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Introducing Birthready

Birthready helps empower and enable people to create their best transition into life as a parent.

We care about your personal and profession fulfilment and success in your pregnancy, birth and parenting journey.

With experienced life coaching, education and birth support, a working partnership is developed through the dynamic programs we offer.

This partnership is enabled through phone contact, face to face meetings, skype, social media and easy access information and resources.

We aim to :

• Uphold continuity of care for current and returning clients
• Promote informed decision making in health and wellbeing for individuals, companies, expectant parents and their support networks.
• Support the natural birth process where ever possible and reduce the need for interventions
• Promote a healthy work/home life with balance.
• Reduce pregnancy and other related discrimination in the workplace.
• Be a resource and contact point for complimenting services and support.

With personal and professional support, guidance and education, women and men can grow in self confidence, build life skills, take responsibility, communicate well, develop meaningful relationships and stay healthy and well during the pregnancy to parenting continuum.

Erika Munton has been a birth worker and coach for over 20 years, supporting, guiding and educating expectant parents across the pregnancy to parenting continuum.

“Expectant parents are often challenged in their efforts to balance the daily demands of their personal and professional life whilst trying to make an informed choice and be confident about normal physiological birth. There is still limited personalised support, unbiased information and evidence based care specific to the perinatal period in our culture (especially in the workplace). This led me to develop the Birthready and the Pregnancy and Parental leave wellness programs. Working together at home, in the community and in the workplace, my team help meet the personal and professional needs of individuals, employers and employees for a positive, health and satisfying transition into life as a parent”.

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Birth Stories

Welcome Kiddo – a powerful birth by induction

(Written by the birthing mother) Part One: Waiting Thursday 19 July 2018 It’s the middle of winter, and now four days past my due date. The cat is underneath the doona, curled up next to my huge swollen belly, purring as I feel that swooshing live fish flop of the...

Reflections of doula support

Reflections on a couples journey from pregnancy to parenting. ***** 1. What are you proud of with regards to your birth preparation and birth experience? I’m proud of myself for taking the initiative to do the work for a natural birth. I had not even considered that...

A dads birth story, shared from the heart

Discussing, understanding and documenting what sort of birth Jess and I wanted was critical in helping me prepare for potential unknowns. Imagining the birth process from start to finish also helped- and actually practicing things like active birth exercises in our...

Birthing with bi-polar and epilepsy

Dear Erika, At the beginning of 2009 we spoke to my psychiatrist about the possibility of me having a child. After he outlined all the complications due to my bi-polar, epilepsy and medications I had as good as accepted I’d never be a mother. When I discovered in...

An empowering induction birth

Erika was called and arrived at a critical point; Alex and her support team were exhausted and the institution was starting to move closer and closer to taking complete control of the birth. After months of research and excited planning for the complete unknown of the...

The internal journey of a long labour

The birth of Marlene After a long labour Marlene was born naturally at 1.45am on the 7th of March at Angliss Family Birth Centre, Upper Ferntree Gully. I was surrounded by a magnificent birthing team that supported me throughout the labour, which comprised of my...

Homebirth after a caesarean

I gave birth to our little boy at home, with no interventions, no drugs, no stress. I laboured the way that felt right for me, and birthed in the position that came naturally. My husband caught his own son, and it is an experience that we will never forget in a...

Two births – a marathon and a sprint

My contractions were getting stronger. Erika rang the hospital and then drove me in her car. I chose the back seat. About half way to the hospital my waters broke (fortunately I was sitting on a towel). When I told her, Erika said just what I needed to hear: that’s...

Proactive birth preparation with hypnosis

I'm so proud of the steps we took, including hiring our wonderful doula Erika, and the preparation we put in which helped create the most intense, incredible, memorable, rewarding and magical 24 hours of our lives. Our Birth Story Going into this, we didn't even know...

A great home birth experience

Effie - "When I found out I was pregnant, my biggest fear was having to go into hospital to give birth. Hospitals gave me fierce anxiety as my pastexperiences of them had always been negative. I wasn'tconvinced that hospital was my only option, so I took to Dr Google...

Creative childbirth education with a toddler

“Erika helped prepare us for the birth of our son in a very short period of time, and with our 3 year old ‘helping out’ with costumes too!! This delightful couple were happy to have their daughter join in on some birth preparations massage techniques I was showing the...

Miranda’s vaginal birth after a caesarean

Not only were Erika's teachings and advice a useful tool during labour and birth, I was able to apply a lot of them to my life in general (as well as the relationship with my husband and son), and it allowed me to enjoy my little family and appreciate what I had all...

Buy your guidebook and audio's here

Get ready to feel more calm, in control and positive about birthing your baby and feeling the power house of awesomeness that is YOU. This Birthready with Hypnosis guidebook and 4 audio tracks covers your basic hypnosis theory as it relates to birth preparation. Included are your home work fun sheets, scripts and guided meditation practices to help you apply the theory and tools of hypnotherapy into your daily life. This program overlaps and compliments the franchised programs of Hypnobirthing and Calmbirth.

Creating your best transition into life as a parent.