What I Offer?


Sleep Support

Placenta Encapsulation

Hi, I’m Carla


I’m a Certified Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant and HypnoBirthing® Practitioner affiliated with the HypnoBirthing® Institute.  I run my practice in Brisbane, Australia but offer Skype and Facetime consultations worldwide.  I’m also a Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist (IPEN Trained) and offer this service to women in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.

I love teaching, learning and sharing information with families.   I have over 10 years experience teaching adults and this combined with my knowledge, expertise, professionalism and personal experience as a mum of three, makes me an excellent choice to work with you and your family through pregnancy, birth and parenthood.


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Blog Update

White noise - should I use it for my baby?

February 14, 2019 | by birthandbabyhub

I hate white noise - always have.  If you had told me a few years ago that I’d use it religiously, I would never have

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The birth story of Samuel

February 2, 2019 | by birthandbabyhub

Hi Carla,We welcomed Samuel into the world on Boxing Day after an amazing HypnoBirthing experience!  My water broke at 3.15 am and contractions started a

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Struggling with an unsettled baby or planning for your postpartum... read on!

November 6, 2018 | by birthandbabyhub

Before I had my third baby I thought it would be easy because I’d done it all before, but she surprised me.  She was so

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Creating a low-tox ‘green’ sleep space

August 25, 2018 | by birthandbabyhub

If you are setting up a new sleep space for your child or you’re expecting and setting up prior to their arrival here are some

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The birth of Hugo

August 13, 2018 | by birthandbabyhub

  Hugo was born on the 16th July 2018.  His parents attended a full HypnoBirthing course with me for their first birth and recently attended

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How does a HypnoBirthing Practitioner prepare for birth?

February 8, 2018 | by birthandbabyhub

Plenty of my HypnoBirthing clients ask me what I did to prepare for my own births.  Yes, I have plenty of knowledge and personal experience (3

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Aria's birth story

December 9, 2017 | by birthandbabyhub

I’d had pre-labour surges everyday, every night for weeks, my body was getting ready for birth slowly, just like it did last time.  So I

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Preparing your dog for your newborn

November 10, 2017 | by birthandbabyhub

Before baby arrives 1. Make changes to your dog’s environment now If you are planning to move where your dog sleeps, eats, rests or hangs

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Delayed cord clamping, you can’t not.

March 2, 2017 | by birthandbabyhub

If you’re planning for birth, delayed cord clamping is something you should know about. In most hospitals across Australia immediate cord clamping is common practice and

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Umbilical Cord Burning

February 2, 2016 | by birthandbabyhub

If you google it, you’ll find a few articles touting umbilical cord burning as the new trend for crunchy mums but it’s actually an age-old

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The Labyrinth of Birth

June 2, 2015 | by birthandbabyhub

When my midwives Josie and Mary started talking about The Labyrinth of Birth I was immediately intrigued.  I’d never heard of one before and hadn’t

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A home HypnoBirth

April 19, 2015 | by birthandbabyhub

I kept telling my husband not to call our midwife, not yet, thinking I might be a long way off… But I was already in

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10 Questions to ask your Placenta Encapsulation Specialist

January 19, 2015 | by birthandbabyhub

You really only have one chance to get your placenta encapsulated safely, so here is a quick list of 10 questions to ask before booking

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Interview with a Doula

August 21, 2014 | by birthandbabyhub

As a Childbirth Educator, I strongly encourage all my clients to consider having a doula at their birth.  I have met parents who regret not

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