Information: - I'm a huge fan of Spinning Babies! I've been on 2 courses to learn their information thoroughly and use their techniques with all of my clients - if you do nothing else, do yourself a favour and check out their Daily Activities. - these techniques were developed by an American doula and have been shown to help baby get into an optimal position late in pregnancy and even in labour - a great site with information on a wide range of topics - a government website with articles covering pregnancy and parenting - an American site that is a great source of unbiased, evidence based information - wonderful blog series from a respected Australian midwife - a great resource for researching the safety of medications in pregnancy. There's a helpline with a live person on the other end. - a not for profit organisation supporting the emotional wellbeing of expectant and new parents - the home of home birth in Sydney, there are links to support groups, a listing of midwives and more - parenting and lifestyle website for the North Shore

Providers: - I recommend my clients always seek chiropractic care during pregnancy, there are so many benefits! Love the work that this clinic do - a wonderful centre with a range of practitioners including acupuncturists, massage therapists, and other natural and energetic healing - Mark and Iris are the amazing therapists that run this lovely clinic in West Lindfield. They offer a range of therapies including yoga, massage and kinesiology - a centre offering excellence in osteopathy, acupuncture, acupressure and massage on Sydney’s Lower North Shore. Their dynamic and professional team support womens’ health throughout their lives - a wonderful clinic in Stanmore, they have a large staff including chiros, osteos and an acupuncturist, so offer many options for care - this amazing team offer pre and postnatal yoga and pilates in Willoughby Sydney

unearthed vitality - a very special, PT led gym. They're great for mums, there's a focus on pelvic floor health, community, mindset and adapting for any injuries or restrictions. I love their work. - a birth photographer whose work I love. Sarah is a mum of 2 young children who produces beautiful work - wonderful supplier of my favourite TENS machine (the Elle 2) to rent or buy, they're based in the Blue Mountains and ship all over Australia. Use my discount code: ‘samanthagunndoula’ to get 15% off their prices - a new parent’s prayers answered - this fantastic app that helps parents find fully vetted babysitters and nannies

Education: - teaching Calm Birth, Melinda is also a wonderful acupuncturinst and Doctor of TCM - an antenatal course delivered by my friend and colleague, Amelia Parkinson. It's hypno based, comprehensive and evidence based.

The Hypnobirthing Mum - Kerry is a wonderful educator based in the Inner West and delivering the Hypnobirthing Australia™ program - with a philosophy of ‘empowerment through education’ this holistic course uses information, practical techniques and, of course, recommends getting a doula!


I have all of these books and more in my ‘doula library’ - available to lend to my clients!

The Good Birth Guide - Nicole Croft

Spiritual Midwifery - Ina May Gaskin

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering - Dr Sarah Buckley

Birth Skills - Juju Sundin

HypnoBirthing, The Mongan Method - Marie F Mongan

Active Birth - Janet Balaskas

Mindful Birthing - Nancy Bardacke

The Positive Birth Book - Milli Hill

Inducing Labour, Making Informed Decisions - Dr Sara Wickham

Why Induction Matters - Rachel Reed

First Forty Days - Heng Ou

Becoming Us - Elly Taylor

The Positive Breastfeeding Book - Amy Brown

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding - Teresa Pitman & Diana West

Servicing all areas of Sydney including the CBD, North Shore, Northern Beaches, Inner West, Eastern Suburbs and more.
Based on the North Shore, I support all types of births in all types of environments, including home, birth centre and hospital. Some of the hospitals I attend include the Royal North Shore Hospital Public St Leonards (RNS), Royal North Shore Private North Sydney, The Mater Hospital Wollstonecraft, Northern Beaches Hospital Frenchs Forest, Hospital for Women Randwick (RHW), Prince of Wales Private (POWP), Royal Prince Alfred Camperdown (RPA), Westmead Public Hospital, Westmead Private Hospital, Hornsby Hospital, The Sydney Adventist Hospital Wahroonga (SAN) … and more.
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