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Display Name
Amber Russell
Email
amber.russell@iinet.net.au
Business Phone
0421846934
State
VIC
Doula Time
2007
Doula Category
Birthing Doula, Postnatal Doula
Training
Optimum Birth
About / Bio
My name is Amber, I am 33 years old and I am a mother to two children. I had two beautiful births (one hospital, one homebirth) in which the support of my Doula was paramount. This helped me become passionate about becoming a Doula and about empowering women as they birth their babies. I am also a passionate advocate of placental encapsulation and offer this as a stand-alone service.



My aim as a Doula is to support you to have the birth which is right for you and to make you aware of your choices and the possibilities open to you when it comes to your birth and labour.



I am passionate about supporting women to have intervention-free births where possible and to allow them to feel safely held in their birth space along with their partners as they labour and give birth to their babies. I am also passionate about women feeling empowered by their birth, no matter which method of birth they have chosen. I support women having VBAC, VBAMC, repeat cesareans and home or hospital births.



I offer placental encapsulation as a stand-alone service or in addition to my doula services. Please contact me for costing.



I am also a post-natal doula who can provide you with in-home support post-birth.
Testimonial
"Amber is a wonderful Doula who was a wealth of information before the birth and who spent a lot of time with us during our pregnancy so that we felt comfortable and at ease with her. She was very informative and shared a lot of information with us so we knew what our options and choices were when it came to our birth. To begin with, my partner was unsure we needed a Doula but after the birth he couldn't stop telling everyone that a Doula should be provided by the hospital! Amber was invaluable during our labour and helped to keep our birth space a place which felt safe and calm. We had minimal interventions in our son's birth and we have already decided we need her for our next birth. We were lucky to have employed her, in retrospect we can see many instances in our labour which could have gone differently if we didn't have the right support."

~Fleur and James
Services Offered
I offer prenatal support and information, home and hospital support, postnatal support and breastfeeding support.



Placental encapsulation offered for an additional fee (or as a stand alone service if you do not require a doula).



Hospital-grade breastpump available to all my doula clients.



I offer sliding scale discounts to families receiving Centrelink assistance and also work on a volunteer basis for younger mothers or refugee women.



I have a sliding scale of pricing from a basic package to much more support and time spent with you. My basic package includes 2 prenatal visits, birth attendance and 2 postnatal visits in addition to unlimited phone and email support. I also accept barter or exchange of services.
Other Skills
Birth photography and filming (HD recorder), homeopathy provided, prenatal information and books.



Hospital-grade breastpump available for loan.



Lending library of woven wraps and support for babywearing from birth-pre school age.