Can you afford to NOT do HypnoBirthing Classes?

Over the last few weeks I have had a few inquires from expectant new mums about doing my HypnoBirthing classes.  The conversation ended with oh.. I am not sure we can afford to do classes.

Knowing what I know about our maternity system I’m not sure you can’t afford to do HypnoBirthing classes!

So let’s break this down.. HB classes are NOT just about preparing you for the physical, logistics of birthing a baby.  That is what run of the mill normal childbirth classes do. That is why they are held over one day or split into a weekend course.

If these classes were so fantastic about birth preparation then we wouldn’t have these current Australian statistics:

1:3 babies are born via caeseran section now.

1:4 labours are via induction.

1:3 woman describe their birth as traumatic.

1:4 woman suffer some kind of major physical trauma with birth.

1:7 woman are now diagnosed with post natal depression.

1:10 dads are now diagnosed with post natal depression.

The number ONE cause of perinatal morbidity is SUICIDE…

WTF is going on……

we also know that babies are conscious beings before birth… they are aware of their environment in the womb.. they are marinating in the hormones of their mothers. So preparation for celebrating their birthday matters!

Here is the most recent WHO recommendations on reducing non medical interventions and unnecessary procedures. Number one recommendation is education programs that teach preventiong programs on prevention of fear and anxiety!

The birth education is much more than just the birth of a baby… it is about a WHOLE experience and journey through conception, labour and birth and the post natal experience. We are talking about a 10 month journey.

Preparing for the birth of your baby deserves the research, the education just like you would planning for a physical event, a holiday and a wedding! Certainly more than walking around a parenting expo and test driving a pram!


[ARTICLE] “How Kate Middleton Was Able To Look So Fresh After Royal Baby”- The Courier Mail 25th April 2018

So proud to confirm its OFFICIAL!

[ARTICLE] “Push For More Empowering Language During Childbirth- The Courier Mail 28th February 2018

QUEENSLAND midwives have called time on medics using condescending and frightening language during childbirth.

Maternity advocates say there is no place in today’s society for using the words “my woman”, or “good girl” or “failure to progress”.

Contractions should be described as “strong” not “painful” and a “big baby” should be called a “healthy baby”.

All language must be empowering and uplifting for the mother.

Gold Coast midwife Amanda Bude told The Courier-Mail language surrounding birth needed an overhaul with all care providers.

“A successful birth outcome starts when a woman is respected,” she said.

“Just look at birth trauma rates – one third of women describe their birth as traumatic.”

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Happy 25th World HypnoBirthing Day 15th November 2015

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Celebrating an amazing event world wide!

[ARTICLE] Childbirth Becoming a Family Affair- August 2015

GIVING birth has turned into a real social occasion with hubbies, kids, family, photographers and even babysitters piling into the birthing suite to share in the miracle of life.

Hypnobirthing expert and Gold Coast midwife Amanda Bude has worked with 15 family and friends in attendance at the birth.

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Amanda Bude- Member of The Australian HypnoBirthing Steering Committee.

The Mongan Method of HypnoBirthing® is the longest running community dedicated to using hypnosis in childbirth. It was founded in the United States in early 1989 by Marie “Mickey” Mongan, who is a licensed counselor and former dean of a small women’s college. The Mongan Method of HypnoBirthing® is the pioneer and leader in birth education with hypnosis.

Several decades and thousands of classes later, HypnoBirthing® is the most widely used childbirth hypnosis program in the world. Today, there are HypnoBirthing® practitioners in 46 countries around the world who are helping women become aware of the benefits of calm, instinctive birthing for themselves and their babies.

Australian families have been supported in their birth choice for over 14 years. HypnoBirthing® has spread nationwide catching the interest of other professionals all impressed by the birth experiences they were hearing and witnessing with HypnoBirthing® – the Mongan Method.

HypnoBirthing is now recognised throughout Australia as the Gold Standard of Childbirth Education, and has been implemented into public and private hospital antenatal education programmes due to its credibility and ongoing research success. Often as the only eduHBSealcation program offered.

The HypnoBirthing® Institute has appointed an experienced and professional team to lead Australia and to ensure that families and practitioners have the most relevant education and support. This team is called the Australian Steering Committee. I am so very proud to be a part of the Australian Steering Committee and to continue teaching this childbirth education to families, Australia wide.

To book your HypnoBirthing class inquire at

[ARTICLE] Gold Coast Mum’s Choosing to HypnoBirth: Gold Coast Bulletin Febuary 2015

MORE Gold Coast mums are turning to hypnobirthing to ease their fears of childbirth and make sure they have a calm kid.

Hypnobirthing, which involves learning self-hypnosis and relaxation techniques for a calm birth, has been made famous by the likes of Duchess Kate Middleton.

Gold Coaster Amanda Bude, Groovy Babies offer hypnobirthing education.

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HypnoBirthing® let us Increase your Confidence in Birth Preparation?

Want to INCREASE your confidence and preparation for birth?

The Gold Standard of Birthing with Hypnosis

 About HypnoBirthing®-The Mongan Method.

The HypnoBirthing® Childbirth method is as much a philosophy of natural childbirth as it is a technique for achieving a satisfying, relaxing birth.

HypnoBirthing® teaches you and your birth companion the art and joy of experiencing birthin a more comfortable manner. You will learn to call upon your body’s own natural relaxant, lessening or eliminating discomfort and the need for medication.

When a woman is properly prepared for childbirth with her mind and body in harmony, nature is free to function in the same well designed manner that it does with all other creatures.

HypnoBirthing® teaches you to release all prior programming about birth, how to trust your body and work with it and how to free yourself of harmful emotions that lead to pain-causing fear and tension in muscles.

HypnoBirthing® will teach you the art of using your own natural birthing instincts so you birth fully aware and in control, but profoundly relaxed.

• How to achieve a safer, easier and more comfortable birth

• Techniques of deep relaxation to help you eliminate fear & tension

• How your body is naturally designed to conceive, nurture and birth your baby with

ease and comfort

• To create your body’s own natural relaxant for natural pain relief

• How you and your birthing companion can create a birthing environment that is calm,

serene and joyful

• Gentle birthing techniques that allow you to breathe your baby into the world, reducing the likelihood of vaginal tearing.


What HypnoBirthing Childbirth Education Classes Entail?

HypnoBirthing® offers you “Class” and so much more- 12 hours of tuition in 5 x 2.5hr classes.


Ø  Your own copy of the 302-page HypnoBirthing Text, HypnoBirthing– The Mongan Method

Ø  5 information-packed class meetings, helping you to understand why labor doesn’t have to hurt

Ø  5 professionally written scripts for your home practice

Ø  2 CDs for your relaxation, stress reduction, and bonding (Including the program cornerstone disk, Rainbow Relaxation)

Ø  Handouts for planning your Birth Preferences

Ø  A set of Birth Prompts for your birth Companion

Ø  Demonstration and practice in optimal birth positions

Ø  A free hypnotic session in building birth confidence and eliminating fears

Ø  A Guide to good pregnancy nutrition

Ø  Several deep relaxation techniques for use during birthing, plus

Ø  Well-paced instruction designed to build your confidence and help you to have a safer, easier, and more comfortable birthing

Ø  Special calm breathing methods for use throughout labor and during birthing

Ø  Small classes for personal attention

Ø  Body toning exercises and practice

Ø  The advantage and confidence of the Mongan Method reputation for top-quality birthing preparation


For further information on HypnoBirthing Classes please contact:

Amanda Bude

HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator/Midwife.

Ph: 0412 238 854 or


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