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! Screen Shot 2013-12-05 at 5.41.22 am

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.

Click here to download your Christopher Lloyd Clark meditation music.

 

Doula Services

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.

Lactation Consultants

Please contact the Australian Breastfeeding Association for support and details of registered Lactation Consultants in your area.

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. 

Private Midwives

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.

Australian Breastfeeding Association Click on link to visit Australian Breastfeeding Association http://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/ The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) is an organisation of people interested in the promotion and protection of breastfeeding. Amongst these are breastfeeding women and their partners and health professionals such as doctors, lactation consultants and midwives. ABA was founded in Melbourne, Victoria in 1964 (as the Nursing Mothers’ Association), with the primary aim of giving mother-to-mother support to breastfeeding women.

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. gay parents australia gay lesbian support birth parenting

Services in the Brisbane/Gold Coast Regions

Click here for recommended services in the Gold Coast/Brisbane region. 

Parenting Blogs

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.

Complementary Tracks

Hypnobirthing mum Jamie Hocking has also recorded some lovely affirmation tracks for pregnancy. You can check out her website Affirmations for Pregnancy here.

Maternity Wear

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/

Birth Announcements/Stationery

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 Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding  by Ina May Gaskin

Orgasmic Birth: Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying, and Pleasurable Birth Experience 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 Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: A Doctor’s Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting Choices  by Sarah Buckley

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding  by Diane Wiessinger
Spiritual Midwifery Spiritual Midwifery  by Ina May Gaskin

Childbirth without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth (Import) 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) 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 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/

The advantages of not having your membranes artificially ruptured http://midwifethinking.com/2010/08/20/in-defence-of-the-amniotic-sac/

An inspiring array of visualisations for your birthing
Bub Hub – online forums and pregnancy/birth information

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