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6 Browns Road, North Warrandyte, Victoria 3113, Australia
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Birth Better is a holistic maternity care service founded by Melissa Blackford, a Registered Midwife with over 12 years of experience. Melissa’s passion for physiological birth and optimal positioning of babies in the womb led her to create Birth Better to address the rising physical and emotional birth trauma experienced by Australian women. The services offered focus on restoring harmony to the nervous system through the HypnoBirthing® method and creating balance within the pelvic soft tissues using myofascial release bodywork techniques.

With a unique perspective stemming from a Diploma of Prosthetics and Orthotics, Melissa aims to empower families to have positive and empowering birth experiences. The Pelvic Balancing consultations provided by Birth Better are designed to optimize fetal positioning, reduce the incidence of caesarean or instrumental births, and improve comfort for pregnant individuals. Melissa’s personal birth experiences have fueled her commitment to sharing birthing insights and supporting families in achieving the best birth outcomes possible.

In addition to Pelvic Balancing consultations, Birth Better collaborates with Yoga Shala Space to offer Birth Flow Yoga workshops covering topics such as physiological birth, labour & birth physiology, comfort techniques, and advocacy. The HypnoBirthing® courses, including 1:1 sessions and refresher programs, aim to equip families with the knowledge and skills to approach childbirth with confidence and relaxation. Birth Better’s mission is to help families reclaim birth as a rite of passage and transform the way they view and experience childbirth.