What birth story do you want to tell?

Hypnobirthing Australia™ classes – the first chapter to your positive birth story.

 

Your birth should be one of the most incredible experiences of your life. An experience you will want to remember for the rest of your life, for all the right reasons. 

Yet you feel like everything you hear or experience about birth feels like it is based in fear. And judgement. Everybody has a story to tell. Or an opinion on how or where you should give birth.

‘Don’t be a hero – just get the epidural.’

‘Why would you want a home/birth centre/ hospital birth? My friend did this and you should hear her story (insert birth horror story here)?

‘You aren’t going to do (whatever it is you want to do), are you?’

Perhaps you can imagine your beautiful birth, but you’re worried that your obstetrician, midwife or even partner won’t be on the same page.

You want to know that, despite everything you have heard, your birth story can be a positive one.

Upcoming classes in Fremantle

Start creating your own positive birth story

 

Hypnobirthing Australia™ classes give you childbirth education with a difference through;

  • the ability to create and maintain a positive mindset, changing our thoughts and feelings around birth.
  • specific tools and techniques to use during labour to create a calm, positive and empowering birth experience, including visualisations, relaxation, touch and breathing
  • evidence-based information including the process of birth, the pros and cons of procedures surrounding birth, and making your own decisions
  • practical tools for birth partners

 

 

‘The best thing I have done so far in my pregnancy is this course.’

Sara Craggs

‘Kate helped us feel more at ease, informed and empowered in our pregnancy journey.’

Betty Parsons

‘Hypnobirthing took away the fear factor.’

Victoria Brindle

Hypnobirthing Australia™ classes help you to write your own positive birth story, regardless of how or where your baby enters the world.

 

The Hypnobirthing Australia Positive Birth program is a natural approach to birth. But it’s not a natural or nothing approach. It’s a ‘you need to do what is best for you and here are some ways you can do that’ approach.

This program is for you if…

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Want all the tools, techniques and knowledge to walk your birth journey with confidence.

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Need to remove the fear and replace it with knowledge, insight, and understanding around labour and birth.

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Want your birth partner to have all the tools they need to support you and to become your biggest advocate.

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Prefer evidence-based approaches and less ‘woo-woo’.

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Want to do your birth, your way.

Hypnobirthing Australia™ Positive Birth classes give you everything you need to work with your body to have a positive birth.

What’s included…

2 full days of  live classes giving you…

  • an understanding of the physiology of labour and birth and how fear can impact your birth 
  • a toolkit overflowing with different ways to help you deal with the intensity of labour including, touch, acupressure, self-hypnosis tracks, affirmations, visualisations and so much more.
  • a framework to help you make the best decisions for yourself and your baby, and to help you find your voice
  • ways  to work with your caregivers, and find the right caregiver for you, so that you can have the positive birth you desire
  • and your birth partner work as a team during your labour and birth by giving them all the tools they need to truly be able to support you

A folio of Hypnobirthing Australia™ resources that you can take with you to your birth

2 MP3 self- hypnosis and affirmation albums, so you can practice your techniques before the big day

I also love a chat so you get on-going phone and email support from me right up until the day of your birth.

Upcoming classes in Fremantle

What we cover

Creating and Maintaining a Positive Mindset

Including the importance of mind/body connection, how our birthing bodies work, the hormones of birth and how fear affects labour

Our toolkit for birth

By the end of this very practical session you will have a full toolkit of ways to help you cope with the intensity of labour, including breathing, visualisations and light touch massage

Preparation and Choices for empowered birth

Knowledge is power! During this session we talk about birth preferences, how to make the best decisions for yourself and baby and options for birth. 

Birth – bringing it all together.

Covering  topics such what to expect during your labour, birth and afterwards, the importance of movement during labour, bonding with baby, and a birth rehearsal to practice your techniques 

Class Options

Positive Birth Group Classes $547

No big hospital antenatal classes here. Held over 2 consecutive Sundays, Bright Mums group classes are kept small so that you can ask any and all of the questions that you have.

