Hi, my name is Vanessa, I'm a Registered Paediatric Nurse and have been working in Melbourne for the last nine years as well as teaching undergraduate nursing students in Ballarat. I completed my Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner training in late 2018 and began teaching in early 2019. Recently I have completed the Hypnobirthing Australia Positive Caesarean Practitioner training, helping even more couples on their positive birth journey.

I was first introduced to hypnobirthing following my Obstetrician's recommendation for it's use in birth preparation. Feeling excited about my baby’s arrival but also fearing what many do surrounding birth my partner and I went along to do hypnobirthing classes and it was life changing for us both. The birth of our first son was calm, positive and empowering and really sparked my passion to prepare others for birth. Now following the birth of my second son, I am even more passionate to support and teach couples on their journey.

Birth can be a beautiful and positive experience and I base my teachings surrounding this. I am very passionate about women’s health and preparing expectant mothers and their partners for birth and parenthood. You will walk away from classes feeling prepared to calmly meet whatever turn your birthing journey may take. There is no right or wrong way to birth and all births should be celebrated no matter how you choose to bring your beautiful baby into the world.

My classes will equip you with knowledge, tools, preparation and support for a natural, VBAC or caesarean birth.