AIMEE SING - DOULA
Aimee is a mum to 3 beautiful children, a blue mountains doula, breastfeeding counsellor, birth advocate and activist, sits on the committees of Doula Network Australia and Maternity Choices Australia and is the coordinator of Homebirth NSW and Homebirth Australia. Aimee is passionate about ensuring that women enter motherhood feeling informed, supported, empowered and connected to their communities and as such, runs regular mother's groups in addition to the other services she provides. She is local to the Blue Mountains and would love to hear from you!
Alison hansen - Doula
Whether you are pregnant, or planning to be, a Doula is an invaluable addition to your pregnancy, birthing and postpartum team - supporting, championing and nurturing you through this incredible experience. Regardless of the type of birth you want I will work with you to develop your ideal birth plan, and help you navigate any roadblocks to ensure you have the birth you have dreamed of.
Once your little one has arrived, you will be able to spend those precious first hours together while I tidy up and take care of all the practicalities, including cooking you a hearty meal to help get your strength back!
Once you are up and about, I will help you become the confident mum you were born to be, and ensure you get the rest and nutrition you need. To see how I can help ensure you have a positive and powerful birth and postpartum experience contact me at www.alisonhansendoula.com.au
Amanda Bernstein - DOULA
Hi there, I’m Amanda, a birth and postpartum Doula, Ka Huna massage therapist and Pilates Instructor. I’m also a VBAC mum of two gorgeous boys. My focus is to truly support you in any way you feel you need it, and I have a giant bag of tricks and tips in my extensive toolkit including (and certainly not limited to!) Spinning Babies techniques, aromatherapy essential oils, acupressure and homeopathy. I believe that you should have all the information you need to make a choice that’s right for you, and then I’ll back you in it, no matter what. I work for you (and your partner), alongside your midwife/OB and support you in your birth at home or hospital.
Offering extensive continuity of care including during your pregnancy, at your birth and in the postpartum as a Doula, you can also hire me to help with massage or Pilates. I wish you all the best for this exciting journey to come and would love to meet you for an obligation free coffee. Please do get in touch.
aMELIA PARKINSON - DOULA
Hi – I’m a doula and childbirth educator in the Inner West of Sydney. I had a homebirth myself in the UK and love supporting women to birth their baby THEIR way. I have been teaching hypnobirthing and education for childbirth over the last 5 years in London and Sydney. I have witnessed women own their birth and take control of the experience. Teaching online birth courses and face to face workshops is a passion of mine as I love watching the transformation as women and their birth partners learn all about the processes and how incredible our bodies are.
I love supporting women on this incredible journey and support throughout pregnancy birth and the postnatal period. I also facilitate a private mother’s group in the Inner West Sydney that supports women throughout those early months.
I run the Positive Birth Movement for Inner West Sydney and also volunteer with Homebirth NSW on their committee. I am passionate about feminism and supporting women’s rights in childbirth.
I would love to chat with you further about your pregnancy and birth and to see how I can support you on this magical journey.
Amélie Patrux - DOULA
Amelie is a doula and a yoga & meditation teacher, specializing in prenatal yoga. As French obstetrician and natural-birth pioneer, Michel Odent, says “To change the world, we must first change the way babies are being born.” and that is what drives Amelie in her work. Supporting parents in this transformative experience and creating a peaceful environment for newborns. She offers birth and postnatal support.
Amelie studied Nutrition, Aromatherapy and Ayurveda and integrates her knowledge globally in her practice. She worked as a Doula in a ‘social’ capacity offering home education and support to vulnerable families and is currently working alongside the SheBirths® childbirth education team and volunteers with Homebirth NSW. She trained as a Bereavement Doula, supporting parents and families who have experienced the loss of a baby and is currently studying a Counselling Degree to become a Perinatal Counsellor. Amelie was born and grew up in France, raised by a South African mom and arrived in Sydney in 2015. She supports a lot of French families in birth!
ASHLEY WINNING - DOULA
Congratulations on your new little baby bump or newborn!
I’m Ashley mother of two beautiful little girls. I’m a Postpartum Doula & I support mothers with babies from birth up to one year who feel isolated, overwhelmed and exhausted in this new little world of motherhood. OR adding another little bundle of joy into their family.
I provide mothers with non-judgemental support, providing evidence-based information and resources, a listening ear, gentle guidance and understanding. Giving mum and baby the best start to motherhood, nurturing her confidence to mother the way she feels is best for her, and empowering her to be the best mama she can be.
