Hello & Welcome
ARE YOU PREGNANT AND SEARCHING FOR RADICAL SUPPORT THROUGHOUT YOUR JOURNEY?
WANT TO BE ARMED WITH KNOWLEDGE ABOUT YOUR OPTIONS?
KEEN TO BE INFORMED ABOUT THE ROADBLOCKS AND CHALLENGES YOU MIGHT COME UP AGAINST?
DO YOU WANT TO FEEL SEEN, HEARD AND SUPPORTED WHOLEHEARTEDLY THROUGH THIS TIME IN YOUR LIFE?
“I am a Melbourne based Doula here to help you achieve the birth you deeply desire, to speak up about the realities of our current maternity system and to advocate for the changes that we need to see.”
I am here to walk with you on a Self-Explorative Journey to owning your birth!
It is my mission to help improve birth outcomes
Many women I was working with as a student Midwife were experiencing trauma, felt unsupported in their decisions and did not feel heard or seen throughout their journey.
My specific insights and experiences can help you to navigate maternity care based on what you are hoping to achieve and help you to avoid unnecessary intervention and any care that is not aligned with you and your values.
Let’s work together so as you have all the tools and information you need to feel confident going into your birth and voicing the care that you need.
With birth trauma at an all time high (1 in 3) I will help you to be prepared, informed and help you find your voice in the birth space, I will be in your corner, providing unwavering support and reminding you of your power!
YOU ARE THE VOICE OF YOUR EXPERIENCE AND I WILL BE THERE, BY YOUR SIDE, EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.
Merely surviving birth is scraping the bottom of the barrel.
Let’s aim SO MUCH higher than that!
I want you to THRIVE in birth and postpartum; physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally by knowing your options, your rights and being in total control over your body and your baby.
I help you to raise YOUR VOICE so you can be seen, heard and confident throughout your experience… and I will be by your side every step of the way.
I believe in you and your abilities to birth and mother.
If you are ready to self-explore, self-love and feel abundantly celebrated then let’s work together! I truly believe that we can make magic, create change and begin to heal birth culture.
You went above and beyond to ensure we were comfortable post partum but also passed on a wealth of knowledge so going into birth we were equipped and also excited.
Your presence at birth helped me feel so confident! You were so calm and so helpful. You truly have a gift for this work and feel very lucky to have had you share this beautiful experience with us. You are a healer and your passion and enthusiasm shines through in all you do. Thank you so much for holding this space for us; your an angle Hannah xxx
My experience with Hannah was wonderful and more than what I anticipated in many ways. Being my first pregnancy, I wasn't completely sure what to expect from a Doula, but had a firm idea of what I wanted which I think made my relationship with Hannah so easy and comfortable. I came to Hannah with a fair amount of my own research and education on birth, but also felt at ease asking questions and seeking her opinion and advice, simply because she was knowledgeable and open to discussing all topics or concerns that I raised along the way. Hannah helped me to feel confident about my birth plan, growing body, emotional ups and downs, diet and encouraged my own mama-intuition when making decisions around my baby's well being. I would describe Hannah as having a warm feminine energy, genuinely caring, loving, supportive, gentle and honest. I'm so happy that my husband, myself and my new baby have forged a positive, nurturing and healthy relationship with her.
You will receive so much more than you could possibly imagine or understand, especially emotionally. As a first time mum You have no idea what to expect and having a familiar face to share in the birthing room, in one of the most vulnerable and powerful times of your life, is an invaluable service to engage to share with Hannah. I felt safely held and seen to birth in my magnificent strength and power and Hannah always had my back the whole way through.
I acknowledge that I live and work on the stolen lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nations. I pay respect to the elders past, present and emerging. I recognise their continuing connection to the land, water and community.
Language & Inclusivity:
I recognise that not all birthing people present and/or identify as women. For the consistency of equality of expression on this platform, the terms women and birthing people will be used. This is with the intention of all gender identities being celebrated, and in line with my personal philosophy of everyone having the right to feel safe/accepted.