I became a doula because I am passionate about offering professional, informational, emotional and practical support to women/couples through pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. I follow the primal health philosophy and believe that the development of the baby during pregnancy, their experience of birth and the first year of life will have long-term impacts on their life. For this reason, I will always encourage women to become well informed about pregnancy and birth, so they are empowered with the knowledge that they are the primary decision maker throughout pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. My role includes assisting with navigating medical and hospital systems that are often confusing and overwhelming. I also work to create and hold a space allowing a woman to feel safe, supported and loved as she births her child enabling her to experience the intimacy of birth in the absence of unnecessary interference or disturbance.
I am currently based on King Island, Tasmania and I’m happy to negotiate with clients needing to travel off Island for the birth of their baby. I have a background in community nursing and science and while I have many skills in each of these fields, I feel that the non-medical role of being a doula is the most important contribution I could make to my community.
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