When I’m online and not replying to emails or (let’s be honest) procrastinating on Facebook, I spend my time on various websites. I’ve listed a few of my favourites here, along with some links to some other local “birthy” businesses that I like. Enjoy!


Local birth related services…


Spring Photography

Talitha is a natural light, documentary style photographer specialising in birth photography.  She is located in the small town of Capel in South West, Western Australia and services the local south west region including Bunbury, Busselton, Dunsborough, Margaret River, Donnybrook, Harvey, Bridgetown and surrounding towns.


Go With The Flow Parenting 

Debbie Garbin is a lactation consultant (IBCLC), child health nurse and baby massage instructor. She can help with initiating lactation, settling your baby, child development and can provide help for babies with tongue and lip ties. She offers home visits in the south west as well as clinic visits at Eaton Family Centre and is also available for home visits in the Mandurah area .



Birthrites: Healing After Caesarean aims to provide a support network for women who’ve had a previous c/section(s), and to increase the awareness of these women’s needs to their health-carers within the medical profession by providing telephone support with someone who knows what you’ve experienced, as they’ve had a c/section themselves), monthly “Get-Togethers” (women can be around other like-minded women), increasing women’s awareness of birth choices, increase public and medical awareness of the increasing c/section rate and inform them of the safety of Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC) in most cases, and so much more.


Australian Doulas

An organisation of certified doulas, trained to support women on an emotional and practical basis and to interact sensitively with all those involved with pregnancy and birth. (This is a wonderful organisation that completed my training through and am now honoured to be a part of).


Helpful birth related websites…


Spinning Babies

Spinning Babies offers a low tech way to reduce birth complications due to fetal malposition. The website shows many techniques and positions which you can do yourself to help your baby rotate itself into a good position for an easier birth. I recommend this website to many of the Mums I support as a doula… I find it one of the most helpful pages I’ve come across.



This is a wonderful resource for VBAC Mums! Over the years, Jennifer Kamel slowly and meticulously collected information. And after her son’s VBAC birth in 2007, she created VBACFACTS.com in order to make the information she had compiled easily accessible to others. It’s filled with lots of fascinating information, studies and statistics for women interested in having a VBAC.


My favourite birth related blogs…


Mama Birth

I love reading the birth stories on this blog. If you’re wanting to read some great birth stories in a variety of different situations, I always recommend this blog. And “Mama Birth” has an awesome sense of humour… I totally recommend reading her posts on all things birthy too 😉


Birth Without Fear

January Harshe is a wife and a mother to 6 children. With each of her birth experiences being different, she wanted to inform women of their birth options and then support them in their own individual choices. Since starting her blog, she now has what I’m assuming is one of the biggest followings of readers in the birthy blog world. If you read her posts, you’ll see why. There’s lots of wonderful birth stories on this blog too.


Midwife Thinking 

Rachel Reed is an independent midwife, lecturer and self confessed birth nerd. Her posts are fascinating if you’re interested in the medical, scientific and statistical information to do with birth. I find her posts really informative and interesting to read.


Shop online for birthy/pregnancy/baby items…


Book Depository

I love reading about birth. Ina May Gaskin, Marie Mongan… there’s so many amazing authors to choose from. I buy lots of books from the Book Depository. Their prices are fantastic and it’s free delivery worldwide! I don’t think there’s been a book I haven’t been able to find on there yet!


Simply Birth

Buy birth pools, birth balls and belly casts! They sell to Australia, New Zealand and Asia and their items can be used at home or in hospitals. I’ve seen many of their items in action (as well as used some myself!) and they are fantastic quality.


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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: www.trustbreathebirth.com.au/hypnobirthing/enrol-in-a-class/


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

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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: www.trustbreathebirth.com.au/hypnobirthing/enrol-in-a-class/

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: www.trustbreathebirth.com.au 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

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HypnoBirthing® Bunbury Group Course with Trust Breathe Birth

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Australian Doulas