Birth Education

From Natalie: 

Natalie Meade

I love my career!

I love to increase womens’ joy, excitement and confidence in birth.

In the Hunter, we have such an amazing ‘Birthie’ culture. I am in such good company! I am surrounded by so many, awesome educators 🙂

In this area more and more women are choosing wonderful, private birth education!

When you reach higher than the ‘standard’ course, you’ll be amazed at what you experience and discover !

If you are worried that high quality, birth education is beyond your comfortable affordable budget (especially with mortgages, cot and prams!)

GOOD NEWS! This year, due to a very special, local community project (The “Newcastle Birth Movement”)…
I am running courses as fundraisers for the Birth Movement and courses are being priced in alignment with the Birth Movements’ values! We do all we do for passion – not profit. 

Find out more about the Newcastle Birth Movement, the prices and the dates available, by ringing or texting, Natalie Meade: 0406 934 645

Hypnobirthing face to face

Complete a “Hypnobirthing + Extras” Course with Birth Preparation Specialist, Natalie Meade.

This course is life changing birth education – the first gift you will give to your baby.

You will gain:

Hypno and calm birth-style learning and content
> A safer and smoother birth for you and your baby.
> Confidence in birth and parenting – Self calming and baby calming skills.
> Antenatal education helping you to work with your body and be more likely to enjoy birth!

>Education about your birth choices, birth rights and how to navigate the laws and policies in a hospital setting to achieve control and fully informed decision making in your birth adventure.

> Mindfulness, Hypnosis and belly dance techniques for birth.

(285 per family – when priced and run as a fundraiser for the Newcastle Birth Movement)

Enquire to book now

Complete a “Two Precious Days” Birth Course with Birth Preparation Specialist, Natalie Meade.

This two day program, across two Sundays, compiles the ‘best of the best’ of childbirth education from numerous fields and programs of expertise.

Fields such as:

> Relationship and Birth Counselling
> Hypnobirthing
> Childbirth/Antenatal Education
> Psychology/Motivation Coaching
> Biological Science/Physiology/Hormones

This program has been specifically developed to ensure that if a woman/couple has only “Two Precious Days” to prepare for birth, she can know she had done all she/they can do to increase their chance of a positive birth experience for herself – and her baby!

These two days of precious birth education, cover:

> The best of the best Hypnobirthing highlights
> Totally honest, practical, useful birth preparation.
> Mental preparation, emotional preparation and real, down to earth, content.
> Confidence in your bodies ability to birth (and the skills to work WITH your instinct).
> Improved relationships, improved intimacy and improved communication.
> Awareness of the use of breath as a powerful self calming and baby calming skill for birth, breastfeeding and parenting.
> Mindfulness/self hypnosis/guided meditation/relaxation.
> Tips to use during your birth.
> Visualising, planning and preparing for a positive birth.
> Education on how to build the optional birth environment.
> Education about your birth choices, birth rights and how to navigate the laws and policies in a hospital setting to achieve control and fully informed decision making in your birth adventure.

You also take home fear release soundtracks, plus, many useful birth resources.

(175 per family – when priced and run as a fundraiser for the Newcastle Birth Movement)


Enquire to book an upcoming course

Breastfeeding Education

Enrol in a great BIRTH course as your number ONE breastfeeding priority (PLUS ideally do a private breatsfeeding education course as well). .

I, personally,  provide good quality prenatal breastfeeding tips, pointers and skills within my Private Birth Education courses AND the ideal way to establish breastfeeding is to begin the journey with a positive birth experience.

Call me anytime you need support and I can refer you to the most effective breastfeeding courses available in your local area and local IBCLCs, as well as, excellent resources and on-going supports.

Leave Natalie a message here
Call and ask your questions today!

Reviews From Parents

Parents get so much from our unique Birth Education, here are a few snippets of some client feedback!

“Natalies’ Birth Education course enabled me to have an empowering birth experience.”

Amy and Rob, Newcastle

“A natural water birth, no stitches! Thank you”

Anita, NSW

“Natalie taught my husband and I amazing life skills”

Ben and Gem, Central Coast

Natalie covered a lot of important and useful things that the hospital antenatal class didn’t.

Carol, Wife of Surgeon, NSW

I experienced a very positive birth experience”

Nelly, Sydney

“In my birth I chose some minor interventions and I felt in control and happy about my choices!”

Elisa, Sydney

I would recommend The Hunter Birth Education Centre to any prospective parents”

Benjamin Alvarez, NSW

“When I reflect on labour I get excited because it was such a powerful experience!”

Gemma, Central Coast

“Natalies’ course gave me birthing confidence and confidence as a mother.”

Emma, Nelsons Bay

Growing the positive future of birth and family wellbeing

Ask questions about your journey today! 

Contact Us!

Meet Natalie Meade, Birth Doula, Hypnobirthing Specialist, Birth Counsellor and unhindered-birth-enthusiast!

parenting education

What we offer is very unique and special! You can read all about the many advantages of Private Birth Education HERE.

Our courses cover all the key components of the Hospital-Run Birth and Parenting Courses – plus we cover a whole lot of special, fun and relaxing content too!

Ring Natalie (0406 934 645) to discuss and book your course, courses are usually run on Sundays (to help partners attend)

(Please note: If you arrived at this page looking for standard hospital birth/parenting courses – We are NOT affiliated with any hospital. You can ring a local hospital to book their courses – the contact numbers are listed below for your convenience).

NOTE: When you do complete your birth and parenting education with us, we do recommend that you book yourself the birth suite tour with your local hospital (it is free of charge). Here is a link showing the schedule of dates available at the John Hunter Hospital . This allows you to familiarise yourself with your birthing space, which is also happening each time you attend any of your antenatal appointments.

If you do choose to go the standard route – the phone numbers of the local hospitals are listed below:

John Hunter Hospital Parenting Education Classes Bookings: (02) 4016 4595
Maitland Antenatal Classes Bookings: (02) 4939 2092
Newcastle Private Hospital, Phone: (02) 4941 9266.

Free Birth Suite Tour at JHH. Perhaps, sadly, only as a virtual tour at this time? LINK:

But worth a phone call to ask:

Phone JHH at: 4016 4595
Their hours are: Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm
Or email their office:

BIRTH TOOL: The flowchart below can assist a newly pregnant woman as she guides and shapes her birth.

parenting education
Birth Chances Flowchart

“There is no other organ quite like the uterus. If men had such an organ they would brag about it. So should we.”

~Ina May Gaskin, Natural Birth Farm, Midwife of 30 years.  (98% of women at the Birth Farm birth naturally and vaginally).

“Being caring towards the mother is a simple action and can lead to more content, happier babies”
~ Natalie Meade

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