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.
- Kelly reviewed 2 months ago
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I can’t highlight enough how powerful Erin’s HypnoBirthing classes were for me and my partner. The information in the course, along with the positivity and wealth of experience that Erin brings is truly inspiring. As a first time mum-to-be, these classes switched me from a state of fear to looking forward to birth as an experience that I will enjoy. My partner is now confident in his role of being a strong support person and an essential part of the birth. I highly recommend Birthing Instincts’ HypnoBirthing classes as number 1 priority for all Mums & Dads 🙂
- Andrea reviewed 3 months ago
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My husband and I started the HypnoBirthing online classes with Erin on my 26 week of pregnancy (August 2020). Both of us enjoyed it. We learned and discovered a lot about how the birth works, how the woman’s body works, and how the birth should develop.
I highly recommend it to every mum and dad to be, the Birthing Instincts team is amazing and they give you their best to help you and they give you the best tools for the great moment.
We all should know how our body works and how is a real birth. Information is power.
- Kathryn McGrath reviewed 3 months ago
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After a traumatic birth with my first child, being introduced to HypnoBirthing at 17 weeks into my 2nd pregnancy was invaluable to my husband and I. We attended a 5 week course every Sunday morning, with Row. These classes very quickly became something I looked forward to each week – informative and light-hearted. Row’s awesome knowledge of child birth helped us understand how the body works naturally to deliver a baby and changed our thought process from a negative one to a really positive one. It was this positive approach that enabled me to actually look forward to labour so I could practice all the tips and tricks Row had taught us.
Labour began at 40+ 1, and with Row’s guidance, I laboured at home all day where I was comfortable, using the HypnoBrthing techniques I had learnt. After arriving at hospital fully dilated, I gave birth to my son 90 mins later. It was the most empowering experience and made me feel at peace after my first traumatic birth. I think the fact that I was more knowledgeable of the process and had the correct expectation, it set me up for a better post-partum recovery.
For anyone considering HypnoBirthing, do it!! You will not regret it and I cannot recommend the Birthing Instincts team more. This course is extremely valuable for both parents, and really opened both our eyes to how birth has a negative stigma attached to it, when it shouldn’t. Knowledge is key and this course aims to equip you with all the information to set you up for taking charge of your birth.
- Rebecca Pascoe reviewed 8 months ago
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Rowena is the most fantastic teacher! My partner and I are feeling happy and confident about the birth of our baby. Row was a wealth of knowledge and support and loved all the midwifery stories and real life examples. I can’t wait to breathe our baby out! Feeling prepared 🙂
Would definitely recommend HypnoBirthing classes through Birthing Instincts and will be recommending to any pregnant people I know.