Meagan is a certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner, empowering parents to prepare for a more gentle, positive birth experience and life beyond.
HypnoBirthing classes take place in a calm, relaxing space at the Kimberley Laurence Chinese Medicine Clinic in Northcote. Group and Private classes available.
Meagan works with the innate wisdom of the body using Kinesiology to address tension in the body and birth path, negative conditioning or programming, unresolved trauma, birth trauma and stress patterns still running beyond the time of their initial origins. These might manifest as fears, anxiety, pain, tension, digestive issues, relationship issues, or restrict the amount of peace, happiness and fulfillment you experience. By bringing the unconscious to your conscious awareness, and asking what it is your body needs to heal and integrate from a range of energy techniques and essences within my practice, this enables the energy pattern to move and release.
Beyond your birth, wellness and self care in your first year with your baby is so important. The non verbal premise of dance movement therapy, is an ideal support for Mothers and babies. I offer therapeutic dance as a private or group session. This is an embodied flow of creative dance, play, music, meditation and relaxation together.
Enliven is to energise, vitalise and infuse with spirit. Reconnect to your wellness, feel empowered, balanced, harmonious and supported in your life, birth and beyond.
Contact Meagan 0468 968 195 email@example.com
Welcome! My biggest warmest congratulations on your pregnancy!
My name is Fiona, and I am a mother to 3 precious loves who every day light up my world.
Through my journey into parenthood I have experienced the emotions of loss, the trials of artificial conception, and ultimately the magic of childbirth. Each of my births were very very different, and through them I grew from a place of distrust in my own body in my first birth, to a place of power, confidence and fearlessness by my last. The more I learnt and educated myself about the choices that were available to me, the more empowered I became in my birth decisions, which ultimately led me to experience pure joy. My first and last births were poles apart, a true testament to what the power of education can do!
As well as being a mother, I have spent the last 7 years working as a pregnancy and newborn photographer, which has allowed me to speak constantly with beautiful women both in the lead up to their birth as well as soon after. The more I spoke to my new mothers in my studio about their expectations prior to and then the reality of their birth, the more I learned that so many women lack the support, knowledge and confidence to believe in themselves and their birth. I noticed that most women place the outcome of their labour in the hands of others, not believing that they themselves have the power to create the birth they desire. But the most important thing I discovered is that most women lack the understanding of the impact their birth can have in the months and years following.
Speaking to these women, together with my own experiences of birth, has led me to HypnoBirthing.
As well as a HypnoBirthing practitioner I am also a certified birth and postnatal doula with Australian Doulas, available to support new mothers and their partners as they transition into parenthood and through the early postnatal period. I am also currently studying a Bachelor of Counselling at Edith Cowan University with the aim to specialise in Perinatal Counselling in the near future. If desired, professional birth photography can also be added to the services I currently provide.
No matter what you want for your pregnancy, birth and parenting ahead, I will be there to support and nurture you and your family throughout your journey.
Thank you for considering me as your HypnoBirthing Practitioner
As long as I can remember I have been fascinated with the human body, this changed direction slightly after the birth of our 1st child and it was specifically women’s bodies and how amazing they are to grow and birth a baby. I decided to take this passion and turn it into a job, after all not too many people get to actually have a job that they are passionate about. I studied and became a doula. I loved working with women on their journey towards motherhood, be it the 1st or 10th time that they were birthing. However, talking to women in the community it became known to me that not all women were having the birth experience that they desired, I was desperate to reach and empower more women than I could possible doula, and so after our amazing, calm, stress-free and empowering birth of our second child I decided to become a Hypnobirthing Practitioner.
Now there are many different types of childbirth education classes out there but I loved that HypnoBirthing is also a philosophy and most importantly, evidence based. One of my favourite moments in class are the ‘ah-ha’ moments that my mums have when what I am teaching all falls into place. I love seeing how women who often commence the course stressed and anxious finish the course, feeling relaxed, empowered and trusting in the body’s natural ability to birth their baby.
