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Display Name
Katrina Flintham
Email
katflintham@iinet.net.au
Business Phone
421431237
Doula Time
2010
Training
Australian Doula College
About / Bio
**CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE FOR BOOKINGS/ APPOINTMENTS/NEW CLIENTS UNTIL AFTER JULY 2012** As a certified Doula my primary and unique role is to encourage a birthing woman's self confidence and ability she holds to birth, nurture and mother her baby. By providing unconditional emotional, physical, and informational support to a woman and her partner during pregnancy, birth and the post-natal period, my goal is to assist couples in achieving a deeply satisfying birthing experience. As a Doula I do not perform any clinical tasks such as foetal heart checks, vaginal exams or blood pressure checks. My non-clinical role is to support women in their birthing choices and to assist women and their partners in gaining the information they need to make informed decisions during pregnancy, labour and birth. I am comfortable and confident with the birthing process and provide continuous emotional and practical support to the mother during her labour, which is not only valuable for the birthing woman, but is very beneficial for the woman's partner, and any other members of her support team. I also provide information and support as well as resource and referral information during the early post partum period, assisting the family to achieve a gentle transition into life with a new baby. As a Doula I respect and honour a woman's birth choices and her right to choose how she gives birth and with whom and I support these choices unconditionally. I believe every unique birth is a rite of passage for a woman and her baby. By providing families with care and support during this very special time, it is my hope for every family to experience the birth of their baby as an empowering, safe and memorable journey. You can visit me on my Facebook page "Brisbane Doula Connection" I update and post regularly.
Testimonial
RBWH Birth Suite VBAC
Services Offered
A free initial consultation of approximately 1 hour to meet with you and your partner to discuss my services and ensure we are compatible. 3 antenatal visits in your home of approximately 2
Other Skills
I am a newly graduated Childbirth Educator. I have a selection of books, CD's and DVD's available for loan. I also offer as part of my service the use of my aromatherapy oils and pregnancy/labour/birth homeopathy kit should anyone wish to utilise them.