Hi there! I am a mother of two hypnobirthed boys (one in a car!) and I have been a certified Hypnobirthing Australia™ practitioner since 2014. I am also a pregnancy retreat facilitator and womb awakening practitioner.
Through my personal and professional experiences, I have discovered that pregnancy, birth, and becoming a mother is a sacred, meaningful, and transformational time and women are to be heard, honoured, and respected.
I am devoted to helping women cultivate trust within themselves, to be at the centre of their unique journey and to experience birth as a rite of passage into motherhood.
I believe the foundation to this is the right support team, and education about birth as a physiological process, proven coping tools, and awareness around birth choices, and feeling prepared for whatever path the birth journey may take.
My classes involve the birth partner every step of the way and I provide them with practical knowledge and tools to confidently support the birthing mother.
I currently specialise in private hypnobirthing classes via Zoom so the mother and her birth partner can enjoy a personalised experience in the comfort of their own space.
I believe that through holistic birth education we will change the face of birth on this earth and I am so grateful to be part of this together with the Hypnobirthing Australia™ Positive Birth program.
“Before meeting with Melissa I was quite nervous about giving birth again (to my third baby), particularly the pushing phase. Having spent the time with Melissa I’m now really looking forward to the birth itself and being able to use the hypnobirthing tools I have at my disposal.
I’m far, far more calm and confident about my upcoming birth. I feel like I have a really well equipped toolkit to help me through labour, as well as a good list of things for my birth partner and team to use as well.
Melissa is so passionate yet calm and reaffirming about birth and the miracle that women are! She has a really deep knowledge of the physiology of birth and shares it in such a way as to really help you understand what is going to happen and feel empowered by that understanding.
Having had two babies already I thought I knew most of the physical aspects of birth, but I learned a LOT and it really boosted my confidence.
Thank you Melissa you’re an angel! Xxx”
~Kristin Westlake, Sydney NSW (Hypnobirthing classes via Zoom)