I have been a Registered Midwife since 2012, currently working in Canberra. I absolutely love being a midwife, there truly is nothing more incredible than seeing a baby coming into the world. It truly is a privilege beyond words.
I have seen how fearful some women can be preparing for birth. This fear makes me really sad for women as I know how incredibly beautiful and empowering birth can be. This is why I became a Hypnobirthing Australia Certified Practitioner. The Positive Birth Program helps women understand that she can have an empowering birthing experience (regardless of the birth outcome).
Pregnancy and childbirth should be a wonderfully memorable experience. I am passionate about educating women and birthing partners to embrace birth and to truly believe in her body’s ability to give birth naturally, calmly and gently.
At Hypnobirthing Canberra, we offer women and their partners the opportunity to embrace birth as a natural life experience, not something to be feared. Taking a relaxed and friendly approach to equip you and your birth partner with information about breathing and massage techniques, normal birth physiology and deep relaxation, to allow parents and their babies to look forward to a safe, positive and gentle birth experience.
Practice Name: Anna Hooper
Location of Service: Gladstone, CQ
Hello and welcome as you embark on one of the most amazing journeys of your life.
My name is Anna, I am a registered nurse and midwife, IMIS trained baby massage instructor and, most importantly, a mother of two. I know what an incredible, life affirming experience childbirth can be under the right conditions. My aim is that all people can experience childbirth in the best way possible.
I am excited to be able to help you to embark on your journey, guide and empower you when it comes to making informed decisions along the way and to welcome your new family member into the world with the minimum of distractions.
Over the past 8yrs I have been privileged to be present at a multitude of hypnobirths and what has always amazed me was how these couples started on their most amazing path together, with excitement and positivity and most importantly, without any fear through the joy of hypnobirthing. This whole experience continues through labour and beyond.
It has become my goal to enable all women and their birth partners to have the same experience, to bring their precious baby earth side in a calm, positive and safe environment with joy and celebration. I look forward to walking along side you through this most magical of times.
Practice Name: Tree of Life – Nurturing Birth and Beyond
Location of Service: Cronulla, Sydney, NSW
Hello all, so lovely to be here!
Since the birth of my first baby in 2011, I have been supporting couples as a Doula, Childbirth Educator and Placenta Encapsulator, after making the move from my corporate background in IT & Telco to follow my passion and longing to make a difference in the lives of birthing women and their partners, one birth at a time.
I service mainly the Sutherland Shire & St George areas in addition to working with clients in the Eastern Suburbs, the Inner West, North Shore and Northern Beaches.
I would be happy to look after you in the greater Sydney area too on request, so just get in touch.
I am the mother of two, one angel baby by the name of Juniper and a rainbow baby by the name of Mie. It was through my first pregnancy and birth experience that I decided to train as a Doula and since that time back in 2011 I have been so passionate about the rite of passage that birth can be for a woman and her partner and have to date supported over 50 couples as a Doula and over 1000 as a Placenta Encapsulator.
Having supported a number of Doula couples that had completed the Hypnobirthing Australia training in their pregnancies, I have found their labours to have been the most beautiful, calm and empowering which have inspired me to become an instructor myself.
With the right knowledge, tools, support and preparation gained through the amazing Positive Birth Program, I know you too can have the birth of your dreams, no matter how it unfolds.
I look forward to meeting you and being your guide in one of the most life-changing and magical moments of your lives!
Practice Name: This Is What I Doula
Location of Service: Penrith (NSW)
My name is Jaime! I am a wife. mum, step mum, Doula and self-confessed birth nerd!
I am passionate about educating new and seasoned parents about childbirth in order to empower them to make informed decisions and of course, to have a beautiful birth experience, no matter how that may end up happening.
I feel a deep calling to provide information, tools and support to pregnant women and their partners and to be part of a change in maternity care in this country.
Practice Name: Enlightened Birth and Beyond
Location of Service: Adelaide- Para Hills (SA)
I believe that mothers, babies and families, all deserve better.
I’m Edriana and I want to help ensure the beginning of your baby’s life and your transition into parenthood is positive and supported.
I commenced my Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) straight out of high school, knowing that I wanted to help people. After watching a close friend go through a traumatic birth experience, I knew I didn’t want that to happen again to her or anyone else.
I completed the Hypnobirthing Australia course as an expectant mother in 2017 and will always look back on the birth of my son as one of the best days of my life. Although I had special circumstances, Lincoln’s birth empowered and astonished me, it lifted me up in a time when I needed to be lifted to make that transition into parenthood.
Motherhood changes you. What I now know is that I want to do more, I want to help mothers, babies and families have better experiences in pregnancy, birth and through the transition into parenthood.
I’ve become a certified Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner because I want to help you on this sacred journey. Please feel free to contact me to find out more.
Practice Name: EP Hypnobirth
Location of Service: Eyre Peninsula (SA)
Emma is a registered midwife passionate about empowering women and their families about positive birth. Aiming to provide knowledge and support to the Eyre Peninsula community through the Positive Birth Program™ designed by Hypnobirthing Australia.
Emma is currently employed as a registered midwife in one of the Eyre Peninsula local hospitals and tailors the sessions provided to experience potentials within our community.
EP Hypnobirth offer group or private sessions that are available in a variety of time sessions or locations to suit you and your birth partners learning styles and circumstances. This may include within group settings in Port Lincoln, a local community centre nearest you or in your own home.
Practice Name: Adelaide Lactation Consultants, Midwifery & Hypnobirthing
Location of Service: Sheidow Park (SA)
Megan is a Registered Nurse, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Medicare – Endorsed Midwife with over 20 years experience providing comprehensive, holistic and evidence-based care to families. During this time Megan has gained extensive experience in providing pregnancy, postnatal, newborn and breastfeeding support to guide many women and families to succeed in early parenting. This experience has been attained in a variety of settings throughout Adelaide, including country, private and large metropolitan hospitals as well as in continuity midwifery models.
Megan is a Childbirth Educator and holds a Certificate in Perinatal Mental Health as well as skills in acupressure, gentle myofascial release and is a certified HypnoMothering Practitioner.
After the birth of her child, Megan realised the fragmented care within the constraints of hospitals/obstetric care meant that often women and families were not set up to succeed in birth or beyond. Women were scared and coerced into decisions that they were poorly educated to make. The huge void in postnatal support meant women were poorly equipped for success. She realised that women needed to feel nurtured, listen to and supported to develop the skills necessary to grow and thrive in pregnancy and in their new parenting role.
Megan began her successful private practice- Adelaide Lactation Consultants & Midwifery to change the way care is offered by supporting and enriching families on their journey. A flexible approach to midwifery care means women can find a care option to suit them! Megan believes that Hypnobirthing will be a valuable addition to her care options available.
Endorsed Midwife – IBCLC – Childbirth and Early Parenting
Educator & Trainer – Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner
fax: 8312 4999
Practice Name: Holistic Birthing Coach
Area’s Serviced: Caboolture, Sunshine Coast
Practice Name: Back to Bump Chiropractic
Location of Service: Fanny Bay (NT)
Ellen is a Chiropractor and Hypnobirthing Australia ™ Practitioner who offers treatment and education specifically tailored for pregnant mums.
Ellen has completed many hours of further training for pregnancy including the ‘Spinning Babies’ workshop and is also further trained in paediatric gentle and specific chiropractic care for bubs.
After caring for women throughout their pregnancy and post-partum, Ellen had heard so many amazing, positive stories around Hypnobirthing that she decided to learn the course for herself. Ellen loves that the Hypnobirthing Course has a strong focus on partner education and particularly loves teaching the practical exercises of the course.
One of Ellen’s favourite parts of her job is offering consultations in the comfort of her client’s own homes.
Practice Name: Batemans Bay Hypnotherapy
Location of Service: Batemans Bay/Mourya area (South Coast, NSW)
Amanda is in love with the knowledge and amazing joy the Hypnobirthing process can offer mums, Amanda used the techniques of Hypnobirthing with her second and third child, she only wishes that she had known of the techniques for her first birth, although it was an empowered birth there is so many elements that the Hypnobubs course offers that she feels are just priceless for birthing mums.
