In Service of Thriving Motherhood
Hi. I'm Rose.
I am passionate about working with mothers in the months after birth, to make sure they are given the peace to rest, to make sense of this new chapter, and to thrive. I also work with women who have had an abortion or an early-birth, as both these experiences are also followed by a postpartum time with specific physiological needs for care.
You can see me as a friend and extra set of hands, who also has training in postpartum wellness and nutrition, birth story debriefing and more.
I work in-person in my community - the Braidwood area, NSW.
I also work online via Zoom.
I have trained with Innate Traditions Postpartum Care as well as with the Dynamo Doula program for full-spectrum whole-woman pregnancy and birth keeping. I have also completed the trauma-informed training in early childhood development with the Australian Childhood Foundation.
My packages are responsive to each mother's needs and wants. I work with the 6 principles of postpartum care, and I outsource where required. My care includes;
Warmth - Warm baths, warm home, warm stories, warming herbs, warm feet, warm body.
Loving Touch - Womb care and uterine massage, foot massage and herbal soak, acupressure.
Nutrition - Nutrient dense broths, soups, stews, bakes, cereals, snacks and drinks.
Emotional and Spiritual Companionship and Access to Community
Creative Self Expression - Tools for journalling and artistic exploration of the rite of passage into motherhood
After giving birth to my child, I had the most beautiful postpartum.
I felt seen and heard by my community, I felt well fed, well resourced, well loved, well looked-after. Because of this, my experience has helped me emerge into motherhood with confidence and pride. My motherhood experience has helped me make sense of who I am, in so many ways. It has been a huge transformation that I have been able to utilise because I was given time and space to explore a new self, in my own way.
My background is in community and cultural development and the arts - I am passionate about thriving communities and have experience designing complex, collaborative projects and working with diverse groups of people.
From my study with Innate Traditions Postpartum Care, I learned that the backbone of healthy communities is healthy mothers. If I can help mothers thrive in postpartum, I feel like I am contributing an essential ingredient to a thriving world.
My holistic approach is grounded in a confidence to support women and their families from a
a social, biological, physiological, spiritual, cultural and emotional understanding through the important time of transition that is birth and postpartum.
I work from a place of trust in our bodies and in nature’s design to thrive.
I work in an educational, somatic and creative way with both individuals and groups.
I am trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, spiritually safe, self-aware, honest, approachable, playful and kind.