Exhale Birth Services
My name is Fiona, I am a HypnoBirthing childbirth educator and birth & postpartum doula here in Perth Western Australia. I am also a mother to three precious loves who every day light up my world. Through my journey into parenthood I have experienced the unimaginable heartbreak of loss, the numbness of secondary infertility, the power of childbirth, intense breast-feeding struggles, and also post natal depression. Three very different births that changed who I am in ways I cannot even begin to describe.
The more I learned about birth and educated myself about the choices that were available to me, the more empowered I became in my birth decisions. This ultimately led me to experience pure joy. A clear example of what the power of education can do, and a true testament to what self belief can achieve.
As well as being a mother, I have spent 7 years working as a pregnancy and newborn photographer, which has allowed me to speak constantly with beautiful women both in the lead up to their birth as well as soon after. The more I spoke to my new mothers in my studio about their expectations prior to and then the reality of their birth, the more I learned that so many women lack the support, knowledge and confidence to believe in themselves and their body.
I am thrilled to be able to do this by bringing the amazing techniques of HypnoBirthing to my clients with group and private classes, building on this with 1:1 Private Antenatal Birth Preparation sessions. In these sessions I tailor every detail specifically to you and your birthing needs, building your birth plan together step-by-step and giving you the care of a doula without my attendance at your birth.
As well as a HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator I am also a Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula, trained as both through Australian Doulas. I support new mothers and their partners emotionally and physically throughout their pregnancy, birth and as they transition into parenthood through the early postnatal period. I am also currently studying a Bachelor of Counselling at ECU with the aim to specialise in Perinatal Counselling in the near future.
No matter what you want for your pregnancy, birth and parenting ahead, I will be there to support and nurture you and your family throughout your journey.
Do you avoid thinking about your birth ahead? Do you fear birth? Have your previously experienced birth trauma? Do you want to overcome fear and anxiety to walk toward your birth in confidence and strength? My HypnoBirthing® childbirth education classes will educate, inspire and empower you towards a calm, positive, fearless birthing experience. I will guide and teach you to step in to your birth with power and strength to achieve the birth your heart deeply desires.
1:1 Private Birth Preparation
Are you searching for heart-felt, tailored guidance throughout your pregnancy? Are you seeking respectful unbiased support to help you to achieve the birth you deeply need? Do you want your birth partner to feel confident in supporting you at your birth? I will give you my continuous love and genuine support, emotionally, educationally and practically, throughout your pregnancy and post birth. I will be there to walk with you and empower you as you make your journey toward motherhood.
Birth & Postnatal Doula
Do you want to be empowered to make strong, confident decisions in your birth? Are you wanting respectful emotional and physical support for your birth? Are you worried that you may need help at home after the birth of your baby? Do you have the support that you need? As your birth and/or postnatal doula I can give you practical physical and emotional support in the lead up to your birth, during your birthing and postnataly for the weeks following the birth of your baby.
Contact us today for more information.