Practice Name: Embracing Birth
Servicing: Newcastle & Lake Macquarie (NSW)
Hi, my name is Karen and I have worked with women and their families as a health care professional for over 30 years. My work is also my passion.
As a registered nurse my speciality has been in sexual and reproductive health and when I completed post graduate studies, I became a midwife and still work in a private hospital setting today.
With years of experience behind me I have gained a clarity into what women need to have the birth they desire.
Teaching Hypnobirthing and becoming a doula has allowed me to empower women to achieve their goals.
If you would like to know more about me and what I can offer you, don’t hesitate to call or email. Feel free to click on my Facebook and Web pages, I have lots of info about pregnancy, birth and parenting.
Practice Name: In Birth & Beyond
Location of Service: Belmont (NSW)
“Hi my name is Lauren, and I’m the face behind ‘In Birth & Beyond’. I believe that all women and their birth partners deserve to have a positive, calm and empowered birth. I believe in a women’s right to choose how they want to birth their baby into the world and I believe with the right preparation they can achieve anything. I believe with the right tools and information woman can work in harmony with their birth companion and caregivers to create an uplifting and life-changing birth.
Having already completed the Hypnobubs program for my first birth, I guess you could say I’m my own testimonial for a calm, positive birth and believe that the Hypnobirthing Australia program can benefit any birthing mother in any circumstances.
As well as being a certified Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner I am a graduate of the University Of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Business and am also a qualified yoga teacher having completed both 300 and 200 hour programs. I have been teaching students in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie area for the last 6 years and have been blessed to witness the benefits of the practice to many. “
Practice Name: Harmonic Hypnobirthing
Location of Services: I offer group Hypnobirthing Australia™ classes from Dee Why, Northern Beaches and also Copacabana, Central Coast. I also teach private classes across the Northern Beaches, North Shore and Central Coast.
I am mum to two gorgeous boys who I hypnobirthed into the world with tremendous love, focus and strength, it was their empowering births that inspired me to become a Hypnobirthing Australia™ practitioner.
I am also trained and experienced as a Hypnotherapist, Birth Doula, Natural Therapist, Energetic Healer, Flower Essence specialist, Angelic Reiki Master Teacher and Conscious birth leader and have been assisting couples of the Northern Beaches, North Shore and Central Coast to achieve calm and confident birth experiences since 2012.
My intention as an holistic birthing expert is to inspire women and their birthing companions to achieve both positive and sacred childbirth experiences, I believe that the facilitation of quality and independent childbirth education through the Hypnobirthing Australia™ program supports this intention wholeheartedly.
I know that everything a woman needs to birth her baby with strength, confidence and joy comes from deep within her. Birth is the ultimate instinctive act and even though in modern maternity practices it can sometimes be difficult to trust your instincts and know how to surrender, I am committed to reconnecting mamas to their feminine power, and to develop the trust and confidence in the inherent wisdom of their bodies.
I am a member of the Holistic Birth and Parenting Collective, supporting parents through all aspects of their pregnancy and birth journey and I am also a Positive Birth Movement facilitator, dedicated to expanding the message of positive birth in the community.
I offer group Hypnobirthing Australia™ classes from Dee Why, Northern beaches and also Copacabana, Central Coast. I also teach private classes across the Northern Beaches, North Shore and Central Coast.
I can help you to embrace and feel nourished in your pregnancy and assist you to create the birth experience you truly deserve.
“It was the most amazing and calm experience. The midwives couldn’t understand how I stayed so calm…they didn’t realize how advanced I was in labour…I can’t thankyou enough Katie for your hypnobirthing course and for all the wisdom and support that resulted in such a beautiful, calm birth for us all. ”
Practice Name: 4babyandyou
Location of Service: Pretty Beach & Central Coast Region
Hi, my name is Jan Rourke. I have lived and worked with families on the beautiful Central Coast, NSW for over 20 years while raising my wonderful son here.
I am a Registered Nurse, Midwife and Child and Family Health Nurse. I also hold a Bachelor of Counselling, Diploma in Relationship Counselling, and Certificate in Clinical Hypnotherapy. I am half way through a Graduate Certificate in Perinatal and Infant Mental Health and recently completed infant massage and Hypnobirthing training. As you may tell from this list, I am passionate about empowering and supporting families.
I chose to undertake Hypnobirthing training as I have witnessed the impact of a negative birth experience on the mental, physical and relationship health of birthing families and have also observed the lifelong empowerment that can occur when the birthing experience is a positive one.
I believe Hypnobirthing offers the opportunity for women and their families to strengthen and/or develop the skills to know and trust themselves, communicate their needs clearly and achieve a happy and peaceful birth experience.
With this beautiful beginning the family is off to the very best start.
Practice Name: Prepared to Birth
Location of Service: Mona Vale (NSW)
Natalie came across Hypnobirthing Australia by chance after a work colleague told her she, ‘loved giving birth and couldn’t wait to do it again!’. It was the first time Natalie had ever heard birth described so positively and immediately signed up for the course.
In September 2018, Natalie had a life-changing calm and positive birth for her first baby, Freddy. She describes the birth as the proudest moment of her life. Immediately after his birth, she felt an undeniable urge to become a Hypnobirth Childbirth Educator so that she could share the incredible tools and techniques she had learned with as many parents as possible.
Natalie is passionate about preparing women and their birth partners with the tools and knowledge that will allow them to feel prepared and excited for their birth no matter what turn it takes. Natalie believes that a calm and positive birth can be transformational beyond just the birthing day – her hope is that these skills continue to be of use for both the mother and birthing partner throughout the parenting journey.
Natalie offers private and group classes from her home in Mona Vale on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. She is also available to travel for one-on-one sessions and is flexible to work around busy schedules.
Practice Name: Kathryn Bell Birth Support
Location of Service: Bump Health & Fitness 693 Pittwater Road, Dee Why NSW 2099
Kathryn is a mother of two, Doula and Positive Birth Movement Facilitator who has been working with couples since 2012 to help them achieve beautiful, empowering birth experiences. The birth of her first daughter inspired her to train as a doula. After supporting many hypnobirthing mums and seeing how effective the tools are, she became a Hypnobirthing Australia™ practitioner in 2015. Kathryn used the Hypnobirthing Australia™ tools herself for the birth of her second baby girl in July 2016.
Kathryn is passionate about helping couples to be informed, prepared and excited about the birth of their baby. She hopes all women can come to have confidence in their innate abilities and instincts so they can get the most out of the rite of passage that is birth.
Her focus is providing:
- balanced information about pregnancy care and birth options
- a holistic set of tools and techniques for pregnancy, birth and postpartum
- encouragement to trust in natural birth
- positive energy and inspiration, helping couples to envisage for themselves a beautiful and powerful birth experience
- caring, intuitive and practical doula support (educational, emotional and physical) for labour, birth and postpartum.
Kathryn teaches group classes in Dee Why on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. She can also take you and your partner through the course privately. Kathryn provides doula support to couples across Sydney.
“Being a first-time mum, I attended every birth class my obstetrician provided. Each time we left feeling traumatised, it was all ‘this will happen to you’ and ‘this will happen to you’.
I had always wanted a water birth, but I wanted to know HOW I could do it in a calm, empowered way.
Kathryn came to our home to teach us privately. Each time she left we felt more empowered and ready for birth.
When the day came everything went perfectly … the midwives said I was deep in the self-hypnosis and a birthing goddess! I felt extremely empowered and having this amazing birth has carried me into an amazing intuitive journey of motherhood.
The process was deeply satisfying and bonded us as a new little family. I honestly learnt so much from Kathryn. I’m eternally grateful to her for passing on her knowledge.” (Carmen, 2016)
Practice Name: Empowered Birth Hypnobirthing
Servicing: Sydney CBD and Northern Beaches
Childbirth is a beautiful, empowering and wonderfully memorable experience – this is my mantra as I guide women and their partners through the Hypnobirthing Australia techniques and philosophy.
Having experienced a truly amazing and beautiful hypnobirth myself, I know first hand that these techniques can and do work. I am passionate about empowering women to embrace birth and their innate ability to birth their child naturally, calmly and gently.
I have worked in the “corporate world” for more than 12 years, having gained degrees in commerce in law. While still working in this “world”, I also teach Hypnobirthing to women and their birth partners. I take a relaxed and friendly approach during my classes, not only teaching the hypnobirthing techniques, but also weaving in advice and tips on how to reconnect and focus on your birth preparation in the midst of our often busy and demanding lives.
Every woman deserves a beautiful and positive birthing journey – join me at Empowered Birth Hypnobirthing and I will guide you there.
Practice Name: Julie Vélina
Location of Service: Manly (NSW)
Julie Vélina believes that every woman deserves to experience a peaceful and calm birth and be confident in her choices.