A compassionate mentor to walk alongside you. Cath provides a professional doula service which involves continuous emotional, physical, informational and spiritual support during your pregnancy, birth and the early weeks of parenting.
She couples the ancient feminine art of birth support with practical, contemporary knowledge to assist you to birth in your own unique way.
Would you like to gain new perspectives into your birth story? Birth is one of life's most profound and powerful events, with the potential to heal or highlight deep wounds. An unexpected, challenging or difficult birth can evoke patterns, memories and a range of emotions which can linger for years, even lifetimes, manifesting in different ways.
Birth Story Healing is a gentle guided process that helps the storyteller (you) find insight, resolution, new meaning and healing to a disappointing or 'sticky' birth experience. The process enables the story teller to move from shame, blame or guilt, through to actively finding new solution and to reclaim compassion for herself, and everyone touched by the birth.
If you are motivated to find new meaning where you've been feeling 'stuck', to move towards desired change and through vulnerability, then please contact me for a Birth Story Healing session. These sessions are also particularly valuable for any parent in preparing for a subsequent birth, making space for the new experience to unfold.
Grow your knowledge, determination and flexibility needed for an informed, autonomous and empowered birth experience.
Cath's comprehensive prenatal preparation sessions are dynamic, fun, informative and thought-provoking. They build a foundation for birthing with awareness and presence, no matter the location or events of your birth.
Cath provides a supportive space for you to explore the birth options that are right for you. Her extensive experience in varied birth settings having attended hundreds of parents through pregnancy, labour and birth, and into the early weeks postpartum, is an invaluable asset as you grow your confidence and understanding of the birth landscape. You don't need to navigate the terrain alone.
Sessions can complement or replace traditional hospital antenatal classes. Why not start with one and build on from there?
Gather with close women friends and family to celebrate you and the life growing inside of you as your transition to motherhood.
Cath facilitates a nourishing, deep and connected ceremony which may include massage, henna, storytelling, labyrinth creation, birthing beads, prayer flags, commitments to you and baby, sharing of food and wisdom for the mother-to-be.
The Mother Blessing is a meaningful alternative or addition to the baby shower. It is a perfect gift to the mother-in-making; honouring her journey and gifting her strength, community and love as she embarks upon this great journey to meet her baby.
The Mother Blessing is held at a mutually agreed location (usually the mother's home or at a loved-one's home or somewhere in nature). Cath will send all the information to your guests, explaining the event and with a list of what to bring and what to expect. Sit back and relax, and soak up the feminine energy, wisdom and support of your women-tribe.
In wise cultures and traditions, the newly birthed mother is welcomed back into the fold of her community and honoured for the journey she has taken to meet her new baby. A Sacred Postpartum session with Cath can be one-on-one, or can include members of the new mother's community - her close friends and loved ones.
The session includes ritual and ceremony, tailored to meet the newborn mother's needs and tastes, but may include a postpartum herbal/flower bath, yoni steam, massage, henna, belly binding, storytelling and a 'closing the bones' ritual. This is a beautiful gift for any new mama, and is suitable for 2 weeks postpartum until many years later.
Feel calm, fit, supple, confident and prepared for birth.
Prenatal Yoga for Pregnancy & Birth provides the opportunity to develop greater vitality and awareness of your pregnant body, as well as to deepen your relationship with yourself and your baby.
Gentle postures, breath practices, pelvic toning and birth meditation will be learned to help cultivate flexibility, strength, determination and openness in preparation for labour, birth and early parenting.
Reach deep states of relaxation and acceptance. Find comfort in and enjoyment of your pregnant body. Increase your capacity to experience the joy of giving birth.
All pregnant women welcome. Previous yoga experience is not necessary. All props provided.
Feeding your baby can be challenging. I offer in-home lactation support to help you through those first days and weeks of breastfeeding.
I stay as long as is needed to witness a full feed, take a detailed history and hear your story. I offer tweaks and suggestions to support your feeding goals. I ensure you have a feeding plan that makes sense and feels right to you. I also refer you on to specialists and other therapists if that's what's needed.
I LOVE breastfeeding. It is definitely one of the most rewarding, intimate and yet challenging experiences of motherhood. Often there are many factors that affect breastfeeding beyond the physical, including emotional and spiritual aspects. My postnatal lactation support includes an exploration of these factors, supporting you holistically.
Feel held and nurtured as you transition into parenthood.
Would you like to gather with women, other new and gestating mothers and really share, talk and connect? Women's circles are incredibly powerful agents for self-reflection, growth, sisterhood and most importantly, support.
As an experienced woman of circle, Cath will hold a series of 4 fortnightly circles. The focus of the circles will be the exploration of birth as a significant rite of passage in life, using the great myth of Inanna's descent, ritual, art, movement, breath, embodiment and journalling to deepen the inner work.
In circle, we drop in deeply with ourselves and each other; we listen to others authentically and open ourselves to be seen and heard, judgement and mask free.
In addition to the circle experience, Cath will mentor the group to continue holding circle for themselves at the completion of the series if so desired.
During this circle series, you will learn to hold space for one another, share authentically, and create connection through the experience of being on the motherhood journey, whether you are on the pre-conception journey, already pregnant or you have had a baby. If you feel called to claim your seat in this circle of mothers, please do. All women warmly welcome.
The circle series commences Wednesday 27th January 2021 and runs fortnightly for 4 sessions. (Dates: 27 Jan, Feb 10, Feb 24, March 10)
6-8pm @ Railway Health Hub, Geraldton.
Bookings essential. Babes in arms welcome.
You may like to attend this Birth & Mama Circle series simply to drop in and immerse yourself in the experience, or you may feel inspired to continue to hold circle with the skills and tools acquired. This is an embodied experience, and you will receive take home information in addition to the fortnightly circle immersions.
The next circle series is planned to commence April 2021.