I offer small group classes of up to 6 women and their support person or you can have private classes in your home.
You can find out more about the HypnoBirthing classes and other services I offer at my website.
Even though we may have not met, my wish for you is to have a birth that you will remember as calm, stress-free and empowering.
After graduating as a Naturopath I found a love of working with women during significant stages in their journey – puberty, pregnancy, motherhood and the busy times of raising their family while trying to take care of themselves.
I enjoy giving women the tools to make empowered, conscious decisions for themselves and their families. I have chosen to teach Hypnobirthing as it gives couples information, confidence and empowerment so that they can have control during their birth and hopefully carry this through to their parenting practices to create a relaxed, calm home and family.
I am like a mentor that has done this already and can give you guidance to your chosen destination. I give you professional health advice and knowledge alongside personal experience of the program. My first 2 births were intended as calm, birthing centre experiences but special circumstances meant they turned into disempowering and scary experiences that I was not prepared for. During my 3rd pregnancy I learned Hypnobirthing and practiced the relaxations, surrounded myself with positive, experienced caregivers who understood my desires and backed me 100%. I had a brilliant HBA2C with no physical or emotional trauma, which I attribute to the skills and mindset I learned from my amazing Hypnobirthing practitioner.
HypnoBirthing is as much a philosophy as it is a technique. It is a rewarding, relaxing, stress free method of birthing that is based on the belief that all babies should come into the world in an atmosphere of gentility, calm and joy. When a mother is properly prepared for birthing physically, mentally and spiritually, she can experience that kind of joy.
HypnoBirthing is a well thought out program of deep relaxation, self-hypnosis, fear release, special breathing techniques, visualizations, affirmations and education.
Bringing a new life into the world is an incredible journey – unique to each woman and family. HypnoBirthing Sydney is committed to providing support, guidance and personalized services in order to make the birthing experience as positive as possible. This isn’t just our profession, but our true passion – so you can rest assured that you’ll be in the best of hands.
Hello. My name is Diane and I am thrilled that you have found me. If you are planning or having a baby, I offer you my heartfelt congratulations. You are about to join the most amazing circle of incredible beings. Mothers.
If you are here, I know it is because you are looking for information, education and supportive people to guide you along this amazing new road. You are an educated, intelligent, organised and passionate woman. You are looking for and seeking out other women who have gone before you and are willing to share their wisdom with you. You are someone who is fiercely independent and keeps lots of things to yourself. You act only when you have all the information you need to make an informed decision. HypnoBirthing was made for you.
You are so in the right place.
So, am I the right fit for you? I am a Midwife/Maternal and Child Health Nurse with 30 years of incredible experience. I have been a Lactation Consultant for 16 years and a Clinical Hypnotherapist. Most importantly, I am a passionate HypnoBirthing practitioner who knows it works. I would not be here if it didn’t. It works. And I want you to experience this.
And yes, if you are curious, I am the mama of three young adult sons who are the reason I have never lost sight of the awe, wonder, and respect that I have for a childbearing woman. My life’s work is nurturing and empowering mums and their babies.
If the idea of a calm and gentle birth resonates with you. If spending time with a small group of like minded people also growing their babies is appealing to you. If gently learning lifelong skills and strategies to enhance your wellbeing and your birthing is something you yearn for, we need to chat.
0401 331 257
Firstly, a big congratulations to you and thank you for considering me to be a part of this important stage of your pregnancy, and trusting me to empower you with the knowledge that you need so that you can work towards the amazing birth you are seeking.
I am a mother to a 13 year old daughter, and i am passionate about assisting women gain the knowledge that they need so that they can navigate their pregnancy with confidence and trust in themselves and their baby.
Pamela is passionate about women birthing in a positive environment and looks forward to guiding you and your partner through the wonderful HypnoBirthing program designed to educate and prepare you on this journey to parenthood.
