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Recent Blog posts

Hypnobirthing: Empowering Women for a Positive Birth Experience

by Justine Daly,


Hypnobirthing is an approach that embraces the idea of a calm and gentle birth by combining techniques from hypnotherapy, deep relaxation, visualization, and positive affirmations.

When should I start hypnobirthing?

by Justine Daly,

Pregnancy Hypnobirthing

There is no right answer to this question. Because it’s never too late to use this wonderful birth preparation. However, there are so many benefits to having the knowledge early in pregnancy, that as a rule of thumb - earlier is always better.

Birth anxiety, and Tokophobia, are they real?

by Justine Daly,

Hypnobirthing Anxiety

Are you terrified about labour and birth? If so, you are not alone. It’s so common it even has a name – Tokophobia.

Should I Be Concerned? 17 Pregnancy Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore

by Justine Daly,


As a midwife I constantly tell my clients it’s always worth asking a professional. Just because your colleague once had an itch and was told not to worry by her GP, or your cousin had bleeding all through her pregnancy and everything was fine, it doesn’t mean you should ignore what’s happening with your body.

10 ways to get the most out of your hypnobirthing preparation

by Justine Daly,


Over the 20 years I’ve been helping families have babies, I have seen the pitfalls from inadequate and outdated generic hypnobirthing training, taught by people with little understanding of the potential complexities of birthing. So learning from an experienced birth professional should be your starting point.

Antenatal anxiety - How to reduce it in 3 easy steps

by Justine Daly,

Hypnobirthing Anxiety

It's incredibly normal to feel worried when you are pregnant. For some women this is a new experience as pregnancy brings such an unfamiliar set of circumstances, for many it’s an added stress on top of their existing stresses. For these women pregnancy anxiety can lead to feeling overwhelmed and can become a real problem that negatively impacts every day. If this sounds familiar it’s good to know there is plenty of support available.

Knowledge is power when it comes to reducing anxiety in labour

by Justine Daly,

Anxiety Hypnobirthing

Today’s blog post came as a result of a really touching conversation I had recently with one of the mums from my antenatal course. She rang me to tell me about how her birth had gone, and then really generously agreed to write it down to share because she puts it so much better than I ever could.

10 most common myths about hypnobirthing

by Justine Daly,

Hypnobirthing Caesarean Homebirth

There are so many things you can both learn on a hypnobirthing course. The tools and techniques that promote relaxation can be used by both parents to be.

Hypnobirthing, does it work?

by Justine Daly,


I’ll explain why I am so keen for women to have a realistic understanding of just how incredible hypnobirthing can be for you.

How do I choose a childbirth education class?

by Justine Daly,

Antenatal Midwife Doula

There are so many options available to you that the choice can become overwhelming. When this is your first time looking for a course it’s hard to know; what the different approaches are, what will be valuable for you to know, and what will be relevant to your personal circumstances.

Choosing a care provider

by Justine Daly,

Doula Caesarean Midwife Homebirth

Choosing where to have your baby and who will look after you in pregnancy and labour is just one of the many choices you will have to consider during this time of transition into parenthood.

Make choices without fear

by Justine Daly,


Where do we get our expectations of labour and birth from and are they valid?

Midwife led Australia wide online antenatal and hypnobirthing class

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.

What A Focused Birth childbirth education offers you

  • Comprehensive antenatal classes developed and facilitated live by a registered Midwife and Childbirth educator
  • Access to additional resources and recommended reading
  • Toolbox of relaxation techniques, coping strategies, active birth principles
  • Breathing techniques
  • In depth breastfeeding information
  • Chance to ask questions relevant to your individual circumstances
  • Birth Preference Customisable Template
  • Comprehensive customisable ‘What to pack’ lists
  • Huge list of positive affirmations to choose from
  • Opportunity to address personal issues, such as previous traumatic experiences
  • Opportunity to upgrade to include individual hypnotherapy sessions
Justine Daly, Midwife and Childbirth educator

Online antenatal and hypnobirthing class
from $199

Next course starts Saturday Jun 3

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