Amanda has been a natural health and birth advocate and has been a health coach for 18+ years and a Clinical Hypnotherapist and life coach for 15+ years. My vision is to educate women and their birthing partners in the Eurobodalla and surrounding areas to not only have the knowledge and skills needed to make informed positive decisions around the birthing process but to also empower them to have an amazing birthing experience.
Situated in the Batemans Bay / Mourya area of the NSW South Coast, I cover all areas from Nowra to Narooma. Amanda is also a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist , Certified Coach and Trainer.
Amanda offers group classes for positive birth and one on one sessions including online Skype sessions. Amanda is flexible with hours so is able to work in with her clients.
To contact Amanda please phone 0420 822 797 or visit https://www.batemansbayhypnotherapy.com.au
Practice Name: The Calm Community
Location of Service: Port Lincoln (SA)
The opportunity to offer Hypnobirthing classes is a coming together of several parts of Michelle’s life. She is a high school teacher, prior to this she studied and worked in rehabilitation healthcare which leads to further study in mental health and well-being. Michelle is captivated by the powerful connection between the mind and the body. Michelle understands that our experiences of pregnancy and birth can affect our relationships, behaviour and well-being. She is a mother of two boys, Michelle has experienced a birth that had a negative influence on her transition into parenthood and she has had a gentle, positive, healing birth. Her offering is to empower mothers to make informed choices on all birthing options and to communicate effectively with their healthcare team to feel in control of their birthing journey.
Please visit The Calm Community website for individual and group class options along with other resources for birth.
Practice Name: Heart Space Birthing
Location of Services: Ulladulla
I believe that the best way to live a happy and fulfilled life is by following the topics, people, and experiences that light you up and set your soul ablaze. Putting your energy towards things that bring you joy. Birth, in particular, Hypnobirthing, lights me up and I know without a doubt that supporting women and sharing my knowledge on the power of birth with them is my dharma, my soul’s mission in this lifetime.
To me, birth is not a medical event. Birth is a sacred rite of passage for women, from Maiden to Mother. The single most transformative event of our lives. A day that stays with you forever. I feel immense gratitude that I discovered Hypnobirthing Australia during my first pregnancy and have had two incredible natural birth experiences. These experiences have shaped me into the woman and mother I am today.
I am a born nurturer. Growing up I thought of my sensitive, empathic nature as being a weakness, but I now know it is my superpower and my gift to share with the world. I feel honoured that I will get to connect with, support and help women to have a wonderful birthing experience.
Practice Name: The Heal Zone
Location of Classes: Mount Maunganui/Papamoa
Empowering my clients to experience a calm and positive birthing experience is a dream come true. Birth can and should be an experience you will always want to remember.
My intention is to support and inspire women and their birth partners to achieve positive, sacred and empowered childbirth experiences. Every woman deserves to birth her baby with fearlessness, harmony and courage which naturally exist deep within her.
For most of our lives, women have been surrounded by negative birth stories. Pain, fears and horrors are drilled into our subconscious mind bringing just that into our reality.
I am here to support you, to embrace your innate wisdom, connect with your baby and create the calm blissful birth experience you deserve.
As a mum to three beautiful children, I have experienced birthing with both fear and calm. I Hypno-water-birthed my babies into the world peacefully with focus, strength and determination, it was their empowering births that inspired me to become a practitioner.
To share my passion in hypnobirthing I will be running small group classes in the BOP area or in the comfort of your own home by special arrangement.
As a certified hypnobubs practitioner I bring the philosophy and tools for you to create a beautiful, positive birthing experience.
Contact me to discuss course options.
Practice Name: Key Hypnotherapy
Location of Classes: Randwick, Sydney
I support people to achieve their goals through hypnotherapy, counselling and the incorporation of science-backed positive psychology tools. I am passionate to guide my clients to achieve positive outcomes by teaching them the strategies and skills they need to have the confidence and knowledge to support themselves. The Hypnobirthing Australia program supports women to eliminates unnecessary fears around childbirth by giving them the knowledge that their bodies are designed for childbirth. The techniques learnt in the program will enable you to feel calm, confident and in control. I encourage my clients to believe in themselves and develop a positive mindset, to empower them to have the ability to deal with any decision or situation that may occur. I assist people to find the keys they need for wellbeing and to develop a positive and flourishing life.
Practice Name: Birthed With Love
Location of Classes: Nickol, Western Australia
Hi, I’m Ashley and I am an Early Childhood Teacher and a Childbirth Educator. After falling pregnant with my daughter, I devoted myself to being as informed and empowered as I could be leading up to her birth. During this time my whole perspective around childbirth changed and I had an incredible birth experience.
I believe that childbirth is as much about the birth of a mother, as it is the birth of a baby. I want to help all mothers to reclaim their power, to have an informed, educated and supported birth, and to start their passageway into motherhood in the best way possible.
Practice Name: Life Birth Live
Location of Services: Mudgee, NSW
Hi, I’m Mel
I myself was fortunate to have three positive pregnancies and calm, natural births. If only all women could be so lucky! This is one of the reasons why I have become a Hypnobirthing Australia practitioner.
I am passionate about empowering women to have the most positive birth experience possible. I am excited to be able to teach this program to couples so they can be informed, prepared and excited about their pregnancy and birthing journey.
Living in a charming country town I have a strong sense of community and believe the more support we can offer one another the better. I will meet you with a relaxed, friendly and approachable personality and I look forward to playing a small part in your journey.
Practice Name: Nurture Paradise
Location of Services: Baringa, Sunshine Coast QLD
Jayme describes the hypnobirth of her son as the best physical experience of her life and she has a genuine desire to share the gift of hypnobirthing with other mums and their babies.
Jayme believes we are all connected and that each baby who is born in a safe calm environment full of love and wonderment at creation, will be another ripple in the wave that changes the world. Jayme also believes that all mothers have an innate ability to breathe their babies into the world with confidence and inner strength, harnessed through the power of Hypnobirthing.
Jayme moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2000 and has called this slice of heaven her home ever since. Blessed with a love of massage and a natural gift for healing, Jayme enjoyed owning and running her own Remedial Massage clinic in Noosa for several years and a position as a Chiropractic Assistant during the early years of starting a family in Cooroy. Now located on the Southern end of the Coast in Aura the City of Colour, Jayme has created Nurture Paradise Soul Retreat to share her passion for hypnobirthing with her local community.
Practice Name: Coffs Coast Childbirth Education
Location of Classes: Coffs Harbour, Sawtell
Hi, I’m Tanya! I’m a part-time youth mental health worker and a passionate childbirth educator. I have a boho, chilled out vibe, a wicked sense of humour, and I like to stop and smell the salt air at every opportunity. I’ve lived on the Coffs Coast for 10 years and honestly couldn’t think of a better spot to raise my two hypnobubs.
I have a background in social welfare and have a special interest in psychology and human behaviour. I want to teach people about the wonderful, positive aspects of pregnancy and childbirth (yes, birth can be joyful!), and help women tap into their power and inner wisdom. I believe in woman-centred care, evidence-based practice, and informed consent. I believe women are the experts in their lives and aim to give them and their birth partners the skills and confidence to birth without fear, have faith in their abilities, advocate for their preferences, and enjoy the magic of bringing their babies earthside.
If you would like to talk more about your childbirth plans please contact me to discuss upcoming group or individual classes.
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: Full Circle Yoga and Hypnobirthing
Location of Service: Brighton (QLD)
Hi, I’m Amy and I’m all about women having joyful pregnancies, births and beyond!
As soon as I found out I was pregnant with my second child the fear of labour descended on me. I would describe the birth of my first child as traumatic and not an experience I was keen to repeat. I began to search for a more gentle, empowered way to give birth and came across the Hypnobirthing Australia Positive Birth Program. I went on to have a beautiful birth with my second child, and recently added number three to the clan using Hypnobirthing Australia techniques.
I am also a qualified yoga teacher specialising in pregnant and post-natal women. I have extensive knowledge of the physiology of the pregnant body and will work with you to create a healthy body and mindset for your pregnancy, labour and your journey into parenthood.
My goal is to empower women and their support persons to make educated decisions that serve them, their babies and their vision of a positive birth. It’s not about having a textbook perfect birth, it’s about having YOUR version of a positive birth.
