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.
I believe every woman should experience the birth they want and deserve.
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
My name is Jaime Hawkins and I am in the midst of training to become a birth and postpartum doula.
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
- resources, information and non-judgemental support of your choices
- a birth space where you feel safe enough to let go, turn inward and birth instinctively
- a calm, loving, listening, consistent presence
- communication and cooperation with your partner, family and other medical staff
- complete trust and faith in you
- total awe and respect for the process of birth
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 _______________________________________________________________________________
Trainee 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 in the Albury/Wodonga area (NSW/VIC border)
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 from Nepean to Lithgow
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: email@example.com
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org