How do you find a birth doula? The right doula? A doula who is supportive, well educated and sensitive to your needs? In both my books, ‘Birth Right’ and ‘Doulas’ there is a list of questions you should be asking your doula at the first meeting.
A Birth Right doula has comprehensive training and is mentored by me. I have 40+yrs experience in pregnancy & birthing, with a background in midwifery, doula trainer, creator of Inside Birth® Antenatal education program, published author, Hypnotherapist, NLP Coach, Time Line® Therapist.
Please give me a ring on 0419 606 1717 with any questions or to organise a trainee doula for your birth.
Qualified doulas contacts are listed below.
I am very proud of our Birth Right doulas. Each one brings her unique understanding of birthing. Our doulas are part of our Birth Right mentoring team. We work together and I offer continuous support, education and updates to all our doulas.
Every birthing woman deserves a doula to ensure she has the birthing experience that she wants. I am passionate about making sure women UNDERSTAND their choices and feel empowered about their birthing.
I feel very lucky to have (a) had babies at all (definitely thought that was off the table for a while), (b) had a Birth Right doula for George and, and I must say especially, (c) had Alice at home. A doula, in my mind, is ESSENTIAL if you’re considering a hospital birth but, even better, have baby at home with a midwife and doula in attendance. If I were younger and richer, I’d have more children for sure and would look forward to, rather than dread the births! So frustrating that our society turns such joy and pleasure into fear and morbidity.
Finding you was certainly the turning point for us in the lead-up to the arrival of George. Must have had some good karma back there somewhere….Amy
Read more inspiring testimonials on our Doulas FAQ page.
Hello, I am Natasha. Since giving birth myself, I am passionate about birth and believe every mother has the right to choice, knowledge and options during pregnancy and birth. With me as your doula I can help support and guide you through your special journey into becoming a mother and birthing your baby.
With me by your side, I will honour your informed decision making with no judgement or hesitation. I can help provide and hold a space for you that is safe, nurturing and empowering during your birth. This will allow you to follow your instincts and trust your body. I will be able to also further support your partner or close confidant during this journey as well, providing them with confidence and tools to help support you.
I look forward to meeting you and can’t wait to be a part of your life changing journey.
Available: Nepean and Hawkesbury area
Hi my name is Gabrielle. Bringing your child into the world is such a special time and one that should be met with joy, and this journey begins in pregnancy. The preparation for birth can be consuming, but with the right support and advice this can be an exciting time. Knowing this is your birth story and you are in charge is empowering, having a doula who will support your choices, with no judgement, be an advocate for your story is a powerful tool.
I have one amazing daughter and becoming a mother changes you forever. I have always had a nurturing instinct but motherhood sharpens these instincts. I would love the opportunity to share this with you. I have a background in cooking, nutrition and teaching, all these jobs have allowed me to feed the body and the mind, and now I would like to use these energies to help you create a safe and meaningful relationship with mothers in pregnancy and birth.
As your Doula I would make sure you had all the information you need to make decisions for your pregnancy and birth. I would support you to trust your body and your instincts to allow you to have a wonderful birth. I would support both you and your partner in this intimate and life changing experience.
Available: Sydney Eastern Suburbs, Lower North Shore
Hi, my name is Grace
I believe it is incredibly important to validate our own inner wisdom. I am passionate about ensuring all women I work with feel safe, loved, empowered and confident about their pregnancy and birth.
I will be there to help you ask the right questions and feel informed and happy with your choices and care. I am here to serve you in whichever ways you and your partner need.
My priority is to protect and hold the space for you, as you guide your baby into this world.
Available: North Gold Coast area
Hi, I’m Steph. My wish for all women is to have a birth experience where they can recognise and honour the amazing things our bodies are capable of when we trust them! It saddens me that many women only discover after a poor first birth experience that they had options, and things could have gone differently. I want to change that, and normalise women making informed choices that are right for them and their baby rather than being put on a conveyor belt of routine pregnancy and birth care that doesn’t cater to a person’s uniqueness. As your doula, I will help you wade through all of the conflicting advice to connect to your baby and make decisions that empower you both to own your birth – which is your right. You will remember how you felt about your birth for the rest of your life, so I encourage you to do all you can to make your experience a positive one. I look forward to helping you get there.
Available: Brisbane (south), Logan, Redlands
Jessie believes in the sacredness that surrounds the birthing experience and hopes to enable woman to embody and embrace the depth and fullness of this initiation. In returning to our sacred birth right, Jessie hopes to reconnect woman to their intuition in their bodies and to offer choices/ opportunities to families during the journey of birthing. Jessie believes in the power of birth and simply bringing humanity back into human rights.
Jessie’s intention as a doula is to empower woman and to be of service to them and their families during the time of pregnancy, birth and post birth
Jessie is: Of service to woman and families during this time of birthing.
