I'm Karli, your Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Doula.
If you already know that you'd like me to join you as you birth and enter motherhood - scroll to the bottom of this page to download my offerings guide. Then get in touch a.s.a.p to secure a limited place in my calendar!
I offer tailored experiences that will prepare you to birth your way, 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.
I'm here to provide a safe space for you to unpack all your thoughts and feels around undertaking the rite of passage of birth, and entry (or re-entry!) into motherhood - for as long as it takes. It doesn’t end here though.
You are approaching one of the biggest shifts of your life. You need a little sanctuary to unfold in. You need your people to know what you need. You need to soak in the softness of your changed body (and heart, which now also exists outside of your body). And you definitely need food. Lots of food.
I am with you from pregnancy, through to birth and your postpartum.
The whole way.
No matter what.
I am a full spectrum Doula.
Here's a little taste of what we'll get up to.
Before your birth,
...we’ll spend lots of time getting to know eachother - because chances are you will be naked (in many ways) in front of me and will want to be sure that I’m Your Person (the Christina Yang to your Meredith Grey, if you will). So think plenty of coffee and cake, texting, emailing, calling, and dedicated time to mark and honour your transition. As well as at least 3 big structured sessions to make sure you and your partner are across everything you want to be, well in time for babe's arrival.
We’ll work through all things fear-busting, care provider options and selection, physiology of birth/birth education, birth planning, clever and feel-good tactics to support you as you get this baby out of your body (however that happens), transforming pain into power, building autonomy and resilience, strategies for interacting with the hospital system, and prepping your post-birth sanctuary so that you can look forward to putting your feet up, and keeping them there. And so, so much more.
And then comes... being with you as you birth.
As you fiercely and powerfully and beautifully embrace the intensity and the marathon and the holy-shit moments (I honestly cry at every single birth, witnessing how amazing women are). It is a true honour and privilege to be invited into this space. I don't take it lightly. You remember this day forever. I'll be here to remind you afterward, whenever you lose sight of it, just how powerful you were that day.
I'll have my bag of tricks on standby whether you're birthing at home or in a hospital, but by this point you'll know that everything you need to birth,
you already have within you.
And there will be a feast to follow - because no one recovers from a marathon with tea and toast alone.
And finally... postpartum support.
This is where I lavish you with grapes and palm frons as you lay poolside
basking in the glory of what you just accomplished.
By this point, we will have spent lots of time preparing for this new life of yours - resource planning, identifying community, building a village of people and support around you to help you transition. I don't want you to just have a survival guide - this is a thriving guide. This is where I help you breathe through your days as you move from being pregnant to not-pregnant and what just happened and all the who-even-am-I feels.
It’s where I look after you, so you can look after your baby. It's where I come to your house after babe has arrived, and make sure that you are eating, sleeping, showering, finding joy, connecting with yourself and others. So think helping you nap, light tidying and cooking, snack preparation, intentional company, and whatever you need that day. Including coffee runs.
The intention here is also to build resilience into motherhood and parenthood, because it's not just for 6 weeks, it's forever. How can we make sure you have what you need, and also that you know where to go to get it? As well as working together on a detailed plan for your postpartum, you'll have access to my Mornington Peninsula localised resource list - think our local lactation consultants, chiropractors, acupuncture, pre and post natal yoga, pelvic floor specialists, naturopaths, meal delivery services, placenta encapsulators and antenatal massage therapists - all vetted by me personally.
That's right, no more 2am googling.