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: Ivanhoe, Melbourne (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 Ivanhoe, and in the comfort of your home in private sessions around the Eastern and North-Eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
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: Birthery
Location of Classes: Dunsborough, WA
Hello, I’m Tia. I am a qualified Hypnobirthing Australia practitioner and a mother of two. I am extremely passionate about positive childbirth education. With both experience and knowledge in hypnobirthing and childbirth education, I have successfully used hypnobirthing techniques to enjoy two beautiful and calm natural births!
I am a firm believer that knowledge is power! Our hypnobubs classes will help you understand labour and birth as a normal physiological event, and will leave you feeling empowered, educated and confident for a positive birthing experience. Our minds are such a powerful tool, when filled with positive thoughts, our lives will start to change!
I believe the birth of your baby is one of the most important, and best days of your life! Your body can do anything; it’s just your mind you need to convince!
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: Samantha Gunn Doula (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: Morayfield (QLD)
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: 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: 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: 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: BirthWrite
Location of Service: Melbourne, Brunswick North, VIC
Michelle Daga is a passionate advocate for positive and empowered birth and now devotes her life’s work to nourishing, nurturing and advocating for pregnant and birthing families.
With a focus on supporting healthy, happy and empowered pregnancy, birth and postpartum journeys, Michelle provides Hypnobirthing Australia™ workshops both online and in her intimate Brunswick North studio, also servicing Coburg, Pascoe Vale, Preston, and Melbourne’s Northern Suburbs.
As a nutritionist, birthkeeper, childbirth educator and hypnobirthing homebirth mum herself, Michelle supports her clients with a unique blend of holistic pregnancy and postpartum care offerings including hypnobirthing and childbirth education, nutrition and herbal medicine, Optimal Maternal Positioning, doula services, homebirth coordination and lactation counselling.
Michelle’s pathway into birthwork began as a nutritionist, supporting clients with natural preconception, pregnancy and postpartum care as well as infant and toddler nutrition, introducing solids, and managing food allergies and intolerances.
BirthWrite now combines Michelle’s offerings as a Nutritionist, Herbalist, Hypnobirthing Australia™ practitioner, Empowered Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counsellor, Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Optimal Maternal Positioning Educator, Birthkeeper and Postpartum Doula.
Michelle offers comprehensive, compassionate and personalised care, and provides an inclusive, trauma-informed service that supports and provides a safe space for all pregnant and birthing people and their loved ones.
Practice Name: Village Birth
Location of Service: Torquay & Surf Coast (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: Art of Hypnobirthing
Location of Service: Proserpine (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: Soul Pregnancy & Birth
Location of Service: Goolwa (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: 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: 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: Your Power – Your 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.
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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: Coolangatta, Gold Coast (QLD)
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: 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: 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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Practice Name: Rock Your Birth
Location of Service: Macarthur Region, Buxton, NSW
Katie is a proud mum or 3, soon to be 4. Her passion for pregnancy & birth was reignited during her third pregnancy & at that point she knew this was her calling. Katie decided to pursue doula training and childbirth education as a way to help encourage families to achieve their desired birth & support families during the fourth trimester. She is very excited to spread the word on positive birth & cant wait to hear from you.
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Practice Name: Mindfulness Hypnotherapy
Location of Service: Melbourne, Murrumbeena, VIC
As a nurse (registered with AHPRA), a mother of 2, clinical hypnotherapist (registered with AHA) and child birth educator, I am passionate about women’s health, education and emotional wellness. I especially enjoy supporting women and their birthing partners to prepare for a positive relaxing birth experience. I believe that knowledge is empowering. Understanding how our bodies work, knowing what to expect during the birthing process as well as the amazing relaxation and support tools for both the mother and birth partner, creates a wonderfully positive calm mindset.
I provide Hypnobirthing classes in both group and individual settings in Chadstone, Ballarat and Geelong as well as private hypnotherapy services. All classes are relaxed, informative, friendly and interactive. Learn some gentle massage, practice some hypnosis and visualisation and ask all the questions you need to feel prepared.