I offer small group classes on the Northside of Brisbane, where you can meet and connect with others who are on the same journey as you. I also offer private classes by appointment.
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: Hypnomami
Location of Service: Margate (QLD)
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: 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: Embodied Birth
Locations of Classes: Thirroul, NSW
Lulu is a Doula and Hypnobirthing mum. She discovered Hypnobirthing when pregnant with her first daughter and found the Positive Birth Program incredibly empowering and informative. She loved using the techniques learnt in the class to birth her daughter calmly and gently in an intervention-free, natural birthing experience.
She soon became an advocate for a positive birth and trained to be a Birth and Postpartum Doula to further develop the skills necessary for holding space and supporting other pregnant people.
Lulu believes in the profound intuition of the body, and believes that a positive and beautiful birth experience is a human right for everybody, regardless of where or how they choose to birth their baby. She hopes to empower other parents to make informed decisions about their bodies, birth and babies.
Practice Name: Birth Body and Soul
Location of Classes: Turramurra (NSW)
Amy, a Primary School Teacher, Hypnobirthing Practitioner & Childbirth Educator and mother, has dedicated her working life to educating young minds. She has always had a passion for pregnancy and childbirth and after completing the Hypnobirthing Australia™ Positive Birth program in preparation for the birth of her own baby, she knew she wanted to use her expertise in teaching to share this amazing program with others.
Educating and inspiring women to trust their bodies and their own inner strength was the driving force behind Amy training as a practitioner. Her desire is to give women and their birth partners a voice in their care and provide them with the knowledge and tools necessary to make informed decisions and birth their baby in the most positive and empowering way possible. Amy believes in having a strong support team where all members are valued. She places importance on the teaching of skills that are life long and that can be used throughout the navigation of parenthood.
Amy offers group and private Hypnobirthing Australia™ Positive Birth classes, as well as the Positive Caesarean course, on the Upper North Shore of Sydney.
Practice Name: Mother Moon Hypnobirthing
Location of Service: Springfield Lakes (QLD)
Hi, my name is Jess and I am the face behind Mother Moon Hypnobirthing. I am a Registered Midwife with 10 years experience, Certified Childbirth Educator since 2014, and Hypnobirthing mama to a beautiful little boy, bringing the Hypnobirthing Australia Positive Birth Program to Ipswich and surrounding areas.
I am so passionate about these techniques that I implemented them for my very own birthing journey in 2019. I welcomed my son earthside in the comfort of my home, surrounded by my incredible team of independent midwives and my Hypnobirthing trained husband. Practice what you preach!
Every woman deserves to enter her labour freed from fear, and feeling excited and confident about birthing her baby, regardless of the circumstances. My role is to help facilitate your journey toward a positive birthing experience. Upholding the principles of positive, empowered, and informed birthing for every woman is the foundation of my practice, both as a midwife and Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner, and the reason I choose to teach this very program.
I feel so passionate about sharing my knowledge, experience, and energy with you as you, too, navigate this journey to Motherhood.
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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: Empowered Parenting
Location of Service: Kalgoorlie (WA)
Hello! I’m Amy, a Mother, Registered Midwife and passionate Childbirth Educator who lives in Kalgoorlie, in the Goldfields region of Western Australia.
Since registering as a midwife in 2015, I have gained valuable experience in a range of metropolitan hospitals, Kalgoorlie’s maternity unit and volunteer experience in maternity settings in Nepal and the Northern Goldfields. I have a passion for empowering birthing women and their families to make evidence-based decisions and believe everyone has the right to an empowering and positive birthing experience.
I have a keen interest in continually improving my knowledgebase as a care provider, having recently completed my Optimal Maternal Positioning course, I am a proud Optimal Maternal Positioning Ambassador. I am so excited to have added Hypnobirthing Australia Childbirth Educator to the list of my achievements and absolutely cannot wait to share the magic of the Positive Birth Program with the families of the Goldfields.
I look forward to helping you achieve the birth of your dreams!
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: Calm Connect
Location of Service: Toowoomba (QLD)
Hello, my name is Shene and I am a mother to my beautiful daughter and wife to my loving husband.
I have over 10 years of experience within the health and fitness industry, specialising in Pilates, women’s health and wellbeing and overall general fitness.
I know first hand how amazing and empowering it was for me to use the hypnobirthing techniques during my birth, and would love for all new mothers to experience an empowering, calm and relaxed birth with the guidance and knowledge gained from these techniques.
My aim is to firstly teach mothers and birth partners the tools and techniques to birth confidently, but secondly to create a positive and clear mindset as they prepare for a beautiful birth.
Name of Practice: Sage Birthing
Location of Classes: Mount Isa
I’m a birth and postpartum doula, living in outback Queensland with my husband and four small children. I’ve always felt a strong pull to do birth work and after the incredible birth of my fourth child, I knew that this was my time to gain the background knowledge to tie in with my practical experience with evidence-based, up to date knowledge.
I feel that women in rural areas are often left behind with the lack of access to facilities, so I am incredibly excited to bring Hypnobirthing Australia to Mount Isa and surrounds!
Practice Name: 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: Your Birth Hypnobirthing
Location of Services: Caringbah, NSW
Hello Mums and Mums to be!
After completing the Positive Birth Program for my second birth and having an amazingly empowering experience, I knew straight away that I wanted to help other women achieve the same thing. I really believe that women deserve to be given the best chance to have an empowering positive birth experience and I know that Hypnobirthing is the way to go! I have a passion for all things birth and natural health, I have dabbled in Chinese Medicine and I am so excited to now be teaching Hypnobirthing!
I can’t wait to meet and help you tap into your body’s natural instincts, provide you with tools for a calm beautiful birth and empower you to make the right decisions for you and Your Birth. “
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: Mamatoto Retreat
Location of Service: Shoalhaven Region, Milton (NSW)
Hi, I’m Melissa!
I’ve been working with pregnant women and new mothers for the past 15 years as a Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga and Pilates Instructor and more recently as a Birth and Postpartum Doula.
I’ve helped thousands of women prepare their bodies for labour and birth and to regain their “pre- baby body” but it wasn’t until I gave birth to my son that I realised how important a positive mindset is during pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
Whilst I attribute education, tools, support and preparation to my beautiful drug- free water birth, it was my positive mindset that helped me to stay calm and trust the process.
Whilst I had introduced breathing techniques, active birth positions, meditation and deep relaxation in my prenatal yoga classes prior to my son’s birth, I wanted to learn how to teach women to use self- hypnosis and positive mindset to release their fears around birth so becoming a Hypnobirthing Australia® practitioner was the obvious choice for me.
I cannot wait to share this incredible course with women and their birth partners in the Milton Ulladulla area and for them to have positive, empowering and beautiful births.
I strongly believe that when we have an empowering birth experience, this sets us up for empowered and positive parenting.
Practice Name: Michelle Richards
Location of Service: Adelaide, Salisbury East, SA
Hi, my name’s Michelle. I’m a Hypnobirthing mum. Birthing my Son using the tools I learnt from Hypnobirthing prepared me for the most empowering, transformative and even spiritual experiences of my life. I felt so inspired that I wanted to teach this process to other women to help them also have a positive and empowering birth experience.
The power of the mind and body connection during birth is so powerful. Understanding this and incorporating the Hypnobirthing tools can prepare you for a calm and relaxed birth experience.
My intention is to help women release any fears around birth, to equip them with powerful the tools to unlock the inbuilt power of their body, and to empower them with the knowledge of their birthing options.
I believe all women should have the opportunity to experience a beautiful, peaceful and positive birth.
Practice Name: North Shore Hypnobirthing
Location Of Service: North Sydney, NSW
Based on Sydney’s North Shore, Samantha is a mum to 4 teenagers and an experienced birth and postpartum doula whose personal and professional experience with hypnobirthing inspired her to become a Hypnobirthing Practitioner.
Samantha hypnobirthed one of her four births and was surprised at the difference it made. Her own hypnobirth was amazingly positive and calm, and her daughter was so relaxed at birth she fell asleep almost immediately! Since becoming a doula, Samantha has supported clients who have been through various models of antenatal education and believes her hypnobirthing clients were prepared with the tools and mindset for a positive birth no matter how things unfolded.
