing so that babies may be born in an empowered, serene and safe manner.
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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: Path to Birth
Location of Service: Malvern (VIC)
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: 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: 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: 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: Wonderwomb and Co
Location of Service: Fitzroy (VIC)
Hello! My name is Arielle and I have been a registered midwife for 5 years now. In that time, I have worked in public hospitals in Cairns, Alice Springs and Melbourne, as well as a homebirth helper and postnatal doula in New York.
I am forever in awe of each woman’s primal strength and innate power that can emerge throughout labour & birth. I am passionate about the need to remind each woman of the power that she holds (with the help of her birth partner), to transform her birth into the most empowering & magical one possible. Many women who birth in today’s hospital system may feel that their choices were taken away from them and feel powerless. However, by utilizing hypnobirthing techniques & childbirth education taught in this course, I truly believe that birth trauma can be reduced and birth can be seen as a positive & healing experience.
Please feel welcome to contact me if you have any questions, queries or would like to talk.
I look forward to supporting you throughout this transformative time.
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: 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: 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: 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: Mindfulness Hypnotherapy
Location of Service: Melbourne, Murrumbeena, VIC
As a nurse (registered with AHPRA), a mother of 2, clinical hypnotherapist (registered with AHA) and child birth educator, I am passionate about women’s health, education and emotional wellness. I especially enjoy supporting women and their birthing partners to prepare for a positive relaxing birth experience. I believe that knowledge is empowering. Understanding how our bodies work, knowing what to expect during the birthing process as well as the amazing relaxation and support tools for both the mother and birth partner, creates a wonderfully positive calm mindset.
I provide Hypnobirthing classes in both group and individual settings in Chadstone, Ballarat and Geelong as well as private hypnotherapy services. All classes are relaxed, informative, friendly and interactive. Learn some gentle massage, practice some hypnosis and visualisation and ask all the questions you need to feel prepared.
Please visit my website to see when and where future Hypnobirthing Australia certified group classes will be run or to schedule in a discovery zoom consultation if you have any questions about receiving the classes individually.
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: 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: My Hypnobirthing
Location of Service: Melbourne, Camberwell, VIC
Hi! I’m Michelle. I am a Hypnobirthing Mumma to two little ones. I am a partner, sister, friend, and qualified teacher with over 13 years of experience. I am here because I have a passion for positive and empowered birth!
I fell in love with Hypnobirthing after completing the Hypnobirthing Australia™ course and using the techniques to birth my second child. I went on to have the most amazing natural birth and felt so empowered by this experience that I just had to help others realise their dreams of a positive birth too!
I am so excited that I get to share Hypnobirthing Australia’s Positive Birth Program with women and their birth partners. I am passionate about supporting women to embrace the power of the mind-body connection during labour and birth. Through the course I ensure mothers are fully equipped with the skills and tools necessary to achieve a positive birth. Partners are supported to become a strong, knowledgeable and positive force, and a great asset to the birthing woman advocating for their care throughout the birth process. At completion, women and birth partners both walk away with a thorough understanding of the birth process, options available and a practical ‘tool kit’ of skills and strategies that can be used to achieve a positive birth no mater the circumstances.
I offer the Hypnobirthing Australia’s Positive Birth Program group classes in the Camberwell and surrounding areas. I am also available to come to you for private one-on-one sessions, held in the comfort of your home.
Please get in touch to find out more!
Practice Name: Roshelle Mathewson
Location of Service: Balnarring (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!
Practice Name: Authentic Hypnobirthing
Location of Service: Ivanhoe (VIC)
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: 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.
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: 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: 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: 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: Deep Blue Birth
Location of Service: Lucas (VIC)
My name is Annie Tayleur and I am a Mum, Wife, Doula, Writer, Teacher, Women’s Worker and Perpetual Learner.
In my life I have been a storyteller, a self-professed birth addict, an experienced Early Childhood and Primary teacher and a woman who has built her whole world around the pursuit of Motherhood in all its beauty, chaos and imperfection.