Connect with other like-minded Mums and their birth partners as you start to write your positive birth story.

Positive Birth Private Classes $847

Already have a little one at home, making it difficult to attend group classes? Perhaps you or your birth partner work FIFO. Or maybe you want a more individualised option?

Private classes are tailored to suit you and your needs. 

Classes are held in the comfort of your home or via Zoom over 4 evenings or 2 full days (weekends only). Pyjamas and unlimited cups of tea are perfectly acceptable.

Private Refresher Class $287

Have you previously attended Hypnobirthing Australia classes and want to brush up before the birth of your next bub?

Held in the comfort of your home or via Zoom, this 3-hour session will recap the techniques to help you achieve that deep level of relaxation.

I’m Kate Vivian, Mum of three and a complete pregnancy and birth geek.

 

Why do I teach Hypnobirthing Australia™? Because I have used it for two out of my three babies, and I know it works! My first birth was well before I knew about hypnobirthing. My second two were hypnobubs. And I can tell you which births I would do again and again – Hypnobirthing all the way!

 I’ve had 3 births that all looked entirely different to the others (and to everyone else’s). I’m all about helping you prepare for a positive birth, not a ‘perfect’ one. 

Think of me as your research and support team when writing your birth story. I can provide you with everything you need but this story is yours.

 

Kate Vivian childbirth educator Perth

Birth partners welcome

Whether it is your husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, significant other, mum, friend, sister, third-grade teacher or anyone else you want by your side during your birth, you know they want to be there to support you. 

 Except you can almost hear them thinking ‘I have no idea how I can be of any support’. 

Or they don’t want to ‘get in the way of the professionals’ 

Maybe they have written hypnobirthing off as ‘hippie nonsense’.

Hypnobirthing Australia™ classes give birth partners practical ways they can support you during your birth. Ways that won’t leave them cringing. Or have them feeling like they have squashed some toes in the process.



 Upcoming Group Classes

August 1 & August 8

9am - 4pm

Hypnobirthing Australia™ classes

Held in Fremantle, group classes are designed to allow you to connect with other like-minded parents-to-be and to have all your birthing questions answered

2 spaces left

September 19 & September 26

9am - 4pm

Hypnobirthing Australia™ classes

Held in Fremantle, group classes are designed to allow you to connect with other like-minded parents-to-be and to have all your birthing questions answered

Spaces are limited

October 10 & October 24

9am - 4pm

Hypnobirthing Australia™ classes

Held in Fremantle, group classes are designed to allow you to connect with other like-minded parents-to-be and to have all your birthing questions answered

Spaces are limited

November 7 & November 14

9am - 4pm

Hypnobirthing Australia™ classes

Held in Fremantle, group classes are designed to allow you to connect with other like-minded parents-to-be and to have all your birthing questions answered

Spaces are limited

More dates to be announced soon.

What the research says.

 

A recent Australian study showed the impact of independent childbirth education classes on labour and birth. In particular, it looked at classes that included complementary techniques to help support labour and birth. The techniques included relaxation, acupressure, massage, yoga, breathing techniques, and continuous partner support

The good news? Compared to the control group, the women in the study group;

  • had a 45% reduction in epidural use.
  • were 29% less likely to need artificial hormones during labour to help ‘speed things up’
  • experienced a shorter second stage of labour (the ‘pushing’ stage) with a mean difference of 32 minutes.
  • had just under half the caesarean rate

The even better news? We discuss all of these techniques as well as give you hands-on, practical ways to implement them.

Still have questions? Book in for your free 15 minute chat

Still have questions about Hypnobirthing Australia™ classes? Want to find out what other options there are?
Unable to make group classes or looking for different options – let’s chat

Are you having a planned caesarean birth – check out my Positive Caesarean Birth Course here

Would you prefer an online option – why not look at the Hypnobubs Online Course?