Welcome to the Hunter Birth Education Centre service.
Providing emotional support and high quality, unique, birth education.
Created and managed by Natalie Meade
(GradDipC, GradDipPsyc, GradDipEd, Bsc (Hons), CCE, CH).
Ring and enjoy a ten minute, complimentary, consultation today.
To grow the positive birth movement.
Our highest priority:
To honor and respect the emotional journey of women and families
(as well as the physical).
Our hope is:
that all women, everywhere, are treated as absolutely precious.
Independent Birth Education
We fill the current gap in birth support and birth preparation left by hospitals. That being, the need for emotional support and emotional preparation.
Here at the Hunter Birth Education Centre we know that emotional support and emotional preparation are a large component for women opening smoothly and safely for birth.
Our unique and specialised birth courses cover materials that other providers often shy away from. We help you recognise, acknowledge and articulate your fears, worries and anxieties and we help you clear them, resolve them and problem solve them!
Birth Education is about you feeling emotionally heard and then being free to find joy in your pregnancy, birth and parenting.
We cover all aspects of standard birth education but with more of the fun, relaxation and assurance! Our courses include mindfulness sessions, relaxation sessions, relationship and communication counselling and much, much more.
As a passionate birthie, Natalie has worked hard for many years to build this central Hunter Birth Education website as a tool for you. This page will help you to know your wide array of birthing and birth education options as early in pregnancy as possible.
Clients are blown away at what they can learn and how useful this then is for shaping positive birth experiences. Clients nod along eagerly as the knowledge falls into place, perfectly matching their instincts!
Working with Natalie is not for the faint-hearted, she will bring you to QUESTION the status quo and any old, non-helpful beliefs systems.
And then, she will be by your side as your zest and enthusiasm for birth builds stronger, and stronger!
Enrol in our Birth Courses as your number one breastfeeding priority. We include some key and highly valuable breastfeeding information within our Private Birth Education courses, plus, the ideal way to establish breastfeeding is to begin the journey with a positive birth experience.
We also support you further by referring you to the most effective breastfeeding courses available in your local area, as well as excellent resources and on going supports.
Reviews From Parents
Parents get so much from our unique service, here are a few snippets of some client feedback!
“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
“A natural water birth, no stitches! Thank you”
“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
“The whole course was very useful. Natalie covered a lot of important and useful things that the hospital antenatal class didn’t”.
Carol, Wife of Surgeon, NSW
“I am so glad I did the course and I experienced a very positive birth experience”
“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!”
“I would recommend The Hunter Birth Education Centre to any prospective parents who want to alleviate the worries of parenthood.”
Benjamin Alvarez, NSW
“I pushed that baby out and when I reflect on labour I get excited because it was such a powerful experience!”
Gemma, Central Coast
“Natalie gave me birthing confidence and confidence as a mother. The relaxation skills I learnt – I still use today”
Emma, Nelsons Bay