My name is Amy and I am a student Doula at the Doula Training Academy.
I’m a mother, lover, natural caregiver, advocate, self-proclaimed master chef, baby wearer, book critic, lover of knowledge, late night snacker and a no topic is too taboo kinda Woman.
I believe in platonic affection, asking the uncomfortable questions, speaking truth and being apologetically firm in my values.
My journey to doula work began after the traumatic birth of my daughter, Eva (let me guess, you’ve heard that line before!). Just prior, I had begun working towards my Midwifery degree and was yet to recognise the flaws and abuse occurring within our industrialised maternity (and entire medical) system.
When I realised I wasn’t the only person left shattered by their birth experience; I began educating myself. I found a community of people who were reclaiming their power, reclaiming birth, normalizing physiological birth, who were challenging the patriarchal beliefs still deeply ingrained in the workings of our medical system and our MINDS!!!
I had finally found my people and it became about so much more than preventing birth trauma. It’s honouring and holding space for the sacred transition from maiden to mother, it’s nurturing the nurturer, it’s challenging self-limiting beliefs, rediscovering the long-lost village.
I am now a committed advocate for the rights of Women and birthing people, and I am dedicated to being a reliable, non-biased source of education so that birthing people can make informed choices and take back the control.
I feel privileged to be on this journey and to be a part of the change that I foresee.
I have a particular interest in perinatal mental health given my personal experience with antenatal and postnatal anxiety and depression. I am also interested in supporting younger people throughout their pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
I recognise that a positive birth looks different for everyone and I respect the autonomy of the birthing person.
I do not discriminate based on age, gender, race or disability.
My qualifications include:
- Certificate IV in Mental Health
- Certificate IV in Health Science
- Neonatal resuscitation training
- Senior First Aid training
- Manual Handling training
- CPR training
- National police clearance
- Working with children check
If you would like more information about my Doula services please contact me:
0404 611 323