Working as a midwife when pregnant with our first child I was determined to find “a better way”, to bring our baby into this big wide world. I wanted a natural birth that was calm, without fear and without intervention. The word “pain” is synonymous with childbirth, but I knew that did not have to be the case. Having become a NLP practitioner I knew that positive thoughts = positive outcome, but when it came to pregnancy and birth where were those tools to come from as my husband and I faced becoming parents.
Fully aware that a difference in care can result in a different type of birth, and after much research, my husband and I commenced a Childbirth Education Program with a difference- HypnoBirthing® by Marie Mongan.
This led onto the most beautiful experience of the birth of our little Amelia. As she arrived I held her in my arms and she was alert, calm and just perfect. She looked like she had just come out of a bath- not through the birth passage, she was so relaxed. So much so I wanted to give birth again, and again using the HypnoBirthing® technique!
I believed so strongly in the positive outcomes of HypnoBirthing® I then went onto become a Certified HypnoBirthing® International Educator and with great belief in myself and my body, then used the technique to have our twins. Born normally, with a few “special circumstances”, our baby boy and baby girl (Josh and Bree), entered our world as calmly and securely as I could provide for them. Again, as I held them in my arms- they were calm and alert.
They were the SECOND twins born in Australia EVER with this method. Now internationally recognized and used I give great respect for Marie Mongan and her belief in woman, their bodies and for the Gold Seal HypnoBirthing® Method. I, in turn give back by teaching this technique to the many couples that come to Groovy Babies HypnoBirthing® International Classes.
Having spent over a 19 years working with families and pregnancy it a privilege to empower woman in discovering their natural birthing instinct from conception though to the first year of parenting. Experiencing the joy and challenges of a multiple pregnancy myself I have a special interest in assisting other families of multiples to be. I have a passionate dedication to re-assure mums-to-be that birth can be the way nature intended.