Martine Haarhoff - Birth & Postnatal Doula

It is 2020. I am a 40 yr old mum to a 4-year-old, two bonus adult children and I

carry the love and memory of a stillborn son in my heart. I am a daughter, a

sister, a wife, a friend and a Doula.


After many years of yearning and heartbreak, I was blessed with an IVF

daughter in 2016 and I LOVED being a new mum. My daughter literally filled

every part of me with an abundance of peace, love, joy and a feeling of coming

home. Despite all of the amazing new mum feelings, there were the inevitable

moments of struggle as I adjusted to motherhood and not really having the

feintest idea what I was doing.


Imagine my surprise when I discovered that this little delight did not come with

an instruction manual?!?


The journey into and through motherhood is as unique as our fingerprints and

transformational, to say the very least – an adjustment of the mind, body,

spirit and soul.


While there are endless love-filled moments, the uncharted waters can leave

new mothers feeling overwhelmed, frustrated and disappointed and rob them

of the here and now.


I’m all about banishing the “shoulds” (Should feel…should do… should know…)

and embracing what IS, exactly as it is and supporting you as you figure out

how to do motherhood your way. I am about feeling, naming, owning, sharing

and honouring all that comes with being a mother.


I have met too many mothers who have struggled way too much and wished

away the first few months of their motherhood journey. I so desperately

wanted them to experience motherhood with the same enjoyment and

fulfillment as I had. Last year I made the decision to channel my passion for

motherhood into becoming a doula and provide much needed love and

support to new mums.


I will help you celebrate motherhood, with all its ups and downs,

providing consistent and gentle streams of love and support. The magnitude of

this transition in your life cannot be underestimated and I am here to help you

truly capture and embrace the joy and everyday miracle of motherhood.




Brisbane, QLD

0403 983 865

martine@douladownunder.com

https://douladownunder.com/

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