Hi, I’m Rachael, a social worker, a postpartum doula, and I’ve been blessed to welcome 3 amazing children earthside. Throughout my trying to conceive journey which involved pregnancy losses and IVF, I started to feel the shift to wanting to support those during their motherhood journeys. I have a strong desire to support women through these major life transitions as I know how essential it is that if women are supported through out this early period, it will set them up to have a peaceful and enjoyable motherhood.
I have worked as a social worker in a major public hospital for over 5 years. Before that I had worked in Adoption in the UK, homelessness case management and youth work in foster care in Melbourne. These experiences taught me the importance of really getting to know the individual person and what their unique needs are. I feel it is important to support an individual to harness their own power and intuition so they can fulfill their wishes and desires.
Throughout my own journey to parenthood, I learned personally the importance of surrounding myself with caring, non-judgmental support. Even though I had this support from my family and friends when my son arrived, motherhood was still a huge transition. There is a lot to navigate and its all done while you are trying to physically recover and are hideously sleep deprived. After my first sons arrival we went on to naturally conceive two more children close in age, and it reinforced even more the village that is needed to raise a child and to support parents.
I felt a slow drifting away from the previous work I had done as a hospital social worker and a stronger pull to work with mothers and families. After a lot of researching options I finally made the decision to return to study in 2019 and I completed my postpartum doula training with Julia Jones from the newborn mothers collective.
It is with this work experience, study and my personal parenting journey that I developed my business A Mama is Born. Every mother deserves to have the opportunity to have a peaceful, supported and enjoyable postpartum period. Mothers need to be cared for just as much as their newborn babies do, because when a baby is born, so is a mother. It is my passion to provide mothers and their families with one-on-one support while they make this transition to parenthood.
If you would like one-on-one support so you can have a postpartum experience that is restful, enjoyable and nourishing then please don’t hesitate to contact me today, I really would love for you to have this experience when your baby is born.