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Kristie Ussher
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Doula Time
Optimum Birth
About / Bio
I offer support, reassurance and guidance for women and their partners during pregnancy and childbirth. I am a trained acupuncturist and herbalist and practice in Curl Curl on Sydney's Northern Beaches. Over the years, as a practitioner, I have developed a passion for assisting women during pregnancy and I teach acupressure to women and their support partners to assist them during labour. I believe that pregnancy and childbirth can be a deeply empowering experience and I provide information to assist women to make informed choices and I support whatever they choose. For more information about me have a look at www.kristieussher.com.au
"I cannot describe the difference between my first birth without any support and my second birth with your guidance! I could never understand how women had experienced the trauma of birth as being blissful... however, with your support and preparation, our birth was awesome; amazing; incredible! It was not only an empowering experience for me to be able to birth our baby drug free (after having an epidural the first time round), but it also enhanced the bond between my husband and I. Your suggestions and support made it so that my husband and I were able to journey through our birthing experience together, with practically no intervention. Thanks Kristie! See you next time round!" Sami "The birth was exactly what Mike and I had visualised and hoped for; and the calm birthing and acupressure points really helped get us there. I am also certain that the acupuncture leading up to the birth helped prepare my body. Thanks so much for the sessions leading up to the birth and for the advice on the acupressure points - they were all I needed to cope with the discomfort." N. Berry
Services Offered
* First meeting to see if I can offer what you are looking for. * A couple of visits so we can get to know each other, discuss what you want, talk about any concerns you might have and how you would like me to support you. * Contact with me via email or mobile * I will be on call for you 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after your due date * Support whenever you need me during labour and for a couple of hours after your baby is born * One follow up visit Kristie also offers weekly prebirth acupuncture treatments from week 36 if you are interested and can also teach Acupressure for Labour to women and their support partners.
Other Skills
Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine