Birthy Social Media

I like social media. But there’s just so many pages, groups, people to follow… where do you start? I’ve listed my favourite social media links here. The following links are the main birthy pages/groups/accounts that I find interesting, entertaining and/or useful.


Facebook: Local Groups

Pregnancy & Birth South West

I visit this group often. This is a group is for families in the South West of Western Australia (south of Mandurah), who are wanting information about pregnancy, birth and the first six months after bub is born. The main purpose of this group is to assist South West women to understand their birth options and to have a safe place to get information for them to make an informed birth choice.

VBAC and Caesarean Mums of the South West – Support Group

This is a group for mothers from the South West of WA who have had a c-sec or VBAC and would like to share with other mothers who have been through or are going through the same kind of situation. It’s also a place where you can ask for information regarding your birth choices in the South West for your next birth after caesarean. (I am admin of this group).

HypnoBirthing® Couples of the South West

This group is for anyone who lives in the South West of WA, who is interested in learning HypnoBirthing® for their upcoming birth. Or those who have learnt HypnoBirthing® for a previous birth and would like to share their experience and/or wisdom. (I am admin of this group).

Bunbury Babywearing Community 

Just as the title states. It’s a the Facebook group for Bunbury’s Babywearing Community. They have Monthly/two-monthly social meetups in Bunbury for those interested in babywearing. The group also offers tips on babywearing, members can sell their wraps and carriers to other local babywearers, or you can get more information about the BWWA Southwest Sling Library.

Wellness Mummas Bunbury 

This group is a great place to pass on information on holistic living in the South West. Members can ask questions about how to achieve a healthy, natural lifestyle in Bunbury and the surrounds or pass on information which may interest it’s members. Such a great group.

Babies and Beyond South West 

Following on from the Pregnancy and Birth South West group (link above), Babies and Beyond South West is for information, sharing, connections for mums and families of babies, infants and children in the South West of Western Australia.



Facebook: Other Groups

Homebirth and Waterbirth

This group is for anyone who is interested in natural childbirth, homebirth and/or water birth. It is a worldwide group with lots of discussion, photos, questions, tips and advice.

Homebirth Group Australia

This is a group for homebirth parents and birth workers in Australia, those thinking about homebirth, and international compatriots.

My Unhindered Birth

My favourite naturally minded birthy Facebook group. This group is for mothers who are planning an unhindered birth in any setting. Their primary goal is to help women make wise use of the available medical technology, finding the balance between nature, and obstetrics.

VBAC Australia Support Group

This group is for any form of VBAC support. You’re welcome to join if you have been through it yourself and can offer valuable advice, or if you need advice leading up to a VBAC.

VBAC Support Group- Vaginal Birth After C-Section

An international group for VBAC support. Always lots of interesting conversation happening on this page, although as it is an international group, the information provided isn’t always relevant to your area.


This group is specifically for Mums wanting to learn about VBAC for their current or future pregnancies. Also includes homebirth after caesarean, freebirth after caesarean, VBAC after multiple caesareans etc. This particular group is not a good fit if you are planning a repeat caesarean.

Unassisted Childbirth / Freebirth – ALL are Welcome!

This group is not a good fit for everybody. This group is for those who are interested in learning more about Unassisted Childbirth and Unassisted Pregnancy. These titles refer to the process of self pregnancy care and intentionally giving birth without the assistance or presence of a medical or professional birth attendant. If you are unsure about your interest in UC/UP please research prior to joining this group. This group is not for those who are unfamiliar or uncomfortable with UC/UP. There is strictly *NO* assistance talk of any kind allowed.

Baby Wearing Buy Sell Swap Group

I’m always window shopping the carriers for sale in this group. This is where I bought my much loved Beetlebums carrier from. I love this  Australian based Babywearing trading group. If you’re looking for a baby carrier, this would be my first stop.

Breastfeeders in Australia

A place for breastfeeders in Australia to come together to share stories and ask questions without fear of discrimination. Breastfeeding is a wonderful thing, but it can be extraordinarily difficult. Sick of being given unhelpful, impractical advice? Post a question on the wall and have it answered by real, experienced, breastfeeding mums.



Facebook: Birthy People/Pages I follow

January Harshe

January is the founder of Birth Without Fear. She’s also a Mum of 6, fellow VBAC & caesarean Mum, Blogger, Speaker… and her posts are awesomely entertaining!

