When You Choose a She Births® Doula

You receive evidence based support across pregnancy, birth and parenthood with our unique philosophy & methods

Women supporting women during the birthing rite of passage is the most ancient mode of care and has existed since the beginning of time and today’s evidence-base research (see below in FAQ) tells us that doulas are the best natural tool in the birthing room !

For almost 20 years I have been supporting mums and their families as a doula and found it be the place where I discovered the most about childbirth, transformation, pain relief, how best to improve both outcomes and emotional satisfaction during an often very scary and forbidding life event. It was the place where I created the majority of She Births®.

I have spent another 15 years helping families find and choose the best doula for them when I was not available so today, I am so happy to now be able to offer an exclusive bespoke doula service infused with the unique She Births® philosophy and methods.

No one has ever said to me that their doula was a waste of money!  I have only ever heard families tell me “Oh My Goodness… Next time we are getting a doula!” (read some of our testimonials below).

Rest assured that by hiring a doula you are making a great investment in your family’s happiness. Employing a doula provides you and your partner with the best care throughout this powerful and transformative time.

Nadine xxx

A DOULA WITH A DIFFERENCE

Nadine Richardson, the She Births® founder is one of the longest standing doulas in the eastern suburbs and with over half of our families asking her to recommend or send her little black book of doulas,  she decided to curate a team of the best in the business all, trained and experienced in the She Births®  way.

Our She Births® Doulas are experienced, intelligent, insightful, creative and nurturing. All these qualities are essential for a really great birth experience. Our doulas have been trained in the She Births® method and tools and have worked alongside Nadine. They value the importance of evidence-based and high quality antenatal education.

CONTINUITY OF CARE

Our Doula Service is only for families who have completed the full She Births® course either online or face to face. This allows for continuity in language, principles and tools. Our packages are uniquely created for body, mind and soul and you can tailor them for your needs and your budget.

LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT A DOULA DOES

You can also learn a little more from the video below, taken from our Full Online Course.

Tell us a bit about you

Fill out the form below and let us know about your pregnancy and what type of birth experience you are hoping to have.

Discover our range of packages

Our She Births® Doula Support packages for mums and families are practical and nourishing. Based upon what Nadine has been providing to families for many years and what thousands of mums have told us they really want and need.

Let us find your Doula

Have a chat with our Doula Coordinator Amélie Patrux so she can talk you through the strengths and skills of each doula. We are here to hold your hand across the 'meet and greet stage' or set up a 'chemistry call' so you can choose the best doula for your family.

tell us a bit about you

FAQS

All our doulas have been selected by Nadine and trained in the She Births® method or worked alongside Nadine. This allows for continuity in language, principles and tools and you will be on the same page during your antenatal visits and during your birth whether you’re talking ‘Coffee Plunger Breath’ or utilising the B.R.A.N.D acronym. 

Our She Births® Doula Packages are only for people who have completed a She Births® course either online (full course) or face to face. Again, this allows for continuity in language, principles and tools between the clients and the doula. Our doulas enjoy working with She Births® families as education is the most important tool to have an empowering and beautiful birth.

The earlier the better! Good doulas are booked early and fast! At She Births® we recommend you select your doula around 18 weeks. If you are doing a fetal morphology scan around that time it might be good to confirm your doula once you have the results as that can sometimes throw a few different birth ideas into the mix with placenta position etc.

However, please get in touch with Amelie our Doula Coordinator as early as possible (13 -18 weeks) to do all the admin steps and select your package because our team get booked up very early, and especially if your Estimated Due Date falls on busy holiday times! 

According to a 2017 Cochrane Database Systematic Review, continuous support in labor may improve a number of outcomes for both mother and baby:

  • increased spontaneous vaginal birth
  • shorter duration of labour
  • decreased caesarean birth
  • decreased instrumental vaginal birth
  • decreased use of regional analgesia and any analgesia
  • decreased low five‐minute Apgar score and
  • reduced negative feelings about childbirth experience

Continuous support from a person who is present solely to provide support, is not a member of the woman’s own network, is experienced in providing labor support, has at least a modest amount of training  appears beneficial. No adverse outcomes have been identified.

View the full Cochrane review HERE.

Engaging with a doula is a very ancient mode of care during the birthing rite of passage yet the contemporary role of “doula” first emerged from the grassroots natural birth movement in the United States in the 1960s. The word originates from the Greek meaning ‘woman’s servant’ and the term doula was first used in a 1969 anthropological study conducted by Dana Raphael, a protégée of Margaret Mead. 

Of course you can! Complete the above form that will get sent straight to Amelie, our Doula Coordinator. She will send you more info and will organise a phone call with you to discuss everything in detail.