We are a group of mothers, midwives and their families working towards real choice in childbirth. We view birthing as a "family" rather than a "medical" experience and event in our lives, and celebrate our babies' "births" rather than "deliveries".
We run Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast based homebirth support groups for pregnant women and families, particularly those considering or planning a birth at home. Homebirth midwives and doulas are also a very welcome part of this group.
We publish a magazine, "Down To Birth", filled with wonderful birth stories, informative articles and beautiful pictures. Become a member and you'll receive four copies of this inspiring magazine per year!
Feel free to explore our pages on the web, or come along and join us in person. New members are always welcome!
Personalised Pregnancy, Birth and Post Birth Care for all women and their families.
Mothers and their families receive ultimate care for their pregnancy, birth and post birth care in a unique environment. My Midwives ensures that you are prepared not only for the birth of your baby but prepared for being new parents.
My midwives Gold Coast also offers their meeting room for Birthing Journeys support group on the third Thursday of each month from 7pm so that working parents can attend.
As midwives we believe that all pregnant women have the right to experience continuity of care with a named midwife.
�??We recognise that each pregnancy and birth is unique and can present a spectrum of feelings, with every woman experiencing pregnancy differently.�??
�??We believe Continuity of Care allows the building of an open, trusting relationship between the midwife and the woman where the woman�??s unique desires, fears, expectations and needs can all be expressed. �??
�??We believe this relationship will facilitate choice and control for women and support you to achieve the most optimal experience
Maternity Coalition (Inc.) is a National, Not-for-profit organisation working towards better choices, care practices and access to Maternity Care in Australia, as well as education and advocacy for consumers.
Maternity Coalition (MC) works to improve our maternity system so that it better meets the needs and choices of Australian women.
The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) is Australia's largest breastfeeding information and support service. Breastfeeding is a practical, learned skill and ABA help more than 80,000 mothers each year. ABA also provides up-to-date information and continuing education for thousands of health professionals working with mothers and babies.
As a Doula, I accompany women in labour to help ensure a safe and satisfying birth experience. I draw upon my knowledge and experience to provide emotional support, physical comfort and communication with your health care provider to ensure you have the information needed to make informed decisions in labour.
Highly recommended Osteopath. Melinda has a strong interest in treating babies who are suffering from birth trauma
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Ceremonies mark a rite of passage and bring together family and community in a circle of love, support and celebration. Jennifer crafts professional and heart-felt ceremonies that celebrate your unique story and takes care to individually write your ceremony in consultation with you. Her skilled background ensures that your ceremony will be delivered with confidence, compassion, beauty and reverence.
Graduated from Kalamazoo College in 1995, where she then worked as a scientist/molecular biologist in both academia and industry. She gave up her short term genetics projects to work exclusively on three long term projects. They are her children McEwen, Esabelle, and Ainsley.
In her free time, Kelli is the producer and host of the wildly popular 'Birth Stories on Demand' internet radio show. She is also the author of the 'Birth Stories on Demand Presents:' series of books written to entertain and inform women about childbirth.
Kelli is also aspiring to take over the planet!