About Melanie

After experiencing two of my own births that didn't go as planned and were quite traumatic, I wanted to create a collection of comprehensive pregnancy, childbirth, and postnatal programs. These programs are designed to help women have a healthy pregnancy, thoroughly prepare for childbirth, and recover, heal, and get back in shape after the birth of their baby.

Hi, I’m Melanie, and I'm on a mission to empower expecting mums like you on your incredible journey to childbirth. With a passion for natural, physiological birth, I specialize in coaching women to navigate medical interventions during childbirth or a c-section, all while increasing the likelihood of a natural birth if that’s what you desire.

My courses and coaching go beyond the surface, delving into the physical and mental aspects of pregnancy and labour. I believe in the power of preparation. By helping you prepare your body, we work together to ensure that your pelvis is not just strong, but also flexible, ready to open up wider during childbirth. Through safe pregnancy exercises and active birth preparation, I guide you in aligning and balancing your muscles, setting the stage for a more natural birth experience.

But it’s not just about the physical; we also work at preparing your mind. Together, we tackle the fear-tension-pain cycle, you'll learn techniques to breathe through contractions and draw on your newfound mental strength and resilience during labour. My goal is to instil confidence, so that you trust your body and baby to set the pace during labour.

Knowledge is power, and I make sure you are informed and that you know what your options and choices are throughout your birthing journey. You'll learn to work with your medical team, advocating for a collaborative approach.

During your pregnancy, we focus on your overall health, offering guidance on safe pregnancy exercise and nutrition to ensure both you and your baby thrive. And beyond birth, I assist in postnatal recovery, helping you bounce back faster.

So, if you’re seeking a holistic approach to childbirth, one that combines physical readiness, mental resilience, and a deep trust in your body’s natural abilities, you're in the right place. Let's embark on this transformative journey together.

Warmly,

Melanie

Areas of expertise

Natural Fertility

Natural fertility can help you prepare your body for a successful pregnancy through diet, lifestyle changes, and the fertility awareness method. It can assist you in achieving conception more easily and quickly, improving egg and sperm quality, and supporting your body's health during IVF/assisted conception.

Trained Teacher in Natural Fertility Education

Nutrition

I specialize in fertility and pregnancy nutrition, as well as post-natal fat loss and body recomposition. Proper nutrition is vital whether you are attempting to conceive, already pregnant, or in the process of recovering, healing, and getting back in shape after giving birth. A balanced diet ensures the health of your eggs, supports your baby's development, and maintains your overall well-being. I have previously worked in the field of sports nutrition, creating diets for female bodybuilding competitors to help them build muscle and subsequently lose body fat for competitions.

Post Grad Cert in Human Nutrition - Deakin University

Certificate in Nutritional Counselling

Training

I specialize in general exercise (cardio and strength training programs), pregnancy exercise, Pilates and yoga for pregnancy, active birth preparation, exercise for birth, and post-natal recovery. Regular exercise during pregnancy is crucial to prepare your body for labour and an active birthing process. After pregnancy, the right exercises can help you tone your body and lose body fat. Previously, I specialized in creating sports training programs (weights and cardio) for female bodybuilders, as well as working with clients focused on fat loss and body transformation.

Certificate III in Fitness

Certificate IV in Personal Training

Certificate in Pilates

Certificates in Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise

Certificate in Bodybuilding and Contest Preparation

Birth Preparation

There is so much you can do to prepare for a comfortable, calm, and positive labour and birth, both physically and mentally. Hypnobirthing, Lamaze, and Calm Birth are award-winning birth education programs that I teach to help you prepare for a beautiful and empowered birth.

Certified Hypnobirthing Instructor - The original Mongan Method

Qualifications

 

Post Graduate Certificate (Human Nutrition) - Deakin University, Australia

Bachelor of Commerce - Monash University, Australia

Certified Hypnobirthing Instructor - The original Mongan Method (USA)

Certificate III in Fitness 

Certificate IV in Personal Training

Certificate in Pilates

Certificates in Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise

Certificate in Nutritional Counselling

Trained Teacher in Natural Fertility Education

Certificate in bodybuilding and contest preparation