Hypnobubs™ is a specialised hypnobirthing program designed with REAL mothers and life in mind

This course teaches you simple tools to help make your birth the empowered and beautiful experience that nature designed it to be.

The physiological function of birth has not changed over the years, and neither have women’s bodies… and yet we are living in a world with an escalating c-section rate and extremely high rate of intervention in the birth process.

We live in the best of times. Sometimes nature can do with a helping hand and we are very privileged to have access to medical care and assistance should we need it for the safe delivery of our baby. However, the World Health Organisation states that the caesarean rate should be sitting at about 10-15% and many hospitals throughout the world currently have an 80% or more c-section rate. The majority of births in developed countries now involve some kind of medical intervention.

Yet, juxtapose this with the common-sense approach that birth is a normal, natural, physiological function of the body and we all know that women have been birthing for thousands of years without intervention. If the birthing process was so flawed, then surely the human race would have died out years ago? Many of us are now asking – “What is the reason for this drastic increase in intervention during the birth process?”

We could blame the medical field, the monetisation of birth and many like to blame the birthing mother’s themselves (fitness, convenience etc.). However, what if it were actually none of these reasons? What if the underlying issue was actually a worldwide epidemic which has affected women, families and caregivers across the globe?

What if the reason for the high intervention rates in birth was actually a general fear and mistrust of childbirth? Fear that affects the medical field (the perception of their role and a mistrust of a women's ability to birth unhindered), society in general (which can be reinforced by the media and other factors) and the birthing mothers themselves (as much of our conditioning has reinforced the notion that a woman's birthing body is flawed and that birth is a perilous, dangerous and painful experience)?

A famous obstetrician from the early 1900’s identified the place that fear plays in birth outcomes. Dr Grantly Dick Read, wrote the famous book Childbirth Without Fear. Though, when he first presented his theories to the medical field he was laughed out of town, over time his theories became widely embraced by women throughout the world. Even the Queen provides a testimonial to his which is quoted on one of the early editions of his book.

One of the main theories underpinning the teachings in Grantly Dick Read's book is the Fear – Tension – Pain syndrome. In short, fear creating tension in the body resulting in ‘pain’ (as opposed to feeling the strong but normal sensations of childbirth). He advocates for removing the fear often associated with birth so that a woman's body can do what it is designed to do in a more comfortable way. This is a very big part of what we teach in our course.

A lot of what he says in the book is still relevant to this day, however there are now a lot of other factors we need to consider when pregnant and giving birth. Society has changed. Science can now help us to understand hormonal and physical changes that occur during pregnancy and birth. Medical science has evolved. We have changed!

And this is why we created the hypnobubs™ program with the modern mother in mind.

It incorporates the teachings of childbirth experts throughout history and the world such as Ina May Gaskin, Dr Michel Odent, Dr Grantly Dick-Read, Marie Mongan, Dr Sarah Buckley and many others – and combines all of this wisdom in a simple, relevant and easy-to-follow childbirth program.

The Hypnobubs™ advantage!

Our course is comprehensive and at the same time very easy to follow. It prepares mothers and birth partners for a positive and empowered birth experience using a tried and tested five-tiered approach:

  • mindset - understanding how to create and maintain a positive mindset through pregnancy and birth
  • knowledge - about the functions of the body, the birth process and choices available during childbirth; because, ‘knowledge is power’
  • tools - to help you to remain calm throughout your pregnancy and during the intensity of childbirth (tools include breathing, visualisation, relaxation and self-hypnosis)
  • support - for you and tuition for your birth partner/s – so that they can take an active role and help you to achieve a more comfortable and satisfying birth experience
  • preparation - for your mind and body, incorporating expert tuition, professionally produced practice albums and comprehensive resources

What’s included?

Well let’s just say that we like to ‘over-deliver’ in order to give you the highest quality and most effective home-study hypnobirthing training available!

Here’s what you receive:

  • 10 x professional and highly comprehensive hypnobirthing video tuition and practical exercises with world recognised hypnobirthing expert, Melissa Spilsted. You will feel like you are sitting in a private hypnobirthing class with Melissa – only from the comfort of your home! These videos comprise of close to 6 hours of intensive hypnobirthing tuition.
  • Our succinct and easy-to-follow little book of hypnobirthing eBook.
  • Worksheets & handouts throughout (to keep you motivated, engaged and help you with your practice along the way.
  • 5 x long play mp3 practice hypnobirthing tracks including our world famous Affirmations for Beautiful Birthing, Surge of the Sea, Prompts for Birthing, Glove of Endorphins and Fear Release. Our albums don’t sit on the top of the iTunes hypnobirthing rankings for no reason. They are popular world-wide, because they work!
  • Access to your training and materials 24/7 via your computer or mobile device (wherever and whenever – you can do your training and practice and also revisit your learning throughout your pregnancy).
  • Online support via the learning platform.
  • The ability to upgrade to a discounted private Skype session if you would like some personal tuition along the way (only available to online course participants). This can really give you the edge!