Please visit my website to see when and where future Hypnobirthing Australia certified group classes will be run or to schedule in a discovery zoom consultation if you have any questions about receiving the classes individually.
Practice Name: Fearless Birth
Location of Service: Melbourne, Carrum Downs, VIC
I have been a midwife since qualifying in 2001. Prior to this I was a nurse working in women’s health. My training commenced when I was a mother of three young children. I am now also a grandmother of one little boy. I trained in England and came to Australia in 2005 and have worked in both the private and most recently public sectors.
The university I trained at believed that midwifery is an art form rather than a true science and I aim to be mindful of this in my practice. No two labours or births are the same. It is the best and most privileged job in the world to help a new family meet their baby.
As a midwife and a hypnobirthing practitioner I will give you the information and tools to have a positive experience during your labour and birth.
I inject a sense of humour into all my teaching. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than meeting new people and sharing some wisdom.
Practice Name: Kaia Birth
Location of Service: Sydney, Vineyard, NSW
Kia Ora, Hello! And Congratulations, you are embarking on the wonderful journey that is childbirth!
My name is Sheraden, I am a Registered Nurse with experience in the Special Care Nursery, Maternity unit and my current area, Emergency Department.
I am also a birth enthusiast and a qualified Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner – which brings our paths to cross today.
After a life-changing volunteer nursing experience in Vanuatu, where I was fortunate to witness pure and natural birth, I discovered my passion for pregnancy and birth, which has since blossomed.
The incredibly strong women of Vanuatu sparked a fire within me and with the magical experience of bringing my daughter, Koa, into the world I decided it was time. It was time for me to bring my passion, determination and knowledge to support all the mothers in my community today and guide them to their own, magical, pure and positive birthing experience.
Remember, we are made to birth – so lets prepare for a positive and empowered birth together. I hope to chat with you soon, Sheraden xx
Practice Name: Karen Searle – Art of Intuitive Birthing
Location of Service: Chermside, Brisbane (QLD)
Hi I’m Karen, I am a registered midwife and have had the privilege to be at many births, supporting and encouraging families into this transition to parenthood. Over 20 years I have worked in many areas and have seen over and over the benefits of excellent childbirth education and preparation in creating positive and empowered births. Having myself attended many births using Hypnobirthing techniques when I was working in the UK.
The moment I found out about Hypnobirthing Australia, the fabulous range of quality course materials, methods and tools they give to help facilitate positive birth, along with the ethos of empowering mothers and their birth partners I was hooked. The passion I have for empowering you towards your own positive birth experience with this course is insurmountable, no matter how or where you choose to birth. I look forward to meeting you and supporting you on your path to positive, empowered birth!
Practice Name: The Birth Symphony
Location of Service: Fulham Gardens
I’m Rachel and I am passionate about every woman deserving the birth of their baby to be a positive, empowering experience.
Being a midwife of almost 10 years, I have supported many women who have achieved harmonious births through attending the Hypnobirthing Australia program.
Hypnobirthing Australia understands the different elements for a positive birth. It is here where you and your birth partner will become equipped to compose your own unique birth story. I know Hypnobirthing Australia’s techniques work. I’ve tried and tested it personally, twice over, and I’m looking forward to doing it again one day.
Having worked in many different areas of Midwifery, I understand that medical complications are sometimes a part of your journey. However, I feel confident that with the knowledge, tools, support and preparation that you will receive attending Hypnobirthing, you will still achieve a positive birth, despite what turn your pregnancy and birth may take.
I am passionate about normalising the physiology of labour and fostering biological/gentle mothering. You are simply enough, more than enough for your baby and despite all the clever marketing out there, all the gadgets and propaganda available; all you truly need is knowledge, tools to stay calm, preparation and support.
I would so love to support you on your journey.
Practice Name: Blossoming Bump
Location of Service: Mandurah (WA)
Hello my name is Jill, I am a mother of six beautiful children who I was blessed to give birth to naturally. I am also an Artist, Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife, Lactation Consultant and Certified hypnobirthing practitioner.
I have always been in awe of the amazing ability of a woman’s body to grow , birth, nurture and feed a brand new human. I want every birthing mother to have the confidence to create their own calm and empowering masterpiece of birth where they feel in control of their bodies no matter where their birth takes them.
I strongly believe that hypnobirthing will enable you to have a beautiful, magical and memorable experience allowing you to have a positive memory of the day you meet your precious baby.
I look forward to sharing what I know with you to make this possible. Much love Jill 💗
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Practice Name: Blossoming Bump
Location of Service: Mandurah (WA)
Hi my name is Liz and I am a passionate Midwife and Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner. I trained and worked in the UK before emigrating with my husband and 4 children 3 years ago. I am currently a Clinical Midwife in the private sector, working across the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal areas of midwifery. In the UK I worked at a busy Maternity hospital and had the privilege of looking after many women, including high and low risk pregnancies, and being a part of water and home births.
I first experiences hypnobirthing 6 years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter. My husband and I decided to enrol onto a hypnobirthing course to help us feel empowered during our birth experience. The tools, knowledge and empowerment hypnobirthing gave us helped me to successfully have a vaginal birth after caesarean at home…..and ‘wow’ what a magical experience that was!
My drive and passion is to provide women and their families with the right education and support to help have a positive birth experience, regardless of how their baby enters the world. I would absolutely love to work with you and be a part of your special journey. For more information please contact me through https://www.blossomingbump.com.au/
Practice Name: The Baby Network
Location of Service: Perth, Murdoch, WA
I am first and foremost an advocate for women and families. It is my strongest personality trait, and I am compassionate, respectful and kind in my approach. I have more than 30 years’ experience in healthcare, and am a mother of three daughters, a Registered Nurse and Midwife, an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), a trained yoga teacher and have a MSc Health Leadership. I am very proud and excited to be a certified Hypnobirth Australia Positive Birth Program Practitioner.
My firm belief is that all women can have a positive birth experience, and that the four key ingredients to positive birth are:
- Information and education
- A kit of tools and techniques to call upon during your birth
- Authentic and personal support, and
- Belief/trust in your body and your preparation for birth.
By enrolling in the Positive Birth Program, you are gaining a sound understanding of the process of labour and birth and the choices you will have. The tools you gain put you in control, and empowered to make informed, calm choices at every point in your birth experience. The positive birth program is THE comprehensive preparation for birth package that all women deserve.
Practice Name: Empowered Women’s Health
Location of Service: Ipswich Region, Augustine Heights
Hi, I’m Taryn and I’m incredibly passionate about all things women’s health, especially pregnancy and birth. I have been a Registered Nurse for the past 9 years and am currently studying my Masters in Women’s Health Medicine. I am a mum to two beautiful little boys, but I’m also a loss mum and can appreciate the added anxiety that comes with pregnancy and birth post loss.
It’s my strong desire to support women to feel empowered about their own bodies during pregnancy and birth. I want to assist parents to learn the science behind pregnancy and labor, to help them to believe in themselves and their abilities. Through this knowledge, I want to take away the fear and misunderstanding that is rampantly projected throughout our society.
I want to provide you with the opportunity to make your own choices. My goal is to provide you with the confidence, knowledge and tools to be informed on the options around your birth. This program allows us to remove the unknown which can be frightening and provide relaxation tools, which can be utilised in life well past birth. I welcome the opportunity to discuss this fantastic program with you further.
Practice Name: Barefoot Birth and Chiropractic
Location of Service: Melbourne, Carrum, VIC
Hi, I’m Esther a chiropractor and birth enthusiast. During my chiropractic career I have enjoyed supporting women through their pregnancy and helping prepare their bodies for birth. I love being the positive support for them and helping them believe in their bodies ability to birth.
I was attracted to teaching Hypnobirthing Australia™ as another way of helping support women to have a positive birth experience. I want to help you and your birth partner remove the fear surrounding birth, create a strong bond between you and empower you to have a positive birth. By the end of the course I want you and your birth partner to feel educated and empowered to have a positive calm birth.
Practice Name: Bump to One
Location of Services: Mount Gravatt
As a Mum, I believe that giving birth is the most wonderful miracle and that the birth journey should be a positive experience. As a hypnobirthing practitioner, hypnotherapist, registered nurse, and trained midwife I believe that I can offer you precisely that. I feel passionate about giving people the knowledge and resources required, to enable confidence and empowerment at this special time of life.
Birth is just the beginning of so many wonderful, yet sometimes, challenging experiences. That is why, after the birth I offer informal community-based meetups. This will allow for connecting with other like-minded parents and will have the occasional guest speaker. The focus is on the physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing of each participant. I am very much looking forward to meeting you and getting to know you. I cannot wait to show you how to have the best birth experience possible and be a part of your ongoing journey into parenthood.
Practice Name: Nurturing Multiple Toes
Location of Service: Stanhope Gardens (NSW)
Hi, My name is Rebecca
I am a Registered Midwife, Registered Nurse and a Mother of Gorgeous Fraternal twin boys.
I began my journey as a midwife wanting to help change the way women perceive birth but also to be part of such a wonderful time in a families life, it is a beautiful time and I so grateful that I have been able to be there for so many births.
I was lucky enough to have an amazing Obstetrician who supported me in my choice to have a vaginal twin birth. I will be forever grateful for all his support, knowledge and kindness. So now it’s your turn, I would love to be apart of your birthing journey and help you achieve a positive birth just like the one I had. I will be there to support, encourage and instil knowledge in you journey through hypnobirthing.
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Practice Name: Elephant in the Womb
Location of Service: Templestowe, Victoria
Hi and Welcome to expecting families,
My name is Bridie and I have lived in Melbourne for 7 years now.
I am a Registered Midwife and doula, and am currently studying a Graduate Certificate in Sex, Health and Society. I am particularly passionate about women’s health and healing journeys.
My desire to become a Certified Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner stemmed from the realisation that many pregnant people felt scared, anxious or unprepared about birth and/or transitioning into parenthood. This became more apparent during COVID-19 with little face-to-face contact available for pregnant people. I know many families felt forgotten in the system and are not receiving the education they deserve.
I know that birth can and should be a joyful, empowering and ecstatic part of your life.
I acknowledge that for some people, giving birth has been traumatic. I hope that this program will allow for a transformative and healing experience for subsequent babies, if that is you.
I am committed to teaching childbirth education that is positive and honest – so that you can learn to unlock your primitive powers and feel confident and supported. I absolutely recommend this program to anyone and look forward to meeting you soon.
Location of Classes: Castlemaine, Victoria
Stacey fell in love with the positive power of birth after the calm, natural and short deliveries of both of her children. Although her births weren’t hypnobirths, it just goes to show how invaluable it is to have a positive and confident mindset. This is not the case for everyone and for that reason Stacey wants to introduce the Hypnobirthing Australia program to other women and couples.
From Stacey’s experiences of elation, euphoria and empowerment, this is where Discover Hypnobirthing evolved. Stacey believes that with support from their partners, expecting women can achieve their childbirth dreams by being educated, prepared and inspired.
Stacey also has extensive experience as a Spa Therapist including pregnancy massage and aspires to become a certified pregnancy massage specialist alongside the Hypnobirthing Australia program she offers.
Classes are held in Castlemaine, Central Victoria in a group, private, or combinations of group/online or group/private sessions.
If knowledge, support, tools and preparation sound like what you desire, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch and allow her to show you the ropes.