Pamela uses her skills as a pre & post natal yoga teacher to help you relax and enjoy your pregnancy, labour and birthing without fear, instead trusting your body and your natural birthing instincts.
Please contact me if you would like to have a chat about your birthing preferences or any other questions on how I can assist with your empowering experience.
Hi! I’m Bec and I run All Heart HypnoBirthing. Coming from a Midwifery background (and a HypnoBirthing Mum myself!) – I am passionate about birth and educating couples about how they can achieve the best birth possible! I offer private and group classes for couples in Perth’s northern suburbs. I truly believe all women deserve to experience a positive birth and through this course couples can prepare themselves with the tools and mindset to achieve this. I look forward to hearing from you!
Trish always remembered being fascinated by babies and how they came into the world and so was really excited on first becoming pregnant in 1999 and then again in 2001. Unfortunately, both of these births were not what she had envisaged. During her third pregnancy she discovered HypnoBirthing® and the benefits of having a Doula by her side. This time she laboured and birthed easily and calmly and this made her realise that birth can be the way she had always thought it was meant to be.
This experience led her to change the direction of her life and in 2006 she became a Certified HypnoBirthing® Practitioner. Since then Trish has enjoyed working with families as they bring their children into the world. The use of hypnosis during the HypnoBirthing® classes also intrigued Trish and she became fascinated with the untapped potential of the subconscious mind. As a Clinical Hypnotherapist she can assist HypnoBirthing® families with issues that are outside the scope of the classroom setting. This broadens the scope of her practice to include a larger range of issues. Hypnotherapy commonly helps alleviate anxiety, stress, addictions, depression, and PTSD. It can assist with weight reduction, improving self confidence and infertility as well as many other issues.
Trish has always provided a good sounding board, listening with a compassionate ear and wanting to help people solve their life’s challenges. Her genuine desire to connect with people needing support, underpins her skill set and she is often told that her calming manner and comforting voice offer reassurance to the wonderful people she has worked with over the years.
Trish says…“I look forward to being by your side as your Hypnotherapist should you need support with life’s challenges…or as your HypnoBirthing® Practitioner for when you are pregnant and choose a birth free of fear…or as your Doula for when you decide that you need hands on emotional support during birth…or maybe all three! Thank you.”
Carrie works closely with women on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland to help them prepare their bodies and minds for the powerful experience of birth through regular HypnoBirthing, Active Birth and Pregnancy Yoga classes. Passionate about holding a safe and sacred space for women, her busy yoga studio offers a warm and friendly environment where women learn how to cultivate and trust their physical and mental strength, endurance and focus, ultimately empowering them to approach their birth with confidence and joy. Yoga Studio located Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.
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.
Jo is a mother, midwife and HypnoBirthing Practitioner.
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.
I attended HypnoBirthing classes as a mum with my own pregnancy more than 9 years ago. I was so blown away by my calm birth and the 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 and have been teaching HypnoBirthing couples since 2010. As well as teaching HypnoBirthing, I am an aromatherapist and have a natural range of skincare and aromatherapy products for pregnancy and birth (https://aromazennaturals.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.
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.
Growing up all the stories I heard about giving birth sounded scary, and what I saw in the movies seemed to back up what I as hearing. It was something that you needed a team of medical staff for because otherwise the baby would be in trouble, mums needed help to deliver babies. The catch phrase for this was always ‘as long as the baby is ok.’
But what if baby and mum can be better than ok… what if the whole family could look back on that time and feel immense joy, power and pure love…
With my second baby in my belly I came across HypnoBirthing and thought it sounded like a great idea to learn how to cope, but what I found was a plethora of useful information about the physiology of my body and how it has been designed for birth. I realised that due to my fears around birthing my body was not given an opportunity to show me how incredible it truly is first time round. I learnt that by having trust and faith in my own ability to birth I could have a peaceful and joyful experience.
