Little Bird Flies – Birth and Beyond

A little about Little Bird Flies

Melissa created Little Bird Flies as a place for you to come home to.

A place for women to come to no matter where they are at on their journey to motherhood: pre-conception, pregnancy, birth, postpartum or months into their mothering journey looking for a village; a place to be held and understood.

Little Bird Flies is about seeing YOU and holding YOU. Creating a space for you to feel safe and a place for you to unravel into the depths of pregnancy and the waves of motherhood with grace and compassion.

Melissa recognises the gravity of holding space for women as they traverse the space from maiden to mother, and the importance of acknowledging them for where they are at on their journey and empowering them to step into their incredible power and voice within.

She is passionate about addressing all aspects of the labour, birth and postpartum journey. This means, helping them prepare not only physically through pelvic alignment and mobilisation protocols and exercises but emotionally and psycho-spiritually, understanding the significance of the mind-body connection during labour and birth and the deep connection birth has to our mothering and breastfeeding journey.

Melissa’s path in life has led her to a place of truly understanding and seeing women for who they are and for where they are at in this very moment. She recognises that we grow and evolve in ebs and waves and that all we really want is to just be seen and to be heard. Melissa is here to hold you and to help you navigate a time in your life that can feel oh soo exciting but absolutely, overwhelmingly daunting all at once.

Join Melissa at one of her Positive Birth Courses by Hypnobirthing Australia or come along to one of her bespoke postpartum and breastfeeding masterclasses. You might want to come sit in circle with her and other mums or have her join you on your journey to motherhood as your doula. Melissa is trauma-informed and works closely with women who have experienced birth trauma and are navigating their journey postpartum or in pregnancy again, she is also an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant offering individualised holistic breastfeeding support.

Learn more about why Melissa is so passionate about childbirth education & the journey to parenthood here.

Sarah Howard
Sarah Howard
2023-12-29
My partner and I attended the two day hypnobirthing workshop with Mel to learn the tools we needed for a positive birth. From day one Mel was so friendly and welcoming and outlined what would be covered over the two days. Mel is also a midwife so this was very beneficial having this wealth of knowledge when guiding couples through what to expect and also to use her own experiences when giving information based on best practice. Mels calm and beautiful nature set up for an amazing two days. She will guide you through the stages of labour and breastfeeding but also immerse you into deep meditations for bonding with your baby all whilst including Dad/Partner. We loved using different tools from hypnobirthing taught by Mel including anchor, soft touch massage, facilitating position changes in pregnancy and labour, positive affirmations and partners holding the birthing space. My partner walked away from the course confident, well informed and ready to support me in labour without fear. The use of Hypnobirthing and the education provided by Mel played a pivotal role in my birthing story. I highly recommend all couples book in for this amazing course run by such a compassionate and knowledgeable Midwife. It will set you both up to be well informed and able to make decisions and intentions for your birth experience. Having these tools and education is golden and so powerful for your birth and postpartum journey. Thankyou so much again Mel for being a part of our journey.
Ash
Ash
2023-12-12
Amazing experience! My partner and I both thoroughly enjoyed the classes and learnt so much! Mel has such a wealth of knowledge across so many areas bringing the practice and theory together so nicely and easy to understand. I'm so glad I am embarking on the hypnobirthing pathway thanks to Mel's education and allow my trust in my body. I would highly recommend to anyone considering hypnobirthing!! 😊
Keira Lee
Keira Lee
2023-12-10
Hi, it’s me, Ziggy! Mel helped my Mum birth me 4 weeks ago! My Mum and Dad couldn’t have done it without the support of Mel! They learnt so much through the hypnobirthing classes and Mel helped us prepare our Birthing Plan. The course gave us confidence and knowledge to plan for a physiological birth. After labouring for the majority of time at home with Mel, I was born calmly in the water at the Hospital, and swam in to my Mum’s arms. It was magical because of the space Mel created - my Mum felt empowered and safe throughout my birth. Mel’s post birth and lactation support has helped my Mum breastfeed me - and I love to feed! My Mum and Dad highly, highly recommend Mel who has gone above and beyond to support us and has been in constant communication throughout our pregnancy and since I have been here for the last 4 weeks. Why can’t you give one million stars, five is not nearly enough! Love from Ziggy (and Keira)
Christina Panagopoulos
Christina Panagopoulos
2023-12-08
Pleaaaase book in with Melissa for your hypnobirthing course and other needs! The course was absolutely incredible and invaluable. The benefit of Melissa also being a midwife means that you will get great info about the medical system on top of all the beautiful hypnobirthing teachings, to really help you make informed decisions. I’m so excited to give birth now, I feel prepared and I trust my body. It was especially helpful for my husband to lean into his role as my birth partner and the important role he plays as well. Loved it !!
Caitlin Watson
Caitlin Watson
2023-12-05
Mel has been absolutely amazing in supporting me with breastfeeding - she came to my home a few weeks before my buba arrived, and in the first week after his birth. My breastfeeding has been so different this time around and so far everything is looking great! Mel keeps checking in and giving lots of amazing tips, referrals and encouragement!! Can’t thank you enough ❤️
Gemma Munro
Gemma Munro
2023-12-05
My husband and I attended Mel’s hypnobirthing classes and we both absolutely loved the experience. Mel has such a lovely and welcoming presence and is incredibly knowledgeable about pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. We felt comfortable to ask anything and everything, and left feeling much more informed and empowered about our options. I can’t recommend Mel’s classes highly enough!
Thérèse Pereira
Thérèse Pereira
2023-12-04
Melissa's course was fantastic. She gave us the knowledge and confidence we needed to advocate for ourselves throughout a difficult labour experience.
Nicolas Rosenvasser
Nicolas Rosenvasser
2023-12-04
Mel is a beautiful soul. She dropped into our home birth last minute to sub in for another midwife, full of love and nurture, and supported us to birth the placenta and initiate breastfeeding. We couldn't have asked for anyone better to support us through our baby's first moments. Mel was gentle and kind in the moment we needed that the most. We were very lucky to have her be part of our team, and will definitely be reaching out to have her around for our next child. You can't go wrong having Mel be a part of your village, make sure you reach out to her. Thank you Mel for being a part of one of the most important moments of our lives, you hold a dear place in our hearts!
Marita Hanscamp
Marita Hanscamp
2023-12-04
Mel had such a wealth of knowledge delivering the hypnobirthing course. It really helped us achieve the birth we wanted even when things didn't go as planned.
Cassie Prezioso
Cassie Prezioso
2023-12-04