A little more about me....
Hi! I'm Bec -a mother of two beautiful boys, wife to my husband of 10 years, a former Nurse and Registered Midwife and most recently a certified Hypnobirthing Practitioner of the Hypnobirthing Australia Positive Birth Program.
Prior to starting my own family, I worked as a Midwife in a public hospital in Perth for 5 years. During this time I was able to support many women and couples during their labour and birth – which for me was always an honour .
When I fell pregnant with my first baby, I started to pay more attention to the different ways that women and couples approached their births. I noticed what allowed and what didn’t allow birth to flow easily.
In the hospital where I was working I was fortunate to witness water births and these births had such an impact on me - the calm and gentle way these babies entered the world was so beautiful, their Mothers often so calm and relaxed.
I knew I wanted to find out how I could have this kind of birth for myself – or at least increase my chances! I was inspired by some Midwife colleagues of mine who had their pregnancy care through the amazing Community Midwifery Program here in Perth and had gone on to have home water births. My husband and I decided this was the right fit for us.
We discovered Hypnobirthing and completed the course during my first pregnancy. We truly believe it allowed us to have the amazing home birth that we experienced.
Fast forward three years later and we were all set for another home birth with our second baby but due to special circumstances this ended up being a Hospital Induction. It wasn’t what we were planning on and it was a completely different experience, but it was also where the Hypnobirthing techniques were even more important!
Thanks to Hypnobirthing I was still able to achieve a natural birth and I look back on this as one of my life's biggest achievements! I wouldn't say I always possess these traits, but I have never felt as strong, determined or powerful than during these two birth experiences.
The pure joy and elation afterwards is something I wish I could bottle! There’s nothing quite like that moment you hold your newborn baby in your arms. I remember after both births, wishing that everyone knew about Hypnobirthing.
I truly believe that knowledge IS power and I have experienced first hand the power of Hypnobirthing– to educate and empower families for a positive birth – no matter how your birth unfolds. If you’re pregnant and reading this - I cant wait to share it with you!
My journey into Motherhood was the inspiration behind the name “All Heart”
As I am sure all Mothers will agree, I had never felt the power of emotion that I felt when I held my first born in my arms. Such all encompassing love and pure adoration, paired with the most fierce sense of protectiveness. Mum love is certainly something to behold!
At the end of the day, despite the hundreds of baby and parenting books out there (and all of the advice coming from ALL of the people!), there really is no instruction manual for YOUR birth or YOUR parenting. Everyone's experience is entirely unique.
One thing I have discovered and witnessed myself is that women are so strong and capable. We have an inner power and strength that’s often hiding beneath the surface! I am learning that in Birth, in Mothering and in life itself, if we can put our heart into every action, we really can't go wrong and we can be rewarded in so many ways.
Motherhood has opened my eyes to the benefits of living more from the heart and less from the head. After completing the Hypnobirthing course myself, I discovered that it is so much more than an antenatal course - it is a beautiful, heart centred approach to pregnancy and birth.
Not only did Hypnobirthing help me believe in myself, my ability and my body - but it also gave me the confidence as a new Mum to let my heart lead the way. What better way to begin Motherhood?
I hope I can share this program with as many women as possible, helping them experience a positive and empowering birth that begins their own journey into Motherhood.