When the big day came I felt prepared and was rewarded with the most amazing experience of my life! By bodies innate wisdom took over and I birthed my sweet little boy comfortably and felt totally connected to him through out the entire birth. My partner was really supportive and took care of my needs intuitively allowing baby and I to stay connected.
Birth really is wonderful!
Now I want to share HypnoBirthing with as many women and families as I can. One day I hope that women here in Australia will gather around and laugh and smile about how great their birthing experience was. Discuss this incredible peak performance of their bodies as a rite of passage to be proud of, a very special time to reflect on as their precious little gifts enter the world. A moment in time that bonds the family together and sets up the foundation for a loving and caring life.
Birthing Preparation: a series of 3 sessions designed to give you the knowledge and skills to proactively create the birth experience you desire. By utilising the mind/body connection, you learn how to harness the creative power of your mind to effectively handle the strong sensations of labour and birth. Topics include: how the uterus works, how fear affects labour, how to access your deep relaxation response, the physiology of labour and birth and how to work with it, brain function during labour and birth, the sexuality and spirituality of labour and birth, the vital role of the partner, and practical breathing and endorphin producing techniques.
Hypnotherapy for: birth trauma, fear of birth, postnatal depression, pregnancy losses, attachment problems, IVF, reproductive surgery, reducing stress, anxiety, panic attacks, self-esteem, weight management, phobias (e.g. fear of flying or driving), smoking, managing change, grief, relationship issues.
Holistic Fertility Therapy: is a mind/body approach that works to dismantle emotional barriers, unhelpful beliefs and excessive stress, all of which can adversely affect fertility. When stressed, our bodies produce hormones which can delay ovulation, inhibit the implantation of a fertilised egg and reduce the number and motility of sperm. Worldwide about 10 to 15% of couples experience infertility, with many turning to Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). Including mind/body approaches in their treatment has been shown to double their success rate. Find out how mind/body medicine can help you to release your stress and enhance your likelihood of conception.
Support for Midwives: opportunity to debrief, stress reduction, confidence building, a safe space to unburden.
**** Exciting news – I am now able to see clients for pregnancy and postnatal care as a midwife (see below for more info) ****
I am a mother, midwife, nurse, and lactation consultant (IBCLC) with 12 years Neonatal ICU experience. I used the HypnoBirthing® program to give birth to my daughter at home in 2014
I teach small group (North Beach) and private HypnoBirthing® classes. I love teaching parents to be about everything related to pregnancy, birth, and beyond. I especially love the HypnoBirthing® program because it is evidence based and relevant.
I truly believe that birth should be a positive experience and I would like to help give you the tools for you to achieve that
Group classes are limited to 3 couples, which means you will get plenty of time to ask questions. Classes are held in a central and comfortable location
Private classes are held in the comfort of your home.
I can also do ‘mini-groups’ of friends or family for the regular group price
The price of the classes includes the 5 sessions, the book, and CD, as well as a goodie bag and gift card for affirmation cards
Midwife care – I am able to see you for antenatal care from the time you have your pregnancy confirmed until the birth
* In home appointments
* 1hr allocated for each (so plenty of time to ask questions/discuss things)
* Safe, woman-centre, evidence based care
* Birth, parenting and breastfeeding education included
* Postnatal care from being discharged from the hospital until 6 weeks post.
* Medicare rebates available
* Combine HypnoBirthing classes for a ‘full package’
Breastfeeding support – I am an IBCLC and can help with anything breastfeeding related. A 2hr breastfeeding preparation class is also available – although the last session of the HypnoBirthing® course covers most of this information.
I am also a stockist for various breastfeeding and expressing products, including Spectra® breast pumps. HypnoBirthing clients will receive a 10% discount on a breast pump
I’m a passionate Midwife, HypnoBirthing® practitioner and mother of 4 busy children.
I look forward to sharing your HypnoBirthing® journey with you.
Hello to all you beautiful birthing couples.
