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

{ Bunbury HypnoBirthing® Classes }

Mondays 8, 15, 22, 29 May & Tues 6 June


Limited to 4 couples.

Bookings Essential:


If you have any questions, you're more than welcome to send me a pm. I'm always happy to answer questions about the course!

Feel free to share the event with any friends who you feel may be interested!

Thanks everyone!

Janelle xx
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HypnoBirthing® Bunbury Group Course with Trust Breathe Birth

May 8, 6:00pm

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Evenings 6pm-8.30pm: Mon 8, 15, 22, 29 May & Tues 6 June 2017. (The course runs for 5 weeks. Each c...

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Trust Breathe Birth - HypnoBirthing in Bunbury & Surrounds added an event.

Evenings 6pm-8.30pm: Mon 8, 15, 22, 29 May & Tues 6 June 2017.

(The course runs for 5 weeks. Each class is 2.5 hours long.)

Venue: Bunbury Counselling, on Spencer Street.

Cost: $450 per couple.

Bookings Essential:

Everyone who signs up also receives a FREE official “HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method” book (which is posted out to you upon enrolment), plus a relaxation CD and digital tracks for pregnancy and birth. You also receive plenty of handouts and other items during the course as well.

The course is limited to 3 couples, so please get in quick to avoid missing out!

A sample of the topics covered in the HypnoBirthing® course include...

- The physiology of labour and birth

- History of Birthing

- How the Uterus & Birthing Muscles Work

- How fear affects your birthing body

- Bonding with baby while you are pregnant

- Selecting Care Providers and Your Birthing Environment

- Preparing your Mind and Body for Birth

- Breathing Techniques for labour

- Relaxation Techniques for pregnancy, labour and birth

- Visualisations and Affirmations

- Writing a birth plan

- Breech Babies

- Looking at Your Guess Date (Due Date)

- Artificial Induction / Natural Ways to Initiate Labour

- Releasing Emotions, Fears and Limiting Thoughts

- Birth Companions Role (teaches your partner how they can help!)

- Misconceptions about Labour

- What you can do if Labor Slows or Rests

- Positions for labour & birthing

- Repositioning Baby if needed

- First Breastfeeding

- Baby’s First Hour

If you're preparing for a positive birth experience, it's SO important to choose a wonderful, positive, informative birth education program to help you fully understand birth and mentally prepare yourself and your partner for labour, birth and parenthood.

HypnoBirthing is a full birth education program, which explains exactly what happens with your body and baby during labour and birth. Knowing this will allow you to work with your labour, and often love the experience, rather than just enduring it. HypnoBirthing is a full, holistic birth education program which runs as one 2.5 hour class a week for 5 weeks.


What is HypnoBirthing®?

HypnoBirthing® is a full childbirth education course and so much more.

Throughout the course, we discuss what your body will be doing during labour and birth and why. We talk about what your baby will be doing during labour and birth and why. The course explains how to work with your body’s birthing process and natural expulsive reflex, to allow your body to do what it was designed to do and does so well. It teaches anatomy, breathing techniques, how different positions, interventions and situations help or hinder the labour and birth process.

It teaches your partner about birth and gives them confidence and tips (and even a cheat sheet!) on how to best support you.

It teaches the history of birth and the medical system.

It explains how fear and stress affects your body’s ability to birth and also affects your baby’s oxygen supply. It’s important to face your fears and work through them and release them, so they don’t become an issue during your labour and birth. HypnoBirthing® helps you do this.

It discusses breastfeeding, care providers, water births, hospital births, home births, cord clamping, scans tests and your options… it goes over SO much over the space of 5 weeks.

But the biggest thing you’ll notice isn’t the specifics of what it teaches. The biggest thing that you’ll notice is what all this information changes your mindset about birth. HypnoBirthing® helps you get back to your instincts. By the end of the course, you will notice that you will be feeling SO much more confident. SO much more informed. And SO much more excited about your upcoming birth than you ever thought possible. It will really ignite a passion inside you, that you may have never realised you had.

And that’s something that you will take with you throughout the rest of your pregnancy, your birth, your post partum period, parenthood, and the rest of your life.


Private classes are also available to be booked any time and can also be booked by clicking the link above.

More information on what HypnoBirthing is can be found on my website: or comment or pm me if you have questions �

Janelle xx


HypnoBirthing Practitioner and Birth Doula
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HypnoBirthing® Bunbury Group Course with Trust Breathe Birth

May 8, 6:00pm

Bunbury Counselling

Evenings 6pm-8.30pm: Mon 8, 15, 22, 29 May & Tues 6 June 2017. (The course runs for 5 weeks. Each c...

HypnoBirthing® Bunbury Group Course with Trust Breathe Birth

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