Find a Doula

Doulas are a non-medical labour and birth support person providing physical and emotional support to birthing couples and their families during the prenatal, childbirth and postpartum periods. They do not perform clinical tasks such as vaginal examinations or heart checks but rather suggest and assist with massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, acupressure and different positioning during your labour, methods that invariably lead to avoiding unnecessary interventions. A doula’s care can last several months or more. This should be discussed and decided upon with your doula beforehand as periods differ between care providers.
A birth doula’s care begins in the home and they will accompany a woman and partner to hospital or birth centre being their ally, companion and even mentor. They will offer informed birth choices and will work as an advocate of their client’s wishes when communicating with medical staff in hospitals during the birth. A doula will assist you with your birth plan and help you understand explanations of medical procedures and interventions.
Postpartum, doula’s assist in the home providing nutritious meals for the family, care for the newborn, breastfeeding support, bonding and help around the home. Having a doula present at your birth is extremely beneficial as it leaves the other parent free to enjoy his or her own birth journey with the birthing mum, allowing them to fully participate actively in the labour and birth.
Studies show that births attended by doulas have a reduction in the duration of labour, use less pain relief medications and a lower rate of operative vaginal delivery and caesarean deliveries. Newborns in doula supported births reported lower foetal distress rates with fewer being admitted to intensive care.
Breast-feeding is generally more trouble free and successful with the assistance of a doula and depression is less frequent with the women reporting a greater self-esteem and ability to care for their newborn. Bonding is enhanced as the doula’s presence has a dramatic positive effect on the whole family because everyone is supported at such a special moment in their lives.

 

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Doula List
Claire Aslangul
Phone: 07 5578 9351
Mobile: 0406 320 058
Email: tranquillitybirth@yahoo.com.au
Northern Rivers, Regional NSW, New South Wales
Brisbane metropolitan area, Brisbane, Queensland
Gold Coast, Other areas of Queensland

Heli Murray
Calmbirth® educator.
Phone: 02 66856523
Mobile: 0414787668
Email: helimurray1@gmail.com
Byron Shire, Northern Rivers, Regional NSW,

Pernille Powell
Phone: 07 5448 2934
Mobile: 0406 412 354
Email: pernille@birthconnection.com.au
Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Cheryl Sheriff
Phone: (07) 33788714
Mobile: 0407 153 412
Email: cheryl@idealbirth.com.au
Brisbane metropolitan area, Brisbane, Queensland

Kirrah Holborn
Traditional Wisdom
Massage – Doula – Mind-Body Medicine
www.traditionalwisdom.com.au
Email: kirrah@wholistic.com.au
Phone: 0429 308 851
Lismore, Nimbin, Murwillumbah

Heidi Jones
Doula Remedial Massage Therapist
Phone; 0420 926 813
Email; heidi@birthcircle.com.au
www.birthcircle.com.au
Lismore and Northern Rivers

Kassandra Lee
Doula and Shamanic Midwife
Mobile: 0421691068
www.consciousbirth.com.au
Brisbane, South Brisbane, Redlands and Logan

Tess Youd
Cariad Caring Doula
I do births all over the sunshine coast from Brisbane to Gympie, Home and hospital
Phone: 0404 542 446
Email: cariad.caring@gmail.com
Web: www.sunshinecoastdoula.com.au Facebook: www.facebook.com/cariad-caring

Joelle Breault-Hood
Birth Rhythms (Doula Services and Gourmet Childbirth Classes)
Website: birthrhythms@wordpress.com
Email: jbreaulthood@gmail.com
Mobile: 0403 881 797
I work the Southern Highlands, the Illawarra, Goulburn, and Suburbs on the Southern end of Sydney, including Campbelltown and Liverpool.

Michelle Walker
Phone: 02 66 777 250
Mobile: 0438 269 889
Email: blissfulbirthing@internode.on.net
Website: www.blissfulbirthing.com.au
Tweed Heads, Tweed Coast, Byron Bay, Murwillumbah, Mullumbimby, Southern Gold Coast and surrounds

Rachael Berguis
Phone: 07 5593 5589
Mobile: 0438 302 553
Gold Coast and Tweed Heads

Jennie Lea
Phone: 02 6687 1471
Mobile: 0428 846 142
jennieclea@hotmail.com
Byron Shire and surrounding areas

Hannah Jones
Phone: 02 6687 0656
Mobile: 0410 621 101
Email:hannah@maxwellj.com
Byron Shire and surrounding areas

Shannon Everest
Mobile: 0401 413473
Email: shannon@shannoneverest.com.au
www.esoteric-healing.com

Kylie Miller
Phone: 0423 248 668
Email: kylie@benevolentbirthing.com
Northern Rivers, Gold Coast, Brisbane metropolitan area,
Sunshine Coast.

Ela
“Traditional Birth Attendant”
Phone; 0448756209
Email: birth@majikfaerie.com
Gold Coast to Lismore

Lee Rudder
Mobile: 0422 356 211
Email: lee@earthdoulasunshinecoast.com
Sunshine Coast, Gympie, Mary Valley & Hinterland

Tina Ziegenfusz – Birthright Doula Services
Mobile: 0414 614 360
Email: tina@birthrightdoula.com.au http://birthrightdoula.com.auhttp://www.facebook.com/birthrightdoula
Personalised Pregnancy, Birth and Postnatal Support
Brisbane metro area, east to Redlands and north to Redcliffe.

Trisha Cook
Mobile 0405 151 860
Home 02 96266802
Email: trisha@norwestdoulaservices.com.au
www.norwestdoulaservices.com.au
Located in Sydney’s North West. Services Sydney, West Sydney, North West Sydney and surrounding suburbs.