0420 926 813
About / Bio
Birth is a natural physiological, emotional and spiritual process - the female body is designed to give birth. Women who are informed and supported well and with compassion can have fulfilling and empowering birth experiences. My role is to support the birthing woman, her partner and family during this process, giving every opportunity to allow the birth to unfold and the early days and weeks of motherhood begin as gently as needed. I offer women practical advice, up to date information and compassionate and experienced care. I trained as a Doula through Optimum Birth in 2006 and I also completed the Advanced Certificate in 2007. I am an experienced remedial massage therapist having worked in both health spas and in private practice. I have a specific interest in pre and post-natal bodywork and the proven benefits to mother and baby. Please visit my website: www.birthcircle.com.au
Thank you Heidi - you have made this pregnancy and birth really special. You have really been there for us and your massages have been fantastic! Arija, Tom and Arlo. When I was pregnant with my third child, I had to find a massage therapist to help me with the debilitating back pain I'd suffered during my first two pregnancies. I was hoping to get some relief, but at the same time felt a little skeptical. How effective could massage really be? All I can say is that when I found Heidi, I found the miracle I was hoping for. Regular sessions with Heidi ensured that I did not suffer a single moment of back pain through the whole pregnancy!! And not only was I pain free, but Heidi nurtured me towards motherhood in a way I had never experienced before. Her extensive knowledge of anatomy and the effects of pregnancy on the female body was gently shared with me at each session, as she encouraged me to connect with my body and ready it for the birth. I left each session not only feeling deeply relaxed, but also full of confidence in my changing body and it's preparedness for birthing a new and wonderful baby into this world. Thanks to Heidi, the third time around was a deeply wonderful experience. Jane T Thankyou for accompanying me on my magnificent journey through childbearing and birthing. I'm truly glad to have met such a kind and caring soul. Your support was truly more valuable than you can imagine. Crystal
Available to meet with the mother and/or partner around 4 times before the birth. I will support women from whenever they feel they need me - 24 hour care. I will stay with the mother until she is settled and ready for me to leave I ensure that home is ready for the early postpartum days - light housework, meals organised, bathroom and breastfeeding areas prepared. I visit 2-3 times postnatally, offering breastfeeding support and conversation around the birth experience and motherhood.
Prenatal and postnatal massage - remedial, lymphatic drainage, aromatherapy. Relaxing, nurturing and therapeutic touch. Extensive library of current natural health, pregnancy, birth and early parenting books and DVD's. Bellycasting. Blessingway facilitation.