Samantha loves learning and sharing her knowledge and skills to help families achieve a positive birth and a smooth transition to life as parents. In addition to her doula and hypnobirthing practitioner qualifications, Samantha is also a certified hypnotherapist, and holds qualifications in acupressure, Spinning Babies, Optimal Maternal Positioning and baby massage.
Education with Samantha combines the comprehensive, evidence-based content of the course and her skills and experience as a doula. She presents the course in a calm and pragmatic way helping you feel inspired, prepared and empowered to meet your baby.
Practice Name: 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: North Shore Hypnobirthing
Location of Service: North Sydney, Chatswood, NSW
Ellen is a qualified Hypnobirthing Practitioner and doula based on Sydney’s North Shore. She has supported numerous women who have used the Hypnobirthing techniques and tools to have amazing births. Ellen knows firsthand that preparing women throughout their pregnancies and leading up to their births’, with Hypnobirthing principals, means that no matter how womens’ births unfold, women feel confident and positive about their options and choices. In working as a doula and educator, Ellen also uses her background in social work and women’s health to best support her clients.
In addition to her work, Ellen is a busy mum to three kids and knows first-hand the juggle of life, motherhood and also enjoying life. Her classes are taught with another doula (Samantha Gunn), and are full of fun, evidence-based education and taught in a way so that women can feel supported and positive about their pregnancies and birth.
Practice Name: Bumps, Birth and Beyond Ballina
Location of Service: Ballina
I am a full spectrum Doula (antenatal, birth and post natal), Hypnobirthing Practitioner and Mum of two beautiful boys. I live in Ballina and service the Ballina / Byron Shire and Northern Rivers areas. I offer face-to-face and online / virtual services and a range of antenatal, childbirth education, and post-natal packages.
I used Hypnobirthing when I had my two children so I know first hand what a huge difference the tools and resources make to helping you have a positive and life changing birth / experience. I am deeply passionate about supporting women and their families through their pregnancy, birthing and post partum journeys and feel excited to be able to share wisdom, experience and resources to empower others to make informed choices around childbirth. I believe every single woman has the right to have the birth SHE wants, and should be given the support SHE needs throughout. And I feel strongly that the more supported a birthing woman feels during her pregnancy and birth, the smoother and more positive her transition into motherhood and the extended parenting journey will be.
I look forward to working with mums, partners, birth teams and bubs all over the area and I believe you will value my excitement, passion and dedication.
Practice Name: Mother Earth Birthing
Location of Service: Byron Shire, South Golden Beach, NSW
Hi my name is Astrid and I fell in love with Hypnobirthing during my research paper as part of my Doctorate degree in Midwifery. Hypnobirthing aligns beautifully with all the current evidence and research which has been the driving force behind my desire to become a Hypnobirthing Practitioner.
I am very passionate about midwifery and supporting women and their families through the journey of pregnancy and birth. I am dedicated to empowering women and their support network with hypnobirthing techniques that are evidenced and researched based. I am committed to supporting women to create a positive birth experience for themselves and their precious newborn babies. I have experienced first-hand the power of the mind and how using hypnotic techniques can enable you to create an experience that is undeniably empowering.
I bring 26 years of combined nursing and midwifery experience to my Hypnobirthing Clients. I continue to work as a midwife in the public health sector on a part time basis. Working as a Hypnobirthing Practitioner has enabled me to offer women and their support network a unique program that empowers women with the tools and evidenced based education to create positive birth outcomes.
Practice Name: Earth Mother Birth Services
Location of Service: Gold Coast, Southport, QLD
Lyndsay is a very passionate Midwife, Childbirth Educator and Remedial Therapist who has supported women in pregnancy, labour & birth and the postnatal period in 3 different public hospitals across NSW and QLD.
With her foundation in Remedial Therapy, Lyndsay has a holistic & health conscious approach to Midwifery. Lyndsay believes education is where women can discover birth as a significant life event & rite of passage leaving families feeling empowered to transition into early parenthood with confidence & love, regardless of their mode of delivery.
Lyndsay is a mother of three who utilized evidence-based education & self-hypnosis during her own labours and with her birth partner’s support, led to a positively, life-changing experience. In wanting to share this mindset preparation with more women, Lyndsay birthed her online labour of love, ‘Earth Mother Birth Services,’ offering accessible & affordable zoom consultations, hypnobirthing courses & other birth services to expectant mothers & birth partners.
Fondly known as ‘Gypsy Lyndsay’ in the birth community, Lyndsay see’s herself as an integral member of a collaboration of professional people who are passionate & philosophical about this heart-centered work of advocating, educating & empowering you to own your power in birth & parenting. Through informed 7 empowered parents, new souls can be guided into the world in the most positive & gentle way possible.
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: Alexis Caird
Location of Service: South Hobart, Moonah, TAS
Hey there! My name is Alexis. I am a Childbirth Educator, Naturopath (BHSc), Clinical Nutritionist, Herbalist and Remedial massage therapist.
I am passionate about helping women achieve a positive birth and facilitating classes, which build connection and support for mothers and their birth partners. As a Naturopath I am dedicated to optimising the health of you and your family in pre-conception, pregnancy and beyond.
I’ve been lucky enough to attend the birth of both of my nephews. I witnessed how transformational and powerful birth can be, with not only a baby being born, but a mother being born too. This led me to become a Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner ™, as I hope to promote tools and techniques which allow women to feel empowered, inspired and excited to birth their baby.
It is my intention to help women release fear-surrounding birth, realise the potential of their mind and to feel joyful and connected with themselves and their birth partner.
I hope to be able to support you and your family along the way, to achieve a positive and beautiful birth.
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: Truly Madly Motherhood
Location of Service: Brisbane, Ferny Hills, QLD
My classes are relaxed, down-to-earth, and really focus on your bodies innate capability to birth your baby. I believe birth is all about the mind. Of course there is a physical aspect to it but our bodies are so amazingly equipped to assist us in that process — it’s our thoughts and the stories we have in our head that can get in the way! So let’s work together to get your mind in the best possible headspace for the empowering and positive birth that you deserve. I so strongly believe that women are capable, powerful forces and when we are properly supported we can truly move mountains — or in this case we can move mini humans out of our bodies!
My birth experiences are a testament to the power of having an unwavering trust of your body and the natural process of birth. I have brought three very big babies safely into the world, all born at home and all needing me to pull on different aspects of my Hypnobirthing training to get me through. I have had a whole lot of life happen during my pregnancies, plus I am from Canada so my entire family is overseas. I didn’t have that primal support system of my mum and sisters so when life really started getting hard during my first pregnancy, and that calm joyful pregnancy journey that I had envisioned started slipping away from me, I had to come up with a new plan. I couldn’t control life, but I could control my birth experience — so that’s what I did and the results were profound. I credit Hypnobirthing for helping me become the powerful birthing woman that I never knew was always in me, and for setting me up for the awesomely chaotic journey of motherhood.
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: Bella Mama
Location of Service: Whanregarwen, Northern Victoria, VIC
Zoe is a mother of three beautiful girls, postpartum doula certified through the Newborn Mothers Collective, a registered yoga teacher and Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner.
Zoe has long been an advocate for nature’s way after 12 years working in government specialising in environment and climate change policy and a personal passion in permaculture (a sustainable system of living that emphasis production of food at home), Ayurveda (an ancient healing system in India that emphasises prevention of disease through maintenance of health through diet, mindfulness and lifestyle) and yoga. It was after the hypnobirth of her third child ‘Bella’ where Zoe was inspired to take a big leap forward in pursuing her dream work in helping women trust their natural instincts to birth and mother.
To that end, Zoe is now the proud owner of a small business called Bella Mama that provides hypnobirthing instruction, postpartum education and postpartum care. Zoe offers mother centred care to women that brings together her love for hypnobirthing, ecological eating, ayurvedic lifestyle and nutrition and yoga. Using a gentle, supportive and nourishing approach, Zoe’s sole aim is to assist expectant couples prepare emotionally, physically and practically for their journey into parenthood.
Practice Name: My Positive Birth
Location of Service: Whistler, Canada
Hi, I’m Dom!
I came across Hypnobubs from a friend. This course changed my idea of birth and inspired me to want to help moms to be and their birth partners. As soon as I could sign up to be a positive birth educator, I did and I can’t wait to meet you.
