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Display Name
Rachel Ford - BIRTH IN HARMONY
Email
rachel@birthinharmony.com.au
Business Phone
(02) 6292 1194
Doula Time
2006
Training
Optimum Birth
About / Bio
I strongly believe all women have the innate wisdom and strength to birth their babies beautifully, in exactly the right way for them, if they are given the space and support to do so. I am passionate about helping women and their families embrace birth and parenting with confidence, wonder and joy for the miracle that it is! Above all, I recognise the significance of birth as a physical, emotional and spiritual journey, and the importance of a positive experience for mother, baby, father and family. I am an experienced doula and have supported a wide variety of births at home, hospital and birth centre, including natural birth, waterbirth, multiples, vaginal breech birth, caesarean birth, and vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC & VBA2C). My practice emphasises the building of a close and trusting rapport, giving evidence-based objective information, and helping women to trust that they have everything they need within them to birth their baby powerfully, safely and joyfully. Please visit www.birthinharmony.com.au for further information.
Testimonial
"Rachel, where can we start to thank you for your wisdom, support, encouragement and help with the birth of our first baby, Addison Rae. You have been wonderful for us during the pregnancy, birth, and during these first weeks. The birth was just the beginning, as your post-birth support has also been fantastic. You are always available and willing to provide wonderful encouragement, information and suggestions on breastfeeding, sleep and settling, and teaching me to trust my instincts. When I think things are getting difficult, that gives me the strength to believe in myself as a mother. We are honoured and truly thrilled that you could be such a special part of our lives." Kim & Ben
Services Offered
Pre-birth visits - birth education, breastfeeding education, parenting preparation, relaxation techniques, information and support. Birth attendance - physical, emotional and informational support for you and your partner. Post-birth visits - breastfeeding assistance, emotional and physical support, practical help at home, help with mother-baby bonding and baby sleep/settling, referral to community resources. Photography - pregnancy, birth and new baby. Infant Massage - group and private classes.
Other Skills
Photography Special interest in natural therapies Certified Infant Massage Instructor