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.
- Alicia Kidd reviewed 5 months ago
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We just completed Michelle’s HypnoFirthing course and I have gone from being convinced I would need a cesarean to feeling empowered and excited about hopefully having a physiological birth with minimal intervention. The techniques she taught are also useful for everyday life, and even if my birth doesn’t go the way I am hoping, I know that I will still be able to apply these strategies and be at peace knowing I have made informed decisions regarding the care of myself and baby. Thank you for everything Michelle, bring on birthing day (well, in a few weeks lol!!!)
- Selma Spano reviewed 6 months ago
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HypnoBirthing was recommended to me by a friend and I was curious to find out what it was all about. I loved that the course incorporated my husband as my support person and taught me that birth can be such a wonderful experience. I’ve learnt to deflect negative stories and focus on what my body and my baby can achieve together in a relaxed state and for that I am grateful. After completing the course I strongly believe that this should be an option available and suggested to mammas in all hospitals! Thank you Michelle for delivering such an amazing course!
- Jayne and Steve Beith reviewed 6 months ago
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I had heard great things about HypnoBirthing and I was interested in finding a reputable course to invest in as I had a lot of fear around the unknown of giving birth and wanted to learn from the best. The HypnoBirthing Collective was referred to us by a friend and I am very glad that we undertook the 5 week course with Michelle Clift. She was very thorough in her delivery and explained everything that was easy to follow. I particularly loved session 3 where she took us through the relaxation and hypnosis practices, she was so effective that I’m pretty sure we all fell asleep at some stage.
Michelle always had our best interests at heart and was always approachable for any worries, concerns or clarifications that we needed to make.
I would highly recommend this course to anyone who has fear around the idea of child birth as it shines more of a positive light on the wonderful experience that our amazing bodies are built to endure. You are given plenty of resources and preparation tools to set you up with a positive birthing experience.
- Serena reviewed 11 months ago
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We found HypnoBirthing through our care provider but totally occasionally we find Michelle she has been amazing and all the course apart for knowledge gave me the chance to find a place and space to relax and enjoy what is my pregnancy end have a positive vision of what actually birth is. I will recommend this to all mums to be, it has been inspiring!
- Katie Parsons reviewed 12 months ago
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I would absolutely recommend Michelle as a Doula and her fantastic HypnoBirthing course! I came to her while pregnant with my second child as I felt I needed that extra support and continuity of care I just wouldn’t get through the hospital system. She was knowledgeable and shared information about HypnoBirthing that made it enjoyable and practical and I felt well equipped at the end of the course. She took the time to find out what exactly I was hoping for with my birth and she was well prepared for helping me achieve the birth I needed. Her presence during labour was calming and she was proactive and just instinctively knew what to do. It’s the little thoughtful touches that she does that you don’t know you even needed, she had herbal teas on hand, an inflatable pillow to lean on which was the best thing, and after birth having porridge ready to eat when i didn’t even know i was starving and a goody bag full of useful things such as nipple cream, breastfeeding tea etc. I would use Michelle again and highly recommend everyone else to as well, best decision i made.
Here’s a photo of Michelle supporting me through as surge as my son looks on.
- Tamara Molloy reviewed 12 months ago
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My partner and I have just completed our HypnoBirthing sessions with Michelle. We found the classes well organised, extremely informative and helpful. Prior to enrolling, I was filled with anxiety and fear about child birth. The idea that it could be an empowering experience seemed impossible to me. After completing the course, I feel more confident, informed and empowered. My partner also feels more confident regarding his ability to support me. I would highly recommend HypnoBirthing to friends and family ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
When my husband and I found out I was pregnant we started looking into how we could have the best birth possible. I stumbled across Michelle on a Facebook thread and from the moment I contacted her I knew we were in for an amazing experience. Michelle has such a calming presence and she immediately helped us put any fears aside. I went on to have the most amazing birthing experience with my husband and Michelle by my side. I truly believe my son’s birth could have been very different with many interventions if it wasn’t for Michelle’s support and reassurance. Michelle comes with our highest recommendations!!
- Rebecca Black reviewed 3 years ago
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I am 28 weeks pregnant and I recently completed the HypnoBirthing course, facilitated by the lovely Michelle! Michelle was an amazing facilitator – her genuine, open and warm nature was complimented by her passion and knowledge of all things labour!
Prior to completing this course, my feelings towards childbirth were a) complete terror, b) a complete lack of confidence in my ability to survive, and c) I will need and want ALL of the drugs.
Since completing the course, my attitudes, feelings and beliefs towards childbirth have changed dramatically. Instead of being scared, I am now genuinely excited at the thought of birthing my baby. I now feel empowered and confident in myself and my bodies ability to give birth. I believe that the whole experience will be calm, positive, and one of the best experiences of my life.
The course gave me knowledge and education about childbirth, and knowledge equals power and the confidence to make informed decisions throughout pregnancy and labour. The course also taught me practical strategies to help prepare for labour, including breathing techniques, relaxation strategies, self-hypnosis, affirmations and massage techniques. As a psychologist, I know that these strategies are grounded in evidence and I am completely confident that they will allow me to have a positive birth experience.
Overall, I would highly recommend HypnoBirthing course with Michelle to all pregnant women! It will give you the knowledge and strategies you need to feel confident and empowered by childbirth.
Michelle was an amazing teacher. She is so knowledgeable about so many aspects of pregnancy, birth and parenting, and teaches in a very relaxed nurturing way. Both my husband and myself felt we were in safe hands, and comfortable to ask questions and share our thoughts and feelings in an arena free of judgement. I highly recommend classes with Michelle Clift.
Michelle was a fantastic facilitator and was genuinely interested in how we went after we left the class room. I found the conent of the course valuable and she even followed up and allowed us to attend refresher sessions closer to our due date to help us feel prepared. While my babe’s birth wasn’t as smooth or how I had envisioned it, I would still definitely recommend the course and Michelle. Professional, friendly & knows her stuff. Thanks for helping us feel prepared and informed I think we would have had a different birth experience had we not engaged Simply Natural and Michelle.