Since the age of 17, I have been blown away by the strength and power of women through pregnancy & childbirth. I used to spend hours on end watching back to back episodes of ‘home births’, ‘birth stories’ and any other birthing programme I could find, the discovery channel was my best friend. This was also the first place I learned about Doulas. I began looking into midwifery, got a place at uni but decided that actually that path just wasn’t right for me at that time, I also figured no one would want a 17-year-old doula. A few years later after getting married at the age of 20, I discovered that I was pregnant with a baby girl, I was elated as I had always been very maternal, however, at 29 weeks my daughter was born sleeping and became my angel baby. I share this part of my journey with you because I believe it is important that death is not something we should fear. Instead, it is my hope that we can recognise death as a sacred transition to be honoured as a natural part of life, and although painful, still offers so much beauty if we choose to see it. Being pregnant for those 7 months was one of the most sacred and special times of my life that I wouldn’t change for the world. I know that carrying and birthing my daughter has made me a better, more empowered woman. For me, this experience deepens my connection, understanding and love for this work, allowing me to hold compassionate space for women and mothers, no matter what stage of their journey.
In 2016, I began to journey within and my own healing became my focus, I then found myself wanting to do work that nourished my soul. I began holding a space called Soul Share, a vision birthed from wanting to cultivate sisterhood, a sacred circle where women could come & share authentically, be nourished and empowered by one another. They were and continue to be such healing spaces. That was also the year I was divinely guided back to the work of my heart. A close friend introduced me to Dr Marie Gowri Motha, world-renowned childbirth pioneer, respected obstetrician and founder of the Gentle Birth Method. Since then, I have been trained by her in creative healing (massage treatment for fertility, pregnancy and postnatal) and birth assistance. I am also Birthkeeper and Doula Mentor with Nurturing Birth ~
As a Birthkeeper, the learning is continuous. No mother, no pregnancy and no birth are ever the same, each unique and sacred. Getting to work with women so closely, whether through treatment and or doula care is such a precious gift. It is my honour and pleasure to lovingly serve mothers and families throughout their most sacred journeys ~