WHEN A BABY IS BORN...
SO TOO IS A MOTHER
Your Birth Matters
I'm so grateful you found your way to me. I'm Lisa, a Mama of two, wife to a sailor, qualified social worker and certified doula. I am passionate about the transition to motherhood and would be so honoured to work with you at such an incredibly transformative time in your life. I use my skills as a social worker and doula to support you in your desired birth and postpartum. Each doula has her own style and whilst I may have a sprinkling of 'woo woo' with a splash of essential oils, I am very much an empath and critical thinker who values evidence based information, kindness, love and a pragmatic approach to supporting each woman in her own unique journey.
I have experienced two empowering hospital calm births; both entirely different from each other. I don't have preconceived ideas about how your birth should unfold. I support all births; home or hospital, medicated or unmedicated, vaginal or caesarean section and anything in between. I am of the opinion that we are all unique individuals who approach our desired birth with a story. My aim is to unpack that story and release any fear so that you can approach your transition to motherhood from a place of love.
My postnatal doula support service is delivered to best suit your needs. All families differ in their needs and desires so my service delivery is tailor made specifically for you. Being a Defence Force spouse myself, I understand the impact that the lack of a 'village' can have on your postpartum experience. That's where the role of a doula is crucial. A nourishing postpartum requires forward planning for wrap-around support. Whether you need a delicious meal prepared, someone to hold the baby while you shower, support with sleep and settle or breastfeeding, a basket of laundry folded or a warm hug and listening ear... I'll be there! I also have an array of options for referrals to other services as needed.
I am respectful of your choices and want you to have all the information and tools you need to achieve your desired birth and postpartum, however that may look for you. So if you feel we may be a good fit, please reach out for an obligation free chat. I would be honoured to support you on your beautiful journey to motherhood.
"My husband and I were beyond blessed to have Lisa as our doula alongside us during the journey of pregnancy and birth of our first child"
"I had a strong fear of birth, hospitals and what I would consider a low pain threshold. For many years I had dreaded pregnancy and childbirth as I felt that it was not something I would be able to handle. Lisa’s gentle nature and myriad of resources provided gave me a new outlook on birth and helped to shape the narrative I told myself in the lead up to what I now describe as a life changing experience.
Lisa helped me to release barriers of fear, softening into a deep understanding that my body and my baby knew exactly what they needed to do!
My history of trauma was well supported with Lisa’s social work skills and I felt calm and heard in her presence at all times.
During birth, Lisa was right there next to my husband and I - gently guiding us and holding space for both of us at different points. Lisa brought with her what I would describe as a “Mary Poppins bag” filled with birthing tools to help us, this was so well thought out and helpful for us during a lengthy 17 hour labour.
I cannot thank Lisa enough for being with us during our journey. Lisa’s support and guidance equipped us with tools and knowledge that resulted in a natural birth of our daughter."