I support couples in pregnancy and through birth by listening, attending, informing and guiding without judgement. Understanding your hopes for your birth will help me support you to achieve a satisfying experience. My main focus when working with birthing families is ensuring that you feel educated, supported and able to make informed birth choices before and during the birth. 

My services include

  • Meeting with you 3 times during your pregnancy (not including the initial meeting) to learn your birth preferences, practice comfort measures, look at breastfeeding, newborn care and the first six weeks after birth. 

  • Educating you about what the birthing process involves

  • Assisting with writing a birth plan

  • Offering local resources as needed 

  • Working with your birth partner (if you are having one) to engage him / her in the birth process

  • Suggesting positions and techniques to enhance comfort & optimise progress in labour and provide hands on support and guidance as needed during labour

  • Allowing for and protect privacy when that is what is needed.

  • Helping to know what is normal in the process and when to call your midwife or move to the hospital 

  • Providing massage or other soothing touch to encourage calm and relaxation during labour

  • Providing comfort and company when your birth partner needs to take a break

  • Breathing with you through the challenging moments

  • Protecting the space around your birthing environment - help to keep it calm and respected

  • Helping you incorporate and understand changes in your preferences if the need arises.

  • Assisting you with initial breastfeeding after baby has arrived 

  • Ensuring you and your partner are comfortable, nourished, and settled after your baby has arrived.

  • Referring families to appropriate resource if mother’s needs or circumstances are beyond scope of practice.  I also incorporate some of the information that l learnt as a Hypnobirthing practitioner.

    Support is available in both hospital and homebirth settings

Doula services