My name is Jessica. I am based in Macksville, on the Mid North Coast of NSW, where I have lived for over 20 years. It was here I met and married my High School sweetheart, and where we have welcomed two beautiful sons into our lives.
The births of my sons were two very different experiences, each teaching me valuable lessons, about the birth process, and about myself.
As a child, I had many dreams and ambitions as to what I would be when I ‘grew up’. But life has a way of making decisions for you at times, and instead, I became a mother a little sooner than I would have planned. I threw myself into being a stay at home mum, and while I worked some casual jobs just to keep the money coming in, I knew there had to be something bigger and better career-wise out there.
It was not long after the birth of my second son that my sister in law asked me to support her through the birth of her third child. We joked about how that would be the perfect ‘job’ for me, and lo and behold, we discovered that supporting women through their journey to motherhood was an actual career.
Whilst technically doulas don’t need qualifications, I felt it was appropriate to seek training. And so began my study with the Australian Doula College. I graduated as a Birth and Postnatal Doula in April of 2011, after attending three births as a student. I have since furthered my training with the Stillbirthday University, USA.
Since 2010 I been Blessed to support many more families throughout their various pregnancy, birthing and postnatal experiences.
It is my aim to provide you with all the information you seek/require to make decisions that are right for YOU.
My philosophy is, YOUR body, YOUR birth, YOUR baby!