My name is Brooke, founder and director of Birth your way HypnoBirthing and I am passionate about all things birth. After HypnoBirthing® our son Oliver, my desire to provide other birthing couples with the knowledge to achieve an empowered, informed and calm birth were truly ignited.
I have a wonderfully supportive husband whom is also a massive advocate for woman and family centered birth.
I am a Birth Story Listener. This enables me to work with mums, dads and birth professionals to help find “new meaning” to a traumatic birth experience.
I feel extremely blessed and privileged to work with the amazing mums and dads, who I welcome with open arms through the Birth your way HypnoBirthing doors.
Hi beautiful Mamma! Congratulations! I hope it has been the most magical journey for you so far, what a precious and sacred time for you!
I’m Rachel, a mum to two amazing little humans, a Registered Midwife, a certified Yoga Instructor specializing in Yoga for Pregnancy, Postnatal as well as Mums & Bubs (owner of Bohemian Lily Yoga). I am also a Reiki Practitioner and of course a Hypnobirthing Practitioner! I can not wait to share my passion with you and help you to embrace and enjoy your journey to its fullest. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions at all. Love and Light, Rach xo
I am a mother to six children (one no longer graces us on Earth).
I am also a licenced Hypnotherapist, birth educator (trained in using Robozo Techniques), child educator and parenting consultant and baby sign educator.
I am in the process of becoming a certified Dunstan Baby Language educator as well.
I first discovered Hypnobirthing in my second pregnancy, 13 years ago… and have used it in every labour since! I feel in absolute control, utterly empowered and I am always so excited for every labour and birth. I wish every women has the opportunity to have such delightful and exquisite labour memories as I do.
I am extremely passionate about pregnancy, labour/birth, babies and parenting. I long to bring peace and empower families to laugh, love and live together in such a way that no one feels helpless and alone. I am here and I can help.
I also believe that the techniques and thought processes taught in Hypnobirthing goes well beyond the pregnancy and birthing stages of parenting. You will understand what I mean by this after just one session!
(Amongst all this, I thoroughly enjoy riding my cherry red motorcycle (2016/650 Hyosung Aquila) and scuba diving; I am in the process of becoming a Dive Master.)
HYPNOBIRTHING – The Mongan Method
“Childbirth is not something to be feared; it is a natural expression of life. With HypnoBirthing, your pregnancy and childbirth will become the gentle, life-affirming process it was meant to be. ”
Ladies and Gentlemen… you do not have to be afraid! You do not have to recount the horrific events and suffer from the trauma, guilt and sorrow that so many feel after ‘enduring’ a birth they felt no control over.
What if… what if you could feel in control, at peace and absolutely empowered through your birth journey? What if you could recount the story with tears of joy and pride?
It doesn’t have to be “what if” when you learn to use the correct techniques and develop the proper mindset.
This birth is yours and I want to give you everything you need to feel and BE empowered then birth like a BOSS!
Contact me Now. I am so eager and excited to be a part of your parenting journey!!
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Albany Birthing Co. was born from a desire to help women regain their innate power during the birthing experience. As a certified HypnoBirthing® International – The Mongan Method practitioner, Nadia James supports women through both HypnoBirthing® and Birth Doula packages.
Nadia James understands that birth means different things to different people, whether that’s natural childbirth, hypnobirth, planned c-section, water birth or anything in between. She also understands that bub will make their entry earth side in any way shape or form, sometimes bypassing mum’s best birth plan intentions! Nadia is passionate about supporting women to feel empowered whilst trusting their bodies and intuition during the birthing experience.
For more information on the services Albany Birthing Co. provide to women in Great Southern WA please contact Nadia James via;
My name is Karen.
I’m a Wife, and Mother of 2 beautiful HynoBirthing babies Koa 4 & Keoni 2.
I love all things health and wellbeing and this is where my journey begin.
As a first time mum at 39 years of age I was told that I would be looking to have a C-section purely because of my age… I was shocked why? I was healthy my baby was healthy why could I not birth my baby naturally?! So as I always would do with anything in my life I went about educating myself about all things birth. This is where I came across HypnoBirthing and my life’s purpose changed. I absolutely believed I could birth my baby naturally. Through learning HypnoBirthing I became so confident about trusting my body and my baby to come gracefully into the world in a calm and relaxed way. I was nothing short of being excited about my birthing day and so was my rock and biggest supporter – My Husband.
After Birthing my gorgeous nearly 10pd baby boy I was so passionate to share my story with anyone who would listen. I was particularly passionate about speaking with first time mums to give them a positive understanding of birth and not a view that was fear based which so many tried to do to me during my pregnancy.
I believe pregnancy is the most magical time of a womens life and should be celebrated that way. If you mind is free of negativity and you learn to nurture yourself from the inside out with healthy foods, gentle exercise and relaxation you will prepare your body and mind for this amazing journey.
I believe that growing a baby is such an important job and know how important it is that we fill our bodies with an abundance of healthy foods to nurture our babies and bodies even avoiding dangerous chemicals around our house and chemical based products on our skins as we know that these pass over to our babies in utero.
The impact we have on our little ones future starts when they are in our belly.
I would love to share with you and your birthing partner all about HypnoBirthing so you to can feel empowered & educated all about Birth so you are free of fear and are able to trust your body, your baby to enjoy this incredible & magical day no matter what turn you birth takes on the day.
Love & Light
Naomi Hull, IBCLC, RN
Masters of Public Health (Nutrition) 2017
Co-ordinator World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative, Australia
My interest in infant feeding developed after the birth of my first baby in 2001. I realised that even though I was an RN my knowledge of how breastfeeding worked was very limited. So I developed a strong desire to assist mothers to have access to up to date evidence-based information on infant feeding. I volunteered with the ABA and became a Breastfeeding Counsellor and then worked towards becoming an IBCLC (qualified in 2010). Since then I have worked as a Lactation Consultant in a maternity hospital, in my own Lactation clinic with a GP/IBCLC colleague, and in my own Private Practice.
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.
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.
Faculty Member – Australia – HypnoBirthing® Institute
Anthea is a passionate health professional, an experienced Antenatal Educator, Trainer and Hypnotherapist supporting families in conception, pregnancy, birthing and parenting.
Anthea is a Faculty Member for the HypnoBirthing® Institute, facilitating the Practitioner Training & Support for Practitioners here in Australia. She has been awarded the role as a Global Presence Ambassador for Parenting 2.0, is a Director of the Australian Birth and Parenting Network and runs HypnoBirthing Gold Coast.
Anthea is working with therapy based on the philosophy that our unconscious minds can heal our bodies, and control the delicate process of conception and birthing. She is focused on helping people find their unlimited potential in all areas of life, on helping women to rediscover their natural birthing instincts and works to provide couples with information about their bodies, the birth process, how their mind affects conception and birth helping to empower them to take control of their own journey.
Anthea is married and has two children. She lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.
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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.
Hi my name is Kate Martyn and I am Registered Midwife, Registered Nurse and HypnoBirthing practitioner.
My mission and goal is that every couple should have the opportunity to have a satisfying and rewarding birthing experience. That couples approach their birth with a wealth of knowledge so that they are able to make informed decisions. That women enjoy and embrace their pregnancy for the amazing time that it is and that they approach their birth with no fear only calmness and joy.
I am extremely passionate about antenatal education and empowering couples for their birth. Research and experience has shown that mentally preparing for your upcoming birth has a positive effect on your birth. This for me is confirmed every time I see women trust in their birthing body and work with their body to birth their baby. My experience as a practising Midwife has led me to have a hundred percent confidence in the birthing body and how it facilitates the natural process of birth.
Birth can and should be an experience that every couple walk away with feeling that they had a positive and satisfying experience and I strongly believe HypoBirthing prepares them for this.