Australian Doula College
About / Bio
Hello Im Lauren, Im a qualified doula, prenatal/postnatal yoga teacher and Reiki 2 practitioner. I teach yoga on the Central Coast and I also offer Reiki for pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. My main role as a doula is to bring you self confidence during your pregnancy, so that you will feel safe, uninhibited and nurtured during labour and into motherhood. I am there to listen to what you need and provide you with all the skills and resources that I have, to help you to feel at ease and encourage to listen to what you feel is best for you. I hope to provide a unique experience for each of you, as I believe that everyone comes from a different place and each one of you will need something special to enable lots of letting go and freedom to choose whats right for you. During your pregnancy, my goal is to support you and your partner so that you both feel prepared and excited to birth your baby in your own way, in which ever location you choose.
"I knew that planning a vbac was going to be a different experience for us and your natural, holistic approach to women and childbirth gave us the balance we needed. You were there every step of the way, during doula visits and yoga classes; your continuity of care was unwavering. You were always positive and encouraging and i knew you had absolute faith in my body's ability to birth naturally. The information and knowledge you provided through our visits, and your library of books and dvds, was invaluable and was always offered without judgement or bias. During my labour we found that your presence was so calming, and your strength and belief in me made me feel powerful and capable. Not only did we get the natural birth we wanted, we had a wonderful water birth at home. Thank you for your wisdom and your belief in me ." - Nicole + Pete, Jackson and Ruby
-2-3 visits before the birth -2 visits after the birth -attend your birth -on call 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks post birth date and the labour -email, phone and text contact 24/7 -help with write birth wishes -unique workshops for you -yoga classes -
I am a qualified and registered Prenatal Yoga teacher. Pregnancy yoga allows you to feel, release and surrender into your pregnancy and prepare you, through yoga poses, breathing exercises and relaxation, for the birth of your baby and the journey beyond. I help you to create a 'birth intention'. I trust your decisions and stick by your choices without judgement. I am able to take birth photos. I also have a reference library including dvds, books and website reference sheet on all things pregnancy, birth and beyond available to you during your baby journey. www.singingbirdyoga.com