Aiding you in a positive birthing experience
What is a Doula...
The birth team you create will, to some extent, influence the type of birth you experience. A positive and uplifting environment along with your belief in you and that you are equipped with knowledge, that you feel supported and have confidence in your positive birth choices and that you have people whose abilities you trust on your team .. all of this will empower you!
Studies have shown that having a Doula:
• Reduces the need for caesarean section
• Shortens the length of labour
• Decreases the pain medication required
• Enhances bonding and breastfeeding
In addition to these benefits at the actual birth, I will provide you with all the information you require in order to make informed choices for you and your baby.
As your Doula my role will be...
• To assist, protect & support you in the creation of your Birth Preferences and Plan
• To provide you with support, inspiration, a nurturing environment, confidence and knowledge
• On babies Birth Day - to give you a safe space for mother, father & bubba during this miraculous journey
Supporting a woman through their unique, challenging joyful, intense and amazing birth journey is such a privilege. I believe in the beauty and strength of a mother’s body and in her power and innate ability to birth her baby - her way.
Services I offer...
This is a brief overview of the services that are available to all of my Doula clients however for a more indepth snapshot please contact me.
• Complimentary initial appointment
• Ante natal visits
• Labour and birth support
• Post partum visits
• Australian Bush Flower Essences
• Placenta encapsulation
• Mother Blessing Celebrant
My goal is for you to have the labour and birthing experience you desire. I am passionate about the need for Post Partum support for the new Mother! Maternal studies show the positive benefits in providing Mothers with a continuation of loving support, encouragement and care during the emotional, physical and mental demands of the post natal period. My package provides post patrum visits in the first 6-8 weeks with additional visits arranged on consultation.
I would be honoured to be your Doula.
The word ‘Doula’ originates in ancient Greece and means ‘woman’s servant’. In the past women were attended at their births by experienced women from their family and ‘village’. These wise women provided the soon to be mother with love & nurture, encouragement & knowledge .. what a wonderful and natural process!
Today’s world sees childbirth as a more medicalised experience within the hospital environment where this history of nurture and support during childbirth has gradually melted away. This is where the need for modern day Doulas has come from.
“Whenever and however you give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body, and your spirit for the rest of your life” ~ Ina May Gaskin.
A little about me...
My name is Deborah Easthope and I’m a proud mother of two daughters and (new!) grandmother of one gorgeous little girl! Living in Buderim on the Sunshine Coast, is amazing, beautiful and has proven to be a wonderful place for raising my family.
I am a registered Nurse (non-practising) and an Australian Doula College trained Doula. The best few words to describe my nature is warm, open, non-judgemental, friendly and compassionate.
I am a believer that our bodies have been specially designed to give birth and was drawn to becoming a Doula based on my belief that parents need to feel supported, nurtured and educated both during their pregnancies and in the early post birth period.
Feedback from my families...
Kate, Kane & baby Thomas ~ Sunshine Coast
Ashlee, James & baby Jasper ~ Sunshine Coast
Beck, Mark, Levi & Jayden ~ Sunshine Coast
Renee, Steve & Arley ~ Buderim
"The relationship between our amazing midwife and our fabulous doula, Deborah, provided a feeling of security as they worked together cohesively and harmoniously. Deborah also provided essential postpartum care which included encapsulating my amazingly juicy placenta into capsules to aid me with recovery from the birth and also once we were home her ongoing visits provided us with support and encouragement. Deborah personally invested into our new little family and that was felt by Steve and I on deep a level. We sincerely thank you Deborah.”
Celina, Kasper & Dakota ~ Mudjimba
"Deb's presence at the birth of our daughter Dakota was deeply connective, moving and magical. Her warm, caring motherly heart filled the room with support, encouraging a memorable and natural birth, which imprinted my soul. So special... there really aren't any words to describe how beneficial Deb was at being a part of our labour. A beautiful and spiritual experience."