I have been teaching HypnoBirthing in Townsville since 2013 and am employed on a casual basis by James Cook University as a guest lecturer to teach HypnoBirthing to their Graduate Diploma of Midwifery students.
I became a HypnoBirthing practitioner because I have experienced the brilliance of my own body birthing naturally and easily twice, even though I didnt know about HypnoBirthing then, but I did know my body is perfectly designed to have a baby and I didnt know there could be any other way. I have become increasinly concerned that my experience is not the current “norm” and I am concerned too about the role of the Birth Companion – often the father – who is left out at his own baby’s birth, like a wall flower, hovering and feeling confused. And this in particular is what drew me to HypnoBirthing as it is a program for couples to prepare for and birth their new baby/babies together as a team in a celebration of life.
It has been my privilege to have assisted over 40 couples birth their babies here in Townsville – many were first time parents, others second time, some were VBAC’s. Some have been nurses and midwives. Couples have come from all walks of life, including army, scientists, medical practitioners, managers, retail assistants, dentists, massage therapists, cleaners, builders, mechanics, panel beaters, miners, all sorts. Sometimes a mum and daughter attend, sometimes mum, daughter and partner attend, or a friend, or a student midwife, same sex couples as well as husbands and wives – Birth Companions can be anyone you choose to assist you with your birth.
Please feel most welcome to contact me, I am happy to help with questions, concerns , and it is my belief there is nothing that cannot be worked out as a win win for all.