I am passionate about providing knowledge and supporting women and their partners through their own journey of pregnancy and birth. I want you and your partner to feel confident as you prepare yourselves for this adventure. I believe no matter what path your birth may take – with the right knowledge, tools and support you will be prepared for your best possible birth.
I love this course because it lets me be a proud advocate for mothers and women everywhere, anyone can do it. I would love to work with you and support you on your journey. Please contact me to find out more.
Practice Name: Holistic Touch Physio
Location of Service: Newcastle, Merewether NSW
Hi, I’m Katrina Evans. I have 35 years of experience as a physiotherapist after graduating from the University of Sydney in 1986.I work with all ages and occupations, and I have a special interest in women’s and occupational health.
As a mother of three adult children myself, I understand and have experienced many facets of pregnancy, childbirth and raising healthy, happy children whilst trying to maintain my own career.
I am passionate about helping people achieve their goals using my holistic approach to optimum health, physchologically, socially and physically. This includes that of the pregnant woman, her partner and their baby.
I have postgraduate university qualifications in Pain Management and Mental Health Care, as well as extensive training over the years in holistic counselling, hypnotherapy, NLP, exercise prescription and Pilates.
My education, experience and passion for what I love to do has led me to become a Hypnobirthing Australia Childbirth Educator and I hope to empower you and your family to enjoy and experience an amazing pregnancy and childbirth by teaching you the wonderful strategies developed by Hypnobirthing Australia.
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: Hypno-Yogi
Location of Service: Kardinya, WA
Gemma is extremely passionate in empowering women in pregnancy, birth and for motherhood. She believes that every woman has the right to have a positive birth story.
She understands that it doesn’t always go to plan, however she firmly believes that you do have a choice in how you perceive the situation. Gemma connects with the woman and birthing partner to ensure both are supported and feels safe, comfortable, relaxed and powerful in making decisions when it comes to their birth of their baby.
Gemma has fallen in love with educating and supporting women to have a positive, joyful birth experience.
She is an experienced midwife working in a Family Birth Centre in a public hospital.
Gemma has the confidence in her theoretical and practical knowledge of childbirth because she has real life experience of labour and birth. She incorporates the hypnobirthing positive birth program concepts to all her clients during their pregnancy and birth.
As a yoga teacher, she brings an added extra dose of calmness and tranquillity to her delivery of the Hypnobirthing Australia childbirth education program.
Gemma wishes you the best ‘birth’day for your family.
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: Earthed Birth
Location of Service: Margaret River, WA
Mikayla has practiced as a midwife since 2016, working in public and private hospitals and has always been passionate about antenatal education.
The hypnobirthing philosophy aligns with her values of empowering women and their birth partner to have a positive birth experience. The classes assist women to combine their innate wisdom with evidence-based practices. This is a time of change and growth for the family unit and the memory of your birth story lasts forever, leading into your next birth and beyond. Mikayla desires for women to realise how much is in their control, what their bodies and minds are capable of, and how their birth partners can support this.
Our babies need healthy mums, families and communities. Mikayla is honoured to offer Hypnobirthing to help achieve this.
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: Cycle Bump Beyond
Location of Service: Echuca Region, Moama, NSW
Hello Sweet Mama,
My name is Sammy, I am a qualified Hypnobirthing Australia practitioner, Postpartum Doula and a mother of one beautiful hypnobub.
I believe that every mama deserves to feel seen, heard and supported through such a transformative time that is motherhood.
It is your right as a Woman to feel empowered through your pregnancy, birth and beyond so that when you emerge from your postpartum you have all the tools you need for a positive motherhood experience.
At Cycle Bump Beyond, Sammy supports you with the tools and education to not only prepare you for a calm positive birth through Hypnobirthing Australia but a transformative and healing postpartum period through her postpartum doula services.
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: 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: Art of Hypnobirthing
Location of Service: Strathdickie (QLD)
My goal is for you to embrace the natural flow and rhythm of your labouring body and be trusting in yourself that your body will function as nature intended. I have been a registered midwife and nurse since 2016. During this time I have done extensive study in breathing and relaxation from freediving to yoga to hypnobirthing. I have seen the wonderful effects of hypnosis in practice as well as in myself. I provide antenatal classes that incorporate proven techniques to help your mind work with your body during your delivery. You will be taught how to break the fear-tension-pain response through these techniques enabling you to calmly accept the sensations during labour and be trusting wherever your birthing journey takes you.
Practice Name: acumedica
Location of Service: Glenelg (SA)
Hi I’m Dr Cathryn Costa an Acupuncturist, Naturopath, Nutrition lecturer, Child birth educator and certified Hypnobirthing Australia ™ practitioner.
Initially I started out as a Registered Nurse and found my passion in women’s health, natural fertility, pregnancy, birth and beyond as a naturopath and acupuncturist. As an advocate for all things healthy with the backing of evidence based midwifery care, this has led me to undertake an integrative approach to pregnancy and birth. With this I aim to help women and their partner’s achieve their hopes and dreams.
Thus Cathryn brings to her hypnotherapy and hypnobirthing workshops her experience, knowledge, wit and wisdom of different modalities both modern and traditional.
In turn you walk away being informed, educated, excited, confident and empowered to choose the birth that you desire.
As a recent study published in Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2020 confirmed that:
“Women who attend professional childbirth classes during pregnancy had increased odds for successful spontaneous vaginal delivery and lower rates of instrumental delivery”
If you are after a positive birth experience
If you feel I am the right fit for your pregnancy journey and empowered birth
If you would like to take the next step to becoming educated, supported and confident as a mumma
If you are feeling overwhelmed with all the information out there
Then I would love to help you
Cathryn is registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency), CMBA (Chinese Medicine Board of Australia) and is an active member of AACMA (Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association).
Cathryn holds a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and is a degree qualified Naturopath and Nurse. She has also gone on to do further study in Women’s Health with a focus on Fertility, IVF Support, Pregnancy and Birth.
Practice Name: Balance Pregnancy and Birth
Location of Service: Claremont (WA)
Hello, my name is Elise. I am a Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife and Hypnobirthing Australia™ practitioner.
I work at a tertiary maternity teaching hospital and have had the pleasure of supporting hypnobirthing families in labour and birth. In my experience, and as you will find out in the course, watching a hypnobirthing mum is ‘night and day’ different to any other birthing mothers. Similarly their partners play such an active role that I believe is essential and is highlighted in the course.
My big focus in my teaching is giving the empowerment, control and consent back to the birthing mothers and their partners. I love the science and evidence base behind the Hypnobirthing Australia™ course and believe it is the ultimate preparation for birth and if practiced will ensure you achieve a positive birth, however that may look!
You will leave this course with a toolkit of techniques you may use for all stages of your labour and birth. You will feel empowered to make decisions regarding your care when birth may take an unexpected turn and most importantly will feel relaxed and supported in the process.
If you’re looking for positive birth education, I run private and group courses. Please enquire via my Instagram or Facebook.
Practice Name: Soul Pregnancy & Birth
Location of Service: Unley (SA)
I am a Naturopath, Herbalist and Reiki Master, with previous experience as a Midwife. I have almost 40 years experience as a health professional, blending my skills as a midwife with my knowledge of natural health and the innate ability of the body to heal and achieve great things. I love what I do. I gain a deep satisfaction from empowering women to be in tune with their body and their health, to achieve their full potential. I believe in approaching wellbeing from all levels – body, mind and soul – utilising a number of ‘tools’ to help you feel vibrant physically, emotionally and spiritually. I truly believe in our connectedness to every aspect of nature, from the earth and its animals and plants, to the sun, moon and universe as a whole.
I do my best to live according to the principles I educate my clients with. When I am not working, you will find me tending to my garden, preparing healthy plant based meals, meditating, practising Tai Chi or Qi Gong, reading and researching, enjoying time with my family, and enjoying nature as much as possible. I have 2 beautiful adult daughters, whom I am very proud of, and of course my beloved fur kid who brings me much comfort and joy.
I am so pleased and excited to be a part of the Hypnobirthing Australia team, connected with like-minded people who are making a difference in the world.
