Childbirth Education


Blueberry Hypnobirthing with Mel Campbell

Blueberry is committed to delivering quality Childbirth Education to expectant parents

Offering Group Weekend Workshops conveniently located in Southbank, Melbourne

Hypnobirthing put simply, is Child Birth Education.

Studies have shown that if a woman feels relaxed, safe and supported in labour, they are
• 30% less likely to request pain relief
• 40% less likely to require a forceps delivery
• 50% less likely to have a Caesarean
• 60% less likely to request an epidural
— Epworth Freemasons Hospital, Melbourne

Positive Birth Program

A way for Mamas and Birth Partners to prepare for birth together!

Using tried and tested techniques and sharing up to date, evidence based knowledge, we can demystify birth and start to take away any fear…

Making way for a positive, joyful experience!

Feedback – In Person Workshop

“Amazingly positive and enjoyable hypnobirthing course. Condensed yet comprehensive, Mel is a great teacher and the weekend flew by, heading in to birth now with excitement and anticipation as I know I have the tools to make this a positive experience.”

– Laura (January, 2021)

“Completing this course made us feel so much more relaxed, confident and informed. Mel answered all questions thoroughly and we came away with a toolkit of practices to promote a positive birth experience, as well as an understanding of what to expect (and how to handle the unexpected). Highly recommend!”

– Olivia (January, 2021)

Feedback – live interactive webinar

“What a wonderful experience Mel’s hypnobirthing class was – even doing it remotely we still felt connected, had all our questions answered and we got so much information out of it. Would highly recommend this class to anyone giving birth soon, there is so much insight and wisdom to be gained about labour and childbirth and Mel is so generous with her time and sharing of her own personal experiences as well. Thank you for a wonderful weekend.”

– Steph & Rob (November, 2020)

“My partner and I just finished Mel’s Hypnobirthing course over zoom due to current restrictions and I cannot recommend the course and Mel more highly! The whole process was seamless and I am still surprised at the things I learned and would have never known about if I hadn’t took part. I feel completely relaxed and ready for the birth of my first baby, I am actually excited for it! My mindset has completely changed over the two days and I am well equipped to make decisions that are right for me and my baby. My partner absolutely loved the course too and he was very sceptical to say the least! We now know how to work together as a team during labour which is amazing. It was also great to meet other couples who felt the same as us, it was fun and enjoyable. Everything about it was perfect so if you are thinking about it….DO IT! Thanks Mel for being such a wonderful, positive person to deliver this course.”

– Elizabeth (August, 2020)

So what’s this Course all about?

The Hypnobirthing Australia – Positive Birth Program that is offered by Blueberry is an inclusive and non-judgemental program that harnesses relaxation techniques incorporating self-hypnosis techniques, which is where the word ‘hypno’ comes into the picture.

The program teaches a myriad of tools (form guided relaxation to soft touch massage) that can be used to facilitate a gentler and calm birth experience. Different techniques will work for different people so there is an array to pick and choose from on the day. Sometimes it’s difficult to know what will help you most during labour if you’ve never been in labour before!

The Hypnobirthing Course also demystifies birth by explaining the physiology of labour and how babies are born. Breaking it down in simple and easy to understand terms. For many people, understanding the process itself helps to remove any fear. When we understand how a woman’s body is designed to birth babies, we can normalise the experience and start to get excited about meeting the actual baby itself!

The main objective of the Program is to promote a positive birth experience regardless of the type of birth. Although Hypnobirthing recognises birth as a normal (non-medicalised) event, we do recognise that sometimes a little help is needed and in that way we work hand in hand with care givers (Midwives, Obstetricians & Doulas) to manage expectations so nobody is fixed on a particular outcome. We aim to feel joyful and positive about birth no matter the journey birth takes and the first step towards obtaining this is education! Hypnobirthing is always foremost about Childbirth Education and sharing evidence based information that helps women make informed decisions. When women feel in control, informed and empowered, beautiful birth experiences follow.

“We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.”
— Laura Stavoe Harm