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Name
Leisa Masters
Display Name
Leisa Masters
Business Name
Earthside Birth Services
Business Phone
0410 260 810
Location
Darwin
State
NT
Doula Time
2011
Doula Category
Birthing Doula, Postnatal Doula
Training
Childbirth International
About / Bio
I work with women and their families who are looking for something more for their births. I work with women who want to feel confident and who want to understand how they can make decisions about what is right for them. Who want to walk towards birth with a clarity of mind, and to know anything is possible.

For years I have listened to the stories of women who feel anxious as they approach their births, are unsure about the advice they are given, and experience confusing and traumatic births. So I want women to make their own birth stories - not one that is run by someone else. I want women to understand and own the path they walk.

Preparing for birth takes time, but every day counts and can make a truly beautiful difference. Don't wait, let's start our conversation right now, towards your better birth.
Testimonial
'Transformative is the single most apt descriptor of our experience working with Leisa ... It was from this position of knowledge, strength and determination that we were able to gently, calmly and beautifully bring our second born into our lives; a moment that we will treasure forever. This is an investment you can’t afford not to make. I can’t thank her enough.’ - Kay

It's very difficult to put into words all the ways in which Leisa supported me. She helped me work through my questions and frustrations throughout pregnancy. She emotionally and practically supported me through pregnancy, labour and the postpartum. In a time where we are not surrounded by our clan women who've birthed many babies, it's difficult to get the support we need for this spiritual, physical and emotional transition. It's also difficult to navigate ...what care we want and need, what tests we need and what they imply for us and our babies. Thank you Leisa, for listening to me and encouraging me to voice my needs, for affirming and encouraging throughout the whole time. Thank you for doing the practical things that were forgotten, putting on essential oils, commencing filling the birth pool (I wouldn't have had the beautiful water birth that I did if you hadn't done this!!!), Bringing me herbs for afterbirth pains. Thank you for helping me voice my needs when I couldn't in labour. Thank you for supporting Eric (my husband) in his role in labour too. Never underestimate the support of a Doula in labour. - Rebecca

Hugest heart-felt thank you to Leisa for accompanying us on our journey birthing and welcoming our precious little baby.. We enlisted Leisa's help mostly to help us navigate the medical system that was pushing us for various medical interventions when we really wanted to have as natural a birth as safely possible, (and, to support my husband at the birth!!). I didn't realise that Leisa would provide us with so much more support than that! She listened to our unique wants and provided us with so much great information. We felt completely prepared for whatever path our birth journey was going to take and confident in making well informed decisions. She supported us throughout the birth and arrival of our beautiful boy. And especially importantly, she was there with caring support in those first tumultuous weeks. Leisa's advice and support with early breastfeeding was invaluable! When my nipples were sore and I was feeling a tired, emotional wreck - Leisa was there checking in on me, giving just the right advice that made the world of difference, and being that experienced friend that I could ask anything of. I can't recommend Leisa enough as a doula. Thank you. - Paige

Leisa brings so many qualities as a Doula. She has a great understanding that we all travel our own path to birth and she is here to facilitate what we needed. During our pregnancy Leisa provided information, resources, and options to consider. During our labour she was a familiar face to provide support they way we had planned and discussed it. But most of all Leisa believes in women and in birth this is what makes Leisa's service priceless. Thank you Leisa for supporting us to believe in my body to birth, your support helped us achieve our outcome. I would highly recommend Leisa to all families looking forward to participating in their birth. Thank you a million times. - Ana

Leisa has been our rock, she made available the information and support we needed to build up our confidence and gain the pregnancy and birth we wanted. And postpartum, my gosh am I so grateful to have had Leisa reassuring me, especially when I was having a hard time breastfeeding. I'm a happy, content, confident women and mum today because of the wonderful support I received. - Tina

Leisa - what a doula! I just had my baby at 43 weeks at RDH with no drugs or intervention. Leisa helped me to find the right evidence based information to support myself throughout my pregnancy, and achieve the empowering birth I deserved. I would highly recommend her to everyone as a support person during their pregnancy and birth. - Trish
Services Offered
Birth Transformation Package - $2,400
After nearly a decade of supporting women during the wondrous yet sometimes tumultuous time of pregnancy, birth and motherhood, I understand your need to be heard, your need to work through information to find a path that is right for you, and your need to feel nurtured.

My Birth Support Package will provide you with unconditional emotional care, evidence-based information and practical support throughout your pregnancy, labour and birth, and into the early weeks after your baby is born. During your pregnancy, together we will identify your own needs and desires - find out what matters to you - and work towards ensuring you feel a sense of confidence and strength in yourself, your body and your baby.

​Birth Transformation Package includes:
- four visits during pregnancy (approx. three hours each)
- regular email/telephone support through your pregnancy
- access to my doula library and other book/video recommendations
- access to my peer support Facebook group “Positive Pregnancy | Better Birth”
- personal support in labour until after baby is born
- after birth visit, multiple times if required, approx three hours in total, during the first six weeks (additional support after this time can be negotiated if/as required for an extra fee)

In addition, as part of my Birth Transformation Package I’m thrilled to offer three expert bonus sessions to you. These optional sessions are designed to complement the time we spend together walking your path to labour and birth, and are available to you if you feel they will benefit your experience of preparing for birth and mothering.

Single Consult - $190 (3 hours)
In this single session we will work out together what is worrying you and find the right path forward, so you can feel relieved and hopeful. Or, if you would like to be introduced to a taste of doula support, this session provides an ideal opportunity for you to experience how my Birth Transformation Package will benefit you in your pregnancy and birth.
Other Skills
Confident Breastfeeding Class - $80
Confident VBAC Workshop - $180
Birth, Mother, Woman Retreat - $120
Date Updated
2019/03/12