Of service to listen and guide the families through this initiation of deep transformation.
Of service to assist with mindfulness and breath work exercises
Of service in providing holistic therapies options in assisting with the journey of birth.
Available: Mid North Coast
The way we birth has a unique way of imprinting our lives as women.
How you birth is important – and it goes beyond the livelihood of you and your baby.
Your birth experience is enriched by the quality of love, trust, support, privacy and information you receive.
My contribution of ongoing support focuses on sustaining that quality throughout your pregnancy, labour and birth. I hold your birth space by openly listening to your needs. I trust and encourage your autonomy to know what’s best. You and your partner will feel prepared as I keep you well informed with information and services that best support your birth preferences.
I believe women and families who thrive emotionally and physically throughout the full spectrum of birth are those who have the right support.
You deserve that same confidence in your support to enjoy the experience of becoming a mother.
Available: Blue Mountains, Nepean, Hawkesbury
My mission is to:
Support women through the journey of Motherhood and to allow women to use their own intuition. To ensure women have all the real knowledge available to make choices around pregnancy and birth. To remove fear or anxiety around childbirth.
I offer my service to women and their partners through pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. I believe in health, mental and emotional well-being and the power living in presence.
I became a dedicated Yoga teacher over a decade ago and have learnt to guide people through their own journey and transformation. Throughout my years as a yoga teacher I have seen how powerful the mind truly is, ‘what we believe, we become’. Yoga has gifted me with the ability to find calmness and peace. It supports me through life and ensures I can do the same for others.
My 2 daughters have been my most powerful teachers. When I was first pregnant I stumbled through the 9 months. Now I know, with the help of a Doula, that journey could have been much less stressful. I have become a Doula to help other women navigate their way through a calm and enjoyable pregnancy, birth and beyond.
Becoming a Doula is a natural progression from my experience as a mother and Yoga Teacher. I look forward to meeting with you and supporting you and your family.
Available: North Shore-Northern Beaches
I am inspired and passionate to support women in their path of remembering their wisdom, knowledge and inner strength.
For me pregnancy, labour and birth are a sacred part of the motherhood journey. A profound rite of passage and a process of immense transformation for a woman and her family.
My passion for supporting women led me to spend the past few years of my life studying and teaching Yoga, meditation, breathing practices and women rites of passage with the emphasis on personal growth, healing and transformation. These experiences motivated me to become a doula and to support woman through their journey. As a doula I am inspired to provide emotional support and practical assitance to women and their partner during pregnancy, labour and the early postnatal period.
My support is unconditional and it involves educational support on available options, helping women to understand their choices and rights. I truly believe every woman deserves to have a positive birth experience, no matter which way a woman chooses to birth and I believe her choice should always be respected.My intention is to support women to go into their birthing experience feeling confident, empowered, safe, respected and with their body and mind in harmony and connection.
I look forward to meeting you and sharing this magic journey with you.
Hello I’m Elise,
Available: Sydney’s Northern Beaches and Central Coast.
I’m Claire, I’m glad you’ve found me!
The sisterhood. The divine feminine. The power of women to raise each other up. That’s my jam! 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, Mind-blowing, Soul-awakening
transition of their lives.
Whether it’s advocating for a labouring woman’s wishes when it is hard for her to advocate for herself, being a source of unbiased information, or simply being a sounding board. I work to enrich every mother’s experience of birth so that they can empower themselves and reclaim birthing as their
Because, sometimes doctor’s forget…sometimes family forget…and sometimes you forget…your experience of birth matters. It’s something that will resonate through the rest of your life.
Available: Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Penrith, Western Sydney and Sydney Inner West.
Contact: 0413 416 210 http://www.claireheenandoula.com.au/
I believe every woman should experience the birth they want and deserve. Allow me to support, empower and hold space for you, your partner and your baby in this beautiful life changing experience.
Hi I’m Caitlin, I have been enamoured with pregnancy and childbirth for as long as I can remember, begging my older sisters as a child to let me witness their births. Eventually I was blessed to photograph two natural births, a water birth and a standing birth. They both swept me off my feet but I had more learning to do before I would be truly ready to serve families as a doula to the level that they – you – deserve.
My goal as a doula is for you to have a birthing experience that leaves you feeling powerful and inspired. I have learned from my large family (18 nieces & nephews), where natural births are the norm, that no two pregnancies or births are the same. I will help you and your partner prepare in every way for the birth of your baby. I will listen to you, get to know you, learn what you want, what you don’t want, what irritates you and what inspires you. Perhaps there are questions you hadn’t thought to ask and options you didn’t know you had. It takes a village to support a mother/father and I would be glad to give you my time, experience, patience, encouragement and zero judgement. Through labour, whether you need me to be a silent presence, a reassuring voice or an advocate, I will be an anchor for you and your partner and do everything in my power to help you have a most fulfilling birth.
Contact: 0406 842 868
I’m Jaime Hawkins. After the electrifying, grounding experience of birthing my son, a fire was was lit deep within. I feel a deep calling to support women and their families in the transition into parenthood or in welcoming another babe earthside.
I feel that birthing women are being done a great disservice in the current state of maternity care. I feel that we, as doulas, can fill this void in order to empower you to have the most fulfilling experience in the transition from womb to world, however that happens!
I will provide judgement free support throughout your pregnancy, birth and beyond. I will advocate for you. I will maintain your privacy and sacred birthing space. I will be whatever you need me to be at one of the most intimate and exciting times in your lives.
Hello, my name is Sarah Sakora and I am currently completing my Birth + Postnatal doula training.
The birth of my first daughter some ten years ago ignited a passion inside me. After a challenging birth, I immediately saw the significant positive impact a strong support person could make inside the sacred birth space.
In-between my births and during my doula study, I learned how vital the right information be provided for women to feel empowered and in control of their choices. And with this knowledge, working as a doula has given me the opportunity to advocate for a more positive and empowering birth experience.
I hold the highest respect for the true miracle that is the female body. That a woman has the ability to grow human life inside her and to bring this life into the world through birth is a truly scared gift. I have had the opportunity to bring all three of my babies into this world surrounded by warmth, love and support and this has now become the over-arching goal of my vocation, to offer emotional and physical guidance and support to other parents through my work as a doula. I have a clear role in the process; I will hold your space and your privacy. I will support your choices and your labour. I will encourage you to feel confident in your body and your ability to birth beautifully. I will help build a path, to elevate the relationship you have with your partner so that you better understand each other’s needs during this intimate, sacred time.
I trust you, your body, your baby and the birth process ~ whatever that may be…
Available: Berry – Moruya
I had my own first baby in 2017, which inspired me to work towards a change of career from law, to assisting and supporting birthing women and their partner. I am an organised, compassionate, friendly and empathetic lady who wishes to assist in informing women/couples of the decision making in their pregnancy and birth, provide advocacy to women during labour by ensuring her needs and requests are met as much as possible.
I will provide and hold the sacred loving space the woman desires, I will provide the comfort, reassurance that is welcomed.
Available: Darwin & Palmerston area N.T.
Hi! My name is Marika and I am a Birth & Postnatal doula. Having 2 incredibly empowering experiences birthing my beautiful girls completely changed everything I thought I knew about birth and set me on this path – no one had told me how amazing birth could be! (And I only wish that I knew then what I have learnt now!)
It really disappoints me that society has turned childbirth into something that is viewed as unnatural and something that is expected to be a traumatic experience – any wonder so many women end up experiencing exactly that!
I am extremely passionate about working with women and their partners to take the fear out of childbirth and to ensure that they are informed and supported both emotionally and physically on this amazing journey so that they are able to birth in a way that is right for them; allowing them to experience the incredible wonder of bringing a child into the world and having the best possible start to parenthood.
Available: Nepean- Lithgow
Through 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.
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 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.
It is an honour and a privilege to be a part of your birthing journey, and creating a Tribe that surrounds you in love, acknowledgement, truth and wisdom is my passion for every woman. This Self discovery of who you are and who you will become is a beautiful awakening of the soul, it is your Rite of Passage from woman to Mother, and it is a time you will remember every day of your life.
Our pregnancies are times of gestating not only our babies, but also ourselves.
Supporting Nepean and Blue Mountains region
Qualified Doula Spiritually driven – Practically grounded – Soulfully inspired
As a natural connector and nurturer, I have always been passionate about working with others to discover their power and harness it with truth, love and confidence.
As your Doula, I will create space for you to be truly present and help you to process the array of information and changes that come with this journey, without the overwhelm that can often creep in.
I will support you and your partner to understand your choices and make informed decisions.
I will listen to you and I will respect you.
I will encourage you to connect with your intuition and trust your body and this journey.
I will be your voice when you need it most.
I will work with you to create your ideal birthing experience; one where you feel calm, safe, supported and above all, empowered.
As a mother of one, a background in yoga and a desire to share my knowledge and energy, I would be honoured to work with you throughout this wonderful journey.
I am available: Katherine N.T.
I’m the mother of one beautiful little person, and his birth kindled a passion in me that I would love to share with you.
Birth is an incredible, transformative experience for both mama and baby, and no matter how it takes shape, it has a lasting imprint. There are so many different paths to birth, and I want to support you in seeking out the right one for you and your family.
As your doula I’ll provide holistic support that goes beyond the potential constraints of your other care providers, and will help you embrace the changeability and unpredictable nature of your baby’s birth.
Being a birth doula is a huge privilege, and helping you and your partner to bring your baby into this world would be an honour. I would love to help you make your baby’s birth day amazing!
