Create The Optimal Hypnobirthing Environment

Creating a comfortable space for giving birth where a mother feels safe, secure, and at ease is essential. It’s an event family will remember forever and one of the most monumental occasions of any parent’s life, whether it’s their first or last child. Childbirth is huge and can be equally as scary. Shaping a relaxed birth environment where the mother can detach from any latent anxiety grants better focus during labour. We’ll be taking you through a look at how to create the optimal HypnoBirthing environment to experience the fullness of birth in privacy, at peace, and with full focus.

Create Practical Comfort And Ease

Bring the comfiest pillow you own and a blanket that makes you feel at home – make sure it’s something familiar. Set additional pillows in place so that if you want to change position, you can do so comfortably. If there’s anything that could make you feel more restful, make sure it is readily available.

Use Aromatherapy Throughout The Process

We recommend investing in a good-quality diffuser right at the beginning of your pregnancy. There are aromatherapy oils that can help you throughout the entire course of your pregnancy. Discuss your favourite scents and the areas in your life that you’d like a lift in with your doula. Together, you will be able to devise a selection of aromatherapy oils to use either as-is or as a part of a specific blend suited to your needs and senses.

Set Soft Lights Only

Make sure that the lighting and heating are adequate. If something in the room bothers you, it can’t be left to be. Switch off any annoying lights. Those giving birth at home should resort to candles and soft lights to create warmth and good visibility without over brightening the space. In a hospital, you’ve only got so many choices, so make sure you assess potential rooms beforehand and make your choice clear.

Create A Birth Plan And Discuss It With Your Birth Partner

Devise a birth plan and discuss all decisions concerning the bid day with your birth partner. This makes it much easier for a birth partner to communicate the needs of the mother when speaking to her becomes difficult. Ideally, nothing should disturb a mother’s focus during childbirth. A birth plan will cover every last detail allowing mom to relax and her partner to make confident decisions.

Eliminate All Distractions

Make sure that there are no unnecessary distractions in the room you’re giving birth in. Switch off all cell phones. If at home, notify friends and family members that you don’t want to be bothered over the birthing period and perhaps the next few days too. From distracting photographs to ornaments and decor elements that can draw your focus, clear the room of anything that’ll distract you.

Remove Or Cover All Clocks

Get rid of all clocks in the room or cover them. You don’t want to be focused on the duration of labour at all. Only the experience of childbirth is important. Many mothers find that they cannot accurately assess time, estimating the process of labour to have taken much shorter than it actually did when the environment is optimal.

Pick Out Calming Music

Get a playlist ready and decide how you’re going to play it. If you’re going to be playing tracks from your phone, take the sim out or put it in aeroplane mode. Don’t allow calls or messages through. They’re far too distracting. Those who struggle with inward noise should consider using headphones.

Place Things In Clear View That Inspire You

There will always be things that a mother can include in her birthing room to make the space feel more welcoming. From baby photography to mementoes from family and friends and visual affirmations placed in clear sight, take the time to consider what creates the feeling of warmth, safety, and joy and make sure to ready the room with these objects beforehand. Objects inspiring happy feelings like photographs of your loved ones and inspiring phrases stimulate the production of oxytocin which is exactly what a mother in labour needs.

Pick A Limited Number Of Significant People To Be Allowed In The Space

As a general rule, ensure that everyone in the HypnoBirthing environment has a role to play. They should make a significant emotional or practical contribution to the childbirth process. Limit the number of people around you and make sure that you’re equally open and comfortable around each and every one of them.

Incorporate Room Elements That Stimulate The Senses

We’ve already mentioned placing objects in clear sight that trigger joy, and we’ve spoken of music and smell. Remember the rest of the senses as well. Be sure to have refreshments that are both desirable and familiar. Even the small things like the feel of a damp washcloth or the familiarity of a bottle of water will all make a difference. Nothing should perturb the mother in any way instead, all working together towards aligning a natural, relaxing, immersive birth experience.

Shape The Perfect Hypnobirthing Environment

Creating comfort calls for careful consideration and a personal understanding of the mother’s needs. We encourage you to get in touch today to learn how Nadine Ann HypnoBirthing’s prenatal classes in Ferntree Gully or online (COVID-19 restrictions dependant) can help you weave together the perfect space for childbirth while offering comprehensive prenatal education.

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Capture those first couple of days of your babies life as in that haze of coming home you will also forget to take those lasting moments

Newborn photo session -
They change so quickly, before you know it they are asking for things on the top shelf

1-2 hour in home session.
This session is vital to happen within the first 10 days of your babies life to ensure we get those super sleep and cute images.
No set amount of images captured but you will receive all on a USB set to music with your choice.
It’s about stepping into your private world and honouring the birthing goddess that you are.

Birthing photo sessions -
These photos will be the ones you treasure and hold dear to yourself forever

On call and ready for the birth of your baby 2 weeks before and after your due date.
Including the labour, birth and around 1hr postpartum.
90% of the images will be in black and white and 10% in colour
No set amount of images captured but you will receive all on a USB set to music with your choice.
How often in our lives do we get to capture, in a beautiful loving way, the fact that we are growing a human inside of us?

About maternity
photo sessions

OMG YOUR PREGNANT!!! People often ask me why would I want this time of my life photographed? My answer is almost always the same, because how often in our lives do we get to capture, in a beautiful loving way, the fact that we are growing a human inside of us. What a huge accomplishment this is and I think too many people forget how great a gift that is!
My maternity sessions are always super relaxed it’s all about capturing where you are in your pregnancy and feeling great about it. Usually around 30-38 weeks is a great time as you have a beautiful round belly and start to feel super comfortable.



Depending on what style you like I generally like taking the photos on location, in an environment that means something to you.


If you are after the more personal potentially naked images then I have a studio location set up in my home for this as well.


A good phone conversation discussing exactly what you are after for your photoshoot. This will be followed up with an email to make clear what you are after.
In studio at my house or yours, or on location (within 40km from Ferntree Gully)
1-2 hr photoshoot. I am not really fixed with times, ill be happy when I have all the photos I want
I have no minimum or maximum amount of Hi-Res images that I provide, depending on the photoshoot and the amount of dress changes will depend on how many. Either way you will end up with more than enough amazing images that you can print, post or view in any way you want.)
A short video with all of the images taken set to your choice of music.
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020 4095 7663