about  

 about me 

I am so passionate about wanting women to be educated and empowered

in their birth and motherhood journey.

So much so, I became a doula!

I completed my doula studies with the Australian Doula College, Australia's premier doula training organisation. I am on the Homebirth NSW committee managing the events and fundraising, and am a member of the Doula Network Australia.  

I live in the Sutherland Shire with my husband, 2 step-sons and toddler. We also have a dog and 2 cats. I grew up in Bathurst before moving to the Gold Coast and France before settling in Sydney.

I am a pregnancy, birth & post-partum doula servicing Sydney suburbs including the Sutherland Shire, St George, Bankstown, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs as well as the Wollongong and Illawarra regions. I support all types of births in all types of environments, including home birth, birth centres and both public & private hospitals.

 WHAT does a doula do? 

A doula is a support person for a woman who is giving birth. 

A doula's main role is to encourage self-confidence in women who are giving birth.

We do this by supporting the woman and her family with information and practical and emotional care during pregnancy birth, and post-partum. 

 Doula support 

Doula support can make a huge difference for a woman giving birth.

Doulas nurture and support a woman throughout labour and birth. We provide continuous care to the mother no matter what decisions the mother makes on how she gives birth. 

A doula's role and agenda is tied solely to the birthing woman's needs. Our primary responsibility is to you and what you want, not to hospital/doctor/midwife etc.

A doula provides support in 4 key ways:

Physical - helping with positions/massage/warmth to manage pain

Emotional - continuous presence, reassurance and care

Informational - evidence based information, explain medical terms

Advocacy - encouragement and support for the woman's wishes

STATISTICS

Having a doula may decrease:

Epidural use by 60%

Cesarean birth by 50%

Pitocin use by 40%

Narcotics use by 30%

Length of labour by 25%

(Klaus & Kennell research)