Practice Name: The Cycles
Location: Melbourne, Victoria (TBA)
Hi, I’m Madeleine
I’m a midwife, doula, menstrual cycle educator and qualified yoga and Pilates teacher. I’m extremely passionate about women and birthing people first being informed and educated and second having the tools and techniques to have a positive birth experience. I see firsthand how important it is to have an empowering birth experience (whatever that may mean for you) and how that directly affects the newborn stage and postnatal period.
I love that the Hypnobirthing Australia Positive Birth Program is comprehensive, including both extensive information and education but also multiple practical tools and techniques for birthing people and their support person to draw on. This transformational time in any birthing person’s life is so important and I feel privileged to be able to play a role with supporting women during this time.
Location of Service: Melbourne, Altona, VIC
My name is Jana and I am a registered teacher and trained Hypnobirth Practitioner. I have a passion for all things health and babies and was drawn to become a Hypnobirthing educator following the birth of my beautiful son.
Giving birth is such a magical and momentous occasion in a woman’s life. Every woman deserves the right to understand what their body is going through and how to work alongside it to have an empowering birth experience. I strongly believe that knowledge is power and through the Hypnobirthing program, you can learn about some incredible tools to help you achieve the birth you want and deserve.
My wish is for every Mumma-to-be to go into labour well informed and ready for whatever comes their way. I look forward to meeting you and your birth partner and supporting you on this amazing journey!
Practice Name: Birthology
Location of Service: Sydney. Bankstown, NSW
Emerging from my two empowering births thinking ‘wow! let’s do that again’ led me to study childbirth education.
My desire is to support womankind in rewriting the default narrative that a woman simply carries the baby and the medical professionals do the rest.
My role is to simplify the elements of birth and help you understand that your role is greatly intuitive and the female body’s capacity is beyond measure.
My passion is sharing the fundamentals of a peaceful, positive birth which I believe are preparation and determination – this course is your prep covered. Determination, is what brought you here.
Together, we will erase any generational curses and rewrite YOUR birth. And your daughters. And your daughters, daughters.
I do this because I believe that a peaceful birth will gently guide you into a peaceful motherhood.
Practice Name: Fran Morris
Location of Service: Bondi (NSW)
Aren’t we women incredible? I certainly think so! As a Mum of 4 young Hypno-babies, I have first-hand experience of how Hypnobirthing can transform our birthing experience into something magical and empowering.
A British national and Mum of 4, I am currently living in the Eastern suburbs teaching yoga and Hypnobirthing. I am passionate about women’s health, positive birth and community. I believe it takes a village to raise a family and living so far from my village, I am all about building links, community and a nurturing network of like minded folks.
As well as a Hypnobirthing practitioner, I am also a yoga teacher. I am passionate about using yoga in hand with Hypnobirthing to prepare our bodies for a healthy pregnancy and birth, both physically and mentally. This will ensure you are both strong and relaxed when the time comes. Get in touch to see when my next course is running. I cannot wait to meet you and talk about all things positive birth!
Practice Name: Bloom Mothers
Location of Service: Melbourne, Essendon, VIC
Hello and welcome!
I’m Laura – Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner, student midwife, Pilates and Yoga teacher, pregnancy/birth coach and mother.
I am here to help support you to have the most positive, empowered birth experience possible, regardless of what type of birth you want to have, or what path things might take.
I was pregnant and had my daughter Scarlett in 2020 during Covid-19 when we were in a strict lockdown in Melbourne, and there were so many rules and restrictions impacting all facets of life, including having a baby. However, despite all of that, I still had the most INCREDIBLE and EMPOWERING birth experience – which I attribute in large part to the fact that I had done so much birth education and preparation.
I know first-hand that the Hypnobirthing course helps birthing mothers and their birth partners feel positive, confident and excited about bringing their babies into the world, and empowered to make choices that are right for them.
If you are interested in working with me and would like to explore if we’d be a good fit, please feel free to reach out – I’d love to have a chat, answer any questions you have, and see if we are a good fit! I’m looking forward to hearing from you!
Practice Name: Positive Birth Canberra
Location of Service: Canberra, Forrest, ACT
My name is Nicole and I am a Registered Midwife working in the Australian Capital Territory. I became a Midwife prior to having a child of my own because being with women was a philosophy that resonated profoundly with me. Since becoming a mother, my passion for Midwifery has grown and my belief in the power of women has deepened. Birth is a transformative process for women and their families, and my choice to teach Hypnobirthing stems from a desire to assist people in achieving a positive birth journey.
Practice Name: Birth and Soul
Location of Service: Daylesford, VIC
Rhiannon is a Mother of two beautiful girls, a passionate Midwife and a Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner and Childbirth Educator. Whilst pregnant with her first daughter, Rhiannon seen the true gap in support that was offered to the wider community for modern, evidence-based childbirth education in her area. This drove her passion to become a Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner to support her wider community to have the opportunity of a positive pregnancy and birth.
Rhiannon holds the belief that every pregnancy is an individual journey, she has been involved with families from all walks of life and recognises two pregnancies cannot be compared. Rhiannon will take the time to ensure the guidance and support is personalised to meet your needs as a family, ensuring families have the access to evidence based information that is relevant to our current times. Women should feel empowered, confident and calm; no matter what path your pregnancy, labour or birth may take you on.
Rhiannon looks forward to meeting you and having the opportunity to empower and support you throughout your pregnancy journey.
Practice Name: Canberra Hypnobirthing and Lactation Care
Location of Service: Canberra, Belconnen, ACT
Amanda Dermody has been a Registered Nurse since 2006 and a Registered Midwife since 2008. She qualified as an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2019 and prides herself on practicing with a whole person, woman centred approach. Amanda is also a mother of 3 and it was a combination of her own birth experiences and her experiences as a midwife, that gave her the push to become a Certified Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner.
Amanda thoroughly believes that birth can, and should, be a positive and empowering experience for all women, regardless of how a baby is born. Amanda recognises how imperative antenatal education and preparation is, and the profound role that this plays in a woman’s birth experience. She is passionate about working with women and their support people to aid in achieving optimal and satisfying birth experiences,
Amanda has seen the incredible impact of the Positive Birth Program in women she has cared for during labour and birth, and believes that it is the positive change needed in the antenatal education world.
Amanda is excited to be a Certified Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner and is looking forward to discussing with you the preparation for your own positive birth.
Practice Name: Belly2Birth
Location of Service: Gold Coast, Ashmore, QLD
Steph completed her Hypnobirthing Australia practitioner course in 2020 after working as a birth doula on the Gold Coast for 8 years. She is a mother to two beautiful children and decided to enter the birth industry after experiencing two very different birth experiences herself. These experiences taught her the importance of unbiased, independent childbirth education. As a doula Steph has seen first-hand how amazing the Hypnobirthing Australia techniques are in helping women and their birth partners to achieve a positive and empowering birth experience. Steph is passionate about ensuring that women and their birth partners have all the tools and information they need to make informed decisions helping them to feel in control of their own experience regardless of how or where they choose to birth. Steph works alongside Shari from Belly2Birth and you can contact her on 0425 004 037 or by visiting https://www.belly2birth.com.au
Practice Name: Motherbaby Birth & Beyond
Location of Service: Brisbane, Forest Lake, QLD
I am a mum of two sweet little babes, Oscar who is a sensitive soul with a huge personality, and Florence who is perpetually happy and intent on wreaking havoc!
I have always been fascinated with pregnancy and birth and couldn’t wait for my opportunity to experience it firsthand. For me giving birth was the single most empowering experience of my life, and it has set me off on a mission to ensure that all mummas-to-be have the opportunity to feel the same.
I am extremely passionate about pregnancy and birth education, and know that understanding what your body is doing while in labour is essential to a calm and positive birth. I also understand that a positive birth will look different to everyone and I am here to support you no matter what your circumstances are.
I look forward to meeting you and being a part of your inspiring birth story!
Practice Name: LoveCo Baby
Location of Service: Melbourne, Elsternwick, VIC
Hi! I’m Mim,
Supporting parents and babies to share moments of deep connection is what brings me the greatest joy.
