My name is Bonnie Walker, I’m a Doula – a birth coach.
My earliest memories of growing up in Tasmania, are listening in to the conversations of my mother and grandmother as they debriefed the births they had attended as support women to birthing mums. I have known since childhood all about the process of pregnancy and birth, it was a discussion that we seemed to continuously have. I’ve always known that the female body is incredible, it was celebrated with me as my mum shared how she had helped a woman find her inner strength, how she brought calm to the birth space and helped a mum believe in her body’s ability to birth her baby. It was not at all unusual to me to have my mum as my doula right beside me for each pregnancy and when I birthed my five children. My mum taught me firsthand how the continuous support of a doula could make all the difference in believing in myself.
With my mums example as a guide, I began encouraging couples through their pregnancies and births in 2002 and since then I’ve been honoured to share the intimacy of birth with many couples. I am perpetually learning, and I have intentionally trained under the wise mentorship of Vicki Hobbs (Doula Training Academy).
Each birthing mother has her own goals – different from the last, so my aim is to find out what’s important to you and what your birth desires are so that I can empower you to achieve them by offering continuous emotional, physical and practical support without judgement of your choices.
I will share evidence-based information with you (if you would like me to) to help you make choices and understand your options.
I spent the first 40 years of my life in Tasmania. I have been married to David for 20 years and we have 5 beautiful children. We now live in the Perth Hills with 2 happy dogs and 6 beautiful egg-laying hens. When I am not homeschooling the youngest 3 of our kids, I love bush walking and pottering about in my veggie and flower garden. I love food and different cultures and I love tea.
Please contact me and we’ll meet over a tea or coffee to chat some more.
0409 485 098