Got a Question?
What is the program all about?
We offer a uniquely Australian childbirth education program with a strong emphasis on a positive birth. You will learn how to create and maintain a positive mindset, tools and techniques to help you manage sensations, active birth skills and the options that may be made available to you. Our hypnobirthing program is evidence based, and you can expect that only the most up to date and proven pregnancy and childbirth information will be provided to you.
Hypnobirthing sounds kind of weird. Does it mean I won't have control?
The 'hypno' part of hypnobirthing refers to the self hypnosis that you will learn in order to get yourself into a very deep state of relaxation so that you can birth calmly and instinctively. Far from being new age, its been reported to have been used as a replacement for anesthetics during surgery dating back to the 1840's.
There is also a LOT going on inside your body when you are having a baby, so it's safe to say you are likely going to be aware of the amazing job it's doing. The aim of the program is to create a positive mindset and tools to help you manage these sensations.
What if I don't end up having or wanting a natural birth, or have a cesarean?
That's OK, the tools we teach in our program will equip you to manage your labour and whatever turn it may take. Our emphasis is on a POSITIVE birth, and that means different things to different people.
If you know in advance that you need or want a cesarean Hypnobirthing Australia™ have developed a world first positive cesarean course. Find out more about it here.
Can my support person attend?
Yes please! Our childbirth education program is as much about the partners as it is about the mums! Partners will learn about the process of birth and what is going on inside the mother, they will learn how to support you, advocate for you and be completely involved in the process.
What if my support partner is not my baby's father?
That's OK, a support partner can be anyone....your mother, sister, close friend or a professional doula. There are never any judgements over a woman's choice of support partner, all are welcome in our classes.
When should I start the program?
Between 20-30 weeks is ideal as this gives you time to practice the techniques. That being said, it's never too late to prepare for a calm birth. I personally have taught a mum at 36 weeks.
Where are you located?
Private classes can take place at your home or in a venue in Brighton 4017.
How often do you run the course?
Ordinarily, our childbirth education course is run on a 6 weekly-ish basis. Private classes are also available.
12 hours of childbirth education for you and your support person, a professionally presented folio of evidence based resources, an ebook, four Hypnobirthing Australia tracks, a fear release guided meditation and additional support as needed. Morning and afternoon tea are provided for all day sessions. Refreshments are provided for evening sessions.
How much does it cost?
The program is $499 per couple. If pregnancy or post-natal yoga is of interest to you l offer a package of the hypnobirthing program plus 5 yoga classes for $550. Payment plans are available for both packages. Please contact me to discuss as I prefer to work out plans with each family based on their circumstances.
What do I wear and bring to class
Anything that you are comfortable and can move easily in. We have a fridge and microwave available for use, and everything else you may need is provided.
Have I forgotten anything?
If you have a question likely someone else will have the same! Please email me at or call 0413657194 with any queries.