Rachel has a passion for birth & early parenthood and believes it is important that parents feel empowered & informed in both. As a woman and a mum she also believes it is vitally important that women feel supported and respected in their birthing space. She is excited & proud to be delivering a premium childbirth eduction program.
Hi, I’m Melissa, your doula and birth educator
I know exactly how daunting it can feel facing into the uncertainty and unknowing-ness of childbirth and parenthood.
I have two little ones myself, and before my first birth I can honestly say I had no idea of the true power of my body and the depth that the experience of giving birth could bring.
I also had no idea how much pressure it placed on woman to have birth experiences that “tick all the boxes”.
I believe that all births can be beautiful. And that a positive birth experience is less about how it looks on paper and more about how it feels for the people involved.
And I’m on a mission to help woman have incredible birth experiences that are free from judgement and fear.
Hearing a woman and her partner say “I can do this”, seeing the sparkle and determination in their eyes and knowing they really mean it is an honour and a privilege.
My childbirth education, birth doula and postnatal support services are all about helping parents have the empowerment and support to trust their instincts and make confident choices.
And I’d be honoured to help you.
Please feel free to contact me to have a chat about your upcoming birth and the HypnoBirthing course.
Visit me on Instagram: @melissakate_hypnodoula
Rowena Fleur & Erin
We are 3 Bayside registered Midwives who come together with a strong background of childbirth education and love for our work with women and their families. A combined 46 years of Midwifery experience and 8 beautiful children between us (so far) we share the strong belief that all women should be given the opportunity to have a positive and safe birthing experience.
We know that sometimes the journey can take a different turn – that’s ok. We have each had our own very different birthing experiences to draw on: vaginal breech, emergency Caesarean, normal births after caesareans, water births, home birth and almost didn’t make it to hospital births. Each of these births were equally special and powerful – and a gift to learn from.
We absolutely know, from witnessing hundreds of births, that the knowledge of how truly remarkable our bodies are is so powerful. As is the ability to embrace all the incredible interconnecting systems that contribute to birth. We will empower you to birth without fear – working with your body’s innate abilities – not against them. We will guide you to fully embrace your Birthing Instincts.
“There is a secret in our culture and it’s not that birth is painful but that women are strong,” Laura Stavoe.
Renee Kam qualified with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from The University of Melbourne in 2000. She then worked as a physiotherapist for 6 years, predominantly in the areas of women’s health, paediatric and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Renee became a mother in 2006 with the birth of her first daughter, Jessica and then her second daughter, Lara, in 2009.
She became an Australian Breastfeeding Association Breastfeeding Counsellor in 2010 and has run private antenatal baby education classes since 2008. In 2011 Renee obtained the credential of International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and has worked in private practice ever since.
In 2013, Renee’s book, The Newborn Baby Manual, was published which covers the topics that Renee is passionate about; breastfeeding, baby sleep and baby behaviour.