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.
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.
My husband and I are due to have our first baby in a few weeks and we would like to thank Justine for helping us prepare. We are both going into this feeling reassured, knowledgeable, confident, composed and most of all relaxed thanks to Justine and the program she has put together. Justine is a wealth of knowledge and has provided/ taught us a number of different strategies we can implement during child birth to manage the pressure/pain. We highly recommend Justine, A focused birth and her amazing program for any expecting parents, especially if you want to have a natural birth. Again - thank you Justine!
Amazing - great first session Justine thank you. Your knowledge and experience are clearly evident.
My wife was really keen for us to do antenatal classes together and I agreed to please her, but wasn’t expecting to get much out of it- she’s the one who has to go through it. Now I’m so glad I did. It should be compulsory for all Dads to know this stuff. It was great to know where to get more information as well. We both really looked forward to classes each week. Was honestly sad when it came to an end. Thank you so much for your funny anecdotes and inspiring us to have the best birth possible.
Before the classes I really had only been thinking about getting through the labour. I can’t thank you enough for all of the other missing pieces. I had no idea about breastfeeding and thought it would just happen. Knowing about the fourth trimester and so many other tips you shared with us has been really helpful. Thank you Justine
Very relevant - having not read anything about labour I found this topic comforting and I feel more prepared now, it terms of what to expect. Knowledge is power!
Very interesting and well presented. All the information you share is extremely interesting.
It was great to integrate breathing techniques into your session. I didn't expect this and felt like it was a very relevant nice little bonus. Having something in my tool belt to use makes me feel more prepared.
I have so massively appreciated all the help you've provided to us. Thank you Justine.
We liked the idea of hypnobirth classes but didn’t want to miss out on having a broad range of knowledge in preference for feeling calm. - Well ‘A Focused Birth’ really was the best of both worlds. Your experience in the hospital reassured us that we don’t have to choose ‘natural’ over ‘medical’, now we feel prepared for whatever happens.
Anchor setting is a very powerful tool. I’ve been using it already to stay calm.
I absolutely loved the online group sessions. Thank you. It was on point, relevant, interesting and gave me a feeling of overall calm and reassurance. Your knowledge is exceptional clearly having years of experience in this field. You clearly want the best for your clients. I am personally getting a lot of value from the time we've spent together.
My partner has been raving to everyone about how great the classes were.
My husband and I are due to have our first baby in a few weeks and we would like to thank Justine for helping us prepare. We are both going into this feeling reassured, knowledgeable, confident, composed, and most of all relaxed thanks to Justine and the program she has put together. Justine is a wealth of knowledge and has provided/ taught us a number of different strategies we can implement during child birth to manage the pressure/pain. We highly recommend Justine, A Focused Birth and her amazing program for any expecting parents, especially if you want to have a natural birth. Again - thank you Justine!
Thanks to your classes and the recordings I feel like we're as ready as we can be if bub decided to make their entrance any time.
Before Covid I just assumed that my wife would have the support of her mum in labour and I would be a bystander watching it all from the sidelines, and providing the drinks and the jokes. Now I understand exactly what I can do and how important my support is. I’m so much more prepared than I would have been.
I can’t believe the amount of things we’d never even considered. We feel so prepared now that we are just excited to meet our tiny human.
As first time parents we didn’t really know what kind of class to sign up to. So we signed up for the hospital classes and your classes. You definitely covered everything they talk about in the hospital, and so much more. Your warm personality shone though, and your advice was so inspiring. We can’t thank you enough. My labour really was one of the best days of my life.
My partner and I had a really laid back approach to labour. I was happy to go with the flow and was feeling pretty confident, after all women have been having babies forever. But then a friend told me how much information was covered in your course, so we signed up. I can’t tell you how grateful we both are. There are so many things we had never even considered. I had such a distorted idea about life with a new baby, that I think your course really prepared us for what was ahead, but in a positive way, it was daunting but at least it wasn’t a shock.
We had the best labour we could have hoped for. I think the things we learnt from you completely transformed the experience. I just wanted to say a huge Thanks again.
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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 starting 24 April 2021