Would you enjoy birth more if you knew you had a calm, loving, and experienced birth keeper as part of your team?
You can!

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

This very low (almost unbelievable) 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 on top of that, your environment can make it way, way, tougher.

This is why GREAT, private, birth education and/or GREAT Birth Doula Support, is extremely important for your birth - for all births!

The next time you hear a sad, negative or even disturbing or scary, birth story...

...gently ask the parent, do they have any advice about what they might have done differently next time around?

I wonder if they will suggest or know about the option of hiring a Birth Doula? or about going deeper in their birth prep with a comprehensive, private, birth course?

If you want birth education and birth support that is successful for your birth - no matter how tough birth gets and no matter WHERE or HOW you birth - let's talk.

Sincerely, Natalie Joy Meade
(GradDipC, GradDipPsyc, GradDipEd, BSc (Hons), CCB, CH)

Birth Educator to the stars!
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Common Birth Mistakes - And The Answer!

Common Birth Mistake, Number One

A really common birth mistake (which I made for my first birth!) is to go into birth assuming that midwives/OBs can calm us and tell us how to birth. But the truth is, there is little a medical stranger can do once a women enters her labour in a panic response. (the work and preparation is needed BEFORE labour day)

Common Birth Mistake, Number Two

Another common birth mistake is women, supporters and partners, going into birth under-prepared physically, mentally and emotionally, but THINKING that are well prepared!
For example, thinking the hospital course is enough - when it barely scrapes the surface.

The Answer

Enrol in and work with a PRIVATE birth educator who is a specialist in preparing you fully, holistically!
And/or, Hire a Birth Doula (or other ideas include hiring a PPM or a Student Midwife). Let's chat ALL your options ASAP!

Sincerely, Natalie Joy Meade
(GradDipC, GradDipPsyc, GradDipEd, BSc (Hons), CCB, CH)

What I bring with me....

14 Years, Birth Educator Experience Over 1000 Birthing Families Science and Psychology Degrees Relationship Counselling Experience Hypnobirthing Educator Confident, Calm, Birth Doula
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Some personal thoughts....


I have learnt a lot as a woman birthing, and throughout my career path. I birthed totally under-prepared the first time. The antenatal education I completed (in hindsight) was totally USELESS.

Panicking and fighting my own body during that birth, meant that birth felt torturous and scary. The Birth Course I had done gave me nothing to ground me and nothing to have faith in. I didn't even know what was happening to my own body.

A year after my birth, I was awakened to the world of excellent and amazing birth education styles such as Hypnobirthing, as well as, Calm Birth, Shebirths, Birth Into Being etc

Fast forward fourteen years and I’ve now guided over 1,000 families as a Birth Educator, and I have emotionally supported at least over another 2,000 births as a Birth Community Project Leader, Birth Counsellor, Birth Page Admin and Birth Doula.

My University Qualifications

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

Some of my Professional Development:

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.

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

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

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

Indigo
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I pride myself in support and education that goes beyond the surface level:

Mindset Readiness

Psychological Preparedness

Partner reassurance, support and coaching

Authentic Discussions

Fun & Curious Education

About My Personal Passion to the Community....

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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Pregnant and wanting information to enjoy a positive birth?


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

Birth Education

BIRTH CAN BE AMAZING - I promise!!

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.