Samantha Papadam - Student Doula

Hi, I’m Sammi!

I am a Birth and Postpartum Doula, based in Logan (QLD).

In my past life I was a neonatal (newborn) nurse where I supported countless women and families in their early postpartum period, in the NICU and Special Care Units. I loved my role, however, have chosen to step away from that line of work, to embrace newborn mothers (and families) in a way that allows me to truly ‘be with’ them; to be completely present and a constant support, even in the hustle and bustle of a busy maternity ward.

From hospital to home births, I am here to work with you in pregnancy to prepare you for your labour, birth and postpartum period.

As a proud mama of two, who understands the challenges and joys that come with motherhood, I know from firsthand experience that Postpartum can feel isolating and lonely, and that those feelings can linger for a long while if you aren’t proactive in changing your situation (i.e. getting out and about; living in community with others; asking for help; taking care of yourself etc.).

My Mission in one sentence is to bring about change in the maternity care culture, one woman at a time.

Diving deeper….

  • I want you to have your birth and postpartum – your way!
  • I wish to leave a legacy for my children, so that they can see that I played a part in paving the way for change in regard to how women are treated in and around the birth space. As a birth and postpartum Doula, I am dedicated to providing evidence-based education, support, guidance and comfort to women and their families.
  • I have a strong respect for and belief in women and their ability to birth.
  • I believe every birthing woman deserves equal access to high quality maternity care, evidence-based information, and the ability to make informed decisions that are respected and honoured in the birth space.
  • As your birth doula, I will work with you, providing education during pregnancy, about the tools and techniques I offer during labour, that will help you to have a calming, and positive birth experience. These tools and techniques work to reduce pain and the need for pain medications, allowing you to have a natural birth, if you so desire; again, no judgement from me!
  • If you are preparing for a premature birth, I can support you every step of the way; this could look like in-hospital or virtual support.
  • I will always hold space for you and all your big feelings, free of judgement.
  • As your postpartum doula, I hold space for you as you unpack your birth story; I will cocoon you and your family with love and support, leaving you feel held and heard; I will cook you food that reminds you of home (think lasagna, pasta bakes, stews etc.); and help you with all the challenges of having a newborn (breastfeeding, sleep etc.).
  • If you are preparing for a premature birth, I can support you every step of the way; this could look like in-hospital or virtual support.
  • I also bring with me an ever-growing list of resources and other professionals to refer you to if requested or necessary.
  • I also work as a First Aid Trainer and Assessor, and provide comprehensive, nationally recognised First Aid and CPR training, which will give you the confidence you need, going into parenthood.
  • When we journey together, you can be rest assured that I’m considering your whole motherhood journey from the beginning, into the many years ahead of you.

I have completed training with Julia Jones from Newborn Mothers and am undergoing training with Vicki Hobbs from the Doula Training Academy, as I wanted to gain a deeper understanding of birth physiology and postpartum care for newborn families. I’m also a qualified First Aid Trainer and Assessor and offer this unique offering in most of my packages. 

If you would like to talk more about your birthing options, or First Aid training, please get in touch!

I look forward to working with you and your family soon!

Business Name:     
Empowering Mama Doula Services

Business Email:     
[email protected]



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