Feel emotionally held, and birth with confidence - supported by the Hunters' longest experienced, Hypnobirthing Educator, Doula and Birth Counsellor.

Did you know... only 2% of Australian women experience a natural, physiological birth?

This statistic comes directly from the Maternity Consumer Network and can be derived from data from the Mother and Babies reports.

The truth is, birth is TOUGH and your environment can make it even tougher. Many women, like myself for my first birth, assume that midwives/OBs can calm us and tell us how to birth. But the truth is, many women enter their labour with a panic response.

This is primarily because too many women go into birth under-prepared mentally and emotionally (and if you think a hospital education course is enough - I am sorry, it barely scrapes the surface of great birth preparation). Through no fault of their own, too many families go into birth under-educated and under-supported.

If you want birth education and birth support that is successful for your birth - no matter how tough birth gets and no matter WHERE you birth - then I am here for you.

Sincerely, Natalie Joy Meade

What I bring...

Over 13 Years Birth Educator Experience Over 1000 Birthing Families Science and Psychology Degrees Relationship Counselling Confidence Relationship Counselling Confidence Relationship Counselling Confidence
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A little bit about me

I birthed totally under-prepared the first time. The antenatal education I completed (in hindsight) was totally USELESS, really, in the long run. And once the throws of birth hit me.

Panicking and fighting my own body during that birth, meant that birth felt torturous and scary.

Luckily, through my career pathways, I was awakened to the world of excellent and amazing birth education styles such as Hypnobirthing + More.

Fast forward fourteen years and I’ve now guided over 1,000 families as a Birth Educator, I have emotionally supported many more as a Birth Counsellor, and actively participated in a wide variety of births, as a Birth Doula.

I am now a "hard core birthie"!!!

University Qualifications

(GradDipC, GradDipPsyc, GradDipEd, BSc (Hons), CCB, CH)

Professional Development:

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Get ready to receive support and education that goes way beyond the surface level:

Mindset Readiness

Psychological Preparedness

Partner reassurance, support and coaching

Authentic Discussions

Fun & Curious Education

About My Community Work...

The Newcastle Birth Movement

As a pregnant woman, I quickly identified a gap in the system - I wanted childbirth to feel special and celebrated during my care.

Born from this dream, the Newcastle Birth Movement is my gift to the local community, located in Hamilton, Newcastle, NSW.

At the space, myself and our volunteer team, run a counselling room, a preloved maternity clothing room and many wonderful workshops.

We also offer complimentary birth circles, trauma counselling debriefs and doula chats + more.

To ensure the longevity of this beloved community project, I also devote vital energy towards my private practise. When you choose to work with me privately, you play a crucial role in supporting and sustaining this massive community initiative.

Drop in for a cup of tea if you ever pass through Newcastle!

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You're in great company.

See what parents are saying about working with Nat:

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Natalie's support, experience and knowledge is amazing. I felt so understood, seen, loved, and heard.

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You gave me: trust in my body, you gave my hubby: confidence and in-depth understanding of birth.


Your dedication, knowledge, tack, care and diligence were exceptional.


Your teachings protected my headspace and transformed me as a birthing woman.


Birth Educator to the stars!
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Pregnant and wanting information to enjoy a positive birth?

Welcome to my birth choices information and birth services website, Natalie Meade.

Birth Education


To experience the highest potential of your birth experience, ensure you get the highest quality of private, specialist, education (standard hospital courses don't cut it) and private support (eg a doula).

The time and energy you invest in your birth will reward you for your entire lifetime, subsequent births and your next generations too!

You are very welcome to chat choices and/or do a birth course with me. Nat

Birth Doula

A Birth Doula is a very special and helpful part of any families' birth journey.

Other supporters can end up too stressed, freaked out or too worried, to be present emotionally. IN the meantime, your Birth Doula remains steadfast by your side, believing in you and sending you the vibe “you’ve got this”!

A Birth Doula is there for you for the entire journey (pregnancy, birth and postpartum) – she brings birth education and information, she is emotionally supportive, reassuring and calm.

Online Birth Course

You can be anywhere in Australia (or the world) and we can work together via online, zoom, LIVE sessions. A new group starts each month. Always beginning on the the first Tuesday night of the month. You are very welcome to chat choices and/or do a birth course with me. Nat

You are in great company!

Here's what other parents are saying

Natalies’ Birth Education course enabled me to have a calm pregnancy and an empowering birth experience. My husband and I both learnt a great deal about natural birthing and nurturing parenting methods.

Amy and Rob - Newcastle, NSW

Natalie taught my husband and I amazing life skills that we have applied with our parenting technique and our work.

Ben and Gem - Central Coast, NSW

The classes definitely helped me to cope…In my birth I chose some minor interventions and I felt in control and happy about my choices!

Elisa - Sydney, NSW

I would recommend The Hunter Birth Education Centre to any prospective parents who want to alleviate the worries of parenthood.

Benjamin - NSW

Natalie gave me birthing confidence and confidence as a mother. The relaxation skills I learnt – I still use today

Emma - Nelsons Bay, NSW

I prioritise time for you - birth is SUPER important!

Respect and honour to the Awabakal and Worimi people as the original and wise custodians of this land. Honour to those who have birthed and breastfed their babies on this sacred land for more than 65,000 years.