The HypnoBirthing Collective (previously known as Simply Natural Childbirth) has been supporting women since the year 2000. Michelle’s mother Alison was one of the first ever Melbourne HypnoBirthing Practitioners in training and went on to teach many couples, midwives and obstetricians about this incredible program.
In 2016, Michelle came on board and took over teaching classes from Alison.
I am the lady boss at The HypnoBirthing Collective, a business devoted to women having an amazing birth experience. This business has been operating since 2000 when my mum created it after attending the first ever HypnoBirthing practitioner training here in Melbourne. I took over the reigns in March 2016.
My mission is simple – to inspire, support and educate pregnant women to step into their birthing power and experience childbirth as a positive, transformational time in their life.
I believe that the ability to birth is inside all of us. My goal is to reconnect you with that wisdom so you can birth with confidence.
When this happens, you can begin your mothering journey with a strength and power you didn’t realise you always had within you.
I’ve had a shitty birth and a sensational birth. My two experiences shaped who I am today. It catapulted me into this career which I love, adore and am totally addicted to.
I was born in 1983, live in Mount Evelyn with my husband Andy and kids Mason (born Nov 2012) & Marlie (born May 2015). As much as I don’t want to admit it, I’m a totally average, fairly mainstream kinda girl.
We are slowly renovating our fixer-upper house on our 1/4 acre block. My life is filled with my family, my friends (when I can grab a minute to see them) and my clients.
My interests include good food, good wine and Netflix. I’m pretty well travelled and well read. I’m an introvert by nature which surprises a lot of people so need my own space to recharge and reset.
What did I do before becoming a HypnoBirthing Practitioner? I had my own business supporting other small businesses and I also worked at Make-A-Wish Australia. It’s a million miles away from what I do now!
Connection is a big part of why my couples have such great experiences. I aim to connect deeply with mum and her partner, to completely understand them, their values and beliefs and their unique pregnancy.
If you are looking for someone authentic (I will probably curse in my class at some point!), dedicated and compassionate, I’m your woman.
I can’t wait to share the piece of the birthing puzzle, you never knew was missing.
Michelle was a fantastic facilitator and was genuinely interested in how we went after we left the class room. I found the conent of the course valuable and she even followed up and allowed us to attend refresher sessions closer to our due date to help us feel prepared. While my babe’s birth wasn’t as smooth or how I had envisioned it, I would still definitely recommend the course and Michelle. Professional, friendly & knows her stuff. Thanks for helping us feel prepared and informed I think we would have had a different birth experience had we not engaged The HypnoBirthing Collective and Michelle.Jacquie