Elise Debenham

New South Wales

Hi there!

I’m Elise.

I’m so grateful you’ve found me.

I am based in Tweed Heads and service the Northern Rivers and Gold Coast areas (Lismore to Southport). I am a Wife, a Mother, a Doula, a Leo, an Ambivert (a true in between of an introvert and extrovert), a Manifesting Generator, passionate, nurturing, empathetic and dedicated.

I married the love of my life in 2022 and we are the proud parents of two little girls (aged 4 and 1). My favourite job in the world is being a Mum. Being a Doula is a very close second. I care so deeply about everything that I do. This translates into being super passionate, diving headfirst into the things I care about (helloooo pregnancy / birth / postpartum books, research, podcasts, movies). I am chatty, bubbly and am always wearing a smile. I love in depth conversations where I can really get to know a person and can talk for absolute hours.

Ever since I can remember I have always been interested in pregnancy and birth. This only deepened after having my own children and I became fascinated by postpartum as well. During my own pregnancies I became OBSESSED with wanting to know everything I possibly could. I was constantly reading over research and articles, listening to podcasts of birth stories and childbirth education, watching movies, and reading books. I was always curious about the “what if” scenarios and wanting to know and absorb everything I possibly could. This hasn’t changed.

Like most women, I birthed my children through the hospital. I gained some insights into the hospital system and my first experience really highlighted some of my knowledge gaps. When I had my second, I had a huge desire to fill my knowledge gaps, learn how to advocate for myself and teach my partner how to advocate for me. I became clear on my own wants and needs, and I learnt the importance of the right birth team. I have experienced and worked through my own birth trauma AND had the most incredible, magical birth. I have seen the dark and the light – and I know what is possible.

I love the physiology of birth. The process. The planning (for both birth and postpartum). And of course, caring for the Mother.

I want to help other mothers and their partners get their best start to their parenting journey in whatever way this looks like to them.

I believe birth is always transformational.

Be it a positive or negative experience – we come out the other side a changed person.

I cannot save you. But I do not believe you need saving.

I am someone in ADDITION TO your partner, chosen support people, and care providers. I add to your team and do not take away or take over from anyone else – we each have a role in supporting you to achieve the outcome of your dreams.

As your doula, I am your non-medical birth best friend. Someone to help guide and nurture you on your journey.

I will support you through YOUR process. I will provide you with unbiased, evidence-based information, I am someone to back you up and make sure you are heard. I respect your choices. I will always treat you with respect. I will hold space for you. I will follow you on this journey. I aim to support you with the skills and knowledge you need so you can empower yourself and take charge of your own pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journey.

I know what it is like living away from family. And I know what it is like to be held by your people.

I promote the physiology of birth – however I support and respect all of your choices.

I trust you as the authority and expert of your body, your birth, and your baby.I trust your intuition.

I trust you.

I aim to nurture you – so you can focus completely on nurturing your baby.

And to finish it off –

I’m so excited to begin this journey with you!

My name is Elise Debenham, and I am a qualified doula who has trained at the Doula Training Academy. I am based in Tweed Heads and service the Northern Rivers and Gold Coast areas (Lismore to Southport).

If you would like more information about my doula services, please contact me:

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