Hi! I'm Lauren, a birth educator and Hypnobirthing instructor in and around the Northern suburbs of Brisbane.
I completed a Hypnobirthing course myself while pregnant with my little boy in 2019 and absolutely loved how empowered and confident it made me feel during my labour and birth.
Leading up to my Hypnobirthing course I was actually so scared to give birth, but afterwards I was surprised to find myself honestly excited at the prospect!
I practiced my breathing and scripts every other day and come labour time, I felt prepared and empowered and ready! Bar the fact that my little guy turned up a tad early and I hadn't had time to print my affirmation cards- I was fully prepared for my birth.
It wasn't until a few months later however, that I realised just how much the tools and techniques I had learnt had helped aid me to a birth I was proud of. I won't lie and say everything went to plan- it didn't- but that's not the point! I had been given the tools and knowledge to prepare me for every twist and turn.
Suddenly I was Hypnobirthing's biggest advocate, telling anyone who would listen how they needed to take the course if they were interested in taking control of their birth. I had done a complete 180- being completely terrified of birth, to completely immersing myself in anything birth related, reading outcomes of maternity studies, or listening to podcasts about birth in my downtime. Although I now had my baby, I started to feel a deep need to help others realise their own power in birth- because I now knew it was possible for anyone. Furthermore, I began to realise that for many women, for many years and still currently, this was not thought possible. I felt the need to be a part of that change.
My path into Hypnobirthing Instructing had begun, and soon as I was able I jumped at the chance to become a certified Hypnobirthing Australia practitioner... and I haven't looked back since!
I can't wait to meet you and show you how to feel in control, empowered and proud no matter how you choose to birth!