Jo-Anne Rushworth Rossi
About / Bio
Jo-Anne is a mother of 5 children who has always had a passion to work with women throughout their pregnancy, labour and birth. Jo-Anne has also had experience with miscarriage, birth of special needs children and emergency & elective c/sections. As a trained Hospital Chaplain, Jo-Anne has also been involved in the post-natal and neo-natal wards. "As a Certified Doula, I am passionate about encouraging women to have empowering and positive birth experiences. I feel blessed to share such a special journey with parents as they prepare for birth, and then witness the arrival of their bundle of joy. Every birth I attend is a miracle and a privilege to be a part of. I believe that with thorough preparation of the birth plan and a Doula's presence, knowledge, wisdom and trust in the birth process, your birthing experience will be one to remember with joy".
Having a Doula
PREGNATAL incorporates Pre-Conception Massage & Relaxation, Ante-Natal Classes, Pregnancy Massage & Relaxation, Labour & Birth Doula Services, with Infant Massage Instruction Classes and Belly Masking Keepsakes to create a beautiful, well rounded business where women can come and be pampered and nurtured throughout their journey.
Wanting to offer parents the very best, I trained with IAIM to become an Infant Massage Instructor. This enables me to teach parents how to massage their own baby or toddler. I run courses in the local communities around the Illawarra with each course running for 1 hr per week over 5 weeks. This is a fantastic way to bond with baby, helps your baby to relax, promotes good sleep and helps to relieve colic. I am also available for Private tuition. In March, I completed my training in Pregnancy Massage with Mothercare Massage and now offer a complete Pregnancy Massage & Relaxation Service. PREGNATAL also runs Ante-Natal Weekend Courses. The next course is June 27th & 28th in Kiama. Please check the website for further details. Places are strictly limited so book quickly. As a Justice of the Peace and Chaplain, I am available for 'Naming Ceremonies'.