Rowena Fleur & Erin
We are 3 Bayside registered Midwives who come together with a strong background of childbirth education and love for our work with women and their families. A combined 46 years of Midwifery experience and 8 beautiful children between us (so far) we share the strong belief that all women should be given the opportunity to have a positive and safe birthing experience.
We know that sometimes the journey can take a different turn – that’s ok. We have each had our own very different birthing experiences to draw on: vaginal breech, emergency Caesarean, normal births after caesareans, water births, home birth and almost didn’t make it to hospital births. Each of these births were equally special and powerful – and a gift to learn from.
We absolutely know, from witnessing hundreds of births, that the knowledge of how truly remarkable our bodies are is so powerful. As is the ability to embrace all the incredible interconnecting systems that contribute to birth. We will empower you to birth without fear – working with your body’s innate abilities – not against them. We will guide you to fully embrace your Birthing Instincts.
“There is a secret in our culture and it’s not that birth is painful but that women are strong,” Laura Stavoe.
Enabling parents to approach pregnancy and birth with confidence and excitement so that they can bring their babies calmly and gently into the world.
The story that brought me to being a HypnoBirthing Educator is simple really: The HypnoBirthing mindset and techniques helped my husband and I create two births more beautiful than we could ever have imagined. They were calm, informed and incredibly intimate experiences.
I want to spread this message of positive birth and help couples achieve a magical experience on their birthing days. I am combining my love of teaching gained through my Bachelor of Education degree and 15 year professional career (largely focused around training and communication) and taking these skills into a different space: the birth space.
I am passionate about
- helping couples write their own positive birth story, no matter what that might be. It is your journey and no one else’s.
- helping women realise the full power and incredible deign of their bodies.
- bringing the birth companion / partner into the birth space as an active participant who is involved in the birth in every way possible. You are no longer a bystander!
- the sanctity of the birth space and birth environment. Create the environment you want to birth in, no matter where that physically is.
I attended HypnoBirthing classes as a mum with my own pregnancy 10 years ago and I was so blown away by my calm birth and the positive elements that HypnoBirthing added to my life that I had to train as a practitioner to show other mums & dads this wonderful philosophy of birth. I have had the pleasure of teaching HypnoBirthing to couples since 2010. I find it such an honour to be invited to share a couple’s pregnancy and birthing journey.
As well as teaching HypnoBirthing, I am an aromatherapist and have a natural range of skincare and aromatherapy products for pregnancy and birth (https://soularoma.com.au) and conduct consultations in aromatherapy. As I love being involved in the very precious journey of pregnancy and motherhood, I am also a prenatal massage therapist and an infant massage instructor.
Candace Borg has completed a Biomedical Degree, a Naturopathy Degree and has done courses in Natural Fertility Managament as well as HynoBirthing – The Mongan Method. Therefore you can be assured that Candace can support you through every stage of your pregnancy. It is Candace’s passion to help people fall pregnant, have the most wonderful pregnancy and birthing experience they can and continue to support the wonderful family post birth. Candace works alongside those going through IVF or those who are on other medications to help support their health.
The pregnant mother and her birth partner get taught a variety of techniques to promote a more comfortable and relaxed labour and ultimately a more confident and informed birth experience.
Rachel has a passion for birth & early parenthood and believes it is important that parents feel empowered & informed in both. As a woman and a mum she also believes it is vitally important that women feel supported and respected in their birthing space. She is excited & proud to be delivering a premium childbirth eduction program.
Hi, I’m Melissa, your doula and birth educator
I know exactly how daunting it can feel facing into the uncertainty and unknowing-ness of childbirth and parenthood.
I have two little ones myself, and before my first birth I can honestly say I had no idea of the true power of my body and the depth that the experience of giving birth could bring.
I also had no idea how much pressure it placed on woman to have birth experiences that “tick all the boxes”.
I believe that all births can be beautiful. And that a positive birth experience is less about how it looks on paper and more about how it feels for the people involved.
And I’m on a mission to help woman have incredible birth experiences that are free from judgement and fear.
Hearing a woman and her partner say “I can do this”, seeing the sparkle and determination in their eyes and knowing they really mean it is an honour and a privilege.
My childbirth education, birth doula and postnatal support services are all about helping parents have the empowerment and support to trust their instincts and make confident choices.
And I’d be honoured to help you.
Please feel free to contact me to have a chat about your upcoming birth and the HypnoBirthing course.
Visit me on Instagram: @melissakate_hypnodoula
HypnoBirthing gave me the chance to have a beautiful, calm and empowering birth in the freedom of my own home. This invaluable, most precious experience gave me the drive and passion to learn more and help others do the same as they take on their journey to birthing and parenting. I believe that love, equality, freedom and respect are paramount to both mother and baby during pregnancy, birth and beyond. The support from the birth companions and care providers have a significant impact on the experience and I am honoured to be part of the HypnoBirthing movement that allows all these aspects to come together in harmony. The beauty of this course empowers us with further knowledge and the tools for achieving not just our dreams for birth but for life going forward.
