Best Birthing Experience!

Couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful birthing experience with our little boy and I firmly believe it was all thanks to our awesome HypnoBirthing course! Michelle was caring and very informative and the course itself was so insightful and really helped my husband and I stay relaxed and yet also excited about the labour. If you want a calm stress-free birth and are prepared to do a fair bit of relaxation practise, I highly recommend you give Michelle a call!

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now feel extra prepared and calm about the whole thing

While we haven’t had our baby just yet; the training, information and insight we’ve received from this course has been amazing and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to approach childbirth with a positive mindset, hoping for the most natural birth possible. Michelle was awesome and certainly brought a calm and relaxed feeling to the experience. We’re looking forward to how this all turns out and now feel extra prepared and calm about the whole thing

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I wish I had done the course for my first pregnancy!
  • Ohnmar Ruault reviewed 2 years ago
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I wish I had attended Michelle’s HypnoBirthing course for my first pregnancy! However, it was just as valuable attending the course in preparation for my VBAC attempt. Michelle’s course provided me with information and insights into what my body is capable of and made me feel more confident going into my second birth. Michelle also provided me with amazing support outside of the course and just that meant the world to me. I would recommend this course to anyone who is wanting to feel good about themselves during pregnancy and to have the necessary tools to make informed decisions to have an awesome birth. My husband also enjoyed the course and got a lot of information from it specifically how to support me, he said he would have been lost without Michelle’s tips. The HypnoBirthing skills I’ve learnt not only helped me on the birth day but I use it daily to relax and centre myself whilst looking after two kids! Thank you Michelle!!

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Michelle was a fantastic facilitator!

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.

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Amazing teacher & class!

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.

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Michelle was an amazing facilitator
  • Rebecca Black reviewed 2 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.

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Australia's best Doula and HypnoBirthing practitioner

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!!

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Alison Burton
41 Tunstall Square, Doncaster East, Victoria, Australia 0.02 km

If you’re looking for support to have an amazing birth then the team Simply Natural Childbirth are here to help. They run several HypnoBirthing Classes each month in East Doncaster.  The clinic provides all the services you need to have a really happy, healthy pregnancy and a safe and empowering birth.

Alison works with women who have had a difficult first birth and are anxious about giving birth again, as well as those mums who have already chosen to give birth as naturally as possible.  Alison was in the very first HypnoBirthing Practitioner training in Melbourne in 2002 and since then has helped hundreds of couples to have amazing births.

She’s an Occupational Therapist and has been a Clinical Hypnotherapist for the past 20 years. Alison owns Simply Natural Therapies, a busy Wellbeing Clinic in Doncaster East.  The clinic also provides Pregnancy Massage, Reflexology for natural induction, Naturopathy, Acupuncture and Clinical Hypnotherapy.

Alison has featured in The Age, the Herald Sun,  ABC Radio, SBS Radio, Insight Magazine, The Healer’s Way TV Series and other local media.  Alison is one of four HypnoBirthing Practitioners at Simply Natural Childbirth and has had a keen interest in Hypnosis for birth since she had her three children naturally in Melbourne’s first Family Birthing Unit 30 years ago. Alison is also a very proud Nana and her two grandchildren are both HypnoBabies.

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Simply Natural Childbirth
41 Tunstall Square, Doncaster East VIC 3109 0.02 km
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Simple Natural Therapies
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1069 Doncaster Rd East Doncaster VIC 0.43 km

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.

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1069 Doncaster Rd East Doncaster VIC 0.43 km

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.

Doncaster East VIC 3109, Australia 1.92 km

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.

3 Sharrow Road, Mitcham VIC 3132 3.87 km
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Clare & Nic Midwives
Forest Hill, Victoria, Australia 5.06 km

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.

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Sleep Talk for Children
5.00 (1 review)
Blackburn South, Victoria, Australia 5.64 km
Surrey Hills VIC, Australia 7.08 km
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Continuum Midwifery
Greensborough, Victoria, Australia 11.36 km
Foley Street, Kew, Victoria, Australia 12.78 km

Pregnancy support with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.

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Mei Hua Women's Health Clinic
Bentleigh East, Victoria, Australia 17.37 km

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.

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Renee Kam’s Lactation Consultancy Service

About Us

My Midwives Melbourne North grew from a desire to provide quality maternity care based in the community. We believe that it is important for every woman to receive care from a known midwife throughout her pregnancy, birth and the early parenting period.

Our midwives understand that this one of the most important transitions in your life. You are always supported, heard, cared for and respected. My Midwives Melbourne North offers a holistic model of care that supports the mother and baby’s physical, emotional and social wellbeing. We spend time with you to form strong and trusting relationships. Above all, we strive to ensure you feel informed, safe and confident throughout your pregnancy, birth and beyond.


We offer a wide range of services to suit your needs.

