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"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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Our directory of doulas

Heli Murray
Calmbirth® educator.
M: 0414787668
E: [email protected]

Doula, counsellor and calmbirth educator over 18 years.
Byron Shire, Northern Rivers, Regional NSW.

Hannah Jones
Ph: 02 6687 0656
M: 0410 621 101
E: [email protected]
Byron Shire and surrounding areas

Kelly Walker
Ph: 0413 460 665
E: [email protected]

Kirrah Stewart
Traditional Wisdom
E: [email protected]
P: 0429 308 851 

Masseuse, Postpartum Doula & Lactation Counsellor
Lismore, Nimbin, Murwillumbah

“Traditional Birth Attendant”
Ph: 0448756209
E: [email protected]
Gold Coast to Lismore

Nathalie Solis Perez
Holistic Birth Doula
10 yrs experience home & hospital birth
Free initial 45 minute consultation
M: 0498 290 401
E: [email protected]

Australian Doulas

Emily Martin
M: 0403638360
E: [email protected]
Ipswich and Brisbane 

Pernille Powell
Ph: 07 5448 2934
M: 0406 412 354
E: [email protected]
Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Cheryl Sheriff
Ph: (07) 33788714
Mo: 0407 153 412
E: [email protected]
Brisbane metropolitan area, Brisbane, Queensland

Shannon Everest
M: 0401 413473
E: [email protected]

Kylie Miller
Ph: 0423 248 668
E: [email protected]
Northern Rivers, Gold Coast, Brisbane metropolitan area,
Sunshine Coast.

Lee Rudder
M: 0422 356 211
E: [email protected]
Sunshine Coast, Gympie, Mary Valley & Hinterland

Australian Doulas

Dionne Finnegan
0425 787 304
[email protected]

Erika Munton
0407 685 933
[email protected]

Bree Stafford
M: 0412 504 326
E: [email protected]

Stephanie Norquay
M: 0412 619 174
E: [email protected]

Claire Wyborn
M: 0417195634
E: [email protected]
I am a passionate and engaging Doula, supporting women to birth their babies informed and in their own power. Encouraging natural and undisturbed birth, as well as respecting the choices that women make with out judgement. I am a mother to 3 now adult children and MaMa to 3 grandsons. I love deep conversations and connecting with people who have a passion for life. I am co-owner of Childbirth Education Australia and a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator.

Australian Doulas

Gabrielle Target
Coogee WA
M: 0418 336 362

Helena Hentz
M: 0430 227 118
E: [email protected]

Fiona Rogerson
M: 0402 017 425
E: [email protected]

Jocelyn Jane
Lionhearted Birth
M: 0424 335 453
E: [email protected]

Australian Doulas

Leisa Masters
M: 0410 260 810
E: [email protected]

Lori Montgomery
M: 0439 851 355
E: [email protected]

Australian Doulas

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