Practice Name: New Beginnings Hypno Birth
Location of Service: Hamilton (QLD)
Shannon is a Passionate Hypnobirthing Practitioner, Beauty Therapist, Photographer & Creative Director. She has attended many births over the years supporting women with their incredible journey into motherhood and has had the privilege to photograph and document many of these births.
Pregnancy and childbirth have always been a special interest to Shannon and understanding the physiological changes a women’s body experiences. Shannon has a wealth of knowledge to support women through all stages of their journey.
Whether you are a first time mum or you are healing from a traumatic birth Shannon is here to give you all of the tools and knowledge Hypnobirthing Australia has to offer.
She welcomes you to come along to her studio in Hamilton and learn with other like minded families. If you cannot attend one of her Classes she offers in home training. One of the benefits of this is you will be taught in a familiar comfortable environment.
As her journey into childbirth education expands she has began the likes of energy healing. Shannon takes a special interest in Indigenous health & outcomes and offers Culturally appropriate classes for anyone who Identifies as Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander (please get in touch).
Shannon leaves us all with a simple message “ why be ordinary when you are designed to be extraordinary”.
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Practice Name: Little Maia Wellness
Location of Service: Camden (NSW)
Belle has been a Registered nurse since 2003 and throughout her time working in settings such as Emergency, ICU and Paediatrics, she held onto her passion for Primary Maternity Care and Adult Education. Belle is extensively trained as a Lactation Consultant and Child Health Advisor working on parenting and breastfeeding telephone advice lines since 2010. Belle brings her wealth of knowledge into private practice where people now have access to her privately and on their terms. She is certifying as an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and a Paediatric Massage Consultant to complement her Hypnobirthing Australia classes making her a complete pre and post-natal educational support unit for your growing family. She looks forward to accompanying you on your parenting journey!
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Practice Name: Birth Coach Nikki
Location of Service: Byron Bay (NSW)
Hi, my name is Nikki,
I am a certified birth doula, childbirth educator and hold a Diploma in early childhood education. As a Mother of two beautiful daughters and a grandmother to two grandchildren, l am truly passionate about women’s health and wellbeing. I have been supporting women and their families for over 20 years.
My interest in Hypnobirthing was developed while studying for my doula certification, alongside that my own daughter used it as a resource towards a healing second birth. Recognising the value of the program, I began my certification towards becoming a Hypnobirthing practitioner as it aligned with my beliefs as a birth doula.
I am immensely proud to be a certified Hypnobirthing practitioner in my area.
My goal is educating mothers and their partners with the knowledge, techniques, and the tools to empower them towards a positive birth.
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Practice Name: 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: 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: Mama Blooms
Location of Service: Burnie (North West Coast – TAS)
Hi, I’m Danieka.
I am a Registered Nurse working in emergency on the North West Coast of Tasmania. I am also delighted to be a Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner. I feel very privileged to educate women and their birth partners about calm and positive birth.
I believe that every woman deserves a positive birth. The right to feel supported and empowered through her pregnancy, birth and transition to motherhood. Through the Hypnobirthing Australia™ Positive Birth Program allow me to empower you and your birth partner with the knowledge and tools to trust your powerful mind and body connection, to release surrounding fears and instill a confidence and trust in you and your body for birth. I am passionate about you and your birth and I cannot wait to share my love with you at Mama Blooms.
Practice Name: TFD Services
Location of Service: Rosemount and Rockhampton (QLD)
Sara brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to empower women in their birthing process. Sara has been a registered Psychologist for over 15 years as well as fully trained Hypnobirthing Practitioner, Hypnosis Practitioner and Trainer, and NLP Master Practitioner, Coach and Trainer.
Through this unique combination of powerful skills, Sara is able to assist individuals to master their mindset and create significant change in their lives. Sara understands the power of the mind body connection and assists women and their birthing partners in their journey of pregnancy, and post-partum to both mentally and physically prepare and thrive in the journey of parenthood.
Sara believes that every woman deserves to have an empowering birth. By learning and embracing Hypnobirthing, mothers and birth partners are equipped with the tools and techniques to make this a reality. Sara is honoured to teach expectant mothers and birth partners the benefits of Hypnobirthing and to be part of their journey towards a calm positive birth.
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Practice Name: Peaceful Mind Hypnotherapy
Location of Service: Castle Hill (NSW)
My name is Rie. I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner and Aura-Soma Registered Practitioner. I am also a Mum to a beautiful daughter.
My interest in Hypnobirthing stems from my childbirth experience which involved an emergency caesarean. I wasn’t fully informed or prepared which caused me to put a lot of the control and decision making into the hands of medical professionals.
With knowledge comes power. My role is to support and empower you with confidence, knowledge and to ease discomfort through a range of techniques that can be applied during pregnancy and in the birthing room – transforming your birthing experience into a positive and treasured moment in life where you are in control. I would love to assist pregnant women and birth companions to develop confidence during pregnancy and the birthing experience, and ultimately more confidence within themselves as parents and human being. How amazing it would be to start this new chapter in life empowered and in tuned with your inner strength.
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: 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: Holistic Midwifery @ The Lismore Birth House
Location of Service: Lismore (NSW)
I have worked as a midwife since 2005 and have owned and operated an independent birth centre, The Lismore Birth House, since 2014.
I am passionate about supporting women to feel empowered and to have a positive birthing experience.
I believe that Hypnobirthing is an excellent tool/method to achieve this goal.
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Practice Name: Ahava Birth
Location of Service: Gold Coast (QLD)
Leah is a qualified Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner based on the Gold Coast.
Her interest with hypnobirthing developed after hearing whispers around the birthing suites on her midwifery placements and through her work as a Birth Doula supporting women who were fond of this method. She is a Registered Nurse and on her way to completing studies to become a Midwife. She is a qualified Birth Doula through Childbirth International and completed her Bachelor in Nursing at The University of Southern Queensland.
She is passionate about doing all that is within her power to enable women and their birth partners to beautifully transition into the season of becoming parents. Her aim in doing this is through creating a foundation of love, free from fear and full of empowerment. Her hope is that all women will discover the beautiful source of power they possess and feel inspired to have confidence in their bodies. She longs to see all women in her care confidently envision their ability to walk into motherhood knowing they are strong, secure and feeling nurtured throughout the process.
Leah would love to take you through the Hypnobirthing Australia course privately and work with you as you learn, relax and feel confident about your baby’s birth. If you are also looking for a birth doula to work with you during your pregnancy, attend your birth and be able to support you postnatally, she is able to provide caring and intuitive educational, physical and emotional support throughout Brisbane and The Gold Coast, QLD.
Contact her for more information.
Practice Name: The Power of Birth
Location of Service: Alderley, Brisbane (QLD)
Hello and Congratulations on taking the first step towards a positive birth experience for you and your baby.
My background is in international education with two decades of experience in training. However since personally experiencing birth I was drawn to a career as a Hypnobirthing Australia TM practitioner. My experiences of birth come from 2 opposite ends of the spectrum. #1 – a highly medicalised birth (c-section) and #2 – a powerful natural birth (hypnobirth) and feel I have a profound understanding and appreciation of both.
My passion lies in allowing every mother-to-be the opportunity to truly know that it’s possible to give birth in a calm and empowering way regardless of any past experiences or what she has been conditioned to believe. My desire is to help women trust deeply in the innate wisdom of their bodies, to understand how the brain plays an integral role in the birth process. And at the same time, to appreciate the wonders of the medical system.
I gave birth to my two babies in my early 40’s. By having a caesarean and then a VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean) I’m now acutely aware of available options and choices for parents in either of these situations.
By arming women and their partners with knowledge and tools to confidently navigate their childbirth journey and to understand the physiological processes of the body during labour and birth, leaves both mummas and partners feeling empowered. They are then able to make informed decisions resulting in positive births.
The labour and birth experience are imprinted on a woman and her child for the rest of their lives and it is so exciting to know that this process can be powerful and positive, no matter the circumstances.
The birth of a child is a wonderous event. In your preparation to give birth it would be a joy and privilege to offer you vital learning tools, healthy encouragement, wisdom and insights and much laughter.
Feel free to contact me directly for further information on class times. (website in process)
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Practice Name: Limestone Coast Hypnobirthing
Location of Service: Mount Gambier, SA
I’m Bri, a Registered Nurse and Midwife and mumma to one gorgeous babe.
