MICHELLE THE DOULA

The Melbourne Doula

I have been attending births since mid 2016 and from the very first one, fell head over heels in love.  Birth is totally and utterly transformational. To have someone by your side, experienced in birth to love, support and guide you, is the greatest gift you can give yourself, your baby and your partner. Whether you are after doula support, birth education or both, I have a range of packages to suit everyone. I consider being invited into someone’s birth space an incredible privilege and honour. I use my skills and my intuition to hold space for the birthing person and their support team. Like a sherpa trekking the Himalayas, I can help show you the way, without doing it for you – you are still the one that gets to conquer Everest or in this case Birth!

I am currently located in the outer Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, servicing Box Hill Hospital, Mercy Hospital and The Angliss. I am also available for other public hospitals and home births upon request. I love working with women who are strong, committed, curious and don’t want to settle for the status quo when it comes to birth. A big part of my role is connecting my clients with their inner strength and instincts – getting them to understand that everything they need is already within them.

I cannot empower you, but I will inspire you to empower yourself

I cannot advocate for you, but I will hold your hand while you advocate for yourself

I cannot do this for you – but I believe in you, your strength and the love you have for your child

If you decide to work with me as your doula, you can expect:

  • Unwavering support of you and your partner (if you have one)
  • Tools to envision your ideal birth
  • Advice for getting to know your care provider to make sure they are a good match for your birth dreams
  • Help creating your birth preferences for your care provider
  • Help creating a plan for your partner and me to support you in the best possible way
  • To work through your fears around pregnancy, birth and parenthood
  • To explore loads of different comfort measures we can utilise in birth
  • Access to my doula bag during the birth – full of essential oils, homeopathics, rebozo, massage oils plus loads more

Wonder if we’re the right fit? Does this sound like you?

  • You have sought out midwifery led care either via a one to one midwife program at a public hospital or privately via a home birth
  • You have an understanding of the complexity of our current maternity system
  • You are excited about birth and looking for a physiological experience should circumstances allow
  • You are looking forward to the challenge of labour
  • You are committed to educating yourself as much as possible
  • You are fun, easy going, perhaps a little spiritual and you and your partner are super excited about finding a doula perfect for you

I am located in Mount Evelyn – if you are birthing at a hospital that IS NOT Box Hill, The Angliss or The Mercy, a $40 travel free per visit. You may chose to do our pre-natal meeting by Zoom/Skype.

A discount of $300 off either package will be deducted if you are having a Home Birth.

PLEASE NOTE – I do not support at Private Hospitals due to personal reasons.
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Basic Birth Bestie – $1995

  • Unlimited phone/email/text support throughout the remainder of your pregnancy
  • 2 x pre natal visits (approx 2 hour) to discuss birth preferences (hospital & support team)
  • Doula support at your birth
  • 1 x gift package of teas, salves and herbal medicine
  • 1 x post natal visit (1-2 hours) within 6 weeks of the birth
  • 1 x nutritious meal at post natal visit

Best of Both Worlds – $2495

  • Attendance at a group HypnoBirthing course of your choice (12.5 hour valued at $650)
  • Unlimited phone/email/text support throughout the remainder of your pregnancy
  • 2 x pre natal visits (approx 2 hour) to discuss birth preferences (hospital & support team)
  • Doula support at your birth
  • 1 x gift package of teas, salves and herbal medicine
  • 1 x post natal visit (1-2 hours) within 6 weeks of the birth
  • 1 x nutritious meal at post natal visit

For more information about the nitty gritty of how things work, please complete the form below.