Melissa Spilsted is the founder and director of hypnobubs™ and teaches hypnobirthing techniques to parents and practitioners throughout the world. She is recognized as a world expert in hypnobirthing and childbirth education and has personally trained and certified over 200 hypnobirthing practitioners internationally and taught over 5000 parents’ hypnobirthing techniques to assist them in their preparation for a calm and positive birth.
She brings to her hypnotherapy and hypnobirthing classrooms over 20 years of training experience and professional qualifications. In addition to this – Melissa has successfully used hypnobirthing techniques three times herself and has had beautiful, peaceful and calm natural births each time!
Melissa Spilsted is very well known for her hypnosis for childbirth albums (available through this website or iTunes) – the most popular being ‘Surge of the Sea’ - and for developing the Hypnobubs™ Hypnobirthing Online Course which has become the fastest growing and most popular online hypnobirthing course available worldwide.
Melissa strongly believes that every woman deserves the right to experience an empowered and positive birth and also recognizes the need for parents to be able to easily access, relevant, high-quality, childbirth education regardless of location, work, family commitments and the like, so has created online hypnobirthing classes for parents wishing to utilize hypnobirthing techniques for natural and/or cesarean birth.
The Hypnobubs™ Program incorporates modern, contemporary training resources and professionally recorded hypnosis for childbirth practice albums to help parents prepare for birth using hypnobirthing techniques.
She is a passionate advocate for natural birthing; but also recognizes that sometimes the safest delivery for mother and baby is via cesarean (caesarean, C-section). In addition to being one of the world’s most popular and recognized hypnobirthing instructors, she has pioneered a special course to prepare parents for cesarean (a world first) which is receiving international acclaim.
Melissa is a certified Hypnobirthing Practitioner & Childbirth Educator (HPCE), a registered Teacher (B.Ed, B.Arts), a Clinical Hypnotherapist (CHt Clinical Member of the AHA), a member of CAPEA (Childbirth & Parenting Educators Australia), has appeared on Channel 7 Sunrise, written for Mother and Baby Magazine, appeared in Practical Parenting Magazine & The Australian Woman’s Weekly, lectured midwives and midwifery students in local universities and hospitals and her work has been showcased at the Royal Society of Medicine in London.
Melissa passionately believes that it is a woman’s birthright to have a positive birth experience; which will have far reaching effects on parenting, relationships and self-esteem. Knowledge is power!
Melissa herself is a mother of 3 sons (all hypnobubs). Clients find her style of relating and helping to be very honest, down-to-earth, nurturing, gentle and warm.
Melissa provides hypnobirthing training to midwives, doctors, hypnotherapists & childbirth educators all over the world to become hypnobirthing practitioners certified to teach the Hypnobubs™ Program. You can click here to read more about the program.
“When pregnant with my first child, I must admit that I was quite fearful of the perceived ‘pain’ associated with labor and childbirth – everyone I met seemed to have a horror story to tell. When my husband and I attended antenatal classes, they passed an epidural needle around the group – it was HUGE. I then read up on the different drugs offered during labor and was horrified to learn of the documented side effects for both mother and baby – not to mention the unknown ones.
I decided that there had to be another way. Women had been giving birth since the beginning of time – our bodies are so remarkably complex and well designed – I found it hard to believe that the childbirth process was so flawed! I recognized the power of the mind-body connection and wished to utilize that for my birthing. That is when I discovered Hypnobirthing.
I was a bit skeptical at first but thought I would give it a go. With only three weeks to go before my due date, my husband and I learnt hypnotherapy and hypnobirthing techniques for birthing. Thank goodness we did! I did really embrace a hypnobirthing philosophy, but I found the practice CDs to be sometimes difficult to listen to – so I made my own recordings and incorporated some of my own conditioning/breathing techniques into my daily preparation. My births were beautiful, smooth and calm and I attribute this to the knowledge that my husband and I had acquired about the birthing process, hypnobirthing techniques learnt, support from my birth partner and my own program of ‘conditioning’.
I believe so strongly in the positive outcomes of using hypnobirthing that I now completely focus my hypnotherapy and teaching practice on sharing these techniques with parents and training new Hypnobubs™ hypnobirthing practitioners. I am very proud to know that I have made a positive difference to many family’s lives through education and the sharing of these techniques.
It’s time for women to become empowered and elated by the birth process once again, and this is absolutely possible with hypnobirthing. My dream is that all babies have the opportunity to enter this world in a beautiful, calm and positive environment – the way nature intended.”
Our aim at Hypnobubs ™ is to make hypnobirthing accessible to families all throughout the world.