Amy and Helen started Eastside Midwives and Counselling in 2008, to support the families of Melbourne through their journey of childbirth. Between them, they have almost 40 years of midwifery experience.

In 2016 Helen and Amy completed additional training with Hypnobirth Australia and started presenting this amazing program to the families of Melbourne. Through the Hypnobirth Australia program families are given empowering knowledge on pregnancy, birth and beyond, as well as developing a 'toolbox' of tips and tricks to take into your birth space to make your birth a positive and wonderful experience.

Amy and Helen hold their workshops in Wantirna South and have a combination of weekend and weeknight programs.

Eastside Midwives & Counselling offers

Eastside Midwives are accredited Hypnobirthing Australia practitioners who host regular hypnobirthing workshops.

If you are looking for additional birth education and a deeper understanding of the process, Hypnobirthing Australia is a fabulous option.

How? Hypnobirthing Australia is an Australian written program to educate and empower families through the birthing journey. Our hypnobirthing courses teach you the tools for your birth including: visualisation, self hypnosis, guided meditation, relaxation and breathing to allow you to release any fears and become empowered in your birthing ability.

When? Classes are run regularly throughout the year. They are either a full weekend (9-4pm each day) or a set of four weekday evenings (7-9pm). Please contact us to find out which workshop would suit your family. *private classes are available on request.

Where? All classes are held in the outer East of Melbourne (Ferntree Gully, Boronia, Wantirna South). Specific locations on enquiry.

How far along should I be? It is recommended you are between 24-34wks, but you can still gain a lot right up until your due date. If you are unsure please contact us for guidance.

Is it too late? It is never too late to benefit from Hypnobirthing Australia.

What will I learn? There are four separate but inclusive sessions.

What will I learn? There are four separate but inclusive sessions.

  • Creating and maintaining a positive mindset
  • Choices, knowledge and tools for empowered birthing
  • Preparing the mind and body for birth
  • Birth, bringing it all together

Each session brings a unique understanding of your body and your mind, allowing you to release any fears and looking forward to birthing your baby. Visit What is Hypnobirthing

Should my parents/birth support come? Absolutely, we welcome a support person with you. Included in your price is attendance by two people including two professional manuals and free tracks to continue your relaxation at home. There are just as many benefits for the support people as for the birthing woman.

Does it matter how or where I am birthing? Not at all- we encourage women birthing in private hospitals, birth centres, public hospitals and at home to attend. Everyone can benefit from having more knowledge and less fear. Hypnobirthing Australia supports the woman's choice in where and how they give birth.

How much? Each Hypnobirthing Australia program (either 4x weeknights or 2x weekend days) are $500, inclusive of your manual, downloads and light refreshments.

Why us? Helen and Amy are both extremely experienced midwives who believe their past experience really gives them an edge in teaching this program. Both have post graduate education in psychology and counselling which is beneficial in releasing fear.

How do I book? Please call Helen on 0425 770 316 or email