Titled as the ‘baby whisperer’ by friends and family over the years, l gave in and listened to that little voice in my head begging me to follow my passion. Since following my heart and pursuing LoveCo Baby l haven’t been able to wipe the cheesy smile off my face. It’s here to stay forever!
I’m a certified practitioner with Hypnobirthing Australia, and Baby in Mind, nationally accredited by the Australian Institute of Social Relations.
I teach nurturing program’s in both Hypnobirthing and baby massage that supports parents and babies on their journey together from the very beginning and through your baby’s first year, all aimed at empowering you with the skills to build a trusting and loving relationship with your child.
For me, the saying is true that “the littlest feet make the biggest footprints on our hearts” and I’m so very grateful l get to squeeze so may little feet at LoveCo Baby.
I look forward to sharing the gift of Hypnobirthing and baby massage with you and your family soon.
Love Mim xx
Practice Name: Nourishing Mothers Doula
Location of Service: Canberra, Braddon, ACT
Her mission is to support the journey of birth through nourishment, education and empowerment. Tora believes that everyone should have access to Birth Education, and the tools provided through hypnobirthing. In becoming a Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner, she hopes to be able to provide this tool to support mothers and their families in their birthing journeys.
As a certified Birth & Postnatal Doula, Tora also uses her knowledge of herbs and food for nourishing the mother throughout the birthing journey, and never fails to have a tea blend to suit the mood, or a love filled dish to satisfy the tummy.
Practice Name: Custom Birth Co
Location of Service: Tatton (NSW)
Sophie wishes that every woman understood that we are designed to birth, and believes that fear is holding many of us back from a truely amazing experience and a journey of transformation.
After experiencing IVF, miscarriage, and a caesarian, Sophie wants to help women to have a positive birth no matter how your baby comes into the world. Education about birth is vital to make informed decisions. Sophie chose the hypnobirthing program because it is aligned with empowering tools and vital knowledge.
Sophie is passionate about helping others to avoid and overcome trauma, releasing anxiety and stress and also to educate you and your birth partner so that you have an amazing experience.
Sophie has trained as a vinyasa yoga teacher with focus on mind performance using techniques such a NLP, hypnosis, timeline therapy, theta healing, and is here to help you realise your own innate powerful self and the power of your thoughts. These tools help you to create a safe place within yourself where you are clear and focussed and ready for this sacred experience.
Practice Name: The Nourished Cycle
Location of Service: Melbourne, Lilydale, VIC
Gena is a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness instructor who is passionate about empowering women through believing in their body, both physically and mentally.
Along with business partner, Jackie, the two of them will educate and prepare women for pregnancy, birth and post-partum so that they can go into their experience with the knowledge they need to have confidence in their innate abilities.
Through their business, The Nourished Cycle, Gena and Jackie will give women and their birth partners the tools they need for the birth they desire.
Expecting her first child in the coming months, Gena looks forward to using the Hypnobirthing Australia techniques to have her own positive birth experience.
Practice Name: The Positive Birth Collective
Location of Service: Cairns, Smithfield, QLD
Hi, I’m Steph, the founder of The Positive Birth Collective, a certified Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner, positive birth advocate and mum of two. After the beautiful births of my two little ones, I felt called to help other mothers feel empowered, educated and excited to birth, however they choose to bring their baby earthside. I know firsthand the difference hypnobirthing can make to a mother’s birth experience and believe all women deserve a beautiful, positive birth experience where they feel calm, in control and supported. My classes are held in small groups in Cairns, privately in your home or via Zoom and give you the confidence, knowledge and tools you need to trust your body, release any fears (in your conscious or subconscious mind) and face your birth with excitement. I can’t wait to support you on your journey!
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Practice Name: Adelaide Hills Hypnobirthing
Location of Service: Adelaide, Mount Barker, SA
Hi, I am Rhiannon.