Apple Blossom Families

If you want to see some absolutely beautiful birth photos in your newsfeed, follow this birth photographer. Their photos are absolutely amazing!


Yes, it’s me. You’re more than welcome to follow me on Facebook. I’m cool. You won’t regret it.




Instagram: Birthy People I follow


Anjuli is a birth doula and HypnoBirthing® Practitioner in Perth, WA and she shares the most beautiful, inspirational, birthy things on Instagram. Definitely one of my favourites.

Kimberly Van Der Beek

Kimberly shares such gorgeous photos from her life of being a Mum to her kids, eating healthily and living as cleanly as possible. I started following her after reading how passionately she wrote about her third birth. It was gorgeous!


Yes, it’s me again. I’m on Instagram too, where I post not only about birth, but also about my life of being a doula and also homeschooling my four kids.




I just can’t get into Twitter. I don’t understand it, so I just don’t have any tips on who to follow there sorry!


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Facebook Posts

Trust Breathe Birth - HypnoBirthing in Bunbury & Surrounds shared their event.

{ This Sunday }

Calling all Expectant Mum's and New Mum's!

I have a HypnoMothering® workshop coming up in Bunbury this Sunday! Places are limited so bookings are essential.

I'm not sure when the next one will be scheduled, so if you'd like to take part in this workshop, now is a great time to sign up!

Feel free to share this event with your friends if you know someone who may be interested.

What is it?...

HypnoMothering® is a fun, practical, 2.5 hour class which teaches techniques to help deal with the challenges that new Mums face & help ease the transition into motherhood.

Rather than focusing on "parenting advice" for baby, this class instead discusses things that Mum's deal with themselves, and it offers resources and techniques to help you in those situations (Mum guilt, exhaustion, judgement, loneliness, etc).

It's a class which is designed by Mum's, for Mums.

When: 8th of January 2017

HypnoMothering® for Post Partum Mums: 10am-12.30pm

HypnoMothering® for Pregnant Mums: 2pm-4.30pm

Where: Bunbury Counselling, Spencer Street, Bunbury

Cost: $75 - $100

Bookings Essential.

As well as doing the class itself, you also get 8 relaxation tracks to take home with you. The relaxation tracks are specifically designed to help Mum's with issues such as sleep, bonding and anxiety.

HypnoMothering® is a stand alone class that meshes in well with the HypnoBirthing course, however it can be done by any pregnant Mum or new Mum, regardless of if you have done the HypnoBirthing course or not. You don't need to have done the HypnoBirthing course to do the HypnoMothering® class.

If you'd like to join me, you can enrol directly from my website here:

Some of the topics and techniques covered in HypnoMothering® include:

- Hypnotherapy and other techniques for anxiousness & sleep issues.

- Tips and techniques to guide new mothers through a gentle transition into motherhood.

- Discussions and techniques to Empower new mothers to embrace their own unique journey free from outside expectations or judgment.

- How to make the most of limited sleep or broken sleep cycles

- How to stay calm and centred through stressful situations

- How to develop your maternal instincts

- A safe place for mothers to find focus and clarity amidst the myriad of feelings and challenges that come with motherhood

If you would like to chat more about any of my classes, feel free to pm me. I'm always happy to answer questions!

Janelle xx

HypnoBirthing® Practitioner & Birth Doula

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Trust Breathe Birth - HypnoBirthing in Bunbury & Surrounds shared their event.

2017 marks the year that I will officially be stepping back from doula-ing.

HypnoBirthing, birth education and families will continue to be where my heart lies, but with homeschooling my own 4 kiddos, and my hubby starting up his own mobile mechanic business, my time is pretty stretched so I'll be taking a good look at my HypnoBirthing schedule as well.

Which means that if you'd like to learn HypnoBirthing for your upcoming birth, I can't stress strongly enough, please consider doing my January course to ensure you don't miss out!

If you're pregnant, due in the first half of 2017 and would like to enjoy your pregnancy and want to spend it bonding with your baby, then you're planning to birth your baby without fear, but with confidence and joy, I highly recommend you join my January HypnoBirthing course so you don't miss out! I'm not sure when my next one will be scheduled after that.

Please feel free to share this event with your friends.

I know it's a hard time of year for a family budget, but payment plans are available and I promise you will not regret doing this course. It's totally worth it.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

Janelle xx
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Bunbury Counselling

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