As a passionate Midwife, I have nurtured, cared and supported various Hypnobirthing Australia women and birth partners in both the city and now in my country hometown of Mount Gambier. Throughout practicing as a Midwife- I believe being a Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner is my exact match.
Working as a Registered Midwife I have supported many women and birth partners and there is one thing I’m driven to do- ensure women and birth partners are provided with choice and are able to positively enjoy and love their birthing journey, in any way that may be! I’m a huge believer in a healthy and positive mindset to enable women not to face birth with fear, but to love their birth journey and the beautiful experience it can be.
Providing women and birthing partners with up to date and evidence-based information promotes having knowledge as power and guides women to autonomy in their birth journey.
I’m ready to empower and guide women to release their fears around birth through one positive birth journey at a time.
Practice Name: The Positive Birth Place
Location of Service: Gippsland Region, Traralgon, VIC
My name is Courtney. First and foremost, I am “Mama” to three little humans who were all birthed naturally, using the incredible techniques of hypnobirthing.
Having studied business and worked in marketing for the past eight years, my life has been committed to connecting with a wide range of people and understanding their needs. Like most goals in life, I believe in the power of defining what you want in order to achieve it. Childbirth can take many paths. The skills, tools and knowledge you will learn through my classes will help in achieving your dream birth experience.
Hypnobirthing also gives parents the capability to approach each stage of labour with a calm confidence, even when faced with an unexpected challenge. My classes will provide you with the knowledge of what questions to ask, to help you feel empowered by your choices.
Childbirth is different for everybody, there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. But with the right relaxation tools, labouring techniques, understanding of your body and knowledge of your choices, my classes will empower any expecting woman to have the positive birthing experience every parent deserves.
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Practice Name: Embrace Hypnobirthing
Location of Service: Rosedale (VIC)
My name is Jayde and I am a hypnobirthing mumma of 2 mellow hypnobabes!
My beautiful birth experiences sparked the passion of childbirth education in me, which led me to become a hypnobirthing practitioner. I have to pinch myself sometimes, I’m a total childbirth nerd so to be able to pass on my knowledge to parents to be, is a dream come true! Hypnobirthing classes will give you a voice, and put you in the drivers seat of your birth, educate you on how your body births your baby, educate you on the choices available to you that you may not know about, and provide you with a toolkit, full of relaxation techniques to carry out your calm pregnancy, leading to your baby’s birthing day. I cannot wait to meet you, and support you and your birth partner on your biggest journey yet!
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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: Birthing Kindness
Location of Service: Oxley (QLD)
My name is Chantell, I’m a young mama of three. Theodore (7), Evelyn (4) and Lottie (5 months). I’m a primary teacher in my fifth year of my teaching journey and I adore teaching the early years. I am down to earth and often am described as grounded and positive. I became passionate and interested in birth with my third pregnancy. I felt a pull towards the birth world and I loved learning more about pregnancy, birth and beyond. I had a beautiful hypnobirthing experience with my third birth and I felt the need to educate all women and their birth partners about hypnobirthing and the joy of a peaceful birth.
I chose to train as a hypnobirthing practitioner and I am so glad I did. Diving deep into the techniques to empower a peaceful birth has been a joy! I feel so blessed to be working with women and their birth partners to assist them with the birth they deserve.
Bringing my education, teaching skills and knowledge to my childbirth education classes is exciting, I get to share The Positive Birth Program in an engaging and positive way!
Practice Name: Rebirth Your Mind
Location of Service: Kununurra (WA)
Renae is a Registered Midwife/Nurse who is employed under Agency contract, currently working in Kununurra, Western Australia. Through her experience as a Midwife in metropolitan and also remote areas, she could see first-hand the deficit in knowledge and confidence surrounding pregnancy and childbirth. Renae strives to empower women by working alongside them to develop a greater understanding of pregnancy, birth and motherhood. She is passionate about creating a more positive pregnancy and birth experience for you!
Renae is easy going and approachable and encourages you to reach out and contact her if you have any further questions.
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Practice Name: Belly Birth and Bubs
Location of Service: Manly & Thornlands (QLD)
I’m a mother to a beautiful little ‘hypnobub’ and I’ve always had a passion for birth, but after the beautiful birth of my son I finally found my calling. I took a drastic turn in my career and invested all my passion in becoming a Hypnobirthing Practitioner to help women achieve the birth they desire and deserve.
Being able to help couples during this magical time of their lives is a dream come true. I look forward to helping you learn techniques to use during birth and gain the knowledge needed to help build your positive calm birth plan.
It can often be hard to trust your own instincts especially through modern maternity practice, however, through hypnobirthing you can learn to trust your body again and have confidence that it will lead you through the process. You’ll gain the knowledge and understanding to release your fears and ‘let go’ to the birthing process.
I offer courses in Manly, Brisbane, but I have a passion project being offered through limited spots in Thornlands. Private and online classes are also being offered if you would prefer the comfort of your own home, wherever that may be in the world.
I look forward to working with you and your partner during this journey please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
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Practice Name: Sister to Sister Birthing
Location of Service: South Granville (NSW)
My birth name is Shyloh and I chose the name Sumayyah several years ago.
I am a doula graduate of Nakhlah Childbirth International.
I am passionate about women’s health and managed Mother Nourished Wellness Centre for Women for 3 years. I am also now one of the directors of Nakhlah Childbirth International. I’m a Mizan Therapist, childbirth educator and passionate about natural alternative medicines.
I currently live in Sydney Australia where I attend births all over the Sydney area.
Before I was a trained doula I was asked by many friends to attend their births. I was honoured that they asked and of course I accepted, through these experiences I found my calling to educate women in their times of pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. I am now proud to call myself a Hypnobirthing practitioner and excited to move forward in another new way to help all the mums out there. I truly believe that better birth experiences equal better loving, mothering and nurturing environments which produce better, healthier, happier families which produces better communities which equals a better world. I am excited to be part of changing the world one birth at a time.
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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: Vitaferti
Location of Service: Palm Beach, Queensland & Barcelona, Spain
My name is Miriam and I am a multidisciplinary health professional with a scientific background and education in biochemistry, specializing in reproductive health & natural fertility (and now certified Hypnobubs practicionare)! In addition to my professional background, I consider myself a curious, positive and brave woman. I’m a lover of science, nature and everything related to health.
In 2017 I moved to Australia for love and in 2020 got pregnant with my first daughter, Lola, being so lucky to find by chance, the Hypnobirthing Australia program for a positive birth.
After researching the program I decided to sign up, and was so surprised with the content and learning. I found it was so useful during my labor, even though I didn’t have a natural birth, that I decided to become a trainer and share this fabulous experience & valuable knowledge in my country. My mission is to help Spanish women navigate through an informed, empowered, positive and above all, their birth experience.
Practice Name: Glow your Family
Location of Service: Loganholme, QLD
Kirra is a passionate and enthusiastic childbirth educator with extensive experience in teaching and hypnotherapy. After the incredible birth of her own little hypnobub, she embarked on a journey to empower others on their path to parenthood. Click here to view Kirra’s birth story. Kirra understands first-hand the importance of inclusive care from pre-conception to birth and beyond, supporting parents and families from all walks of life.
Kirra is dedicated to making hypnobirthing the ‘norm’, believing all parents deserve to have a positive birth experience no matter the circumstances. She will guide you with tools and knowledge to ensure you look forward to your birthing day with joy, confidence and clarity. Kirra will help you prepare your mind and body for what it is naturally designed to do and empower you to unleash your innate glow as you embark on this amazing, life-changing journey. Your babies entrance into the world will be gentle, calm and positive because you will be prepared to make informed decisions with the invaluable support of your loving birth partner.
Kirra is here to help you embrace your true glow through private and group sessions being held in the south-east Brisbane region. Live online sessions will also be available as an alternative option. Kirra will work with your personal circumstances to ensure you receive the best childbirth education experience possible.
