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You're Pregnant..


As of September 2020, sadly, I'm no longer running Hypnobirthing Australia Classes for the forseeable future


You can work with me individually for pregnancy, birth (particularly for healing from past trauma with EMDR) and for parenting support (via my online support group, individual therapy and my book) over here at Eastern Shore Psychology

I'm Sarah Purvey and I'd love to help you transform your birthing fears into strength and calm

Your stomach flip flops at the thought of being a Mum.


You can’t wait to meet Bub.


You think about all the incredible moments you’re going to have with your child. And that first time you clasp eyes on your baby is truly the most earth shatteringly, transformative moment, you’ll ever experience.

However, to get to that moment, you ARE going to have to birth this baby. 

You wonder just how that’s going to go, especially as you ideally want to meet your baby as naturally as possible.


There’s a knot emerging in your ever-expanding belly and your thoughts race as you try to return back to sleep in the wee hours of the morning. The closer the day gets, the more you wonder how this birth is actually going to unfold.


What if I told you that it is possible to prepare for whatever turns your birth takes?

What if I told you that you can go in with a massive toolbox of strategies, ones which will enable you to create a positive, confident mindset, to give that natural birth the best shot?

Would you want to know how? 

To find a Hypnobirthing Australia™  class click here or to learn why hypnobirthing can work for you, click here.

"Human female bodies have the same potential to give birth well as aardvarks, lions, rhinoceri, elephants, moose, and water buffalo. Even if it has not been your habit throughout your life so far, I recommend that you learn to think positively about your body.”

Ina May Gaskin


All About Hypnobirthing

It's not totally hippy

It's pretty scientific actually (psychologists generally like it that way 😂)!

Hypnobirthing Australia™ classes educate about your birthing body, your brain and how fear can interfere with the birthing process. Anxiety and fear during birth, stop the release of important birthing hormones, and reduce circulation of blood flow and oxygen to the uterus and baby. This can restrict the muscles of the uterus from working in the way they need to, to push baby down the birth canal.

My Hypnobirthing Australia™ classes  will teach you how to relax your body and mind to naturally enable blood flow and oxygen and birthing hormones  to do the important job of birthing your baby. 


You'll learn to trust your birthing instinct and tune out to the part of your brain that says "I can’t," by using knowledge, simple breathing strategies, relaxation, visualisations, affirmations and self hypnosis.

AND just as importantly, Ill teach your birthing partner, how to be practical, supportive, rather than just hanging out like a shag on a rock.

Connect with me now to learn how to birth your baby calmly and positively, no matter what turn your birth takes.


What's On Offer?

Hypnobirthing Australia Gives Options for Every Mumma

  • Hypnobirthing Australia ™group classes help you and your birth partner, prepare for a transformational birth experience.

  • Sign up for my next class and Ill show you how. 

  • Click here for more details and class dates  


What if you really can’t fit your life around the dates set for the group classes? Or perhaps you can’t drag your partner along (hey come on, who is actually birthing this baby? Don’t you get all the say!). Maybe your budget just can’t quite stretch that far or maybe you’re not in Hobart, Tasmania or even in Australia! Then, the next best thing is enrolling in the Hypnobirthing Online Classes.

Click Here to Enrol


Maybe you had your heart set on a natural birth, but your only option is to have a caesarean. Sometimes, a caesarean is the safest way out for baby. A caesarean birth still can and SHOULD be a wonderful and very positive experience.

Click Here for More Details


Jess and Steve

"I am grateful to hypnobirthing for helping me to stay calm throughout my pregnancy and especially to help find calmness the night before Albert was born. I do believe that it helped me to relax so that my body could do what it needed to in order to prepare for labour."


About Me

So, I know you're here as you like to think critically

 You know that there’s another way. You don’t follow the leader. You ask questions. You take responsibility. You want to know what is best for you, your baby and your life. 

You like to understand. You like to know. You don’t just roll over and accept the first answer given to you. You look for a way to take the reins. You know that following everybody else, doesn’t get you where you want to go.

But there’s a problem with that.

Where then do you go for your information? Asking your friends, asking your Mum, won’t get you where you want to go. They mean well, but they’re not you. Their experiences weren’t ideal and you know you don’t want that.

Your obstetrician laughed at you when you said you would like to have a birth plan. You sheepishly laughed along with him, but felt your face going red. You began to question yourself. What he said didn’t feel right, he’s the expert after all. But then maybe he’s wrong. Maybe your gut instinct to not trust what he is saying, is right.

I’m here to tell you to trust your instinct.

Your body is perfectly designed for birth. And even if your head says you know nothing about birth, your body and your baby already do. It is your right to be respected, to ask questions and to have a plan if you damn well please.


Hi, I'm Sarah Purvey, a certified Hypnobirthing Australia™ practitioner and registered clinical psychologist, and a nearly  published author. 


It would be my honour in helping you on your journey of meeting your baby.

I am a complete birth and psychology nerd. Helping you to take action towards what you want is my passion. I am all about helping you to take the reins of your life and not just roll over and accept what others say, if you don’t like it.

It’s my life mission to help you see, to help you can ask questions, so you can follow your own path, find the support that totally sits with what you want and take charge of your journey. If it doesn’t feel right, then it’s probably not. 

Just so you know: I am also about drinking coffee (which is intrinsically linked with having children), sleeping (like I’ll take anything I can get, which is a lot less than any person should function on), movies (in the one hour I have between putting my cherubs to bed and laying my bone tired body down to rest) and my two passions… (did I mention those already?) birth and psychology.

Ready to take the first step to having the birth you desire? Search for a class here.

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Connect With Me Now

I can't wait to speak with you about this positive way of birthing. Leave your details below, or give me call and we'll chat soon!

0455 494 910

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Keep Sane and Parent On - By Sarah Purvey

Parenting is so delightful sometimes right? But it’s equally, bone shatteringly, exhausting. To cope with the endless challenges that parenting brings, you DO need to have time out (even though it might not be how it was before you were a parent).

But how are you going with that?

You need to learn to trust your parenting instinct, so you can tune out to judgment and the endless serves of conflicting advice, that you’ll continue to receive throughout your children’s life.

Sarah's Book, Keep Sane and Parent On, is ALMOST here (she keeps saying that - but in running 2 businesses, seeing clients, being a Mum and having a life, life is busy)!!! It's currently in layout and will hopefully (conservatively) be printed by November :)

Purchase Pre Sale HERE

My Media/Podcast Appearances


"When Parents Feel Like Maternity Wards are Production Lines"


"Calls for Water Birthing Hobart Hospitals"

Hypnobirthing Hobart

Have a listen to the birth story of my second bubba!