Would you love a birth worker on your team, whose sole career purpose is ensure your needs, wants and desires? Hi, my name is Natalie Meade, it's lovely to meet you.

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

This sad (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/lack of experienced support, can make it way, way, tougher.

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

The next time you hear a sad, negative or even disturbing/scary, birth story, gently ask them about what they might wish or want to do next time around possibly hiring extra birth support or doing a deeper, more comprehensive private, birth course? Try to find out what worked, what didn't work. All birth stories contain great learnings.

Commonly, for my own first birth, the woman may 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 carer can do once a women enters her labour with a panic response. (the work and preparation is needed BEFORE labour day)

Primarily, too many women, supporters and partners, go into birth under-prepared physically, mentally and emotionally (and if you think a hospital education course you've done or enrolled in is enough - I am sorry, it barely scrapes the surface).

I love my work so much, I am very blessed. Women and families reach out to me when they are feeling stressed, anxious, overwhelmed and/or confused about birth. Within minutes, together, the woman/supporter enjoys validation, empathic listening, reassurance and helpful, calming information.

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 - let's talk.

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

What I bring...

14 Years, Birth Educator Experience Over 1000 Birthing Families Science and Psychology Degrees Relationship Counselling Experience Hypnobirthing Educator/Hypnotherapist Confident, Calm, Birth Doula
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A little about me!


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.

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.

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

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

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.