Birth Doula & Hypnobirthing practitioner
Hi I'm Nikki,
I am a mother of two daughters a wife and a grandmother of two beautiful grandchildren.
After giving birth to my girls at a young age I felt inspired to support other young mums,
I pursued a career as a Family Support Worker, following the completion of my certificate of community services
I went on to complete a diploma of Early Years Childhood Studies and opened two Early Childhood Education Centres.
Running the centres gave me the opportunity to work with hundreds of families. After 20 years of supporting and working with mothers and their families becoming a doula and childbirth educator was a natural path for me.
Becoming a Doula
While having a break from the business world, I had the joy of being intimately involved with my daughter’s first birth. This reignited my passion in supporting mothers, women's health and wellbeing.
In 2018, I completed my certification as a Birth Doula from the Australian Doula College in Sydney.
Why am I so dedicated to teach Childbirth Education
After giving birth to my girls at a young age I didn’t know what my choices where or that I even had choices surrounding the birth of my daughters, I didn’t know that I could say NO to interventions, nothing was ever explained to me so I just went along with what the medical staff at the hospital told me to do.
I now know that Knowledge is power and preparation is the key this is why I love sharing the most up to date and evidence based childbirth education in my classes.
I want couples to be confident, prepared and full of knowledge for their birth.
Following from this my own daughter and her husband also attended a Hypnobirthing Australia course for their second child, after seeing first hand how calm and empowering her labour was, I knew that becoming a Hypnobirthing practitioner was the right path for me.
After discovering a workshop in Bali for Doula’s and Midwives I began volunteering my Doula services at the Bumi Sehat Birthing Clinic in Ubud, Bali and I now do that twice a year.
Seeing that some of the mothers attending the clinic and living in surrounding villages were in need , I was compelled to create a system that provides essential items to those mums and newborns. For more information about my Bali Give Bag program and experience at the clinic is available on https://www.facebook.com/baligivebags
Certified Hypnobirthing Practitioner & Certified Birth Doula