Some of the Sunshine Coast Doula and Midwife services
doula 'doo-la' / noun
Greek word meaning 'woman servant or caregiver'
a woman who gives support, help and advice to another woman during pregnancy, birth and after the birth.
'a doula believes in mothering the mother'
midwife / noun
A midwife is a professional in midwifery, specialising in pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, women's sexual and reproductive health and newborn care.
There are many private midwives and doulas practising on the Sunshine Coast. A very quick Google search brings up numerous listings and links. Many of the midwives and doulas on the Sunshine Coast will assist you if you choose home birthing. Below are just a sample of the listings available.
On this page you will find a generous list of privately practicing midwives (registered via AHPRA) on the Sunshine Coast. This page is a directory, so please contact the midwife/midwives privately to find out more about their midwifery service, fee structure and how to arrange to meet. Each listed private midwife has her website, email and phone number included in the listing. Best wishes.
Link to the Homebirth Queensland find a birth worker to search affiliated birth workers in your area.
Melissa Russell of Birth Tribe Midwifery is a private midwife servicing the sunshine coast and surrounds, providing continuity of midwifery care throughout pregnancy, labour and birth, and postnatal care up to six weeks. Partnering with each woman and her family, supporting women’s choice and autonomy for a safe and healthy childbirth journey.
We are a private midwifery practice on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland offering woman centred pregnancy, birth and postnatal care. We are passionate and committed midwives, supporting women to make informed choices and be active participants in their care. We provide experienced and exceptional evidenced based midwifery care to our women and families whether they choose to birth in hospital or at home.
Jodi Atkinson, private doula. As a doula I don’t offer my opinions unless I’m asked. I don’t impose my thoughts and beliefs. I listen, respect, and trust your instincts. I’m not restricted by protocol. I’m committed to working with your partner and I value his presence, simultaneously working side by side with the medical professionals, remaining respectful of their responsibilities. I believe that supporting women and their partners to achieve more positive birth outcomes improves society as a whole. Positive birth experiences are known to improve a woman's self confidence and provide her with a feeling of great accomplishment.
Pernille Powell, Certified Advanced Doula: Through Birth Connection, I am passionate about caring for you and your family on your birthing and parenting journey, by offering you information, counselling, education and support. I pride myself on creating a nurturing, caring and non-judgmental environment in everything I do, and offer you truthful and meaningful preparation, and support for a positive birth experience regardless of how and where you have your baby.
Kelly, Danielle, Samantha or Hayley are the Doulas at this service. They say: "A trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support during pregnancy, labor, and shortly after childbirth by reducing stress and anxiety and acting as an advocate to help Moms achieve the most safe, memorable, and empowering birth experience possible.
Cara McDonald lives in Mapleton on the sunshine coast hinterland. SHe says: "Pregnancy, birthing and parenting is a positive, enriching and empowering time in your life and I would be honoured to support you throughout your journey." I can provide pregnancy, birth and postpartum doula support, birth and family photography and baby care throughout the Sunshine Coast.
Bek offers homebirth + postpartum doula, naturopathy student and essential oils guide.
"For as long as I can remember I’ve been drawn to the magic of the transition to life on earth - pregnancy, babies, early childhood. This time is a rite of passage we all pass through, and are all irreversibly changed by. But the support we receive in this time is everything. A pregnancy, birth + postpartum experience where we feel held and loved, where we are empowered and autonomous, where we have the space to lean fully into the experience - that’s what allows us to emerge on the other side shining a little brighter than we were before. A start to life with parents who are informed, supported and confident in their decisions as parents - that’s what allows our children to flourish into their fullest potential. ☼ And this is where I come in."
Through my experiences I developed a passion for helping women feel empowered, safe and respected in their births. I have experience supporting women in all different kinds of births, including breech, VBAC, caesarean section, water birth, home birth and freebirth... Offering doula support, birth photography, placenta encapsulation and more.
My name is Jane Tchorbadjiysky and I am a Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula and Breastfeeding Counsellor. As a Doula and Breastfeeding Counsellor, I am able to draw on my knowledge and experience to provide emotional and physical support during pregnancy, labour, birth, postpartum and breastfeeding. Additionally, I aim to educate, inform and answer questions and concerns regarding health decisions and choices. My goal is to create a safe, compassionate and non-judgmental environment for the mother and the family. I hope for every new mother to feel capable, confident and supported.
My name is Debbie and I am deeply passionate about bringing children into the world in the gentlest way possible and for all women to feel empowered and enriched by their birthing experience. Bringing a child into this world is one of the most transformative life experiences that we will ever have. It is a big day for everyone involved and one that should be filled with pleasant memories. Servicing the Sunshine Coast from Cooroy to Caloundra and west to Nambour and Palmwoods.