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Aly is a certified doula in the Bega Valley Far South Coast NSW, Pambula, Merimbula, Cooma Moruya & Surrounds.

Trained by ‘Birth Right’ Aly is also the host of the podcast The Circle of Birth..

As your Doula I will support you 100% in a complete non-judgemental way. A Doula is for ALL births no matter what your preferences, strengths and or challenges. I am here to hold that space for you by being truly present during the birth without interfering with your sacred birth space. This is the true essence of support and what I uphold in my work.

  • An informed birth planning sessions where we can set your birth preferences into place
  • On call 24/7  from 38 weeks for your birthing support.
  • Available always via phone and email to answer your questions or provide support about concerns nothing is too crazy to ask and there is no time limit on you!
  • Mothers package for you including Herbs, Books and Yummy postpartum cookies.
  • Access to my resources, books, magazines, podcasts recommended for you, up to date information
  • Postnatal visit where we will have a birth debrief session, helping you make sense of your birth experience and adjust to your postpartum time. I also support mothers with all feeding choices, as well as newborn settling and ways to increase your bond with your baby
  • Teamed up with a qualified herbal practitioner experienced in all aspects of pregnancy and birth care.
  • Hosting of Mother Blessing Ceremony
  • Natural food discussions for the pregnancy including some awesome mamma feel good recipes.
  • Discuss options during birth, pregnancy and postpartum – know that I understand the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in her pregnancy and birthing.
  • There to support you with whatever you need using my intuition and experience as a mother, birth worker and student midwife, during the ebb and flow of your labour I provide a nurturing space for you while supporting your chosen people so we can be a great team for you.
  • I will know and understand your needs and help facilitate your communication between you and your chosen care providers.
  • Provide counsel and empathy developing into a trusting relationship – I understand this is a life changing experience for you and your family therefore will do my best to keep the environment in tune to your needs for a supported and informed experience what ever way the birth journey needs to go. Ill go with the flow and be there to listen to you.

MORE INFO IN THE SUPPORT PACKAGES TAB

Become Birth Support Package

birth support packages include:

  • 3 -4 prenatal visits around 6-10 hours of support (depending on the time we meet) Together we can set out your birth preferences, discuss placenta options, explore your values and fears and create a tool box for your journey.  Most importantly there will be lots of support, bonding and love coming your way! Allow 2 hours for each visit.
  • Available always via phone and email to answer your questions or provide support about concerns nothing is too crazy to ask and there is no time limit on you!
  • Just for you:
    • Free PDF and E-Books on pregnancy, birth and beyond from my resources also access to books, videos, magazines, people, podcast recommendations you name it, I (birth nerd) probably have it!
    • Yummy postnatal lactation and feel good mama cookies (these are good whether you are breastfeeding or bottle feeding.)
    • Mother’s Gift Herbs from ‘Blissful Herbs’ For postpartum care
    • Free book ‘Birth Journeys’ or ‘Peace love and Khaki Socks’.
    • I can offer a guided drum journey meditations at each pre-natal visit (using my handmade medicine drum) where you can connect more deeply with yourself and your baby. Drum journeys are deeply relaxing and rhythmic helping many women develop a deep sense of trust and connection to their pregnancy and birth journey.
  • On call 24/7 from 38 weeks to attend your birth.
  • Most importantly, as your Doula I will support you 100% in a complete non-judgemental way. A Doula is for ALL births no matter what your preferences, strengths and or challenges. I am here to hold that space for you by being truly present during the birth without interfering with your sacred birth space. This is the true essence of support and what I uphold in my work.
  • There to support you with whatever you need using my intuition and experience as a mother, birth worker and student midwife, during the ebb and flow of your labour I provide a nurturing space for you while supporting your chosen people so we can be a great team for you. Practically this means your people also get to have a break as well, and you can still be supported continuously.
  • 1 -2 postnatal visit/s where we will have a birth debrief session, helping you make sense of your birth experience and adjust to your postpartum time. I also support mothers with all feeding choices, as well as newborn settling and ways to increase your bond with your baby. I can also provide further support if needed, as well as referrals to other health practitioners.

Better Late Thank Never Support Package

Circumstances may change in your journey where you are suddenly faced with a different outlook onto your birth. Its never to late to engage with a Doula, this is where we work best. I can offer late term pregnancy support if available (37 weeks onwards):

  • 1 prenatal visit depending on how much time you have
  • On call 24/7 from 37 weeks to attend your birth.
  • Available always via phone and email to answer your questions or provide support about concerns nothing is too crazy to ask and there is no time limit on you!
  • Same support in your birth at the ‘Become Birth Package’
  • Postnatal visit and debrief and all the yummy postpartum goodness to help you
Again circumstances may arise where we can discuss payment plans, I am flexible and open minded and ready to listen. Lets talk first and see how we can work together and how I can provide a supportive space for YOUR journey. 

Postpartum Wellness Package

The postnatal time can sometimes be challenging. While its an important time to bond with your baby, life goes on around us and we all need a little extra support, love and care. You have just had a huge transition and need lots of love. Traditionally we would have had a village of mothers around us, yet now, sometimes its hard as many live away from family. I can offer extended support or support to a new mother in this precious time.

  • Support with feeding
  • Newborn settling
  • Sleep support
  • Home tasks and errands
  • Birth debrief session
  • Help with any siblings
  • Nutrition and Herbs
  • Pamper session with essential oils and herbs you put your feet up and relax into your new journey!

This service is by the hour as and when you need it. Contact me to see how I can help your postpartum journey.

Hosting a Mother Blessing Ceremony (Blessingway)

Hosting a mothers blessing or blessing way can be a very rewarding experience. We sit in circle with your chosen women to honour YOU as the birthing mother. I will facilitate this ceremony so you can be pampered, have each person speak their blessing to you, meditation, creativity, songs and drum journey. This has shown to be a rewarding experience heading into birth to show how by having this support you will feel confident and cared for. A blessing way can consist of.

  • Each person brings a bead to be woven into a necklace or pendant for the mother in her birth
  • Each person speaks a blessing to wish the mother wellness in her birth and beyond
  • Flower crown
  • Meditation and or drum journey
  • lots of laughter, care and love and connecting with womens mysteries
  • optional making of prayer flags for the mothers birth space
  • Massage, feet soaks with essential oils and herbs, singing!

Contact me to discuss more about this supportive ceremony space.

Aly – BirthKeeper – BA.Env.Sc

  • Qualified Doula of Birth and Beyond (BirthRight. AUS)
  • Current Midwifery Student
  • Member of the Doula Network Australia
  • Podcaster at The Circle of Birth
  • Student at the School of Shamanic Womancraft
  • Research in Environmental & Health Science (Phion – Elements of Life)
  • Coursework and Diploma with Institute of Nutritional Leadership

Contact via email HERE   Check out my full bio HERE

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