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Hi I’m Rachel and I’m a sensitive soul, I wear my heart on my sleeve. If someone’s crying you better believe it, I’ve either already got tears rolling down my cheeks or I’m trying hard to keep it together. Equally, isn’t laughter just so contagious!
I’m a passionate midwife and mother to two gorgeous girls, with a humble supportive husband. I’m probably the modern version of what some might call a “crunchy mumma” or “hippy”. Truth is though, I’m an educated young woman, who is out to promote what our bodies are biologically designed for and there is plenty of evidence to back up what I’m promoting.
Birth excites me. Not what you often hear in the general community, is it? But having close to ten years experience in a large tertiary hospital I have been blessed to be present in so many beautiful moments. Many births might not be the cliche natural “text book” birth, however, I know with the tools, support, preparation and knowledge that you learn through attending the Positive Birth Program™ with me, your journey will be an empowering experience.
I believe birth is as magical as a beautiful symphony. Women are powerhouses and every woman deserves for their birth and the meeting of their baby to be one of the best days of their lives.
When everything is in tune and in balance the normal physiology of birth is magical. When a woman can tune into her mind and body in labour, she will create her own unique beautiful symphony or birth story; one that sings to the heart.
When a medical complexity throws in a ‘chime’ or ‘ting’ off key, hypnobirthing can give you a set of unique instruments to work with that ‘chime’ and still create a magical birth symphony.
Hypnobirthing Australia™ understands the different elements for a positive birth; knowledge, tools, support, preparation. It is here where you and your birth partner will become equipped to compose your own unique birth symphony which you will forever dance joyfully to when reminiscing on the day you met your baby for the first time.
I know Hypnobirthing Australia’s techniques work. I’ve tried and tested it personally, twice over and I hope I’ll be able to experience another hypnobirth. The birth of both my children were simply magical!
Hypnobirthing incorporates the use of hypnosis to ensure you have a positive birth journey. Despite the terminology, hypnobirthing isn’t “hippy” at all. It is scientific, evidenced-based information that leads to better birthing outcomes. Hypnobirthing Australia™ classes provide you with the knowledge, tools and techniques you need to help you make well informed decisions to have a positive birth. Hypnobirthing follows the ethos of normal physiological birth and empowers women in knowing that their bodies are absolutely designed to birth their babies. When the mind and body work together in a supported environment, physiological birth is more easily achieved, and with enjoyment too.
Hypnobirthing isn’t just for the birthing mother but also her birthing partner who will learn tools and techniques to advocate for the mother and ensure a calm birth. Hypnobirthing is here to stamp out society’s view on birth. It’s here you learn to retrain your brain and take out the FEAR of birth.
Birth is powerful and beautiful. Hypnobirthing teaches you how to switch on the primal part of your brain where you are wired to birth. Hypnobirthing classes will teach you techniques so you can practice self-hypnosis during your pregnancy and leading up to birth, so that when it’s time to meet your gorgeous bundle you can really switch on that primal part of your brain.
Hypnobirthing will leave you with a deep understanding of the labour and birthing process and ensure you are well equipped to make informed decisions. This will mean even when things don’t go quite as planned, (as we don’t ignore that medical complications can occur), you can still remain in the driver’s seat of your birth journey and make safe choices for yourself and baby so you can still have a positive birth experience.