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Melbourne Doula, Hypnobirthing, birth, newborn class

Hi, I'm Vanessa

Doula, Childbirth & Newborn Educator, Paediatric Nurse & Mum to 3 young boys!



I am so happy you found Illoura Birth, my mission is to empower and give confidence to families as they journey towards meeting their baby and bringing them home.

Here you will find a range of services that encompass a holistic and evidence-based approach to childbirth preparation, newborn preparation and postpartum planning in online self-paced programs or face to face classes if you live in Melbourne.

Where it all started you may ask… I was first introduced to hypnobirthing following my own birth preparation with my first baby. I felt excited about my baby’s arrival but also feared what many do surrounding birth. Hypnobirthing classes really set my husband and I up to have a positive experience no matter how our baby was birthed. I’ve since gone on to have three incredibly empowering birth experiences and I want you to have the same! I went on to begin teaching the The Positive Birth Program in 2019 and in 2020 became certified to teach the Positive Caesarean Program through Hypnobirthing Australia. I have now had the pleasure in preparing and supporting hundreds of families on their positive birth and parenting journey with my antenatal classes. In 2024, I embark on supporting my clients further with birth Doula support, where you can receive support with me in-person throughout your pregnancy and birth.

Throughout this journey and over the course of my nursing career, I have encountered many families who all share the same theme…that is they prepared for the birth but did not prepare for afterwards when their baby came home. So as much as I am passionate about birth, I equally share this passion for newborn and postpartum preparation with classes, online programs and postpartum Doula services.

My philosophy is there is no right or wrong way to birth or parent your baby. Each family is unique in their approach, and each family deserves to feel empowered to make informed decisions, to know their options and feel supported in their choices along this journey.


I look forward to helping you make this transition a smooth and positive one and if you’re located in Melbourne, meeting you in my classes and supporting you on your journey!

My professional training includes

Certified Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner

Certified Hypnobirthing Australia™ Caesarean Practitioner

Doula Training Academy Graduate

Paediatric Critical Care Nurse

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