I have been a Midwife and Nurse for 20 years. I love working with women and families to achieve the birth they have always hoped for. You baby’s birth should be the happiest day of your life, not one that you would rather forget.
Hypnobirthing will help you to achieve a more gentle birth experience. Mum’s love it and babies also gain in so many ways. From the significant benefits of repeated relaxation during pregnancy, all the way through to having a more calm, and happy Mum during those early challenging few weeks.
A great hypnobirthing program is the perfect preparation for birth. It combines both accurate information about the process of birth, and what to expect, with powerful practical tools and simple techniques that will alleviate your anxiety and ensure you begin this journey with your new tiny human in the most positive way possible.
You will learn how having a positive approach, based on trust in your body and your innate abilities, has the most incredible impact on how your labour will unfold. Hypnosis is so effective because when your conscious mind is filled with calm and confident thoughts, there is no room for fear and anxiety to creep in. Such a simple premise that will have a truly profound impact.
Having an experienced birth professional design and facilitate the program takes your preparation to the next level. It means you don’t have to take two separate courses. You can trust that all your questions about what to expect during labour and birth will be answered professionally, with an understanding of current evidence - based practice and hospital guidelines. You’ll learn about what you can do to help your labour be more efficient, natural ways to be more comfortable, and also pain relief options from the hospital. There are extra presentations on Induction of labour and Caesarean births, all bases are covered.
As a clinical hypnotherapist and an experienced midwife and childbirth educator, I have developed a course that fits in seamlessly with the hospital system.
With A Focused Birth you’ll also learn about so much more than just labour and birth. We’ll cover breastfeeding, caring for a new baby, and understanding how to have a smooth transition into life as a new family. It really is all the essentials in one package.
In addition, as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and psychotherapist I offer individual appointments to address any specific anxieties you may have, so that you are in the best place emotionally before your baby is born. I specialise in previous pregnancy loss, Birth anxiety, Fertility treatments, and existing anxiety. Hypnotherapy is unique in it’s ability to bring about rapid change. Past clients are amazed that having a change of perspective is possible in a single session.
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