This represents fantastic value and ensures that you have access to a world-class hypnobirthing classes and training materials, regardless of where you live and your availability and all at a very affordable price. Not all online courses are created equal. The hypnobubs™ Hypnobirthing Online Course and recordings have been several years in the making, in order to ensure that we offer you the highest quality and most effective hypnobirthing home-study option available. We just KNOW you’re going to love it!


Here is a taste of the topics we cover in the Hypnobubs hypnobirthing online course.

Course Outline


Welcome Video

  • Video: Introduction to course
  • Pre-course material: eBook & worksheet

Module 1: Mindset Matters

  • How our brain is ‘wired’ to birth
  • Mind/body connection and how this can help or hinder us
  • How fear can affect birth
  • Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome
  • Re-programming our mind
  • Maintaining a positive mindset
  • The language of birth
  • The power of affirmations
  • How to use self-hypnosis to create & maintain a positive mindset

Module 2: Toolkit for Birth

  • The importance of facial relaxation
  • Relaxation Breathing – a skill for life
  • Surge Breathing – the best tool ever
  • The ‘urge’ to push/bear down – breathing down
  • Visualisations for birth
  • Birth music and aromatherapy
  • Instant ways to relax
  • Self-hypnosis techniques
  • Practical exercises throughout
  • Hypnosis practice tracks

Module 3: Knowledge is Power

  • Reading and research
  • ‘Guess date’ – a normal range of pregnancy
  • Types of inductions
  • Achieving a natural start to labour
  • Membranes releasing
  • How do I know I’m in labour?
  • When to call our caregivers
  • Signs that labour is progressing
  • Positions for birthing
  • Transition – not a dirty word!
  • Getting pushy – trusting our natural instincts
  • Our baby’s first moments
  • Undisturbed bonding/breastfeeding time – skin to skin
  • Birthing the placenta

Module 4: Support & Choices

  • Birth Preferences
  • Choosing supportive caregivers
  • How your caregivers can help with hypnobirthing
  • Birth partner’s role
  • Cheat sheet for birth partner
  • Using touch to trigger the release of endorphins
  • Using touch for anchoring
  • Prompts for birthing
  • Creating a special birth space
  • Special circumstances – making informed decisions
  • Breech or posterior positioned babies
  • What if I need interventions or a caesarean?
  • ‘Birth Rehearsal’ practical session

Module 5: Preparation is the Key

  • Maintaining a healthy diet
  • Staying active during pregnancy
  • Routine for practice – repetition, repetition, repetition
  • Maintaining the mindset for empowered birthing
  • Releasing fears
  • Empowerment practical exercise


We know what a difference preparation can make to your birth. Already, the awesome testimonials are pouring in!

“Loving these lessons!”

“Finding it really helpful to get these practical tips on getting prepared.”

“Ahhh, after watching these lessons I am beginning to understand why I have had 2 very traumatic, excruciating births!!”

“This is helping me to address the fear – plus the breathing techniques are going to help me so much!”

“I just want to say thank you for the opportunity to do this course online, I will be recommending it for sure.”

“As a pilates instructor, I teach my students mind and body connection and the importance of a healthy balance in life. I enrolled as a student to undertake the online hypnobirthing course (currently pregnant with my first child), and immediately knew I had to learn more and teach others this method. So here I am, inspired by what Melissa & Hypnobirthing has to offer, enrolled to become a practitioner!”

“I’m excited getting prepared for this birth in a way that I wasn’t for my first.”

“I loved how my partner and I could work together through the modules at our own pace and as he is away a lot for work the convenience of watching them at a time that suited us was fantastic. This is my second child now and I wish I knew or had access to the course 3 years ago when my first baby came along. This birth I am determined to have a calm and positive birth, free of the traumatic and fearful events of my first. I do have a lot of fear to let go of and your course has certainly helped me achieve a more positive state of mind. The first birth I did so much research, but I didn’t actually get taught any skills and this is what makes your course so good. We practice the skills before birth and as a couple!!!! Thank you again.”

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