HypnoBirthing® Classes in Canberra. Group or private classes are held in Fyshwick.

“Giving birth should be your greatest achievement, not your greatest fear.”

- Jane Weideman

HypnoBirthing® Classes In Canberra

Feeling fearful about giving birth to your baby?
Would you love to have a calm and empowering birth?

If you answered yes, you should attend my HypnoBirthing® classes!

The name HypnoBirthing® may sound a little bit 'out there' and conjure up all sorts of different images. In reality, it's a comprehensive prenatal childbirth education program. It teaches mothers-to-be and their partners about the birth process using evidence-based techniques for a calm, stress-free, empowering birth.

You'll be in safe hands - I'm a Certified HypnoBirthing® Practitioner with The Mongan Method - The HypnoBirthing® Institute. I'm also a Doula who trained right here in Canberra.

Benefits Of HypnoBirthing®

  • Reduction or elimination of pain during childbirth
  • Shorter labour
  • More likely to have a natural birth
  • Less likely to need medical intervention
  • Reduction in postnatal depression and a faster postnatal recovery
  • Create an integral role for the father or birth partner
  • Allows you and your partner to make informed and educated decisions around your birth
  • Reduces the risk of damage to the pelvic floor and tearing of the perineum
  • Increases bonding between mother and baby, between the couple, and between father and baby

HypnoBirthing® FAQs

HypnoBirthing® is a prenatal childbirth education program. It encourages a calm, relaxing and empowering way of giving birth. It allows mums to experience birth in an easier, more comfortable manner, just the way nature intended. HypnoBirthing® is an easy to learn program using deep relaxation, visualisation and dedicated breathing techniques.

It sure does! Countless couples have had positive birth experiences because of HypnoBirthing®. The 2016 Australian statistics derived from the survey that our parents complete after birth reinforce what we, as practitioners already know;

A total of 339 participants completed the post-birth survey, where 73.75% were first-time mothers.

Only 12.8 % reported a c-section – our national average is 36% Only 20.43% had an epidural – our national average is 46.5%

This is a reduction in c-sections by 61%, and a reduction in epidural use by 56%.

  • 5.3% of this group were VBACs
  • 7.78% of this group birthed at home
  • 65.27% of this group went into labour spontaneously without any effort to get it started. 12.27% used natural methods to initiate labour
  • Only 21.86 % were induced by their care providers.

A high percentage - 82.32% of births - ended with mother-baby skin-to-skin immediately or within the first hour after birth.

HypnoBirthing® teaches mothers-to-be and their birth companions techniques such as visualisations and special breathing. We teach you to eliminate any fear and tension you may have around birth and replace it with confidence, knowledge and a calm presence.

We also teach you about the process of birth, looking after yourself during pregnancy and advocating for yourself during labour thus making sure that you have the birth experience that you desire.

Over the 5 weeks, you'll learn a lot! It's part of the reason that we conduct our classes over that length of time. We find it the perfect amount of information so you don’t suffer information overload and you have time to practice what we are teaching.

Participating in the course alone is not a magic pill for a calm, stress-free and empowering birth! You will need to practice the relaxation, self-hypnosis, breathing techniques etc at home.

This is just some of what you will learn:

  • Everything you need to know to achieve a safer, more comfortable and calm birth
  • The role of your birth partner in supporting and advocating for you and the baby
  • What’s gone wrong with labour as we know it, why and how to overcome it
  • What the Fear-Tension-Pain syndrome is, and how to avoid it and reduce pain
  • Relaxation and self-hypnosis to eliminate fear and tension through pregnancy and birth
  • Techniques of deep relaxation, massage and visualisation during labour
  • Special breathing techniques to have a shorter, more comfortable labour
  • How your body is naturally designed to conceive, nurture and birth your baby with ease and comfort
  • How to greatly reduce the need for drugs and other interventions
  • How to create your body’s own natural pain relief
  • Natural ways to stimulate labour without chemical induction
  • The importance of bonding before and after the birth of your baby
  • Gentle birthing techniques that allow you to avoid hard physical pushing and tearing
  • A toolbox of techniques that will not only change your birth but will also change your life.

Group classes are limited to six mothers-to-be and their birth companions. There are 5 x 3-hour group classes, which are better for retaining information compared to a weekend cram class! Classes fill quickly; it's recommended that you book early to avoid disappointment.

Private classes can also be arranged and are typically delivered in the same session format, only they're delivered at a time mutually suitable.

HypnoBirthing® was founded by Marie Mongan, who used some of what we still teach during the births of her own four children. Marie officially introduced HypnoBirthing® to America in 1989. The method proved to be very popular, so much so that she expanded the program internationally. HypnoBirthing® is now taught in over 70 countries, and Australia has over 190 (and growing!) certified practitioners.

You can start HypnoBirthing® classes anytime during your pregnancy.

However, to get the most out of the program, you should ideally be between 20 and 34 weeks.

Please contact me if you are further along in your pregnancy as we may be able to arrange something to suit.

For both group and private classes, you'll receive:

  • Official HypnoBirthing® - The Mongan Method Book
  • 7 official Australian MP3 tracks for the birthing mother and 2 MP3 tracks for the support person
  • The parent class workbook that includes additional relaxation scripts and information on nutrition and exercise.
  • A comprehensive Birth Preference document
  • A private online portal containing articles to support evidenced based birthing and medical procedures, birth preference templates and much more.
  • Continued support via the phone and email through to your birth and into the post-partum period
  • A supper, after all, all the learning makes one hungry.

ABSOLUTELY! At HypnoBirthing® classes, we're all about the family you're creating. We spend a lot of time teaching your birth companion just how important their role is in your upcoming birth. Your birth companion is someone who will be supporting you through birth, it may be your husband, partner, mother, sister or best friend.


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A Positive Birth You'll Remember Forever

  • Know a positive birth is very possible for you
  • Know childbirth doesn't have to be a time of fear
  • Know you'll need the right people around you to make it happen

The education you choose to prepare yourself with can make a very big difference to the experience you, your partner and your baby have at birth.