Birth & Baby Hub
I am deeply passionate about women’s choices when it comes to pregnancy and birth and feel privileged to be working with women and their families in the way that I do. Motherhood is very rewarding, but most of us experience difficult times along the way. Supporting women through their own mothering journey, however that looks, is hugely important to me. Pregnancy and birth is the beginning of a life-long learning curve and sharing this with a community of like-minded women to learn from, grow with and support makes it all that much easier.
When I was pregnant with my first child I knew what I wanted for my birth but I didn’t know how I was going to achieve it. I thought my birth was about me… that if I was prepared, if I was educated, if I did all the practice then everything would be great, right?
Umm, wrong! I didn’t know how big of an impact birth environment would have on my birth and I didn’t listen to myself when I felt frustrated and angry after ante-natal appointments. These two things (where I chose to give birth and who I chose to be my care provider) had such a huge impact and I ended up with a traumatic birth experience with guilt, regret, sadness and ongoing physical pain as a result.
It was difficult for me to deal with what I felt was failure, I never fail! But over time and through chatting with midwives and other health professionals I came to understand that it wasn’t me or my body that ‘failed’… it was the system that failed me.
I didn’t want this to happen to other women so I set about learning and became a HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator. I've been teaching in Brisbane now for over 8 years, have since had two more babies, two A-mazing birth experiences. These births were empowering, powerful and healing for me. I chose a private midwife and I birthed my babies at home. It was right for me.
I've recently teamed up with Moran to teach HypnoBirthing and together we've developed Birth Boot Camp. I'm super-excited to share our phenomenal Birth Boot Camp with you all.
Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator
HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator
IMPI Maternity and Child Holistic Sleep Consultant
Certified Happiest Baby Educator (CHBE)
Placenta Encapsulation Specialist