Melanie Matthews
Offers virtual services
Childbirth Educator
Huntingtn Bch, California
12 years of experience
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About me

I first found Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis when I was pregnant with my first baby and working as a bedside nurse in a busy hospital postpartum unit. I knew my body was meant to give birth, but I felt the negativity and fear of those around me was preventing me from enjoying this transformative time in my life. Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis gave me back my joy and even more. It gave me a confidence and excitement about birth that I didn't even know was possible. I went on to become a board certified lactation consultant and certified maternal newborn nurse and also attended many births as an L&D nurse. 11 years and 2 Hypnobabies of my own later, I am so happy to share this complete childbirth education class with my community and bring joy and love into the lives of birthing families.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2010)

Certification and training

Certified Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor (2022)

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (2017)

Certified Maternal Newborn Nurse (2019)

Childbirth Education


Service introduction

Hypnobabies is a complete childbirth education course that also teaches medical-grade, somnambulistic hypnosis techniques to re-train the inner mind in a very positive way, which helps to lessen discomfort and fear from the birthing experience. With adequate preparation, and in the absence of complications, our Hypno-students can experience easier and more comfortable births. I offer both in person, online, group and individual classes. The Beautiful Breastfeeding Class is based on the experience and research of Dr. Robyn Thompson, a midwife with 50 years of experience attending births and being with and beside women as they feed their babies. It is gentle and evidence based (Dr Robyn's phd is in nipple trauma), with personalized guidance by me, a certified Thompson Method educator in a group class setting. You get access to all of the Thompson Method online educational videos, lifetime support in the Breastfeeding club, and "Ask a Midwife" zoom calls.

In Person or Hybrid Hypnobabies Class series
Complete Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis class series (6 weeks) for pregnant person and their birth partner.
USD Flat rate
Virtual Hypnobabies Class Series
Complete Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis class (6 weeks) for pregnant person and their birth partner, presented on Zoom.
USD Flat rate
Beautiful Breastfeeding Class (virtual)
Full 4 hour course split over 2 or 4 days. We will cover these topics and more... Creating a birth and breastfeeding plan Induction of labour The cascade of intervention Collecting colostrum in pregnancy The first breastfeed The first 72-96 hours Preventing pain in the first 72-96 hours Face to breast symmetry and fine tuning How breast milk is produced Fear of low weight gain Mother-baby separation The sleepy baby The crying unsettled baby Introducing bottles, dummies and nipple shields Tongue and lip ties
USD Flat rate