Birthready ▶ Pregnancy Support ▶ Hypnobirthing


Mindful birthing is an effective process to help create positive and lasting change in a persons life.  As your Mindfulness and birth hypnosis practitioner, I am your guide in the process of understanding how your mind can influence natural birth and what you can do to work with it in a positive and empowering way.

Just as a personal trainer teaches a client how to improve peak body performance, I guide you (and your partner/birth team) in learning and practicing deep relaxation, mindfulness, focus, imagination, helpful breathing and more.  We address limiting beliefs, unhelpful habits, stress and fear so you can feel more confident, calm, safe and in control.  

Receive one-on-one support, an information folder, education, practice, relaxation cds, scripts and other resources.

Erika provided my partner and I with grounded strength and knowledge leading up to and during our birth. Her guidance provided each of us with a pathway to explore how we felt about pregnancy, our individual changes and life as new parents to be. Erika played a vital part in our birth experience and we will be forever thankful for her love and support.

Lisa and Ryan

Session 1 – Understanding

  • Birth with hypnosis introduction: how it works, the benefits, what to do, when, where etc
  • Explore what you want to create and be guided through a meditation to anchor into feeling safe.
  • Understand natural birthing in context in today’s birth culture and practice empowered consent.
  • Practice relaxation and breathing techniques and be guided through a hypnotic process specific to your needs.
  • Determine how you will integrate the practice into every day life.

Session 2 – Renewing

  • Check in and feedback since the last session
  • Explore challenges: fears, beliefs, behaviours and find helpful strategies to overcome issues that may arise during labour
  • Be guided through a meditation to reframe fears, old beliefs and behaviours
  • Explore your birthing plan

Session 3 – Integration

  • Check in and feedback since the last session
  • Explore other supports you may want or need and how to get them.
  • Review you and your partners mind / body toolkit for labour.
  • Be guided through a meditation of your internal map of giving birth.

Before becoming pregnant I was always a little nervous about the birth process, especially episiotomy! I had never imagined myself getting through it without drugs.

My husband Phil had told me a little bit about Doula’s and how they can help with the fears surrounding birth and the preparation. So I searched and found Erika.  She was very easy to talk to and even in the first conversation started to make me feel more relaxed.

The Hypobirth part of our preparation was really important for me to slow down my mind and stop thinking about the negative stories I had heard and read about birth. This allowed me to experience my birth as a natural easy process. Learning about the perineal/internal massage was also great and got me to understand my body better and start to experience birth sensations as empowering.  Over time I become excited about birth and in fact the birth was more managable than I imagined.   Thanks Erika, I will be recommending you to all my friends.

Stephanie Bailly

Ready to start or have questions?

Call Erika today on 0407 685 933 

Buy your Mindful birthing 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.

Birth Stories

Welcome Kiddo – a powerful birth by induction

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Reflections of doula support

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A dads birth story, shared from the heart

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Birthing with bi-polar and epilepsy

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An empowering induction birth

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The internal journey of a long labour

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Homebirth after a caesarean

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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

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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...

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