These include:

Bulk billed initial consultation
Medicare rebates
Free pregnancy testing
Referral for bloods tests and ultrasounds
Continuity of care with a known midwife through the pregnancy, birth and postnatal period
Pregnancy care only (shared care) for women booked into hospital
Postnatal care for up to 6 weeks
Information and education nights
Childbirth Education Classes
Referral to other health professionals as required
Breastfeeding education and support
Early parenting education and support
Please contact our midwives to arrange an appointment to discuss your options.

Meet the My Midwives Melbourne North Midwives

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Brunswick VIC, Australia 18.46 km
Mount Evelyn VIC, Australia 18.88 km
Brighton East VIC, Australia 19.42 km
Sandringham VIC Australia 22.85 km
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Beaumaris, Victoria, Australia 24.01 km
Beaumaris, Victoria, Australia 24.01 km
64 Victor Cres, Narre Warren, VIC, 3805, Australia 28.59 km

About Us

Our practice has grown from our desire to provide women and their families with the best care possible throughout their childbearing journey. We believe that it is essential that women have more choices in their maternity care and who provides this care for them. My Midwives Melbourne South East believe it is imperative that women are given the chance to experience one on one midwifery care from the moment they are pregnant, until their baby is six weeks old. By developing a one to one relationship, throughout your maternity care midwives are able to respond to the unique needs and concerns of each mother. Developing a relationship with a known midwife built on trust and respect for one another enables women to feel more empowered and involved throughout their pregnancy, birth and postnatal care.
It is important to us that you feel safe, respected and listened too during your time with us.


• Initial consultation with midwife bulk billed
• Medicare rebates and Medicredit available
• Free Pregnancy testing
• Antenatal classes
• Referral for routine pathology and ultrasounds
• Prescribing of medication
• Continued care with a known midwife through the pregnancy, birth and post birth
• Birth support (hospital or homebirth for low risk women)
• Access to a midwife 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week
• Shared care with your GP or other practitioner (if they agree)
• Breast feeding education and support
• Postnatal support for 6 weeks following the birth of your baby
• Referral to other health professionals as required

Meet our Midwives

Nicolle and Michelle


Langwarrin VIC, Australia 39.96 km

After going into the birth of my first son blindly and having a birth that left me feeling traumatised, I wanted to make sure the birth of my second son was positive and left me feeling empowered and confident in my body’s ability. So I signed up to do the HypnoBirthing International Course at 35 weeks pregnant, the subsequent HypnoBirth of my son was such a beautiful liberating experience and such a contrast to my first. I am thrilled to now be able to share this gift with families so they can have their best birthing day just like I did.

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261 High Street, Northcote, VIC, 3070, Australia 45.17 km
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Northcote Natural Therapies
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Mornington Peninsula VIC Australia 55.3 km

I grew up with the stories of my mother’s birth experiences imprinted in my mind.  Suffice to say they weren’t instilling me with confidence & I was petrified of birth.  So when it was time for my husband and I to start our own family, I knew I wanted my own stories to be different.  I wanted to challenge the notion that you must endure pain to become a mother; I didn’t think this had to be my ‘right of passage’ as a woman.

I was studying alternative therapies at the time, so I sought insight into alternate ways of birthing.  Not only was my search for a calm birth experience fueled by wanting a better birth for myself but also by seeking a way for my husband to best support me during birth, given his extreme fear of hospitals.

So together we sought alternatives and it was through the HypnoBirthing program that we gained a new-found confidence about the birthing experience. The use of practical tools and sound knowledge meant my husband felt equipped to help me; he knew he could offer genuine assistance and not just sit in the corner feeling nauseous!

The Hypnobirthing program gave us both a way to release the negative feelings we had towards childbirth and allowed us to enjoy the most incredible, natural, peaceful birthing experience together.

It was this process of helping my husband find a way to be the best birthing partner he could be, plus eradicating the fears that had been preordained, that allowed me to have an incredibly empowering childbirth.  So much so, that I couldn’t help but share the knowledge and methodology with others.  And so from this birth, Acacia Wellness was born.

Like my family, Acacia Wellness has grown into something very special.  My classes are fun and held in warm, relaxed environments; you’ll leave feeling educated, supported and confident.  But it’s not all serious and sensible all the time!!  In fact, conversations often veer off to things non-baby related, but still within my realm of passion – terrible reality TV (The Bachelor in particular, although I feel I need to do 5 years feminist penance after each viewing!), the Kardashians and 90s alternative music (think Radiohead and Nirvana.)

I’m so very passionate about helping families grow through calm beginnings. I look forward to supporting your family through this beautiful time in your lives.

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Acacia Wellness
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I have taught HypnoBirthing in Geelong since 2008. I am very passionate about empowering parents to achieve the birth they want and I love teaching HypnoBirthing®. I get a real buzz when I hear from the couples I have taught that they have had a great birth and  I look forward to teaching many more couples in the future.

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Geelong HypnoBirthing
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