I’m here to bring my honesty, open heart and humour to the work that I do and the art that I create.
I have learnt a lot about power, consent, love and joy through my work with women, children and families. I firmly believe in setting my own values and judgments aside for the benefit of those I am working with.
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: Sarah Dubsky
Location of Service: Croydon (VIC)
I’m a mother, midwife and mental health nurse based in Melbourne, Australia. I began my career as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in 2005, and have worked across many areas of mental health care. My own birthing experiences (one cesarean and two VBACs) are what led me to study midwifery, and I am now working as a midwife in a large tertiary hospital across all areas of maternity care including antenatal clinic, birth centre and postnatal. I also practice privately as a Perinatal Counsellor, specialising in birth trauma prevention and recovery.
During my work in mainstream maternity services, I have noticed many gaps in the provision of care to women and families, especially in the areas of childbirth education and perinatal mental health. I am inspired to provide thorough, independent education to families to support them through their transition to parenthood. I want couples to begin their parenting journey feeling that they are thriving, not just surviving! I want to provide couples with the knowledge, confidence and skills to achieve calm and positive birth experience and a positive start to parenthood.
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Practice Name: The Haus Of Health
Location of Service: Selby (VIC)
You already have all of the magic within!
Hi, My name is Angelina Morino, a mumma of one, I am a qualified Hypnobirthing Australia practitioner, a Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher, Personal Trainer and trained in Yin Yoga.
Hypnobirthing enables you to unlock your inner power and allows your mind to traverse to a higher field of relaxed awareness. It will help you enrich, not only your birthing experience, but also your life experience. Hypnobirthing keeps your mind determined and focused, bringing you in to the present moment, and, helps you navigate your pregnancy and birth with confidence and positivity.
Join me online or in-person, either one-on-one or in small groups. We can work through your personal goals and I will be there to help you achieve them along the way. A multidisciplinary studio, located in the leafy suburbs of Selby, The Haus Of Health also offers, Meditation, creative therapies and classes, movement and pregnancy massage.
I am passionate about helping women and birthing partners realise the strength that lies within. To feel empowered and equipped with knowledge, armed with practical and soulful strategies for preparing both the mind and body for this exciting chapter in your life.
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Practice Name: Ritual Being
Location of Service: Kallista, Dandenong Ranges (VIC)
Hello there! My name is Natalie and I live in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges of Victoria.
I am so glad you have stumbled across my page and it’s so lovely that you’re here!
As a hypnobirthing mother myself, I understand the importance of a calm & positive attitude towards childbirth, especially for those who suffer from anxiety in general or anxiety surrounding birth and the pre/post natal stages.
I was fortunate enough to be supported by a handful of fantastic women during my pregnancy journey, which helped ease my anxiety and gave me the opportunity to have the most wonderful, positive birthing experience.
But the most important person in the room (besides me, of course) was my partner, Taylor, who knew how to truly support me in every possible way thanks to Hypnobirthing.
I am so thankful that I now have a huge interest & passion for everything childbirth, as it matches in perfectly with my background in Naturopathy studies.
Currently, I am studying to become a Doula because I loved giving birth so much – and I never thought in my wildest dream I’d ever say that! I believe more women need to feel supported and their wishes truly respected and heard when in the birthing space.
I enjoyed my experience as a first-time mother so much, that I decided I needed to spread the message and help others who may be feeling fearful or unsure about childbirth and the lead-up.
It is also very important that your birthing partner knows how to support you in the right way and this is exactly what the course offers. In my opinion, there is no better course that offers such valuable information for both the birthing mother and their birthing partner.
I am so passionate about hypnobirthing and positive birth and I hope you will be too if we are lucky enough to share this course together.
Please feel free to contact me to have a chat if you’ve got any questions at all. I wish you all the best on your journey and hope to hear from you soon x
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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.