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Name
Trisha Cook
Display Name
Trisha Cook
Business Name
Norwest Doula Services
Email
trisha@norwestdoulaservices.com.au
Business Phone
0405 151 860
Location
Sydney, Norwest, Blacktown, Hills District, Nepean, Hawkesbury, Liverpool, Campbelltown and surrounding suburbs
State
NSW
Doula Time
2007
Doula Category
Birthing Doula, Postnatal Doula
Training
Childbirth International
About / Bio
My name is Trisha and I am a mum to 5 wonderful children, wife and doula.

I embarked on my journey of supporting births before I even knew what a doula was, supporting friends and family members through their own births, knowing that I could make a difference and provide support when needed.

Being welcomed to witness such a special time in their lives is such an honour. I received my training through Childbirth International and am a fully certified doula.
I provide support from when we meet during your pregnancy until after your baby is born. I am blessed to witness families growing as some come back to share their second & third babies births with me also. I have also been honoured to support families as they welcome their Rainbow baby (a baby after miscarriage or loss) in to their lives, such a very special moment to share in.

I am extremely passionate about VBAC’s and assisting women to achieve their desired birth as much as I possibly can. After having 2 VBAC’S of my own I know just how very special and healing they can be to a birthing mother. Yes it’s hard work, but so is everything worth having.

Personally I have experienced a hospital birth, a birth centre birth, a caesarean, and 2 VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean) home waterbirths.

My belief on birth is that it is a natural and everyday occurance. Childbirth is not something to be feared rather a time to enjoy and look forward to. No matter what your choices are in your birth I will be there to support you.
I will provide you with information so you can make informed decisions regarding your birth.
I want to help make your birth that enjoyable (yes it is possible) experience.

Norwest Doula Services is located in Sydney's North West and I am central to various major hospitals in Sydney. If you are unsure feel free to contact me and ask.

www.norwestdoulaservices.com.au
Testimonial
Many thanks to Trisha Cook at Norwest Doula Services, she did a fantastic job in carrying out my birthing plan to ensure I had the birth I had wished for. Trisha made sure I was well looked after, keeping up my fluid intake and making sure I was breathing through my contractions as well as many other things.

My partner and I both feel she was a great asset to have at the birth of our son Logan and will be making sure she is at the next one.
- Simone, March 2007

I was really amazed at how much Trish knew, she supported Simone through out her labour and she knew all the right things to do at all the right moments. She was very calm and professional and she helped us to feel more relaxed, I would recommend Trish to anyone else, she was great.
- Martin, March 2007

After traumatic births with my first two boys, and having a gap of 8 years since my last pregnancy, giving birth was a very scary thought for both my husband and I.
I wasn't really sure if having someone else in with me for this birth was something I was going to be comfortable with or if my husband would feel like he was being replaced. But he was fine with it and I think a little relieved, and the more I thought about it the more it made sense to have the support of someone who wasn't emotionally involved but would support my choices.
Well a BIG THANKS to Trisha Cook at Norwest Doula Services because the birth of our third boy Jesse, was amazing, just to have someone there giving me encouragement when I needed it, letting my husband know when I needed his hand to "hold" and making sure all my wishes were carried out, made this birth the beautiful experience I had hoped for, and the photos she took are something we will treasure forever.
-Donna, June 2008

I had a fairly long and traumatic induced birth with my first child. With this pregnancy, I decided that I wanted to have more support and definitely a different, more positive birth experience. A doula fit that job description for us. Trish and I met late in my pregnancy, and we got along well straight away. Trisha could not have done a better job in giving me and my husband the suppport, information and knowledge we needed to bring our little man into the world the way we wanted.

After a fairly long pre-labour, with many words of encouragment and support from Trish, I went into labour and did it all naturally, just as I had wanted. Of course with the wonderful support and encouragment of Trish, and my hubby, it all went exactly as I had planned and our little man was born in no time! My second birth was exactly what I wanted and it was all with Trish by my side.
My heartfelt thanks go out to her.
- Kellie August 2008

Being a male, we tend to not ask for help as often as we should. To my wife's credit, she seeked out a Doula, and found Trish.
At first I was somewhat blase about the whole Doula thing. But seeing my wife happy and how interacting with Trish made her happy, and Trish's kind and friendly nature changed all that.
Trish made my time in the labour ward for the second time a much more enjoyable experience. Trish looked after my wants and needs, which enabled myself to really enjoy the whole birth experience. Trish was someone to talk to when my wife chose not to during labour.
Her support and knowledge was by far beneficial and I would insist on all guys to support their partners in choosing Trish as their Doula.
-Damien, August 2008

*There are many more available on my website.
Services Offered
After we have had our first meeting - our meet and greet, and we have decided I am the right doula for you.

My services would include:

* Unlimited phone and email support to answer any questions and offer suggestions and support throughout pregnancy and early labour.
* 3 Antenatal visits to assess your needs and desires for birth, define and understand our expectations of one another, and provide you with useful tools for labour and birth. Visits done in your home or preferred location, approx 2 hours each.
* On call from 37 weeks until baby is born (this means I am on call 24/7, everything I plan is around my clients at this stage) Naturally if you go into pre term labour I will support you during this also.
* Assistance in writing your birth preferences, to help you clarify your preferences for birth and explain the options that are available to you.
* Access to my lending library of books and dvd’s about pregnancy, birth and baby care, to support your learning.
* Continuous physical, emotional and informational support for you (and your partner) for the duration of labour and birth, to help you move towards the vision you created for your baby’s birth.
* Labour and birth photos – where possible I capture your labour and birth photos for you. Those precious first moments of you and your baby meeting each other.
* Initial breastfeeding support immediately after birth to help your baby latch on properly and encourage the establishment of breastfeeding.
* 1 Postpartum hospital visit (depending on your stay)
* 1 Postpartum follow up visit to celebrate the birth of your baby and answer any questions you have during the early postpartum period.
Other Skills
My second passion is photography and I am happy to bring this service to you too. I can provide you with some fantastic labour and birth photos, capturing your first moments with your baby.
Date Updated
2017/02/14