I have always had a passion for women’s health, pregnancy and paediatrics. I am a Registered Nurse, having recently landed a role in a Neonatal Unit which I will commence in 2021. I am also a Pilates Studio Owner and instructor where we offer pre and post- natal services. Becoming part of the Hypnobirthing Australia’s practitioner team was the perfect way to condense my passions whilst being able to meet and educate women and have a positive impact on their journey into parenthood.
I believe it is a mother’s right to approach childbirth feeling prepared and educated. My goal is to work with and empower mums -to – be to enter child birth feeling confident, supported, and in control. The Hypnobirthing Australia course offers holistic and evidence -based childbirth education. Through this, I seek to equip expectant mothers and their birth partners with hypnobirthing techniques information linking to options available for labour and childbirth, so you can confidently make informed choices and guide the way to a positive birth experience.
Practice Name: The Nourished Cycle
Location of Service: Melbourne, Lilydale, VIC
Her passion for health, nutrition and fitness has led Jackie to become a Hypnobirthing Practitioner. She has an extensive background in human health and has an extraordinary way of combining the science with the spiritual and emotional. This allows her clients to get the most out of their health journey. Through hypnobirthing she will teach you the facts and how to switch into your mindset to create your own unforgettable and positive birth experience.
Along with business partner, Gena, the two of them will educate and prepare women for pregnancy, birth and post-partum so that they can go into their experience with the knowledge they need to have confidence in their innate abilities.
Through their business, The Nourished Cycle, Gena and Jackie will give women and their birth partners the tools they need for the birth they desire.
Jackie is an expectant mum, due early June 2021. She cannot wait to share her own experiences with her clients, ensuring they feel comfortable in their own bodies. Her sole goal is to empower woman and birthing partners to feel prepared and have ultimate trust in themselves.
Practice Name: To Birth Beautifully
Location of Service: Seddon, Melbourne (VIC)
What if I told you, you could be excited about birth? What if I told you, fear is normal and so is strength, power and positivity, when it comes to birth? What if I told you, birth could be beautiful…?
I am nurse, midwife, child-birth educator, Hypnobirthing Australia practitioner and Mum.
As I add to my career in years-12 and counting-I’m finding my love of educating and midwifery becoming more and more intertwined. I’m excited to connect with women and support people and help to share the magic of birth, however the method!
I aim to provide clear, evidence-based and fun child-birth education. For too long fear around child-birth has been taking centre stage. We need to work to change our narrative, to have a healthy appreciation for our fears and move towards viewing the birth journey as beautiful.
My personal experiences have added to my professional knowledge and I’m proud to be able to offer support and guidance to budding families by teaching the Hypnobirthing Australia Positive birth program.
Being able to remember your birth as empowering and remembering the strength, knowing and trust in your body AND healthcare providers, will only ever set up early parenthood as the exhausting delight it was meant to be.
It would be my pleasure to share what I know in a way that you can understand and realise your own beautiful birth.
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Practice Name: Brisbane Birth Photography & Doula
Location of Service: Everton Park
Selena Rollason is a well-known and loved Birth Photographer, Doula and VBA2C mum of 5 kids (4 earth babies and 1 angel).
Selena has been supporting women in the birth space since 2011 and is highly experienced in working with couples not just through birth but through their conception journey, pregnancy, birth and postpartum periods.
Having experienced devastating loss, infertility, birth trauma, caeseareans sections, VBACs and more, her experience and understanding of a broad range of situations is vast, and she brings this into her hypnobirthing classes to help all families achieve a beautiful birth experience no matter what their history, complications and birth story may be.
Selena is also an experienced speaker and workshop facilitator, making classes fun, engaging and enjoyable, whilst also being educational and supportive of all learning styles.
Her skills across so many areas of experience, customer service and education mean that she has developed a real community of families who not only walk away with a beautiful positive experience but return over and over again when next they need some support.
Selena is well loved and it is wonderful to have her as a Certified Hypnobirthing Practitioner and Hypnodoula.
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