Supporting Women and Families through Pregnancy, Birth, Postpartum and the Parenting Journey
The Birthing Individuals Story
Why we are Birth Keepers, Wise Women and Healers - Canberra Doulas
After experiencing pregnancies, birth and/or postpartum experiences that left us scarred both emotionally and physically the founding members of Birthing Individuals became determined to experience something different with our next births, planning homebirths under the care of Private Midwives. Our babies were born in Canberra 2014 ( 2nd child for Anna - the then soon to be Neuro-linguistic Kinesiologist) and 2017 ( 5th child for Lee - a Doula). Both of our beautiful babies were born at home (homebirth) in the safest, gentlest, loving environments. It was these births that solidified for us that pregnancy, birth and postpartum needn't be stressful, controlled, or traumatizing where our dignity was left at the door and we did what we were told to do. Instead, it could be AMAZING, POWERFUL, BEAUTIFUL, RESPECTFUL, LOVING, & EMPOWERING!
The founding members of Birthing Individuals created this service with the vision of family units being able to feel that incredible empowerment and wonder that is a beautiful, loving and respectful birth that we were blessed to experience and every family is entitled to experience. So that they can walk their unique paths fully supported regardless of choice. Therefore; Birthing Individuals provide support for families through the pregnancy, birth, and/or postpartum journey allowing families to access continuous love and support from "someone who 'cares a whole awful lot".
Those working alongside Birthing Individuals are training or qualified in a range of therapies and supports. Nurturing Body, Baby, and Soul. Among the many supports offered are Herbal and Aromatherapy oil preparations, Energy Therapies, and Ayurvedic Postnatal Doula meal delivery service for families. Although this is a glimpse of what we are able to provide in terms of supports, therapies, and options for families we support.
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not"