Byron Bay Doula Services

  • Ongoing support during your pregnancy,
    birth and in the early stages of motherhood.

  • Partner Education & Support.

  • Help to identify ideal birth preferences,
    location & writing a 'Birth Plan'.

  • Physical and emotional support support
    for you and your partner during birth.

Welcome....I am so glad you found me! Let me tell you a little more about what I do. As a Birth Doula in Byron Bay I provide ongoing support during your pregnancy, birth and in the early stages of motherhood.

There is incredible evidence that shows how birth doulas improve childbirth outcomes! Recent studies have shown that having a birth doula can decrease the overall Caesarean rate by 48%, the length of labour by 25% and the request for an epidural by 60%.

About Me

My name is Anna, I am a qualified Doula in Byron Bay, Certified Hypnobirthing Practitioner and mama of 3 beautiful little boys. I had a terrible 1st birth, which I didn't prepare for and had no support, so I decided that my 2nd birth had to be different. Working with my doula made me feel so calm, reassured and even excited for birth! My birth was incredible! Intense, but magical! I felt empowered and decided I wanted to help couples feel exactly like that!

I've been a doula for over 4.5 years and have extensive experience in supporting home births, free births, birth centers as well as hospitals births. I offer my services from Ballina to Tweed Heads including Byron Bay Hinterland, Mullumbimby and Lismore.

You can read a little bit more about my background here.

Partner Education & Support

Your partner (if you have one) is just as important as you during the birth preparation class. We will practice lots of things he/she can do to support you during birth. He/she will also receive a 1 page cheat sheet which will be really helpful during labour.

Bookings & Availability

My Doula calendar for 2022 is now open with the next available estimated due date in March. It's never too early in your pregnancy to contact me and I would absolutely love to hear from you & find out if we are a good match for each other. Other services (Antenatal and Hypnobirthing classes) can be booked online.

Who would benefit from a Birth Doula

Every couple will benefit from a doula, no matter if you are a first time parent or hoping for a positive and perhaps different birth outcome this time. As your Doula I will empower you to make the right choices and feel confident in your own birthing skills.  I work for you, not for the hospital, your OB, midwife or other medical staff. I am deeply passionate about helping you experience a positive outcome, no matter how your birth unfolds.

We feel excited and empowered about the birth

'Working with Anna from Byron Babymoon was the best decision we made to help prepare us for birthing our daughter. Anna has been an invaluable support for both husband and I in the lead up to birth, helping us become informed, and to feel excited and empowered about the birth. Anna’s support during the almost 2 day labour gave us the space to welcome in our baby without the stress of ensuring our birth plan was honoured by the specialists. Anna helped create a birthing space and experience that we will cherish and feel so blessed to have had. I now recommend Anna to all I know who are also looking to have an empowered birth.'
- Lynda and Guy Lawrence, 1st time parents, Lismore Hospital

My Doula Support

I offer a free first meet and greet with you so that you can get to know me and see if I might be the right birth doula for you. We'll then meet a few times before your birth, depending on which package you choose. 

Birth Preparation

Preparing you for Birth with my Positive Birth Preparation Workshop or Hypnobirthing Course is an important step in getting you mentally & physically ready and excited for your journey ahead. I will help you identify your ideal birth preferences & location. I can help you write a 'Birth Plan'. And we will explore how you can navigate through the maternity care system and what choices & rights you have.

During Birth

I am on call and available 24/7 from 38 weeks onwards. I'll come to your house during established / active labour to support you and your partner physically and emotionally during birth. I will offer you pain coping techniques such as massage, rebozo, active birth postures, acupressure, deep breathing and encouragement.  I will accompany you to your birth location and will support you and your partner until about 1 hour after your baby is born. During labour I will help you make informed choices and ensure that your birth wishes are being respected.

Post-Partum

After your birth I will visit you 1-2 times (depending on the package you choose) at home to support you in the early weeks of motherhood. I provide support with anything you may need during your post partum period. This might include birth debrief, breastfeeding and sleep support, cleaning, cooking, holding you, and of course, if you like, your baby so you can have a shower...

2022 Byron Bay Babymoon Doula Packages

From $2,300

Payment plans available

Standard Doula Package

Most suitable for parents who have had a positive birth experience previously or for those who have done a different birth eduction class already.
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From $2,800

Payment plans available

Standard Doula Package + Hypnobirthing

Standard Doula Package
+ Complete 8 hour Small Group Hypnobirthing Course
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From $2,700

Payment plans available

Comprehensive Doula Package

This package is suitable for first time parents who haven't done any other birth preparation classes, those who might feel quite anxious about giving birth (again) and couples who need to debrief a previous birth experience.
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From $3,000

Payment plans available

Comprehensive Doula Package + Hypnobirthing Course

The main difference between Standard and Comprehensive  Package are the number of pre- and post-natal visits.
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Standard Doula Package: AUD $2300

  • Free meet and greet to get to know each other and for you to find out if I am the right doula for you;
  • 2  x ~2 hour antenatal catch ups where we explore the following topics
    • Different birthing options and preferences for you
    • Exploring and reframing labour pain believes:
    • The 3 Stages of Labour and what choices you might have to make;
    • Natural pain coping strategies;
    • Active birthing positions;
    • Labour specific massage techniques;
    • To-do list for dads;
    • Positive affirmations;
    • Breathing exercises and meditation;
    • Creating a birth plan;
  • Unlimited phone and text support;
  • You can borrow any pregnancy, birth and motherhood books from my library
  • 24/7 on call from 38 weeks of gestation;
  • Support throughout labour: I am available for phone support in early labour and will come to your home / birth location once labour is established / active and stay until a few hours after your birth and you feel settled with your  baby ;
  • 1 x ~2 hour postnatal catch up which includes whatever YOU need. This may include breastfeeding and sleep support, birth debrief, cleaning or cooking duties. Holding your baby so you can have a shower. Or perhaps you just need a loving and non-judgmental person to talk to
  • Payment plans available.

