I have two videos to share with you here…
The first is from first-time mum and trainee doctor Rabab who did the hypnobirthing course with husband Mo and me privately at around 30 weeks. Rabab was recommended the course by her Doula Ellen. In the second video below we chat together about how hypnobirthing and doula support are a great combination!
Apologies in advance for the sound quality (the neighbours were renovating during this filming so at times there is a little noise/I needed to stop for a moment to keep muting myself), but you’ll still be able to take away what a wonderfully empowering birth Rabab had for her baby boy Zach.
This is a tale of a trainee doctor starting off being terrified of birth and viewing it in a very medical way, to hiring a doula, changing care-providers, doing a hypnobirthing course and ultimately having a wonderful birth! She took ownership for her birth and opened up to the idea that birth is a normal, physiological event that she is no longer scared of!
The birth of baby Zach:
How hypnobirthing and doula support are a great combination:
Rabab’s doula is Ellen Turchini from https://www.ellenturchini.com/
If you’d like to know more about hypnobirthing or doula support please feel free contact either of us!
Kerry Sutcliffe is an award winning hypnobirthing practitioner based in Sydney. She provides group and private hypnobirthing and childbirth education courses to pregnant women and their birth partner, and can also offer online programs. She has a background in counselling and psychology and currently works as a researcher in the school of medicine at a Sydney based university researching how antenatal education impacts birthing outcomes for mothers and babies.
You can find out more about Kerry and the courses she offers at: