My name is Vanessa and I am a Postpartum Doula who trained at the highly regarded Doula Training Academy, and Childbirth Educator.
I am a mother of 3 fiercely unique kids, attachment parenting and unschooling advocate, life learner, Barre & Pilates instructor with a focus on pre and postnatal mothers and pelvic floor and core rehab.
I had 3 amazing but different home births but what made them beautiful was the women around me rather than my physical surroundings. Those women held a safe space for me and made me feel like I was a powerful empowered woman that could achieve what I wanted (I am! I did!) That feeling has stayed with me through my parenting journey, and now, after my extensive training with Vicki, I know I can be that person for other women, to inspire, motivate, nurture and educate you, so you have the confidence to follow your unique wishes. The most important tool I used to achieve my pain relief free births was Hypnobirthing and I would not recommend anyone give birth without it! I believe the positive birth you want comes from education, self confidence and support.
As the new mother within you is born alongside your beautiful baby, the support and sharing of wisdom from an experienced mother and doula is invaluable to give you the confidence at the beginning of your parenting journey. I have extensive knowledge and experience of breastfeeding, attachment parenting, co-sleeping and anything natural parenting.
I am a Barre and Pilates Instructor (with a home studio) with specialisations in pre/post natal, pelvic floor rehab alongside nutrition during pregnancy. I have helped many women restore their pelvic floor and rebuild their strength after birth and have a lovely community of mothers that attend my mums and bubs classes.
To complement this I am a registered Pharmacist in the U.K. (but not in Australia) so I can assist with understanding medical terminology and analysis of medical research.
I strongly advocate for a women’s right to choose her own unique path through this life changing experience and t. Your body, your choice, your way.
My qualifications include:
Hypnobirthing Practitioner HPCE (no longer practicing)
Doula (Postpartum support)
Pilates mat instructor
Barre fitness instructor
Pilates in pregnancy with Pilates International
Pre/postnatal fitness with ALOE
Pre/postnatal Pilates teacher training with Josie McKenlay.
Pelvic floor rehab and postpartum rehab with Dr Sarah Duvall
Bach flower essence certified.
Pharmacist MRPharmS (UK registered only)
Level 2 first aid training
Working with children’s check