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I'm Hayley

Doula, Wife & Mother of 4 amazing daughters (two born at Kaleeya Hospital and two born at home) - from Kindy to year 12

 

 We live on a rural property with our extended family in Mount Barker, WA with our 2 cats, dog, horses, goats, chickens, sheep, cows and alpaca. We are constantly working towards being as self sufficient as we can through growing our own food/vegetables and fruit, and rehabilitating our old apple orchard. I love to cook and bake and usually have a loaf of sourdough on the go!

 

 I have never had any fear around birth - I watched my Mum give birth to my brother when I was a teenager & from then on was always in absolute awe of the raw power of birth. This is where it all began!

I have a Bachelor of Science (Mid) and have been attending births since 2008, though after years of practice I decided that in order to truly be able to support families holistically and authentically, the best way forward was as a Doula

 

 I certified as a Doula through the Doula Training Academy, which was a complete departure from the Midwifery I was encouraged to practice - I am unbelievably content having left the clinical world behind and now being focused on illuminating the power where it belongs, with you

 

 I have also been a Birth Educator since 2011 after completing the Childbirth Educators course at the Royal Women's Hospital in Victoria. I have been a hospital-based birth educator and also offer independent birth classes in the comfort of your own home or via Zoom. The education I provide is a complete shift from what gets churned out in your regular run-of-the-mill hospital classes!

 I love being able to fully focus on the wellbeing of families from pregnancy, during birth & as they navigate their parenting journey - filling in the gaps that are often left wide open in maternity care today. I have attended all manner of births and at the heart of it all is a drive to help you become central to your birthing experience. You should feel completely supported by someone who you can trust, so you can become the curator of your experience

I can assist in navigating the system I know so well & give you the tools to find your power, harness it and have the best birth and postpartum possible! 

 

   

Random Facts about me...

 

I am a typical Aries - bold, headstrong, determined, direct, empathetic, strong sense of justice, fiery, hate hypocrisy, keeper of my word

I used to ride racehorses and train show horses

I am an avid gardener & always have vegies in our mainly-edible garden

I am a dare devil and rule-breaker

I love to cook/bake & eat

I have worked & volunteered in the aged & disability care sector

I have Crohn's disease 

I hate putting together flat packed furniture

I love a good day out op shopping with our kids

an exciting picture of a person abseiling down a steep cliff
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A pregnant woman in a floral dress, standing in a field at sunset
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