Birth and Postnatal Doula
Completed training: 2017
Other modalities: Janine holds certificates in spinning babies, aromatherapy, acupressure and the Hypnobirthing Australia Supportive Caregivers Course.
Hi my name is Janine. I am a mum of three gorgeous grown up children and I'm a qualified birth and postnatal doula. I trained as a registered nurse and have worked for over 20 years caring for mums, babies and families. I worked in NZ in a large Womens' Health hospital in all areas of obstetrics including antenatal wards, delivery suite, neonatal and maternal intensive care and spent many years as a postnatal nurse in hospital and in the community, which I loved. I also spent 15 years working in a large IVF clinic, so I truly understand the journey that many couples go through before achieving their precious and often long awaited for pregnancies. I am also a trained mentor with Raise in their Bump programme, working with young and teenage mums. When I discovered the role of a doula, I knew immediately that I had found the job (which doesn't feel like a job, its a true joy) that I was going to do forever and I am blessed to be able to do this every day. It's a privilege to be able to support couples through one of the most awesome and precious transitions in their lives.