Hi there, I'm Frankie van der Sluis
- Director & Founder of The Mustard Seed Midwife
I am a qualified midwife, wife and mother to two adult children, living on the southern end of the Gold Coast. I have always enjoyed providing childbirth education to expectant parents and this has been a big part of my job - supporting women during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period.
I was first introduced to the concept of hypnobirthing when I was a student midwife, back in 2012. I immediately recognised how powerful the mind is and how successfully a birthing woman using deep relaxation techniques can journey through her labour with incredible control.
This led me to my discovery of Hypnobirthing Australia’s™
‘Positive Birth Program’, which I quickly assessed as being the finest course available to equip you with the knowledge, confidence and skills to achieve a safe and 'natural-as-possible' physiological birth.
I decided that it was time for me to become a Hypnobirthing Australia™ practitioner and integrate this into my midwifery practice after witnessing women who had attended the program go on to have beautiful,
empowered & positive birth experiences.
Birth should leave you feeling physically and emotionally well.
It's a day you should remember for the right reasons.
When you are provided with the right knowledge, tools and support people, you can feel empowered & positive about your birthing day.
I hope to see a change in how women and their families view birth; not fearful - rather with feelings of self-determination & autonomy as they welcome their baby's earth side.
My Antenatal Services are designed to help both you and your baby stay healthy.
It’s also a great opportunity to ask any questions you have about
your pregnancy such as what's happening during each trimester,
physical pregnancy symptoms and the birth itself.