Completed course: 2020
Other Modalities: Maternity nurse, Overseas travel, Lactation advice
Hello, I’m Sarah and I am a birth and post natal doula based in Sydney.
With over 30 years experience as a maternity nurse in the UK and Australia, becoming a doula has been a natural evolution in my work supporting families through the journey of pregnancy, childbirth and newborn care.
A mum of two grown children, I am a nurturing, adaptable and trustworthy professional, passionate about caring for babies and aiding couples transition into life as parents and growing families.
As your doula I offer a very personal experience, working with you towards the end of your pregnancy to understand your goals and wishes for your birth experience, help you write a birth plan and discuss the birthing process with you. This includes explaining the usual methods of intervention used in hospitals and possible alternatives. I will also advise on techniques and tactics for pain management during labour and the role of your partner or support person.
I am an advocate for parents making informed choices during the labour process and I will help guide and support you in the birthing space, whilst maintaining a calm and positive environment at all times.
As a post natal doula I have extensive newborn care experience, in particular premature babies, multiples, breastfeeding, sleep and settle education, reflux and colic and will help you establish a routine that fits with your individual needs.
I am as passionate about my role now, helping parents and babies, as I was 30 years ago and it would be a privilege to support you through your birthing journey.