This package is most suitable for parents who have had a positive birth experience previously or for those who have done a different birth eduction class already.

Standard Doula Package + 8 Hours, Small Group, Hypnobirthing Course: AUD $2800

All the benefits of the Standard Doula package (above) + a Group Hypnobirthing course that can:

  • Empower you to feel prepared and excited about your birth.
  • Reframe your perception of labour pain
  • Learn active birth techniques that will help you cope well with the sensations of labour.
  • Payment plans available.

Comprehensive Doula Package: AUD $2700

  • Free meet and greet to get to know each other and for you to find out if I am the right doula for you;
  • 3 x ~2 hour antenatal catch ups where I support you with anything you may need, answer questions and we will explore the following topics:
    • Different birthing options and preferences for you
    • Debriefing previous birth if applicable;
    • The 3 Stages of Labour and what choices you might have to make;
    • Natural pain coping strategies;
    • Active birthing positions;
    • Labour specific massage techniques
    • Positive affirmations;
    • Breathing exercises and meditation;
    • Creating a birth plan;
    • Hands on techniques for your partner so he/she feels confident about supporting you
  • Making a plan for your Post Partum Journey based on the 5 pillars of nurturing a new mum
  • Unlimited phone and text support;
  • You can borrow any pregnancy, birth and motherhood books from my library
  • 24/7 on call from 38 weeks of gestation;
  • Support throughout labour: I am available for phone support in early labour and will come to your home / birth location once labour is established / active and stay until a few hours after your birth and you feel settled with your baby;
  • 2 x ~2 hour postnatal catch up which includes whatever YOU need such as breastfeeding support, birth debrief, cleaning or cooking duties, holding your baby so you can have a shower, baby sleep tips or perhaps simply a loving and kind person to talk to.
  • Payment plans available.

This package is suitable for first time parents who haven't done any other birth preparation classes, those who might feel quite anxious about giving birth (again) and couples who need to debrief a previous birth experience.

The main difference between Standard and Comprehensive  Package are the number of pre- and post-natal visits.

Comprehensive Doula Package + 8 Hour, Small Group, Hypnobirthing Course: AUD $3000

All the benefits of the Comprehensive Doula Package (above) + a Group Hypnobirthing course that can:

  • Empower you to feel prepared and excited about your birth.
  • Reframe your perception of labour pain
  • Learn active birth techniques that will help you cope well with the sensations of labour.
  • Payment plans available.

Byron Bay Placenta Encapsulation

If you wish to encapsulate your placenta after your birth I highly recommend Byron Bay Placenta Encapsulation Services.

What Clients say about working with me...

Anna gave my husband and I strength, reassurance and guidance

'We didn’t know we needed Anna as our Doula till we met her. She supported us before the birth with her wealth of knowledge and great experience. She put us at more ease in those final weeks where both anxiety and excitement were building. At 5am she arrived during my labour at our home and from the get go was always punctual and someone we knew we could rely on ( often a fleeting quality in the Byron Shire).
Anna gave my husband and I strength, reassurance and guidance during an intense labour and birth experience. She was like an guardian angel walking me from the car to the hospital while I was having pushing contractions, keeping me so calm and focused.
Highly recommend her service as a birthing support person and educator!

- Amanda and Lawrence, Baby #1

My husband felt so supported and was able to be 100% present

'By booking Anna as my Doula, I received so much more than support through pregnancy, labour and postpartum. (Which was amazing!)
I experienced the gift of being truly vulnerable, open hearted and weak and still being loved, held and supported.
Anna’s love of birth carried me through the end of pregnancy when I was feeling so sick I was losing sight of the magic. During labour she held our whole family.  My 2 children where at the birth which Anna made possible by taking time bonding with them before the birth and supporting them the whole time.
My husband felt so supported and was able to be 100% present with me because he knew Anna was looking after everything else including feeding him while we was stuck in the pool massaging my back!
After birth her gentle presence made me feel so safe, she came and played with our kids so we could rest, she helped around the house and just loved us up even more.
I wish I had Anna at all of my births she is absolutely magic.'

- Sarah and Chris, Baby #3

All families should have Anna as their doula

"My husband and I was very traumatized after our first child birth. As a nurse I thought I knew everything I needed to make a beautiful natural birth happen, I was totally wrong!! Having Anna around us during pregnancy was very important to explore all our fears, doubts and rights (I say “our” because she works with the whole family!!). During labour she was there, actually she helped me catch my baby at the front door of the hospital as my labor was so fast I didn’t have time to get in!!! After all our sessions of empowerment and surrender I knew we could do it anywhere! Definitely all families should have Anna as their doula, it makes the uniqueness of birthing wonderful and full of love!!!'

- Priscilla and Jo, Baby #2

We both feel more comfortable and confident

"I just want to say thank you for your beautiful birth preparation class! We both feel more comfortable and confident for what is about to happen. We are so grateful we had the opportunity to even go to your class! Thank you so much x'.

- Kara & Alaine, Byron Bay

Anna helped create a birthing space and experience that we will cherish

'Working with Anna from Byron Babymoon was the best decision we made to help prepare us for birthing our daughter. Anna has been an invaluable support for both husband and I in the lead up to, helping us get informed, excited and feel empowered about the birth. 

Anna’s support during the almost two day labour gave us the space to welcome in our baby without the stress of ensuring our birth plan was honoured by the specialists. Anna helped create a birthing space and experience that we will cherish and feel so blessed to have had. I now recommend Anna to all I know who are looking to have an empowered birth.'

- Lynda and Guy, Baby #1