I believe the nurture and care we follow in pregnancy and birth is equally as important in post-partum care and I will be looking to introducing this additional element later in the year. Post-partum care and support will focus on care for both mother and baby including the emotional aspects, healthy living, nutrition, and techniques for self-care and baby massage. I currently work closely with many other highly recommended health professionals locally and am happy to provide any information you may need. I am passionate about good health and applying a positive approach to everything life has to offer. I am also an Angelic Reiki healer, part of the international Angelic Reiki Association, a passionate artist and support women’s rights including birth choices here in Australia. I am a home birth advocate and am a current member of Homebirth Australia.
I believe we can create anything we put our minds and heart to, the key is in what we truly believe. Each journey is unique to each parent, it is with love that we each achieve our dreams and goals. For any further information please visit my website or Facebook page, I look forward to meeting you, happy HypnoBirthing 🙂
Jo is a mother, midwife and HypnoBirthing Educator.
Jo attended HypnoBirthing classes when pregnant with her son in 2013, and had such an amazing birth experience that she wanted to be able to teach and empower other couples to do the same.
Louise is a mother to 2 beautiful children who are growing rapidly!!
She is a Registered Nurse/Midwife. She has been a Midwife for many years and discovered the joy of natural childbirth whilst working in a Melbourne Family Birth Center. When she moved to country Victoria she completed her Masters in Applied Science (Acupuncture) as she wanted to offer complimentary services for general health and well being. She has a particular interest in fertility, infertility, pregnancy and women’s health. She has supported many women with preconception, IVF and pregnancy care. Louise continues to practice as a Registered Midwife as she feels this enhances her service to women and families.
Louise is passionate about natural normal birth and is very excited to be sharing the information of HypnoBirthing to couples to allow women to use their natural instincts to bring about a safer, easier and more comfortable birth.
Louise is committed to working with women during the very special time of pregnancy, birth and early parenting.
Renee Kam qualified with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from The University of Melbourne in 2000. She then worked as a physiotherapist for 6 years, predominantly in the areas of women’s health, paediatric and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Renee became a mother in 2006 with the birth of her first daughter, Jessica and then her second daughter, Lara, in 2009.
She became an Australian Breastfeeding Association Breastfeeding Counsellor in 2010 and has run private antenatal baby education classes since 2008. In 2011 Renee obtained the credential of International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and has worked in private practice ever since.
In 2013, Renee’s book, The Newborn Baby Manual, was published which covers the topics that Renee is passionate about; breastfeeding, baby sleep and baby behaviour.
Joane Goulding is the Creator and author of the Goulding SleepTalk® for Children process, with professional qualifications in Psycho-nutrition, Supervision, Training, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Assessment and Education. Joane is recognised as one of Australia’s experts, author of numerous accredited training qualifications, specialising in the bio-psycho- social aspect of stress management and emotional development. Professional therapists teaching the Goulding SleepTalk® process have an opportunity to extend their business options by empowering clients with this simple and effective tool.
Meet Dr. Ellen Ribolli . .
Ellen is a Chiropractor with a special interest in pregnancy and paediatric care.
Ellen’s passion is to educate families about the role of the spine and pelvis during pregnancy and birth. Her aim is to assist in pregnancy being the most comfortable experience possible, including treatment for back and sciatic pain, round ligament pain, neck and shoulder pain, and headaches. Ellen has studied paediatric neuro-development and is particularly passionate about treatment for plagiocephaly (flat head) and torticollis (wry/stiff neck). Ellen has attended ‘Spinning Babies’ workshops which teach specific techniques that she believes are an essential tool throughout pregnancy. Ellen is determined to work with you to achieve your specific health goals and along-side treatment is qualified to advise healthy lifestyle tips, exercises or stretches. When Ellen is not working you will find her sitting in the sun with a good book.
HypnoBirthing Practitioner & Midwife
As a midwife of 30 years I have cared for many women in labour, and this has been complemented over the past 9 years as a HypnoBirthing practitioner.
It has been extremely rewarding to have been witness to many women whom I have taught the HypnoBirthing program, achieve a calm, rewarding birth experience, free of intervention. The natural euphoric feeling post birth is palpable among all those involved in the birthing experience when a woman relaxes into her birthing body, completely trusting in it’s innate ability. Birthing is as it should be.
Learn ways to achieve a natural and gentle birthing experience. Through the HypnoBirthing program I can teach you how to thoroughly relax, let go of fear and tension, and trust in your body’s ability to orchestrate birth with such precision. Once you have learnt these skills, you will be on the road to having the best possible birthing experience.
Safe gentle and effective chiropractic wellness care.
Supporting families throughout all stages of life.
We have a special interest in fertility, pregnancy and infancy care.
Meet Dr. Melanie Marshall . .
Dr Melanie is a Chiropractor with a special interest in women’s and paediatric care.
Melanie’s passion is joining families along their health journey. Aiding in the education of the body during pregnancy and beyond with safe, gentle and effective techniques.