I have attended training and received certificates in Spinning Babies, Optimal Maternal Positioning, Aromatherapy, Acupressure, and the Hypnobirthing Australia Supportive Caregivers Course, I also regularly attend and assist at the weekend SheBirths course run by Nadine Richardson.
I have recently spoken at the Webirth Virtual Doula Conference on the “Role of a Doula in caring for couples who have undergone IVF or assisted reproduction to achieve their pregnancies”.
I am trained mentor and work on a voluntary basis with young and teenage mums with Raise Foundation in the bump programme. I have also worked with young teens in the ISMO (in school) programme with Raise.
I have worked with women in crisis through the Australian Doula College Groundwork Programme.
I facilitate the beautiful mums and baby “soul mumma” circles in the inner west suburbs of Sydney. I believe its so important to create a nurturing and positive “village” for mums/parents to meet others so there is support and friendship out there in what can be a very isolating and lonely time. Having been a postnatal nurse for many years, I am loving spending time with all these beautiful parents and babies, and providing all the help, support and assistance I can during their amazing journey into new parenthood.
www.optimumhealthessentials.com - The awesome team offer many natural therapies including Naturopathy, Chiropractics, Kinesiology, NET (Neuro Emotional Technique), massage and many more.
“We aim to empower people to be in control of their health and to help them to maintain a state of optimum health for themselves and their family”.
thebodytherapyclinic.com.au - Mark and Iris are the amazing therapists that run this lovely clinic in West Lindfield. They offer a range of therapies including yoga, massage and kinesiology
innovationssportsphysio.com.au - 1b/600 Military Rd, Mosman. For antenatal and postnatal Pilates, as well as physio support, particularly in the postnatal period ask to see Sarah Howitt
thechiropractor.com.au - Andrew Stevenson - North Sydney Oval Colonnade. Suite 11-12 283a Miller St, North Sydney NSW 2060. Andrew and his team are awesome for adjustments during pregnancy and the postnatal period.
yoganic.com.au - this amazing team offer pre and postnatal yoga and pilates in Willoughby Sydney
shebirths.com - highly recommended childbirth education course “Combining evidence-based and holistic techniques, She Births® equips you and your partner with the knowledge and skills to support you during pregnancy, birth and right through to early parenting”
restorewellness.com.au - Restore Health and Wellness is a wellness centre offering excellence in osteopathy, acupuncture, acupressure and massage on Sydney’s Lower North Shore. Their dynamic and professional team support womens’ health throughout pregnancy, induction, labour and in particular couples going through IVF and fertility treatment
motherhoodmatters.com.au - Felicity Hughes is a Midwife and Lactation Consultant IBCLC in Private Practice in Willoughby, NSW. She is highly qualified and very dedicated to supporting new mums and their breastfeeding journey.
wholefoodhealing.com.au - Brittany Darling is an Accredited Nutritionist and Herbalist, and works with people who really want to get well and be healthy." She is highly qualified and loves to help mums with their babies and their own gut health and wellbeing.
Inducing Labour - Dr Sara Wickham
Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding - Ina May Gaskin
Why Induction Matters - Rachel Reed
Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering - Dr Sarah Buckley
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding - Teresa Pitman and Diana West
bellybelly.com.au - a great site with information on a wide range of topics
jenniferhazi.com/midwifthis - a blog written by an awesome midwife and doula, well worth a read, always informative and interesting
shebirths.com.au - the only scientifically verified childbirth education programme in the world, proven to improve birth outcomes for mother and baby