Accompany women in labour to contribute to their safe and satisfying birth experience. Also known as doulas, birth attendants compliment your birthing team by offering continuity of support to you wherever you choose to birth, be it in your home, maternity hospital or birthing centre. Support can be provided in-persona and virtually via phone or video call.
Engaging a birth attendant has been demonstrated across the globe to improve birth outcomes for mothers and babies:
decrease in the risk of Cesarean; birth;
increased likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth;
decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief;
decrease in the baby’s risk of a low five minute Apgar score;
decreased likelihood of mothers’ feeling dissatisfied with their birth experience.
The role of the Birth Attendant is truly heart centred work. It is incredibly subtle in its nature and very much about being present and entirely committed to supporting the birthing woman and her partner.
Soulful Compassionate, Experienced Birth Support
As a Teacher of Yoga for Pregnancy & Birth
I see my role as providing birth support to all women attending my birth preparation classes and workshops. I offer this through independent childbirth education; by compassionately supporting your choices; providing you with resources to help you navigate your own unique journey into motherhood.
Choosing professional birth support is incredibly personal
Each birth attendant brings her own unique qualities, skills and requirements to enable her to fulfill this role. It's important that you feel entirely comfortable and able to invest your trust in your birth attendant.
So when it comes to finding your birthing team, I encourage you to take your time!
Nina Isabella - Birth Attendant
In over 20 years of birth attendance, I have undertaken extensive training for this role and am committed to deepening my knowledge with continuing professional development. I draw upon my knowledge and experience to potently hold space for you and your birth. I will support you with energetic, emotional, physical comfort and as needed, assistance to communicate with your birthing team to Ensure You Feel Safe At ALL Times and able to make informed choices through pregnancy and birth.
I can provide reassurance and perspective to you and your partner, offer suggestions for labour progress and help with relaxation, massage, positioning and other techniques for comfort.I am independent and self-employed. As your birth attendant, I am working for you, not your medical caregivers.
I have found, attending births is a natural extension of sharing Yoga for Pregnancy and Birth. Honouring each woman's unique birthing experience, bringing wholehearted presence to the exquisite intensity of childbirth deeply informs the way I teach yoga; for me these roles are intimately and inexorably entwined.
I support birthing women and their partners with empathy, warmth and confidence.
My soul agenda - to help you claim your sovereignty in birth, to birth with dignity and grace in any setting.
If you are looking for soulful birth preparation and compassionate and professional birth support, let's co-create a birth package that's just right for you!
I am available for traditional in-person birth support for clients birthing between Bendigo and Ballarat. Virtual birth support packages are available for clients birthing Virtually EVERYWHERE else.