Hypnobirthing Practitioner Childbirth Educator, hypnobirthing mother of two and supremely positive birth advocate.
What is Hypnobirthing?
Let’s Hypnobirth Baby teaches the respected Hypnobirthing Australia™ program that has been uniquely designed for Australian mothers and their birth partner by Clinical Hypnotherapist, Melissa Spilsted, Director of Hypnobirthing Australia.
The ‘hypno’ part of ‘hypnobirthing’ refers to the light hypnotherapy that we use during the course to release fears and condition ourselves to release endorphins (feel good hormones) during the birth. The course is designed to “re-wire” our thinking and let go of the negative preconceived fears often associated with birth thanks to the likes of Hollywood and the birthing ‘war stories’ we so often read and hear.
Hypnobirthing isn’t an ‘alternative’ antenatal method or a new trend for hippies or Boho mums! The course draws on our own innate primal knowledge of birth and is complimented by the experience and research of many modern day birth professionals such as French Obstetrician Michel Odent and Australian GP & Author of ‘Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering’ Dr Sarah Buckley.
The course has been designed to prepare you for both vaginal or caesarean birth ensuring that you are well prepared for whatever turns the birth of your baby may take.
This is an antenatal course for a birth that you will never want to forget!
I originally come from a corporate background having worked in Executive Administration roles in Dublin, Sydney & Albury. However, my true passion has always been positive birth experiences for women. It was an absolute joy completing the prerequisite Childbirth & Hypnotherapy training to first meet the requirements for further training with Hypnobirthing Australia and to then qualify as a Hypnobirthing Practitioner Childbirth Educator (HPCE) in May 2015. What an absolute privilege to indulge my pure passion for positive, natural birth and to be able to share this with women and their birthing partner.
Reflecting on the beautifully calm and positive birth of our first child is what originally drew me to becoming a trained Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner Childbirth Educator. However, it’s listening to the birth experiences and stories of many women that truly inspires me to teach this wonderful antenatal program designed for women (and their birth support partner) who want to be informed, inspired and confident in their innate ability to birth without unnecessary fear, pain and drama.
Let’s Hypnobirth Baby contributes towards a positive birth culture locally, empowering women through quality antenatal education and supporting you and your birth partner to really ‘own’ your birth experience. I believe that hypnobirthing is a gift for you but most importantly your baby, one that helps in building a positive foundation for the whole family as it moves forward in this wonderful new phase of life.
I live in Albury and teach regular group and private classes in Albury Wodonga, Wagga Wagga & Yarrawonga.
I look forward to talking to you about your plans for your own wonderful birth.