Kristine Balfour - Birth & Postnatal Doula

Completed training: 2016

I bring to my role as a doula my extensive experience of providing professional emotional and practical support to women of all backgrounds. I have a sound knowledge of pregnancy, birth, birth support and interventions in both Australian and international contexts.

I can support you whether you birth at home, in hospital or at a birth centre. I can also support siblings to prepare for and be present at the birth. I can work alongside your professional care team, participating in planning meetings and other appointments as necessary, being clear that my primary role is to support you in the way that you wish.

I have a calm and attentive presence with clients. I enjoy forming supportive relationships with people, and working with them to help them to relax and to feel safe. I am a thoughtful and reflective practitioner, keeping my clients in mind and attending to their individual requirements. I believe in women’s innate ability to birth. I believe that pregnancy and birth are as much psychological processes as they are physiological, and therefore that good information and emotional support are critical to positive birth experiences and outcomes for women and babies.

I am a qualified and experienced social worker and counsellor in the areas of trauma and perinatal mental health. Throughout my life and career, I have been providing formal and informal support to women around pregnancy, birth and parenting. I am an experienced cross-cultural worker, competent in working with clients from all cultures and faiths by learning from my clients and adapting my practice to meet their needs. I have extensive experience working with young women and with people who have survived childhood abuse and neglect, birth trauma, complex trauma and PTSD.

Thornbury, VIC

0428 790 331

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