Name of Practice: Live, Love and Birth
Location of Classes: Ellenbrook, Perth WA
My name is Jacqueline O’Neill, but everyone calls me Jackie. My family consists of my 2 amazing children (20 months apart) an incredibly supportive husband and a cat and dog. Our house is crazy, loud and well lived in and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I have a colourful background. I was born in Switzerland and grew up in Nigeria. We travelled a lot as children. I always thought that was the norm, until we settled in Western Australia. It was then that I realised just how lucky we were – most of the kids in school had never even had the opportunity to see snow.
I speak fluent Swiss-German, German and English – I am grateful my Father kept speaking Swiss to us when we came to Australia.
My intrigue in the body and all that is birth was sparked with my first pregnancy. I had a Breech baby on board and had to fight for my right to birth how I believed my body could. I am sure things would have ended very differently had I not done Independent Childbirth Education and surrounded myself with supportive people.
I went on to have a very empowering positive birth, after changing providers at 39 weeks.
Because of this, I recognised how important it is for birthing women and their Partners to be informed, empowered and supported throughout their journey.
This is YOUR journey, no one else’s. Embrace it, surrender to it and fill yourself with knowledge.
I can’t wait to share all the incredible, empowering tools that Hypnobirthing Australia has to offer.
Practice Name: The Birth Space
Location of Service: Perth (WA)
Renee is a Mum of two young children, Hypnobirthing Practitioner and has an interest in the antenatal and postnatal wellbeing of new Mums.
When Renee was planning a vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) for her second pregnancy, she became passionate about positive Childbirth Education and is a firm believer that knowledge is power. Using our Hypnobirthing techniques, you will feel empowered, educated and confident for your birth. Renee can work with you to release any fears you have and prepare for a calm birthing experience, no matter which direction it may take.
Renee run’s her group and private classes anywhere in Perth, visit her website or Facebook page to enquire now.
Practice Name: Earthside
Practitioner Name: Odile Chaperon – Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy, Advanced Diploma of Western Herbal Medicine, Birth & Postnatal Doula, Hypnobirthing Practitioner Certified Educator (HPCE) (APPAC)
Location of Service: Dianella (WA)
My name is Odile Chaperon, mother to a spirited toddler, qualified naturopath, birth and postpartum doula, APPA certified placenta arts specialist and Hypnobirthing Australia childbirth educator. Studying naturopathy in 2009 ignited a tiny spark that gradually grew and really took off with the birth of my daughter in 2016. My mindset and the way I approach life stems from naturopathic philosophies – how can things be done naturally, what are the alternatives we can try before resorting to conventional medicine? Since the birth of my daughter in 2016 I have learnt and continue to learn so many things about our birth culture, and want to share that knowledge with you.
My mission is to provide you with up to date information and resources for pregnancy, labour, birth and parenting so that you know what your options are and can make an informed and supported choice. All women have a voice – I want YOU to have a say and for your voice to be heard. Not just relating to pregnancy and birth, but throughout life as well.
Practice Name: Hypnobirthing Centre WA
Area’s Serviced: Maylands, Stirling & Northern Suburbs
Vicki Hobbs is a certified Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner who has received a national award for the last three consecutive years for her dedication to community support and knowledge sharing.
She is a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist specialising in pregnancy, induction, labour and postnatal massage. Vicki is one of the most highly trained pregnancy massage professionals in WA having completed the NurtureLife® Pregnancy Massage Practitioner course in 2013 with Pregnancy Massage Australia as well as the Diploma in Pregnancy Massage & Maternity Care in 2008 after training with Suzanne Yates, who is a well-known author, midwife and the Director of the Well Mother Centre in the UK.
Vicki has expert knowledge and training of the anatomy and physiology of the pregnant body, stretching during pregnancy, labour and birth positions and massage training for your partner as well as Spinning Babies techniques, acupressure and aromatherapy.
She is also a certified Birth & Postpartum Doula and Childbirth Educator and is passionate about sharing her knowledge about pregnancy, birth and beyond to support women through all stages of their journey so they feel strong, confident and prepared.
Vicki loves her work as a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist having trained with TAD James in 2006 and offers one-on-one pregnancy and birth hypnosis sessions for fear releasing and relaxation. She also shares beautiful Reiki and Energy healing sessions for mum (and baby) before, during and after pregnancy.
Practice Name: Birth Savvy
Pip Wynn Owen has been a Registered Midwife since 1995, a Childbirth Educator since 2004 and is also a Mother of 4. She passionately believes that the birth of a child should be the most beautiful and empowering time in a couples life. And that women should feel like Wonder Woman after giving birth.
Like most hospital midwives Pip was “thrown in” to teaching antenatal classes, but it quickly became her passion and she decided she needed to do formal childbirth educator training. This dramatically changed her style of teaching and approach to prenatal education. However after the birth of her 4th child, her first with an obstetrician in the private hospital system, she realised there was a real need to step outside the system and give women a truly independent childbirth education service.
She started ‘Birth Savvy…Ask for what you want’ in early 2012 and now runs seminars, workshops, and private sessions in Perth WA
Pip realises how hard it can be to find your confidence and voice in today’s birthing environment and that sometimes information isn’t enough. She knows that what couples need, on top of good quality education, is specific techniques, tools and strategies to enable them to ask for and get the birth they truly want.
This is why Pip is delighted to be a Certified Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner. She feels now she has found the programme that give couples the best chance at that beautiful, empowered birth she wishes for all couples.
Through Pip’s passion she is fast becoming the voice for pushing for better births in Perth’s private hospitals with journalists seeking her opinions for television news, radio, newspapers and magazines.
Practice Name: Michelle Whitaker
Location of Service: Private and Group classes are available in the Perth Hills area and also at East Meets West Chinese Medicine in Tuart Hill
Michelle is a certified Hypnobirthing Australia childbirth educator and has over 15 years experience as an Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner, supporting women in pre-conception care, during pregnancy and post-natally. She also completed training with Australian Doulas in 2009.
As a mother of two, Michelle chose to learn the hypnobirthing techniques during her pregnancies and was able to utilise the amazing benefits during her births.
Her passion is supporting women to understand the physiological changes occurring in their bodies, and arming them with tools to feel confident and competent in their abilities to have a positive birthing experience, no matter what circumstances may arise.
Sara is a wife, mama and professional birth photographer. After the arrival of her second child, she discovered the world of birth photography and decided a career change was calling her. During her time as a birth photographer she learnt of hypnobirthing and has witnessed on several occasions the positive benefits of hypnobirthing for the labouring mother and partner.
Sara is a big believer in the saying ‘knowledge is power’ and is committed to educating families to have a positive birth experience and help improve our birth culture.
Sara runs group classes in the northern suburbs of Perth and can facilitate private classes in the Perth metro area. Please visit her website for more information.
Practice Name: SarahBrooks.com.au
Location of Service: West Perth
Hi, I’m Sarah. I am an Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, certified Hypnobirthing Australia™ practitioner, Doula and mother of two.
I felt so incredible after each of my son’s births; I honestly just wanted to do it all over again! From an intense hospital induction to a beautiful, calm homebirth, I have learnt that it’s not so much how or where we birth that makes the whole experience positive, but having the right knowledge & support makes all the difference.
The Hypnobirthing Australia™ program completely transformed my fears & doubts surrounding birth and I truly believe this knowledge is the missing link in our current maternity system. My wish is for all women to feel this prepared, confident & excited to birth their babies! Then if their birth does take an unexpected turn, for them to feel equally as positive about their experience.
I offer small group & private classes in West Perth and Perth’s northern suburbs, as well as Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal medicine consultations with a focus on conception, pregnancy & birth preparation. I am so honoured & thrilled to be sharing this wonderful program with others & look forward to meeting you.
Practice Name: Empowered Pregnancy and Birth Hypnobirthing
Practitioner Name: Kelly Austin (Registered Nurse – RN, Registered Midwife – RM, Hypnobirthing Practitioner Childbirth Educator – HPCE)
Servicing : Scarborough (WA)
My name is Kelly and I’m a Registered Nurse, Midwife and Hypnobirthing Australia practioner.
As a Nurse and Midwife I work within a highly medicalised area and too often I was watching couples becoming disempowered due to the unexpected turns their pregnancies and births were taking. They were handing over control of their experience as they felt they no longer had choices…Then I discovered Hypnobirthing.
After everything I had experienced as a Midwife specialising in high risk, my husband and I had to ‘normalise’ birth again. We took the Hypnobirthing Australia course and now have our very own Hypnobub. The birth of our daughter took many twists and turns, but it was perfect for us.
My drive and passion is to give you the tools to you need to have an incredible birth no matter which way your birth journey takes you. I want you to feel strong, accomplished and empowered by your experience and above all, to always feel that you are in control of your pregnancy and birth.
Practice Name: Birthing for You
Location of Service: Subiaco (WA)
I am a nurse midwife with a passion for education. I feel strongly that women should be knowledgable and prepared for birth. I have seen the fear and misinformation that exists around birth and want women to reconnect with the knowledge and understanding that birth is normal and have confidence that their body can birth their baby. I believe birth is transformative and want to prepare women to embrace their transformation to motherhood in the most positive way possible. I believe that no matter how women birth it can be empowering and positive. As a Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner I want to assist women and their birth partners to achieve the positive birth they desire, whatever that may be.
Practice Name: Nurture & Embrace – Childbirth Education
Location of Service – South Perth (WA)
Hi, I’m Sarah, Registered Midwife, qualified adult educator, and mother to twin girls. I currently work as a midwife in the public health system and love my job!
Birth is an incredible moment to bear witness to and every birth I am involved with is a privilege, but I know firsthand the difference quality childbirth education makes.
The environment Hypnobirthing creates is positive and serene. It is amazing to be involved in a calm and empowered birth, and this has inspired me to teach Hypnobirthing.
I truly believe Hypnobirthing will transform your experience of labour and birth! In finding the Hypnobirthing Australia program, I felt an instant connection to the methods, resources and tools used and knew I had found something that captured the passion I feel for childbirth education with an integrity that aligns with my own values!
Practice Name: Bear Your Birth
Location of Service: Perth, Booragoon
Kirryn wants to help women feel empowered and confident about their ability to give birth, no matter the path they choose to take.
Kirryn has personally used the Hypnobirthing Australia techniques to birth her daughter in January 2018 and it completely changed her mindset and the outcome of the birth. Being just as fearful of the pain relief options as she was about the actual birth, she knew there must be a better way to get through a process that our bodies are designed to do.
After studying the techniques and having an amazing drug free water birth, she knows these tools really work!
Kirryn is passionate about teaching women that birth does not need to be feared and that all woman can feel empowered throughout pregnancy and birth if they educate themselves and put time into preparing and practising for the outcome they want.
Kirryn offers face to face classes in Booragoon, WA please feel free to contact Kirryn if you have any questions.
Practice Name: True Focus Hypnobirthing
I am a Hypnobirthing mother of 2 young children, Hypnobirthing Practitioner and passionate advocate for positive birth.
When I was pregnant with my first child I was labelled high risk and it seemed I was only being prepared for interventions. I realised that I needed to regain control and bring the joy back into my pregnancy!
Hypnobirthing gave me all the tools I needed to ensure a calm, positive birth – knowledge, breath, partner support and belief. My passion for Hypnobirthing grew during my second pregnancy, and amazing birth, and I knew then that I had to share Hypnobirthing with as many couples as possible.
As a Hypnobirthing Practitioner, I am driven to make sure mothers understand their choices and feel empowered to make those choices. I also want birthing partners to feel confident and calm in the birthing process so that they can be a strong advocate and support for the mother.
I run classes out of Wellness on Whatley in Maylands and Remède in Mosman Park.
I also run classes in the Wheatbelt and would love to hear from any Wheatbelt mums who would like classes in their area.
Practice Name: Bright Mums
Location of Service: Fremantle (WA)
I fell in love with the Hypnobirthing Australia™ program when I used it for the birth of my second baby – the first of two positive, empowering VBACs (vaginal birth after caesarean). I found that the knowledge, tools and techniques I gained from the program completely changed the way I looked at birth.
Having experienced a traumatic first birth, one in which I was left feeling completely powerless, my goal is to now help women approach their birth with knowledge and confidence, knowing that they are making the best decisions for themselves and their babies. Think of me as your research and support team when writing your birth story. I can provide you with everything you need but this story is yours.
