Hi I'm Jacqui and I am a Doula, enrolled nurse (13 years), mother of 5 and Director of Warragul Wellness Centre. I am extremely passionate about educating women on their options, both medical and natural in an unbiased way. I enjoy being able to connect and support women through their journey into motherhood. I strongly believe that information is power and that everyone has the rite to choose what works for them and their family. I completed my training at the Australian Doula College and am a labour Doula as well as a post natal Doula.
So What is a Doula?
A Doula is a professional trained in childbirth who provides emotional, physical, and educational support to a mother who is expecting, is experiencing labour, or has recently given birth. The Doula’s purpose is to help women have a safe, memorable, and empowering birthing experience.
Most Doula-client relationships begin a few months before the baby is due. During this period, they develop a relationship in which the mother feels free to ask questions, express her fears and concerns, and take an active role in creating a birth plan.
Most Doula's make themselves available to the mother by phone in order to respond to her questions or address any concerns that might arise during the course of the pregnancy. Doula's do not provide any type of medical care. However, they are knowledgeable in many medical aspects of labour and delivery.
As such, they can help their clients gain a better understanding of the procedures and possible complications in late pregnancy or delivery.
Book below for a no obligation, free consultation and find out how a Doula can help your birthing experience.
Are you wanting the support and unbiased information of a doula services, but
Not wanting an extra person in your birth?
Not able to afford a labour doula?
Not local to Gippsland?
Then using my virtual Doula service might be for you. Our virtual consultations can be carried out in the comfort of your own home via skype or phone.
We will discuss your past birth history, your pregnancy, comfort and care during early and active labour, your feelings about your birth, your fears, informed consent, hospital policies, procedures that may come up before and during labour, Medical interventions, and pain relief options.
We can discuss the benefits of breastfeeding, should you decide to breastfeed.
I will be available during your labour via phone or skype for emotional support, guidance and information for both you and your partner.
My virtual Doula package includes:
2 x 1.5 hour skype or phone consultations
Support via phone/skype from 38 weeks until Baby is Born (9am to 8pm weekdays)
On call support via phone during labour 24/7
Pregnancy Wellness pack posted to you (including usb with hypnobirthing and relaxation tracks, information folder, essential oil blends to support you throughout your pregnancy, the birth and in the first few weeks, pregnancy/birth affirmation cards, massage ball, useful resources and discounted treatments)