Hi there! My name is Kristy L Hebbard.

I am a qualified Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, a registered Fitness Professional, a mother to two beautiful children and a Certified Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner.

I have a passion to inspire birthing couples to have a positive, calm and empowering birth experience, using the same tools, techniques and program that my Husband and I used to welcome our Son earth-side!

Birth is a natural instinctual process that our bodies were designed to do.

I believe that how we bring our babies into the word can have a life-long impact on the birthing mother, the people around her and our babies!

This is why it is so important that every birthing woman/ couple has the knowledge to make informed decisions about their bodies and their babies bodies.

I love helping people to replace fear of birth with love and confidence.

I feel so honoured to be able to help in preparing parents-to-be for the happiest day of their lives, the day they meet their precious babies!

So what is

Hypnobirthing Australia?

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The original Hypnobirthing Australia™ program is uniquely designed for Australian mothers and their birth companions. 

Hypnobirthing Australia™ is a positive childbirth education program that provides both the birthing woman and the birth partner with the education, tools and support to be able to prepare for a positive  and empowering birthing experience, regardless of any circumstances that may arise.

The ‘hypno’ part of ‘hypnobirthing’ refers to the hypnotherapy that we use during the program to release fears and condition ourselves to release endorphins at times during our birth.

With the help of self-hypnosis, the birth of your baby can be a calmer and more relaxed experience; one where you feel more in control.

It is the natural approach to childbirth as hypnobirthing is likely to reduce the need for interventions during your birthing.

Course Content

Module 1

-Introduction to the positive mindset of hypnobirthing

-How our brain is wired to birth

-The role of our caregivers

-Mind/body connection

-What is self-hypnosis and how will we use it for birthing?

-Our hormones are our friends

-My amazing uterus – understanding the physiology behind birthing

-Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome

-Causes of Fear (including history) and how it affects our labour

-Re-programming the Subconscious

-The language for empowered birthing

-The power of affirmations

Birthing environment

Module 2

-Self-hypnosis tracks

-Birth music

-Conditioning with scent

-Hypnotic anchors and triggers

-Releasing endorphins through massage and touch

-Acupressure techniques for pregnancy, birth & breastfeeding

-Visualisations for pregnancy, labour & birthing

-The importance of facial relaxation

-Relaxation Breathing – a skill for life

-Surge Breathing – the best tool ever!

-Techniques to help make your surges more comfortable

-The ‘urge’ to push/bear down – Breathing/Bearing down

Module 3

-Bonding with baby

-Choices in maternity care

-Birth Preferences – having open communication with your caregivers

-Knowledge is power – researching common interventions and procedures

-Questions to ask, to assist in making informed decisions

-Birth partner as advocate

‘Guess date’ – a normal range of pregnancy

-Inductions – things you’re not always told

-Achieving a natural start to labour

-Maintaining a healthy diet

-Preparing the body – staying active

-Optimising baby’s position

-Breech or Posterior – options & positions

-Instant relaxation techniques

-Self-hypnosis, meditation and deep relaxation techniques & scripts

Module 4

-What to expect in the weeks and days leading up to birth

-Signs that labour is starting

-What to expect through labour (membranes releasing etc)

-When to call the midwife/go to the hospital

-Accidental home/car birth – what to do!

-Birth partner’s role

-Common procedures

-Using water during labour and birth

-Upright positioning, movement and birth positions

-Special circumstances (including caesarean birth)

-Fear release

-Cord clamping & placenta delivery

-Undisturbed bonding & breastfeeding time – skin to skin

-What to expect afterwards

-Self-hypnosis – Rehearsal for Birth

-A practice routine – preparation for birth!

You can view our Hypnobirthing Australia class times