Carina is married to an Australian Army soldier and has lived all over Australia. She became a registered Psychologist in 2003. In her capacity as a Psychologist she worked with many diverse individuals and cultures. These included indigenous people in the Northern Territory and NSW, inmates, geriatric and dementia clients, military personnel of all sevices and ranks and military families. She also worked with people injured at work in a rehabilitation capacity. Following the births of her three children, Carina developed a passion for birth, driven by the desire to help other military wives birth when their partners were deployed.
Carina studied her Certificate IV in Doula Studies through the Australian Doula College in 2014. She then continued her studies and completed her Certificate in Childbrith Education, develping her own 6 Part Childbirth Education Course.
Carina had the amazing opportunity to live in South Korea in 2016 and 2017, and practiced as a doula in this country. It opened her eyes to a wide range of practices, that she had not experienced before in Australia.
Carina has assited many couples on their journey to parenthood! She has been present at a variety of births, including vaginal, VBAC and caeseran. She has been privledged to be present in the operating theatre of one of her clients, when her husband was denied access. And sadly, but importantly, Carina has had experience in assisting a mother through her difficult journey of a late term miscarriage/stillbirth.
And finally, Carina is passionate about a healthy mind and healty body. She is a certified Crossfit Trainer (Level 2 and Crossfit Kids) and has her Certificate III in Fitness. She prefers to work with pregnant, post-partum and de-conditioned mums. She believes that exercise is the key to reducing the prevalence of post natal-depression that she continually sees in her communities.
Carina is now based in the north-western suburbs of Perth, WA. In her spare time she volunteer’s at the local dog shelter, enjoys the great outdoors and involves herself with Scout Australia activities!
Carina will be honoured to share your pregnancy, birth and parenting journey with you.