What is Hypnobirthing?
Starting or growing your family should be a time of excitement and joy. It is Kate's mission to equip you with knowledge and techniques to have an informed, prepared and empowered birth as well as a happy, healthy start to parenthood through the incredible Hypnobirthing Australia™ Positive Birth Program.
The Positive Birth Program is a very thorough, research based child birth education program for expectant Mums and birth partners and is ideally completed between 20-30wks gestation. The philosophy of the program is centred around the knowledge that birth is a normal, natural physiological function of the body and unless there are special circumstances, natural birth is the optimal way to birth and has short and long term advantages for both Mum and bub. The 'Hypno' in Hypnobirthing refers to one of many techniques taught during the program which is the use of hypnosis and self hypnosis for birth.
During the program you will learn the 4 pillars of the program;
Understanding the innate wisdom, power and ability of your incredible mind and body
What you can expect in the lead up to birth, as well as ways to encourage your baby earthside.
The different stages of labour and what is happening inside your body
Learn a range of different tools and techniques to release fear, stay calm, naturally produce your own pain-relieving endorphins and assist baby into position through;
Breathing techniques for each stage of labour
Light touch massage and acupressure
Visualisations, relaxations and birth affirmations
Hypnosis and self hypnosis to connect mind and body
Specific movements and positions to assist your baby
Different models of care available in Australia
The role of birth partner, doula, midwife and Obstetrician
How to create the ideal birth environment no matter where you are birthing
Creating your very own birthing 'toolkit'
Prebirth baby bonding
Creating your own birth preferences so that your caregivers know how to best support you in your wishes
Interventions and options available to you
Where to source reliable information for own research
The latest statistics
The importance of birth rehearsal before the main event
Benefits of HypnoBirthing
Decreased rates of artificial induction
Shortened first and second stages of labour
Expectant mother and birth partner become closer as they learn to work together to prepare for birth. The birth partners take on an integral role of supporting and advocating for the birthing woman which results in them feeling more important and useful.
Ability to create a calmer birth experience resulting in reduced rates of trauma and post-partum depression.
Reduced rates of medical intervention and pain relief
Newborns have higher apgar scores (the system to evaluate babies in the minutes after birth), they typically feed better and are calmer.
Faster recovery post birth for both mother and baby
Tools taught are not just for birth but will serve you for life!
The Positive Birth Program is a 12hrs empowering, modern, research based child birth education and preparation which is being constantly updated with the latest information available.
Each couple receives a positive birth program guide, practice hypnosis tracks to listen to at home, The Little Book of Hypnobirthing eBook, access to Hypnobirthing Australia's parents facebook group forum, a library of online resources with further information, articles, videos, peer reviewed research papers etc.
Classes are made up of theory (audio visual, spoken), interactive discussion and hands on practical learning to ensure that no matter what type of learner you are - we have you covered.
Our approach is down to earth and simple so you can absorb and enjoy your learning whilst creating a deeper connection with your birthing partner and other couples on the journey.
Below are some of the different options available, however if you can't find a course that fits your personal situation, please contact Kate to arrange something suitable.
Positive Birth Program
Private 1 on 1 Tuition
If you live within a 25km radius of Mona Vale, Kate can come to your home and run you through The Positive Birth Program (either 2x 6hr sessions or 4 x 3hr sessions). You will be provided with specific, personalised support according to your personal circumstances. Please enquire directly with Kate via the contact page for available dates.
Positive Birth Program
In person group classes are held over 2x 6hr sessions on the last 2 Sundays of each month from Carma Meditation House in the heart of Mona Vale (a little hidden gem). Light refreshments are included. Upcoming dates available by clicking on the 'Book Now' button.
May 22nd and 29th, 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
June 19th and 26th, 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
July 24th and 31st, 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
August 21st and 28th, 9.30am - 4.30 pm
September 18th and 25th, 9.30am - 4.30pm
October 23rd and 30th, 9.30am - 4.30pm
November 20th and 27th, 9.30am - 4.30pm
Positive Birth Program
Zoom Group Classes
Online group classes are held monthly over 4x Thursday evenings from 6 - 9pm on ZOOM. It has all the same inclusions and benefits of an in person class in the comfort of your own home. Ideal for those who are out of the area or with trickier schedules to work around. Upcoming dates available by clicking on the Book Now button.
May 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th. 6pm - 9pm
June 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd. 6pm - 9pm
July 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th. 6pm - 9pm
August 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th. 6pm - 9pm
September 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd. 6pm - 9pm
October 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th. 6pm - 9pm
November 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th. 6pm - 9pm
This is a 3hr private course for those who have already completed a Hypnobirthing course in the past and would like to refresh themselves with the knowledge, tools, mindset and support for a positive and empowered birth experience.
Course includes Hypnobirthing Australia™ folio book, practice tracks, Ebook and online resources.
Hypnobubs® Online Course
The Hypnobubs® course is a 6hr pre-recorded course which you can complete at your own pace from home. It is a popular course at an affordable price which includes high quality resources such as the Little Book of Hypnobirthing, downloads, mp3 tracks and video tuition by Hynobirthing Australia's creator Melissa Spilsted.
Hypnobubs® Online + Private Bundle #1
Hypnobubs® Online 6hr Pre-Recorded Course (as above) + a 90min private session with Kate to go over information not covered online and specific areas of concern.
Hypnobubs® Online + Private Bundle #2
Hypnobubs® Online 6hr Pre-Recorded Course (as above) + 3hr private session with Kate to go over information not covered online and specific areas of concern.
Positive Cesarean Online Course
A world first online course for those having a cesarean birth who wish to have an informed and empowered birth experience. In this course you will not only learn the knowledge, tools, support and mindset for a positive cesarean birth but also the different options available to you which you may not be told otherwise.
Includes online access for 12 months, long play mp3 practice tracks, eBook, online resources, videos, worksheets and handouts.
Feel like you've left things too late or have further questions?
Head to the contact page and send Kate a message and she'll get back to you within 48hrs with a response.
Kate is a proud Mumma bear of 3 little miracles, is seldom found without a cup of tea in hand. Growing up, she became fascinated with her fathers books on mindset and personal development and this keen interest eventually led her to her lifes work of helping others through lifes ups and downs. As a Hypnobirthing Australia™ Childbirth Educator, Hypnotherapist & Transformational Life Coach, Kate passionately specialises in mind body techniques for fertility, pregnancy, birth and beyond.
Pregnancy and birth didn’t come easy for Kate, she experienced years of recurrent miscarriages, high risk pregnancies as well as 2 premature emergency births. Throughout the journey however, she utilised her deep wisdom and mindset techniques to remain calm and connected to her body and babies and had incredibly beautiful birthing experiences with each child despite the challenges.
She believes starting or growing a family should be a time of joy and excitement and it’s her mission to empower her clients with knowledge and techniques to create a positive pregnancy and birth, no matter the twists and turns of the journey.
Kate holds group classes both online and from the beautiful Carma Meditation House in Mona Vale and does home visits for her private clients.
Kate is certified in the following modalities and is a board member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), Australian Board of NLP and the American Board of Hypnotherapy and regularly updates her learning.
Level 1 & 2, Advanced Coach Mastery
Level 1 & 2, Conscious Hypnosis Mastery
Level 1 & 2, Advanced Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Time Line Therapy
Hypnobirthing Australia™ Childbirth Educator