Hello. My name is Catherine and I am a qualified Birth and Postnatal Doula. I have been very passionate about labour, birth and postnatal support since the birth of my 3rd child, 14 years ago.
I feel that women should be and feel empowered, comfortable and relaxed during the birth and beyond. I would like women to have knowledge and understanding that there is more then one way to labour and give birth. The idea is for fear to leave the room or better still, not come in at all. Birth and beyond should be a special time and I would love to support and help you navigate through this exciting, joyous time.
What experience do I have?
I received my qualification through Julie Clarke of the Doula Academy Australia. I have been a doula since April, 2020. I am married to Michael and together we have 6 children. Brayden is 18, Victoria is 15, Hannah is 14, Keaton is 12, Claire is 10 and William is 6. All my births have been different but strangely similar, in a good way. I have experience in teenage pregnancy, all medical interventions, inductions, early and late, drug free births, overdue, all natural births, long and short labours. Breastfeeding, bottle feeding, co sleeping, babies sleeping in their own rooms, tongue ties, and so much more. I believe every baby that I have had, has bought something new to the experience. I love every minute of being a mum and would love all mother's to love their time too, in whatever way that works for them.