I’ve had 3 births that all looked entirely different to the others (and to everyone else’s). I’m all about helping you prepare for a positive birth, not a ‘perfect’ one. My Hypnobirthing Australia classes will give you everything you need to have a positive birth experience – regardless of the circumstances of your birth
Having been an Adult Educator for almost 20 years, I know how important it is to have a space that you feel safe and comfortable in order to learn (just like birth!). I bring a light-hearted, fun and supportive approach to all my classes – after all, we are talking about birth which can, and should be, a positive, joyful experience.
I offer group and private classes in the Southern and Eastern suburbs of Perth, along with prenatal fitness classes with a focus on preparing your mind and body for pregnancy and birth.
Practice Name: Dannielle Wann
Location of Service: Lake Coogee (WA)
My name is Danielle Wann,
I’m a wife and Hypno mama to one, Birth and Postpartum Doula and Hypnobirthing Australia Childbirth Educator.
I believe Birth is transformative, how we birth matters. How we feel as women about our birth experience affects us postpartum and well into motherhood. It affects our closest relationships and our ability to nurture our new family.
I want you to be knowledgeable and informed about your birth options and be empowered by your choices.
I want you to be calm and positive as you prepare for your birth.
I want you to remember your birth experience for all the right reasons and be able to say it was the most amazing and positive experience regardless of how you Birth.
Practice Name: Choice Hypnobirthing
Location of Service: Wellard (WA)
Hello, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Katrina-lee Daw, but no need to be so formal. Please call me Kat!
I was born in South Australia, Adelaide in 1964, yes an old but good mature vintage. I moved to Western Australia for work in 2012 and fell in love with the state, the people and the environment of WA.
I have worked within a variety of industries over the years, Retail, Age Care, Hospitality, residential and FIFO mining.
In recent times I have been expanding my knowledge in a range of areas to assist me in my recent career change, It was important to me to seek the career that would give me enjoyment and satisfaction and most importantly, my desire to see others happy and confident in their achievement’s, is very fulfilling to me.
As my passion is life itself, why not start at the beginning. Hypnobirthing!
I was so excited about the concept of hypnobirthing I became a hypnobirthing practitioner. I was not aware of these techniques and somewhat envious that I had not had the privilege of being a Hypnobirthing mum myself. The birth of my two boys are in the storybook of birthing hell thirty-six years ago. I like so many new and young mums had no idea what to expect on those eventful days. Full of fear, pain and a lack of understanding and communication. However my two beautiful son’s Daniel and Christopher. Who have grown and developed into wonderful young men, what more can a mother ask for? Well, I wish at the time of each birth I knew then what I know now. I believe that knowledge is power and with power you can control, with control you have calmness and calmness is a relaxed state of mind that allows you to focus on the task at hand.
“Energy flows were attention goes.”
To complement my hypnobirthing practitioner’s qualifications I am also a qualified Hypnotherapist and a NLP Masters practitioner.
(Nero linguistic programming)
With the combination of all these techniques, the only outcome for anything we set our mind to is,
I’m looking forward to spending quality time with you, empowering you with the tools and knowledge of positive birthing and share in one of your greatest achievements without fear or anxiety, together we can make your birthing experience simply remarkable!
Practice Name: Birthing Essentials
Location of Service: Mandurah
Hello, my name is Rebecca and I am a Registered Nurse, having been nursing for 13 years and mum to 3. I am also completely obsessed with all things pregnancy and birth!
I first became aware of the Hypnobirthing Australia programme several years ago. After learning more about the programme & reflecting on my own 3 births, I quickly realised that this was THE piece of the puzzle that is missing for all expectant mothers. This programme provides you with the tools necessary to enable you to confidently, calmly and positively navigate any situation that may arise in your pregnancy and birth.
I am extremely passionate about birthing being a positive, uplifting experience. Over many years of nursing, I have been privileged to meet so many families postnatally & have seen the impact both positive and negative birthing experiences can have. I want positive birthing stories to be the norm.
You only get one opportunity to birth your baby, my wish is for women to look forward to birth with excitement, knowledge and confidence and for each & every woman to have their BEST birth.
I draw on my knowledge of the health care system and my many years of clinical experience to offer women choice in accessing an independent, evidence-based and a truly comprehensive antenatal programme.
I am based in the Mandurah/Peel area in WA & offer both small group and individual classes. I invite you to contact me and I look forward to working with you to help you achieve a calm, positive birth.