After having two little ones of my own and struggling through the isolation, overwhelm and sleep deprivation I wished I had someone love and support me through motherhood and help me gain the confidence I needed. I believe all mothers deserve the best start to motherhood, and that begins with the best support.
I am based in Queensland and I can support you through my new online platform being released soon – Divine Motherhood Retreat. (You can find out more on my website).
I would love to nurture and support you to find peace and joy in your journey as a mother. Please contact me through my website for a free consultation, I would love to hear from you!
CLAIRe HEENAN - DOULA
Hi, I’m Claire!
I am a certified birth and postnatal doula. I am continuously building on my knowledge by going to workshops such as Optimal Maternal Positioning, Why Induction Matters, the With Woman Retreat and others. I trust deeply that women are the experts when it comes to their babies. As your doula, it’s my role to be alongside you in whatever capacity you want and need. I will be with you before, during and following birth, there to talk when you need to make informed choices about the care of you and your baby.
I’ve always believed in the magic created when women support women and this is at the heart of my work as a doula. I am lucky enough to live and work primarily within the beautiful Blue Mountains community, but I am passionate about powering with women from all over Sydney through the most life-changing, soul-awakening, mind-blowing transition of their lives. It’s imperative that as a birthing woman, you surround yourself with a birth team that aligns with your individual vision for your birth and postnatal experience. A woman giving birth is a warrior and a queen, and should be made to feel as such. Our first meeting is absolutely obligation free but hopefully we can work together to rock your birth, your way.
My other services include facilitation of Women’s Circles at the MoonCourt temple at my home, Mother Blessings and Closing the Bones Ceremony. I also offer online, virtual Women’s Circles so that women from all over the globe can gather and feel our collective power.
DANIELA Escobar - DOULA
Postnatal care is so profound. It takes mom to a state of nurturance and nourishment. It is a moment for her body to heal and for her heart to be fully connected with her baby.
During this time, mom’s physiology is a delicate as her newborn’s. Therefore she should honor this opportunity to allow her body to heal in a way that will leave mom stronger than ever.
The six weeks following birth are one of the most critical times for both mom and baby. Ayurveda considers this time to be a precious time in a mother’s life.
Emma Burke - DOULA
Hi, I’m Emma
I am Birth and Postpartum Doula, based in the Sutherland Shire, and service many surrounding suburbs including St George, Bankstown, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs. I will travel up to one hour to offer unwavering support for you at home and in the hospital.
I support many different types of births in all types of environments, including Homebirth, Birth Centre and both Public & Private Hospitals.
As your Doula, I assist you to birth your baby by using natural pain relief techniques, massage, encouragement, relaxation, aromatherapy, homeopathy, breath tools and other comfort measures. I help your partner feel more trusting of the birth process and more confident in their role as support person. I already know that you can birth your baby easily and naturally using your mind, intuition and innate birthing power as your tools.
I use my signature strengths as an intuitive & empath to guide you in reconnecting with your body, and to remind you of your own unique skillset and coping mechanisms that will allow you to bring this baby into the world in a way that is deeply empowering and satisfying. I work alongside the whole family, and advocate for you in collaboration with your care providers.
As your Doula in Postpartum, my support continues with a birth debrief, providing you nourishing meals, gentle reassurance, referral to local providers, babywearing demonstrations, settling techniques, and breastfeeding or bottle feeding support. With a special interest in postpartum preparation and traditional postpartum care, I’ll leave you knowing you have all the tools within you for deep satisfaction in your role as a Mother from the very beginning.
When we meet, we can work out the areas where you need support the most. My Doula package is flexible – I provide a customised service that will meet your individual needs.
I am currently supporting only one client per month, so you can be assured you will receive my utmost attention and care.
Please visit my website for more about my birth philosophy, and reach out for my package & pricing information.
Georgie Jhet - DOULA
I’m Georgie and I have been a Doula since finishing my training with the Australian Doula College at the beginning of 2012 and so far have attended around 35 births. I have also completed the ADC’s Childbirth Educator’s Course since and became a Placenta Specialist nearly 4 years ago!