Kirra looks forward to supporting your growing family on this beautiful path – please visit http://www.glowyourfamily.com.au
Practice Name: Northern Remedial Massage and Hypnotherapy
Location of Service: Launceston, Summerhill, TAS
Sarah is passionate about the efficiency of hypnobirthing preparing you and your birth partner for your birth. With a caring nature and a great listening ear, she is a wonderful instructor to help facilitate your hypnobirthing. As a mother of two she has personal experience of childbirth and is also a remedial massage therapist. Sarah is knowledgeable about the body also trained in trauma therapy and counselling. Sarah is based in Launceston Tasmania.
Practice Name: Angela Marshall Acupuncture
Location of Service: Brisbane, Mansfield, QLD
As an acupuncturist and mother myself one of my key passions is helping women throughout all stages of fertility, pregnancy, labour and post-partum. Providing them with the tools, knowledge and confidence that allows them to have not just a positive pregnancy, but a positive and calm birthing experience as well.
As a mother of four, I have had four very different pregnancies and birthing experiences and know what it is like to feel unsupported, worried and anxious. With my work as an acupuncturist, I see many women throughout their entire fertility and pregnancy journey and see a lot of overwhelm and worry among these women. For me personally hypnobirthing is about broadening my skillset and being able to expand the services that I offer my patients, to help them feel supported and to be able to feel empowered to create not only a positive pregnancy, but a positive labour experience.
I also know that acupuncture on its own cannot do everything so being able to have an extra skill to help mothers to harness the power of the mind, to feel relaxed and to listen to their own body’s natural wisdom, is something that is very important to myself, my values and how I choose to support my patients. Offering this course which is in alignment to my way of practicing will ensure my patients have the tools and knowledge to assist them in having a birth experience they will want to remember.
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: 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: Soul Mama Birthing
Location of Service: Brisbane, North Lakes, QLD
Lauren found Hypnobirthing through her own pregnancy and fell in love with it immediately. The course made her feel so confident and excited after many years of being so fearful of birth. However, she was surprised at how quickly her reservations were soothed even after just 1 class. All her fears were calmed, and by her 2nd class she was downright excited! She went on to deliver a little Hypnobub (albeit a little early!) and was soon raving about Hypnobirthing methods to anyone who would listen. After her birth, and talking to others who hadn’t experienced Hypnobirthing, it became even more evident just how much it had actually helped her have an in control and empowering birth- one that she was extremely proud of.
Soon she decided to become a certified Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner, to empower and lift up others to enable them to also have the birth they wanted, just like she had been so grateful for her own teacher for doing.
Lauren holds group classes in North Lakes, Brisbane, Qld. She also offers a range of other options including private sessions and Zoom classes.
Practice Name: Sienna Koeppenkastastrop
Location of Service: Berlin (Germany)
Sienna is a medical student, with a background in medical science, and a keen interest in birth. She aims to become a doctor with a focus on pregnancy care and hopes to incorporate hypnobirthing into her practice.
Sienna believes that hypnobirthing complements any style of birth, whether it be vaginal or caesarean, by providing tools to dismantle fear around birth and to help the birthing person to stay calm during their birth.
Sienna lives in Berlin, Germany, and would be happy to run online classes with anyone based in Europe or Australia.
Practice Name: Earthbound Babies
Location of Service: Northern Rivers, Clunes, NSW
Amy is a mother of four living in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales.
Her fascination and obsession with birth came after the homebirth of her first daughter back in 2010. This birth was the turning point in her life. After her experience, she wanted to make it her goal to spread the positive birth message to the world and to introduce more people to Hypnobirthing as she was 100% convinced that Hypnobirthing was the reason why she had such a beautiful and calm birthing experience. It wasn’t until she was pregnant with her third baby, however, that she decided it was time to pursue her passion and make birth work her career. She went from being a commercial lawyer to a Hypnobirthing Practitioner and Birth Doula and hasn’t looked back since.
Amy has been a Hypnobirthing Practitioner and Birth Doula for the past five years now and it’s her passion to help others awaken their own innate birthing power and to help them have a positive and calm birth experience.
Practice Name: Positive Birth Canberra
Location of Service: Canberra, Watson, ACT
My name is Eloise, I am a mum of 3 young kids, a midwife and a nurse. After previously working as a paediatric nurse for many years, it was my own births that inspired me to become a midwife, and now a hypnobirthing practitioner.
I think having a baby is one of the most amazing, empowering experiences and has the potential for transformation and personal growth. I believe all women and babies deserve a safe, positive and fulfilling birth experience, no matter how it unfolds.
I hope to support women and families as they step into their power, reclaim their choices and realise what they are capable of. In a society where birth is often feared or hidden away, I strongly believe that quality, evidence-based antenatal education is key!
Practice Name: Shire Positive Birth
Location of Service: Bundeena, Southerland Shire, NSW
I believe that all women no matter their background, culture or location should have a positive birth. I’m a hypnomum, Paramedic, Exercise Physiologist, Teacher and most importantly a passionate believer in the positive birth movement.
As a paramedic with 13 years experience I have experienced birth in a wide variety of environments, not always going as planned. I believe with the right knowledge, practice and support all mothers can have a positive, empowered birth no matter the circumstances.
I think of myself as a bit of a nerd and have an Honours Degree in science, a Diploma of Education and Paramedicine and almost finished Masters in Critical Care. What I love about the Hypnobirthing Positive Birth Program is that it is evidence based, meaning the science backs up the awesome experiences of hypnomums around the world.
Practice Name: Dear Uterus
Location: Central Coast, Long Jetty, NSW
My name is Samantha and I have been a passionate educator for many years. I Passionately believe that women are strong and innately capable of birth. Birth can be the most empowering and transformative experience of your life and the power to do it is already within you – Let me help you unlock it.
I have a Bachelor of Science and a graduate Diploma of Education and have taught high school science for many years. When I hypnobirthed my own son earth side, I just knew the power this program has to prepare women for a positive birth and wanted to teach women and empower them to have the birth of their dreams.
Practice Name: The Mustard Seed Midwife
Location of Service: Gold Coast, Currumbin, QLD
Hi, my name is Frankie van der Sluis.
I am a qualified midwife, wife and mother to two adult children. I have always enjoyed providing childbirth education and this has been a big part of my career working in Midwifery Group Practice.
I was first introduced to the concept of hypnobirthing as a student midwife. Immediately I recognized how powerful the mind is and how a birthing woman using self-hypnosis can journey through her labour with incredible control.
This led me to my discovery of Hypnobirthing Australia’s ‘Positive Birth Program’. As I witnessed women who had attended the program go on to have an empowered and positive birth experience, I decided that it was time for me to become a practitioner myself and integrate this into my practice as a midwife.
I am passionate about supporting women’s choices in their maternity care and helping them to achieve a safe and as natural as possible normal physiological birth. I hope to see a change in how women and their families view birth, without fear and with the feelings of self-determination, autonomy as they welcome their baby’s earthside.
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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: Kahlia Couper
Location of Service: Edgeworth (NSW)
My name is Kahlia Couper and I am from Newcastle NSW. I am a qualified Naturopath, Nutritionist & Herbalist, and now proudly a Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner. I am greatly passionate about bringing excitement, confidence and calmness to couples for their beautiful birth.
Practice Name: A Calm Space
Location of Service: Blenheim, Marlborough (NZ)
Hello! My name is Andi Stringer, and I am a mother of two living in the beautiful region of Marlborough. New Zealand. I am a Certified Hypnobirthing Practitioner and Yoga teacher. I am passionate about holding space for woman through pregnancy, birth and into motherhood. I have a degree in Occupational Therapy and bring this holistic approach to wellbeing with me through all avenues of life.
My passion for pregnancy and childbirth came about after the birth of my first child. Her birth was the turning point in my life, after my experience, I wanted to make it my goal to hold space for other women and help them in their own journey, to discover their strength and inner calm that we all have within us. I wholeheartedly believe that I had such beautiful birthing experiences for both my children because of the essential role hypnobirthing played. Although I am passionate about physiological birth, I teach the Positive Birth Program in a realistic way, which prepares women and partners for any turn that birth can take.
I am so honored that I get to share Hypnobirthing Australia’s Positive Birth Program with women and their birthing partners. Pregnancy, birth and motherhood are incredibly sacred, intimate and transformative rites of passage. It’s a time that deserves devotion and embrace like no other. It is my passion to support you to be all that you are, however you envisage your birth to be, wherever you are on your journey.
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