Why I teach the Hypnobirthing Australia program and love it!

I have been teaching hypnobirthing for a few years now and originally trained in 2009 with another program, however I have now chosen to teach the Hypnobirthing Australia program as I was really impressed by the extensive, professional practitioner training that I received in 2014, which I found lacking when I originally did my hypnobirthing …

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I’m pregnant – why does it hurt so much?

Preparing for birth is like preparing for a marathon. You need to prepare both your mind and your body. In your mind, you need to release fear, which creates tension, producing more pain, creating more fear, which starts a whole vicious cycle in the mind and body as described by British Obstetrician and leading advocate …

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“I kept talking to my baby loudly” – when birth preferences change!

First of all I would like to thank Vicki Hobbs from the Hypnobirthing Centre WA for helping me release my fear of birthing and to also help me think positive all the way about everything – my pregnancy, my labour, the surges I would experience and moving my baby down.  I was one person who …

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Hypnobirth of Lachlan – I pulled him out myself which was incredibly empowering

On the morning of the 15th April 2014, I went into natural labour with my first baby at 5 days past his guess date.  At 5.00am I woke to go to the loo, and had my show.  I knew this could happen days before labour so tried not to get too excited!  However at 7.00am …

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The birth of Avery – I listened to my affirmations on a daily basis and focused on having a positive birth.

I had a very good pregnancy and stayed very healthy and fit throughout it. I listened to my affirmations on a daily basis and focused on having a positive birth. When people asked me if I was nervous or dreading it, I could say with honesty that I wasn’t. Instead, I felt positive that I …

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Pregnancy Massage – is it safe?

Although I originally wrote this article in March 2014, I regularly update it with new information as it arises. The popularity and education of prenatal massage has increased significantly over the past few decades. In tribal cultures, prenatal and labour support massage was common.  Anthropologist George Engelmann documented these techniques in the mid 1880’s; however …

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Hypnobirthing – taking the fear out of childbirth

My name is Vicki Hobbs and I am a certified Hypnobirthing Childbirth Educator with Hypnobirthing Australia (www.hypnobirthingaustralia.com.au) “Hypnobirthing” is just a fancy name for “hypnosis for birth” but please be aware that the hypnosis part of this course is only one small component of the program. It is a full childbirth education program that covers …

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