The Hypnobirthing Australia Positive Birth Program is the bees knees of childbirth education in Australia, but like I always say to my hypnobirthing parents, the preparation for birth does not stop there.

We provide Hypnobirthing Australia parents with extra, exclusive online resources, together with a directory of evidence-based resources for further investigation and contemplation, however if the program is not an option for you, then below is just a little list of free resources for you to start investigating your birth options. 

How else can you prepare for a positive birth?

  • Surround yourself with positive birth stories and politely decline to hear other peoples negative birth experiences. Their experience does not dictate what your experience will be. Remember, you will have education, mindset and preparation on your side.

  • Educate yourself on the different interventions that might be presented to you during your birth. The last thing you want when you are in full blown labour is to be presented with an intervention that you had not considered.

  • Only use EVIDENCE-BASED resources when considering your birth preferences. Unfortunately there is a lot of false information out there, don't be fooled by wishy washy scare tactics.

  • Develop your birth preferences early and discuss them your caregivers. They should be supportive of your preferences and you should feel respected as a child bearing woman.

  • Ensure your birth partner/s know your birth preferences through and through and are prepared to advocate on your behalf during your birth. 

  • Surround yourself with positive words, images and affirmations.  

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Resources

Hypnobirthing Australia

Online Programs:

Books (World of Books offers cheap, second hand books with free shipping throughout Australia)

  • Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering - Sarah J. Buckley

  • Ina May's Guide to Childbirth - Ina May Gaskin

  • Childbirth Without Fear - Grantly Dick-Read

  • New Active Birth - Janet Balaskas

  • Birth Reborn - Michel Odent

Blogs and Research Resources

 

Podcasts

Facebook Groups

I wish you all the best of luck in your birth! If you have any questions about the programs or if I can assist you further please do not hesitate to contact me.