About / Bio
I am a mother to two beautiful lively boys, who have inspired me in so many ways, including through their births, to become a doula. I believe that all parents/mothers have the right to experience a positive and empowering birth and to feel confident in their choices, at home, birth centre or hospital, vaginal, VBAC or caesarean. I believe very strongly in the mantra
Kath's knowledge and support was invaluable during my pregnancy and labour. Her calm encouragement helped me and my husband get through a long labour, feeling in control and powerful. Her professionalism and expertise were even commented on by a number of the labour midwives! Anna, Feb 2012
As your birth doula I will meet with you for an initial visit/interview and then 2 or 3 times before your birth to get to know you, your partner and your birth wishes. When you are in labor I will come to you at home when you feel that you need me. I will be a continuous support for you and your partner throughout your labor, birth and until you are settled with your newborn. Iwill visit once or twice postnatally, usually once you are home. As your doula I am always avaliable by phone or email. I also offer 4 volunteer births per year. These include but are not limited to; mums under 18years of age, eligible refugee and migrant mums, mums whose partners are in the defence forces and are unable to be present at the birth, students and low income families. Please contact me for further information and availability. As your postnatal doula i will come to your home for an initial visit/interview to discuss what services you require. I offer cooking, light cleaning, minding older siblings, shopping and running errands, as well as mental and emotional support. If other services are required I am happy to discuss this with you, or refer you if nessesary. I charge for a minimum of 3 hours at a time for post natal work. As your post natal doula i am always avaliable by phone or email.
I am able to help with massage, aromatherapy, acupressure, counterpressure, hypnosis,sound birth, meditation, labor positions, birth positions to help with relaxation and labor/birth comfort. I am also able to offer birth photography as part of my service if you wish, please discuss this with me at your first meeting .