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Mindful Birth



About Us

Louise Lucas & Glenda Southey are highly experienced LMC midwives with 40 years of experience between them. They work out of the Green Bay Midwives clinic.
Louise & Glenda are qualified hypnobirthing teachers who trained in London in the Katharine Graves' hypnobirthing method. They each hold a Diploma in KGHypnobirthing. 
Louise and Glenda are experts in normal birth and particularly passionate about facilitating couples to achieve a positive birth experience. They have experienced many beautiful calm births where couples have utilised hypnobirthing techniques. It is very apparent that these couples are incredibly self sufficient throughout the birth process. Of particular note is the partner has an integral role in supporting the birthing woman to labour calmly and confidently.

What to Expect

KGHypnobirthing is logical, simple, practical …. and very effective.  It makes a difference to your experience of giving birth, and gives you the tools to give your baby the best possible start in life.


You will learn about the procedures that can be routine in hospital and your alternatives, so you and your partner can make informed decisions with confidence that they are the best for you and your baby.


Four 2 hour classes, taught over a two week period: 

1st week  Monday 7-9pm and

Thursday 7-9pm

2nd week  Monday 7-9pm and 

Thursday 7-9pm 


Our classes will run at the lovely Green Bay Midwives site.

It is located at 33 Godley Road, Green Bay. There is plenty of street parking. Please wear comfortable clothing & bring a pillow.


$550 per couple covers all teaching over four classes, a resource folder and “The Hypnobirthing Book” by Katharine Graves.  Each class will be invited to form a support network to share information, birth stories and parenting tips. 

Wholesome refreshments will be served 

What to Expect


“I have used hypnobirthing for my second birth. I was horrified with my first birth as it was the first time and everything happened too fast. I was fully dilated when I got to hospital and I was in so much pain. It took me four years to decide to have a second baby. I heard about hypnobirthing from a friend. After I did some research about it, I decided to give it a try and hope it will help with the birth pain. After doing a course of hypnobirthing and the practise I did. It really helped me at the birth. I managed to breathe through most of the surge(contraction). I really listened to my body at the birth and my body knows what to do at each step. I gave birth in the water and it was such a positive experience. I felt the most of pain when I was the pushing baby out but luckily it wasn’t long. I got to hospital around 3.40pm and I had my boy at 5.50pm. I would strongly recommend hypnobirthing to every mum to be. It has changed my view about birthing. I am not scared of birthing anymore and the most important thing is that hypnobirthing is not just helpful for birth also helpful for life”

Alison - Auckland

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