WELCOME TO GIFTED BIRTH SUPPORT
Gifted Birth Support is a birth attendant/ doula service for pregnant and birthing women in Shepparton and the surrounding areas.
Update: I have recently had a baby and am temporarily available to provide birth support. However please feel free to contact me for assistance with finding another doula, a private midwife, or other service in your local area – Kate.
WHAT IS A BIRTH ATTENDANT/ DOULA?
A doula is a qualified birth attendant that works exclusively and continuously for benefit of the woman, her birth, and her baby. This continuous support has been proven to be the most effective support for achieving a natural birth without the need for interventions.
A doula can provide physical, emotional, informational and educational support throughout pregnancy, birth and beyond. Women can form a trusting relationship with her doula, who can provide a constant source of care during pregnancy, labour, birth and the postpartum period. This type of care can have very positive outcomes for women and their babies, but be difficult to achieve in typical models of care in Australia.
A doula can work in a home, hospital or centre setting, and work alongside midwives, obstetricians and other professionals to help create the ideal birth team.
A doula does not provide medical, nursing, or midwifery care, nor comment on, interpret, or judge medical care. A doula can support women in their discussions with staff to assist them to make their own informed decisions.
Please feel free to contact me via the Contact page to discuss the role of a doula and support for your pregnancy, birth and beyond.