Resources & Recommendations
Hypnobirthing Australia™ official MP3 downloads - Relaxation, Self Hypnosis & Affirmations
Professionally guided self-hypnosis & relaxation, especially designed for use during pregnancy, childbirth and parenting; all professionally produced and in an Australian accent. These hypnosis/relaxation tracks have been carefully and methodically written to be effective quickly. There are Hypnobirthing Australia relaxation/self-hypnosis and affirmations tracks available for pregnancy, childbirth, natural or caesarean birth, breastfeeding and parenting. Enjoy the relaxation techniques from the comfort of your own home. Click here to download your own MP3 albums!
Background Music Downloads for Childbirth & Relaxation
If you love the background music from ‘Surge of the Sea – Hypnosis for Childbirth’ and our other tracks; then you can now purchase the music by world renowned Australian meditation music artist – Christopher Lloyd Clarke, to use as background music during your own birth or for general relaxation before and after your birth.
Women have complex needs during childbirth. In addition to the safety of modern obstetrical care and the love and support provided by their partners, women need consistent, continuous reassurance, comfort and respect. Having individualised doula support is proven to
Positive effects of Doula Care
- 50% reduction on caesarean rates
- 25% shorter labour
- 60% reduction in epidural requests
- 40% reduction in Syntocinon use
- 30% reduction in analgesia use
- 40% reduction in forceps delivery
This is Australia’s largest online directory of doulas. A doula offers unbiased information, physical and emotional support during pregnancy, childbirth and in the postnatal period http://www.findadoula.com.au/ Contact your Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner for recommendations of doulas in your local area. You can also click here for recommended doula’s in the Gold Coast/Brisbane region.
The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) runs the National Breastfeeding Helpline 1800 mum 2 mum (1800 686 268). The Breastfeeding Helpline is available 7 days a week. It is staffed by trained, volunteer counsellors who answer calls on a roster system in their own homes. You can also click here for recommended lactation consultants in the Gold Coast/Brisbane region.
http://www.homebirthaustralia.org/ Homebirth Australia is a group of consumers and midwives com mitted to ensuring the survival of homebirth as a birth option for Australian women, with the overall aim of public funded homebirth across the country. You can also click here for recommended private midwives in the South East Queensland region.
Home Visits/Settling Baby/Breastfeeding
Contact your Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner for recommendations of Lactation Consultants in your local area.
Birth Videos and Other Links
Hypnobirthing Australia YouTube Channel
See beautiful Hypnobirthing and other natural birth related videos on our designated Hypnobirthing Australia YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/Hypnobirthingaust?feature=mhee Beautiful natural Hypnobirthing birth at the Royal Women’s Birth Centre Brisbane, 13 Feb, 2010 http://vimeo.com/10342724 A lovely Hypnobirthing video…watch mother breathe her baby down. http://vimeo.com/44227035 Hypnobirthing Slide Show http://vimeo.com/11364450 A Magical Slideshow of a recent homebirth in Brisbane. What makes this video particularly special, is it was a planned home birth with the surprise of a footling breech delivery. Please also read the birth story (under the video link). Photos by Mihaja Photography http://vimeo.com/34364474
Gay Parents Support
Gay Parents Australia was created by some very caring and motivated hypnobirthing mums, who were inspired to give lesbian mums and gay dads a way to find and support each other.
Services in the Brisbane/Gold Coast Regions
Click here for recommended services in the Gold Coast/Brisbane region.
Mother Down Under This is a great blog by Hypnobirthing Australia mum Caitlin. This is an online mother’s group for pregnant women and for new mothers. It contains a lot of useful advice, mixed with a bit of humour. The Rent Tent is another great blog created by talented Hypnobirthing mum, Rachel from Brisbane. It’s about parenthood and womanhood and is attracting quite a following.
Hypnobirthing mum Jamie Hocking has also recorded some lovely affirmation tracks for pregnancy. You can check out her website Affirmations for Pregnancy here.
The Mamá y bebé range is designed to help mothers-to-be and breastfeeding mothers feel comfortable and attractive. Feel and look great in hospital or at home, even in your pyjamas. http://www.mamaybebe.com.au/
Beautiful handmade stationery made by talented hypnobirthing mother Nicole and Anita. Rediscover the lost art of paper art. http://paperdolls-thelostart.blogspot.com/p/all-about-baby.html Recommended Reading
|Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding by Ina May Gaskin|
|Orgasmic Birth: Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying, and Pleasurable Birth Experience by Elizabeth Davis|
|Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: A Doctor’s Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting Choices by Sarah Buckley|
|The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by Diane Wiessinger|
|Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin|
|Childbirth without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth (Import) by Grantly Dick-Read|
|Hypnobirthing: The Mongan Method: A natural approach to a safe, easier, more comfortable birthing (3rd Edition) by Marie F. Mongan|
|Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin|
Other Links of Interest
A very interesting website that gives tips on how to avoid the ‘unnecesaresean’. http://www.theunnecesarean.com/avoid-an-unnecesarean/
BellyBelly - online parenting social network http://www.bellybelly.com.au/ Woolworths Baby and Toddlers Club https://woolworthsbabyandtoddlerclub.com.au/EcoChild – organic and natural products for baby and mother