Before training as a Birth Worker, I was in the corporate world working in IT & Telco primarily for 20 years! My first birth experience fast-tracked my passion and compassion for birthing women and their partners and I attempted a homebirth with my daughter, but after a long labour, I headed to hospital and received a little help to bring her Earthside. I really believe my birthing journeys have prepared me in so many ways to be open-minded about my clients’ choices and respect their decisions implicitly. I learned that each birth teaches a woman and her partner so much about themselves and have since concentrated on joining many of the Sacred Living Movement’s retreats around the world – the foundation of their training is based on coming together in circle, to connect, to honour the process and each other and to have lots of fun doing so. I am so drawn to homebirth and if given the chance for another child, it would be my top choice once again.
I am based between the Eastern Suburbs and Northern Beaches of Sydney and would love to meet you to discuss how I can bring connection and fun in addition to the usual doula talking points.
Can’t wait to meet you,
Karley humphries - DOULA
My name is Karley, I am a wife and a mother of two children. I am a big-hearted
human with a deep-rooted passion for supporting people.
I create and provide personalised support to nurture you during your conception,
pregnancy, home birth and postpartum journey. I achieve this by listening to your
unique needs, understanding your desires and believing in your birthing dreams.
I have personally experienced the magic of birthing a baby at home, I have a tender
soft spot for homebirth and women who chose this option for birthing their babies. I
know first-hand how it feels to long for a self-empowering birth, surrounded by love
and support in the comfort of your own home.
As a homebirth doula and facilitator of the 'Macarthur and Wollondilly Homebirth
Support Group', I have knowledge and experience of homebirth, it is my passion to
share this by providing nurturing emotional and physical support for the families who
choose to birth their babies at home.
I acknowledge that the early postpartum period after birth is a sacred time. I work
with pregnant people to plan for their postpartum as well as provide in-home support
to leave you feeling loved and nurtured.
I am here as a doula to provide the physical and emotional support that pregnant,
birthing and newborn mothers are deserving of.
If you are; longing for a home birth, feeling the call to have a mother blessing, need
care for siblings at a home birth, wanting physical/emotional support during your
labour and birth, are wanting to connect with other likeminded home birthing families
or are in need of some big hearted doula nurturing, please reach out.
I would love to connect with you and would be honoured to support and witness you
on your journey.
Kathryn Bell - DOULA
Hello, I’m Kath.
I'm passionate about helping parents to feel informed, confident and cared for in birth, breastfeeding and early parenthood.
I’ve been supporting women and families in pregnancy, birth and postnatally since 2012 as a qualified birth and postnatal doula. I’m also a certified Hypnobirthing Australia™ practitioner and used the tools myself for my second birth at home. And, I advocate for women’s choices through my volunteer work with Homebirth NSW and Friends of Northern Beaches Maternity.
We women really are amazing in birth and as mothers! We just need a team that believes in us, knowledge about our choices and how our incredible body works, and some genuine TLC. My job as doula is to help you to find the information and tools you need to trust in yourself, your body and your baby. And, to give you all (you, your partner and your older children if you have them) the emotional and physical support you need for the most beautiful, comfortable and joyous time possible. Both as you work to bring your baby into the world, and afterwards.
I’m based in Avalon on the Northern Beaches with my hubby, two girls, cat and 6 hens, and attend births locally, in the Eastern Suburbs, Inner West and North Shore.
I’d love to talk to you about your dreams for a beautiful birth and motherhood journey.
Kelly PONSFORD - DOULA
Hi, I’m Kelly
Pregnancy and early parenting is such a special time of life and our experiences are unique.
As a qualified doula, my aim is to support your family to find the tools that best support your vision for pregnancy, labour, birth and early parenthood.
Having benefitted from the wonderful care and support that my private midwifes and home births brought for my family and the births of my two gorgeous girls, I truly value an individualised approach.
Supporting women and their families during their most vulnerable and life changing moments in pregnancy, labour and early parenting feels very special. I offer support using techniques from Birthing from Within, Spinning Babies and Optimal Maternal Positioning during your preparations for labour and during labour itself. In addition, as we work together to understand your birth preferences and how I can best support you and your family, I will offer sources of research-based evidence to help inform your decision making.
Assisting your preparations for the early days of parenting with conversations around sleep, feeding, parenting approaches and what support for you looks like are also very much within the scope of our conversations.
Congratulations on taking steps to support yourself and your family on this journey. Every woman deserves the continuity of support that a doula can provide.
I live in Allambie Heights, NSW and love supporting families along the Beaches and North Shore. I invite you to investigate your options further and would be very happy to have a chat and meet with you and your partner without obligation.
