Mornington Peninsula Doula, melbourne doula, bayside doula, doula, postpartum doula, homebirth

"Karli helped me unearth a strength that in all my days I will never forget exists within me. Working with her enabled my cup to be filled to overflowing and for my daughter and I
to have a beautiful, beautiful birth." - Emily


I'm Karli, your Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Doula.

I work with women to offer an intuitive, empowering, educational, fun(!) and comprehensive in-person and virtual doula support experiences that will prepare you to birth your way, transform pain into power, understand evidence whilst grounding in your intuition, connect you with undeniable autonomy over your body, navigate the maternity system and guide you to grasp the fullness of your rights in the birth space. That brings you back home to yourself, your body, and your innate-wonder as you enter motherhood.

The in-person doula experience is for you if you reside within 45 minutes of Dromana, Mornington Peninsula.

If you're outside of this zone, hop on over here for plenty of ways we can still work together for

your fierce, powerful & beautiful birth!

 

You are approaching one of the biggest shifts of your life. I'm here to provide a safe space for you to unpack your thoughts and feels around undertaking the rite of passage of birth, and entry (or re-entry!) into motherhood. To help you find ways to honour yourself through the transition. To soundboard with, to get to the bottom of things with, to help make decisions with. Someone who cares about you and your wellbeing, and who trusts that you know what's right for you and your baby.

I'll walk beside you from pregnancy,

through to birth and your early postpartum.

Cheering you on, opening space for you to explore options, dig deeper, think bigger, dream big,

always encouraging you to come back to yourself and what you already know within.

 

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"Karli was my safe space. After a difficult first birth where I felt out of control, I knew I needed something different for my second birth. Karli was such a beautiful, confident & knowledgeable part of our birthing team. It’s not just about birth prep and postpartum care/ ticking the boxes with Karli, it was so so much more, going deeper, dreaming, planning." - Annie

We spend lots of time in your pregnancy developing our relationship, and preparing for the
transformative experience of childbirth and new motherhood. 


Here's a little, non-exhaustive taste of what we also
generally explore together during our birth preparation time, plus more:

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  • Understanding your Birth Philosophy, exploring birth location options and choosing care providers to match

  • Understanding the Australian maternity system - how and who it's designed for, how to interact with it

  • Advocacy - a 'how to' for yourself and your baby in pregnancy, birth and beyond

  • Unpacking your Red Thread, your experience and upbringing around menstruation, birth, femininity and how that comes to fruition at this time

  • Exploring early thoughts and fears, unpacking and releasing them as we go

  • Developing practices to experience joy in your pregnancy, bringing this into your birth and early postpartum

Pregnancy

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  • Human Rights in Childbirth - what rights do you have?  How can we make sure they're respected and protected?

  • Debriefing previous births

  • Bodily autonomy and transforming Pain into Power

  • Birth Education - independent birth education content including physiological birth, hormonal interplay, feedback mechanisms, labour management techniques, partner support role play, exploring love languages, a full run down on hospital interventions, birth mapping and planning, advocating in hospital

  • Strategies and power plays for protecting your birth space in hospital

  • Letting go of your thinking mind, to flex your intuition for birth

  • Cultivating your birth space if homebirthing

  • Birth Attendance (I already have goosebumps!), physical in person support

Birth

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  • Preparing your postpartum sanctuary - from surviving to thriving - resource planning, building your 'village', making sure you are looked after (not just baby!)

  • Preparing to Breastfeed

  • Protecting the mother-baby unit

  • Understanding newborn biology, how to protect it, how to support yourself when responding to your baby's needs

  • Newborn sleep and feeding expectations

  • Matrescence - your transition from Maiden to Mother

  • Small rituals to mark your entry (or re-entry) into motherhood, and lots of celebrating of you!

Postpartum

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"In Karli you have someone who will help you advocate for your rights in birth and who knows what they are, inside and out, so that you don’t have to hold all of that and can just BE, you and your baby, in birth." - Em
 


In-person Birth & Postpartum Doula Offerings 


What's included -

Phone, email and text support throughout your pregnancy & early postpartum
14 hours of in-person birth preparation
Attendance and support at your
Labour and Birth
3 hours of in-person postpartum support, to bring our time together to a close.

and a special Mama-Love box,
just because.

$4380


payment plans available

Let's Birth, Baby


What's included* -

Phone, email and text support throughout your pregnancy & early postpartum

12 hours of in-person birth preparation
6 hours of in-person postpartum support,
to bring our time together to a close.


and a special Mama-Love box, 
just because.
$2950


payment plans available

Just for You, Mama

*Please note that this package does not include labour and birth attendance

So,
Mama,

You see,
Birth matters.
You matter.
Birth is fierce.
Powerful.
Beautiful.


And if this all sounds like what you are imagining for yourself, get in touch below to enquire about availability.

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