Congratulations if you are pregnant!
Welcome to ‘A Focused Birth’ an incredible online childbirth education program that will ensure you are completely prepared for your baby’s birth.
If you haven’t decided whether to try Hypnobirthing/Calmbirth or a more traditional antenatal type class. This online education program takes the guess work out of which course to take, by combining the two.
This program is perfect for parents to be.
You’ll learn invaluable skills and techniques to help you; work with contractions, feel relaxed, empowered and confident leading up to your baby’s birth and into parenthood.
You will have the best elements of standard Australian hospital classes - including evidence-based, practical and up-to-date information given by a Registered Midwife, and also many of the fundamental elements of other approaches that are more focused on being relaxed such as in Calmbirth and Hypnobirthing. The combination of the theory, with practical skills and techniques for feeling calm and in control will ensure you can enjoy the rest of your pregnancy feeling confident about your ability to labour.
These classes on their own are packed full of extra hints and tips for labour and birth and feeding your baby and also caring for a newborn. And you might decide that’s enough for you. But you also have the option to upgrade your experience, to add individual hypnotherapy sessions, to target any specific fears or issues you may have regarding your pregnancy or birth.
The emphasis throughout the course is on sharing quality, relevant information. When you understand how your body works, what to expect, and the many ways you can make your labour more efficient, you can feel informed, prepared and confident as you approach your big day.
One of the main aims of the program is to empower you to have a positive birth experience, in whatever form that takes. Rather than approaching your baby’s birth with fear and trepidation, I am confident that after taking part in this course you will look forward with excitement to all the wonderful memories you will make.
I’ll show you how your baby’s birth can be one of the best days of your life.
The course consists of 12 fun hours of online live interactive sessions, over 4 consecutive weeks. Giving you the chance to be actively involved in your learning. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, during and after the sessions, plus share experiences, ideas and concerns with your fellow participants.
Whilst much of the course involves learning how to work with your body during contractions, we also discuss all available pain relief options and ensure you feel fully informed about all possible interventions. I’ll share my insider knowledge and the things you don’t read about when it comes to; inductions, epidurals, instrumental births and caesareans. So that you know what to expect if it should be part of your birth journey.
Although your labour and birth is probably on the forefront of your mind, the classes also include so much more for a smooth transition to life with a newborn:
Justine is so knowledgeable and delivers the course in such a friendly and easy to understand way. She is super supportive and very reliable. As a first time mum, there were lots of things I had no idea about and she made me feel comfortable asking any question I thought of. We have some extra medical conditions with bub and Justine has helped me to find strategies to understand and my emotions and empower me to remain strong throughout. I can’t thank her enough. Highly recommended!
Emily, Paul and Josiah
Hey Justine. Just wanted to say a massive thank you again for everything you did for us prior to the birth, you really helped me massively. She is doing great, very lucky to have a great sleeper and great eater. She's feeding great and learning very quickly. (partner) says a massive thank you too, advice and tips on what he should do he really put into action on the labour day.
Justine is a sensational coach for any mother (or parent) looking for support, empowerment and information on the journey to parenthood.
Her tools are practical and useful; in particular, the positive affirmations track got me through the early stages of an induced labour without pain relief! She has supported me beyond the classes, remaining on-hand for concerns and checking in on me since the birth. I highly recommend her antenatal and hypnobirthing classes.
Justine provided a huge amount of value, both during the calls and afterwards with personal emails on anything that may have been helpful for our situation. These included breathing techniques, breastfeeding tips, hospital preparation, labour positions, caesarean preparation and a whole heap of resourceful books, links, videos and guidance for both mum and support partner roles. As the Dad, I was enlightened to and very thankful to have this guidance. We can't thank Justine enough for her teaching styles and value she provides
Just wanted to thank you for the classes – we did get some very valuable skills such as having a positive mindset going in around labour, pain and breast feeding. Also, when she is crying and we’re not sure what to do, it’s about problem solving and not getting frustrated or upset! Many many thanks,
Being a first time parent it is important to get educated information, to help make the right choices for your baby. Justine’s classes are excellent and teach you so much about what you can expect during birth. She makes it really fun and engaging for us dads to be. Recommend her sessions to anyone - including dads to be.
