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WELCOME

Every birth is special and it is an honour to be present at such a sacred moment in people's lives.

I have attended over 4,000 births as a Midwife and 500 as a Doula and hope to be there with you in your birthing journey.

Doula

"A woman who gives support, help, and advice to another woman during pregnancy and during and after the birth"

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Meet Jacki

Why I'm a Doula

The experience of pregnancy and birth has evolved over the years, especially in today’s modern era. I believe that the need for caring, sensitive and knowledgeable support during this time is becoming more and more apparent. I see every pregnancy and birth as a miracle and as a Doula I feel honored to be able to contribute my expertise to women and families in the greater Sydney area.

I was featured in the Daily Telegraph online and the Manly Daily. I have also been interviewed by Wendy Harmer on ABC Sydney Radio.

Support As You Need It

I customise support as you need through the perinatal period offering antenatal education and information as well as classes in HypnoBirthing. I am with you through your birth and assist you postnatally with bonding, breastfeeding, settling, wrapping and bathing. Throughout I am always at the end of the phone.

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Antenatal and HypnoBirthing

Water Birth

Birth

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Postnatal

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Training

Midwife

EIHMS University of Surrey in Guildford, UK graduated 3 year Direct Entry Midwifery 2002.

In 1999, when my children were still young, I began studies in midwifery after working as a maternity AIN to see if I enjoyed the role. Here we are in 2017 and now I am so lucky to practice my favourite part of midwifery all the time and that is caring for women in the capacity of a doula without all the clinical aspects such as note writing and staring at monitors. To me these parts of midwifery were annoying as they distracted me from the role I love... to help emotionally without clinical influences taking my time.

HypnoBirthing Practitioner

Marie Mongan's HypnoBirthing Practitioner course

I decided to take the HypnoBirthing training course when I started my doula business as I had always been so impressed by the births I had attended where couples had been trained in the techniques. I remember in the UK walking from one birth room to another and seeing the incredible differences in the HypnoBirths and how couples were coping. I knew I needed to learn and share these techniques with couples.

Studies at both Open University UK and Birkbeck College, University of London in Arts, majoring in psychology

part time studies in the 1990s

I knew I wanted to help people and thought about becoming a clinical psychologist but decided it was not for me. A friend suggested midwifery was a wonderful profession and so I began a new career.

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My Services

Doula Services

Here for You

Get extra personal support throughout the entirety of your birthing journey. As a Doula, I promise to offer unwavering support to you and your family before, during, and after birth. We will stay in close contact in order to to see how you’re doing and I will offer any support, information and guidance as needed.

HypnoBirthing

Natural Birth Techniques

As an accredited HypnoBirthing practitioner, I will teach you techniques and guide you through the process of bringing your bundle of joy into the world in the most calm and joyful manner possible.

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Testimonials

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"Thank you so much for your guidance, knowledge, support and care during my pregnancy and birth. You helped turn this experience into the very best it could have been."

Kristin and Marty 2016

"We really wanted to thank you for your training and support with HypnoBirthing for the birth of our son. With the training we did and your coaching we were able to get as close as possible to the birth we wanted. We have a beautiful, calm and happy boy and really appreciated all we learnt in the course for helping us negotiate with hospital staff to get what we wanted out of the process."

Shannon & Anthony 2016

"With so much gratitude and appreciation, we offer our thanks to you, such a beautiful soul. Your support and advice have been exactly what we needed. We are so pleased we could share this wonderful experience with you."

Nina & Chester 2016

"The support and energy that you delivered during the birth of Winter was inexpendable and we couldn't have done it without you."

Katika & Ryan 2016

"You will always have a very special place in our hearts for your help and involvement in our Leila's birth."

Maria & Miq 2016

"From the moment we arrived to the time we left, everything was fantastic. The personal care from Jacki was also far more than we could possibly hope for."

Kirstie, 2011

"Just a little note to say an enormous thank you for helping bring our beautiful baby into the world. We were so grateful for your guidance, support and care during the labour and birth! Your reassurance and encouragement during this time instilled me with confidence and made it less stressful for both of us! We also appreciated your staying on long after your shift ended to assist us with breast feeding."

Tom,  2010

"Thank you for your kindness, professionalism, encouragement, empathy, consideration."

Karen, 2009

"If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it."

(John H. Kennell, MD)

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