Certified birth doula, NurtureLife® Pregnancy Massage Practitioner and Remedial Massage Therapist
Hi and welcome! I am Michelle, and here is a little bit about me…
I am a wife, mother and “nan”. I have 3 gorgeous children of my own, and 2 step-daughters, all ranging in ages from 10 to 24, and am also blessed with two divine grandchildren! So, life in my household has been quite busy over the years! I am now so excited to be able to pursue some of my own dreams as everyone at home gains a little more independence (and I have less school runs, sports training, washing and lunchboxes to make)! I have experienced inspiring and empowering births with my own children, and have discovered my passion for supporting women to have equally positive experiences.
I am a Sunshine Coast-based certified Birth Doula, NurtureLife® Pregnancy Massage Practitioner and Remedial Massage Therapist. I have been in the massage business since 2012, and hold both Cert IV and Diploma level qualifications, I have completed the Pregnancy Massage Australia Practitioner and Advanced Trainings in Post-Natal Massage and Partner Support for Labour, and Birth Doula Certification through Childbirth International. After working in my own private practice I have pursued my passion to support pregnant and post-natal women through the incredible journey of pregnancy, birth and beyond. In recent years I have been so blessed to work alongside the amazing midwives and health professionals at Coastlife Midwifery, nurturing many of the beautiful women that come through their practice!
Being a NurtureLife® Practitioner allows me to support women through holistic, individually tailored treatments to achieve the most positive and natural pregnancy, birth and post-natal outcomes possible. I have also had experience in supporting births and providing nurturing treatments to women who have experienced complications, birth trauma and loss. An essential component of any post-natal treatment that I give is facilitating re-connection with the body after birth. The NurtureLife® massage treatments that I provide relieve the discomforts of pregnancy and allow you to rest and recharge in a safe and supportive environment in preparation for your big day, and beyond!
I care about your birth experience, that you feel connected with your baby, fully informed of your choices, well-supported and empowered, regardless of your birthing preferences. This is your only pregnancy and birth with this baby, and it is such a sacred and once-in-a-lifetime experience. I believe in the importance of your partner’s role, of having trust in those surrounding you, and supporting your growing family with a woman-centred, holistic approach. I want you to know that you have the right to assert your own choices, and that this truly is your birth!
If you would like to know more about how I can support you through your pregnancy, birth and early days of parenting, please contact me through my website, phone or email. I’d love to chat with you! x