I’m located in the centre of the Kingston / Frankston / Greater Dandenong areas of Melbourne.
Qualified Inside Birth® Educator Birth & Postnatal Doula – ‘Anam Cara’: soul friend
As your doula: I will walk beside you on your magical journey through pregnancy, an incredibly transformative time where great healing can occur. I will listen to you and your body, to help you shine light on any issues to be resolved. As you walk a path of self-discovery I will encourage you to turn inward, opening fully to yourself to prepare for birthing.
With the right preparation you and your partner will feel empowered and confident to birth intuitively. I will be the quiet presence that holds a sacred space, with warmth & love, for your birthing wherever you choose.
As a mother of two beautiful children with two very different but equally amazing birth stories I bring an understanding gained only through experience. I am a Massage Therapist specialising in Pregnancy Massage, Holistic Healthcare (Anthroposophical Nursing Therapies) and Energy Healing and also a qualified Inside Birth® childbirth educator. I look forward to joining you in this most memorable time of your life.
I am available: Newcastle & surrounds
Joanne Mackintosh: 0449 929 327
Qualified Birth Doula & Inside Birth® Educator
My name is Anna, and I am the proud mother of two very spirited girls. Being a mother is an honour, but being present when a woman becomes a mother is simply sacred. My passion in life is helping others and I knew that by becoming a Doula I would be able to serve those who most deserve it.
My goal as your Doula is to empower you in every way possible, the journey of becoming a mother should be a joyful adventure. Throughout your pregnancy and birth I will support you and your partner and help you make informed choices. I will be your voice when you are unable to speak and lend you strength through reassurance, I will be beside you when you need it most. I will ensure you have a safe and calm environment to birth your baby, to give your baby the best start to life.
I am located in Margate in Tasmania and can provide my Doula service to most parts of Hobart. I am also an Inside birth® Childbirth Educator and offer these prenatal classes in Hobart and Launceston.
CONTACT: 0499 777 310
Qualified Birth Doula
The birth process is amazing! And I truly believe that every woman is capable of having an amazing birth experience, whatever that may be.
I’m a mother of four and a step mum to one. All boys, including a set of twins. I have experienced 3 different labours and 4 different births, all natural, beautiful and empowering. I know firsthand what it’s like to be pregnant. There is an abundance of information out there, and sometimes there just isn’t enough. It can be so daunting.
As your doula I can help you make sense of it all, bringing my experience and knowledge to help you decide what you want, to enhance your own beliefs in the birth process and more importantly trust in your own body’s ability to birth.I can also provide assistance with nutritional requirements for preconception, pregnancy and breastfeeding.
CONTACT: 0419 485 293 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
I believe that no matter how your baby is born, their birth can and should be a special and joyful experience. I have three amazing children, and it was their very different births that inspired me to first become an antenatal teacher, and then a doula.
As your doula I want to help you achieve the kind of birth you deserve – one where you feel calm, safe and in control. My aim is for you both to feel protected, supported, respected, strong, and above all else, empowered. I will be your advocate. I would be honoured to support you through your most precious and unique birth.
Qualified Birth Doula
Hi everyone, my name is Catriona and I’m a yoga teacher specialising in prenatal, a doula and mother of two gorgeous girls. I’m fascinated about birth and have a natural enthusiasm for helping women. I feel very strongly that empowering mothers and fathers with knowledge, support and love has a long and lasting effect on not only their birth experience but the life of their child and the newly created family. I engaged a doula for both my pregnancies. I had some complications towards the end of my first pregnancy and having my doula to speak with made a huge difference. I had a doula for my 2nd baby at home. I will never forget how it felt when she held my hand and reassured me in her calming voice. It was like an angel had walked into the room. I instantly felt safe, empowered, supported and cared for. I would love to pass this experience on to you.
Available: Sydney, Eastern suburbs. 0438 248 096
Qualified Birth Doula & Inside Birth® Educator
I have over 30 years experience working in child and family health. I trained as a midwife in the early 1990’s, which fuelled a passionate interest in pregnancy and birth. I have birthed 2 gorgeous sons. There is no more important connection than between a parent and child, and this begins in the womb. I believe that enhancing this relationship in pregnancy and during childbirth gives a baby the best possible start in life. I strongly believe in the right of women to have choices in childbirth and that every birth can be a joyful and life enhancing experience.
As a Birth Right doula and Inside Birth Educator® I can help a woman trust her body and its natural ability to birth her baby. I will support a woman’s choices and advocate on her behalf. I will support her and her partner emotionally and physically. I will protect her privacy. I will help her and her partner create an environment to welcome their child into the world.
There is no greater honour than being a woman ‘being with’ another woman during childbirth.
CONTACT: 0402 949 368 e: email@example.com