NADINE FRAGOSA - DOULA
I’m a birth doula, co-ordinator of the Eastern Suburbs homebirth group, and I’m also on the homebirth steering committee at the Royal Hospital for Women.
I believe women are truly amazing. I think every woman deserves the best support, care and information, not only during labour, but also throughout pregnancy and after their baby is born. My focus is to help and empower you to get this, and to support you in making the most informed decisions throughout your incredible journey.
I have supported many women to have their babies at home and I’m also a homebirth mumma myself. I love working with many independent midwives across Sydney and now the midwives at The Royal Hospital for Women with their homebirth program.
Based in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, I work with women in the nearby area, including the Lower North Shore and Inner West.
natalie meade - DOULA
Experienced Doula, Counsellor, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Birth Educator Specialist.
Founder of the professional-volunteer-run, community project: the "Newcastle Birth Movement"(NBM)
Come on down to the NBM Space at Hamilton and have a free chat with Natalie and/or our other volunteer doulas and counsellors and find out all about your birth choices, options and local supports. We also run great, affordable workshops that raise our rent money! And borrow from our very extensive birth library (lots of speciality books and DVDs by Ina May, Sarah Buckley and all the birthie greats!).
Romina Gardella - DOULA
Hi I’m Romi, I am the woman, Mother, daughter, sister, friend, lover and Goddess behind SoulBirth. My vision in life is to support and empower women throughout all of their journeys. My aim is to specifically support women as they enter the transformational time of Motherhood, a life changing rite of passage.
I believe in the power and strength every woman holds within. I believe being held by a Tribe is a gift for life. I believe the earth cycles act as a guide for channelling our energies and that we are all Goddesses of this land.
Throughout my own journey of Birth and Motherhood, an even deeper connection to women and their own paths has grown within me. The sacred experience of Birth is a transformational, nurturing and empowering time for women, their partners and who they choose as their birth team, and having the right support is an invaluable part of it all. As your Doula I will empower you to make the right informed choices, to be your advocate and to support you through your whole experience from pregnancy, birth and postnatal. I am also a qualified Inside Birth® Childbirth Educator.
I will help you understand your rights and ﬁnd the information you need to choose what you believe is best for you and your baby, to trust in your body and your ability to birth and to hold your space so you can have the vision of your birth come true.
Samantha Gunn - DOULA
Hi there, I’m Samantha – a Birth and Postnatal Doula living on the North Shore but covering all areas of Sydney. I have 4 wonderful teenagers and it was their births and my own journey into parenthood that drew me to birth and postnatal work. I am a homebirth mum myself and had a doula at each of my births, so I understand the difference that extra support can make.
I am passionate about promoting birth as a normal, positive experience which is why I love supporting homebirth mums and why I run the Positive Birth Movement for North Shore Sydney and a VBAC Mums Support Group for Sydney. I believe in the power of connection and women supporting each other.
I am certified in Hypnotherapy, Aromatherapy, Spinning Babies and Acupressure and use these along with many other techniques in my support of women and their families. I’d love to chat with you about your pregnancy and birth and how I can support your during this incredibly special time.
SUSAN MAHONEY - DOULA
A passionate Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE), birth doula, Home Birth NSW volunteer and CUB ambassador, Susan is the owner of Birth to Earth located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Susan offers couples private childbirth education in the comfort of their own home and unparalleled birth doula support.
Susan prides herself on providing evidence-based information and helping women and partners with practical skills to help them feel confident and empowered during labour, birth and the transition to parenthood.
As a proud Mum of two young boys she understands the importance of positive birthing memories, the juggle of motherhood and the impact it can have on relationships.
With a philosophical belief that a woman’s birth experience has the ability to impact the rest of her life, Susan wants women to give themselves the gift of knowledge, continuous support and quality care.
Virginia Maddock - DOULA
I am a homebirth Mum of 2, HBNSW volunteer for 10 years, and have been a doula since 2006 – having supported over 65 births during that time (around 20 of which were planned homebirths!). I am also a nutritionist, herbalist, photographer, placenta encapsulation specialist, and holistic pregnancy bodyworker (utilising Mizan Therapy pregnancy massage, Spinning Babies/Optimal Maternal Positioning, Holistic Pelvic Care and Birth Healing). I would be honoured to support your journey from pregnancy to parenthood, so please get in contact for a complementary, obligation-free interview to discuss your needs.