Natalie Meade: Creator and Manager, HBEC.

(GradDipC, GradDipPsyc, GradDipEd, Bsc (Hons), CCE, CH).



Contact details

A message from Natalie:

“Welcome to the Hunter Birth Education Website. I hope you find something helpful and/or enjoyable here 🙂

It grieves that sometimes women have sad, disappointing, or even traumatic, birth experiences when I know their experience could have felt positive. Their birth choices could have been within their control.

And so, I’ve been hard at work!

I have spent years working hard to build the Hunter Birth Education Centre website and I dream of one day creating a physical centre too!

I’ve built a website (and services) that DO help women know and access her choices and her power for birth!

I want every woman to know:

  • Her choice of  where to birth, her choices of styles of birth support, her birth education styles and many other choices for services for pregnancy, birth and parenting.
  • That, in the Hunter, we have three great midwife one-one programs, plus, a homebirth program and that they are all government funded through Medicare (ie you can have an amazing birth and it can be for zero cost).
  • How to achieve an affordable and enjoyable birth!
  • How to birth with your instincts and step into your feminine power.

A bit more about me:

My motivations:

I am passionate about education, women and human rights.

On a deeper level, I have learnt to connect with my own power and how amazing it feels to tune into and trust my own instincts.


I am highly educated and qualified.

On a deeper level, I am a questioner, a curious human, a challenger of the status quo.


I am a mother and a partner.

On a deeper level, I am consciously caring and nurturing. I deeply value intimacy and trust in relationships with others


I am an active volunteer running the Newcastle Birth Movement at 21 Gordon Avenue, Hamilton.

On a deeper level, I am passionate about community connection and community mutual support.

I am fortunate enough to have a partner who is the main breadwinner and who agrees with the important of the causes I work so hard for.


I offer birth education, birth support and counselling, hypnosis and mindfulness for birth and relationship/intimacy coaching.

On a deeper level, I bring people closer to themselves and to each other.

I hope we meet some day soon 🙂

Natalie Meade.

0406 934 645

Natalie Meade HBEC

For more detail on my qualifications please see below,

University Studies:

Bachelor of Advanced Science with Distinction Honours (1997) University of NSW

Graduate Diploma of Psychology (2010) Sydney University

Diploma of Education (2007) University of NSW

Institute Studies:

Childbirth Educator Certification, HypnoBirthing Institute, 2009.

Graduate Diploma of Counselling within the Masters of Counselling and Psychotherapy Jansen Newman Institute, Sydney

Certificate of Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy, Academy of Applied Hypnosis.

Hypnobirthing Antenatal Program and Birth Skills Training, HypnoBirthing Institute, Gold Seal Mongan Method (2009-2017)

Couples ‘Love Works’ Educator, the Australian School of Tantra.

Organisation and Association Involvement:

Volunteer meeting facilitator and treasurer of the “Positive Birth Movement Newcastle” Community group.

Clinical Hypnotherapist and member with the, Australian Hypnotherapists Association (AHA) (Member No: CM2015098)

Supervised groups co-ordinator (NSW) and Treasurer (NSW), Australian Hypnotherapists Association (NSW)(2010-2016)

Registered HypnoBirthing Institute.(2009-2017)

Lifeline Telephone Crisis Supporter (2007-2012)

Lifeline Training Facilitator (2013).

Auburn Council ‘Lifelong Learning’ HypnoBirthing Course Facilitator

Specialized Training:

Mental Health First Aid Certificate (2010)

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Certificate (2012) ASIST Living Works Training

NLP Training, Further Education Sydney University Courses.

Mindfulness Training, Further Education Sydney University Courses.

Dance for Birth, Level one practitioner training completed 2015, Embody Birth, Maha El Musa.