The focused birth classes are so worth it. Being first time parents there are so many unanswered questions and the classes give you the opportunity to learn, reassure and get excited. Very professional yet so comforting to be able to learn from a midwife with real experiences. The hypnosis recording element is wonderful and helps with connecting with your body and baby. I highly recommend soon to be parents to invest in the classes. You won’t be disappointed.
Katy and baby Jacy
Hi Justine, we wanted to introduce you to Jacob. He was born on Tuesday, and we couldn’t be more in love. We knew he would be facing some challenges after he was born, but are pleased to say after a short time in NICU he is doing really well. We are home now and taking it one step at a time. I can’t thank you enough for all of the incredible help you gave to both of us. After each appointment with you I felt more able to deal with Jacob’s diagnosis and really felt a complete transformation in how I was now excited about meeting him rather than so scared and emotional. The group classes really helped all the missing pieces into place. After the course we continued practicing all the techniques you taught us and loved relaxing to the hypnosis recordings.
I wouldn’t say I loved being in labour, but I was calm and in the end I relied on a couple of your affirmations and was so ecstatic when he was born. Thank you once again.
Cara, Tim and Jacob
We have some news… Baby Mila has arrived. We had to share the news because we are so grateful for your help and support. My labour was so much better than I ever thought it could be. I’m sure you had a huge part to play in that. I’ll be in touch soon to share more photos and tell you all about it.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Stella, Carlos and Mila
Thank you Justine for your wonderful guidance in the lead up to having our first child. Our beautiful little girl is now 3 months old, smiling and growing quickly. What a blessing it has been to learn from you. Your expertise and passion for newborns is remarkable! Your help will never be forgotten. Sending you much love.
Amanda and Michael
We both would like to thank you for your fantastic classes and amazing support during the later stages of my pregnancy. You helped to reframe our thinking about a number of issues and eased our minds about things that were causing us a lot of anxiety, I cannot thank you enough!
Michelle and Jim
I would love to thank you and your course. I went into the induction process extremely calm and ready. I was already 3cm dilated before we started the induction and just had to have had my waters broken. My labour progressed extremely quickly, dilating to 8cm in an hour. Again I just wanted to thank you for all the information and support along the way! I do really think this course was amazing for Vian and I. Such valuable info. Will be able to use these techniques for the future.
Annie, Vian and Tori
I can't recommend Justine and the focused birth classes highly enough. Justine has such a wealth of experience from which to provide guidance and advice. As a first time Dad, not only did Justine help me understand the role I had to play, but she also equipped me with the knowledge, confidence and tools to do it well.
Hope you are well! I am excited to tell you that last Friday I had a baby girl at 7pm. Her name is Arianna. Due to a transverse lie, our ob thought ceasarean was best. I was so nervous but used your breathing techniques to get me over the line.
We really really enjoyed this course! 10/10 would recommend for future first time parents. I really enjoyed the activities for each week and it really changed my views on the language used around birth. I felt so calm going into labour and was genuinely excited! The birth was the most incredible experience ever. Hudson is such a laid back bubba. We are so thankful for all your guidance. We are lucky to have found just the right person to support us. Thank you Justine!
Sienna & Sam
I have over 20 years experience as a midwife in the UK and Australia, working in both private and public hospitals. I have helped thousands of women in every scenario, from homebirths and water-births, births with complex issues, intervention, and caesarean births.
I currently work in a busy Melbourne Hospital, and am passionate about supporting women and families be as relaxed and confident as they can be whatever the circumstances. I divide my time as a midwife between the Birth Centre and the Child Birth Education Team. This means I am upto date with current research, policies and procedures when it comes to all things birth related.
In addition, I am a government accredited Clinical Hypnotherapist, with an Honours degree in Psychology. In my private practice I specialise in treating anxiety, trauma, fertility issues, pain management and phobias, as well as hypnobirthing techniques.
Bringing together these sets of skills, knowledge, and experience I can guide and prepare you to have the positive birth experience that you desire.
Next course starts Sunday Oct 3