...and welcome! Grab a cuppa, play your favorite music and have a look around my page to see how I can help best serve you.
~Nadia Taylor, CD(DONA)
SUPPORTING MOTHERS SINCE 2009
My name is Nadia Taylor. I’m a certified and experienced birth & postpartum doula and run My Sacred Birth & Beyond Doula Services. I am a mum of 3, with personal experience having 2 VBAC births, (1 of which was also a breech delivery.)
I also teach Birth Mapping sessions, Beer + Bubs classes for the guys in Penrith, and am a placenta encapsulator!
I live in NW Sydney but am happy to travel anywhere in Sydney for my clients.
How and why you became a doula?
As someone who grew up in an all-female family, supporting women has always been important to me. In 2009 I discovered what a doula was and there began my journey to becoming a birth and postpartum doula. Educating women on what to expect from their bodies during labour, along with learning their options and choices for their birth and the postpartum period is my passion. I believe empowering women with this knowledge leads to better outcomes and the overall experience of becoming a mother as it eases her fears and worries and replaces them with peace and trust in her body and ability to give birth.
I believe that the partner has an important role in pregnancy and labour as her advocate so I also educate and support them before and during labour.
How a woman is treated and spoken to will shape how her labour progresses (or doesn’t!) So it is my job to support, protect, and keep the major hormones- endorphins and oxytocin levels up, and adrenaline hormones down, which will help the labour progress more smoothly and faster and keep mother, baby, and partner happy, healthy, and safe.
Many of my clients say I have a calming and peaceful nature and with my passionate and protective spirit, these are just some of the things that make me perfect for the job.
The postpartum period is also a sacred time in a mother’s life, and I believe the mother should be loved on and cared for just as much as the new baby. It is my job as a postpartum doula, to ensure the mother gets rest, comfort and support, fed with nutrients and more rest!
With personal experience of having my family overseas and no local family nearby, I am the very example of why I think every woman should have postpartum support & care after giving birth and one of the reasons why I have desired to pursue my career as a Postpartum doula and gain the qualification.
I have become one of Australia’s Beer + Bubs instructors- providing childbirth education for men at the pub. www.beerandbubs.com.au
Outside of doula work, you might see me sewing, baking, hiking, or enjoying lazy days of legos and reading. Oh and coffee, coffee and coffee!
I would love to chat more with you about how I can support you through your pregnancy, labour and postpartum stages. Contact me and we can have a cuppa - my shout!
-Birth Mapping Cartographer, through Catherine Bell 2021
-CPD Certified Postpartum Doula since 2018, through Newborn Mothers Professional
-Cross-cultural maternal/health care disaster and preparedness training for developing countries, summer 2011, in the Philippines through Mercy In Action Organization
-CD(DONA) Certified Birth Doula certification since 2009, through DONA International -www.DONA.org for more info.
MY EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:
Birth Center births
Supporting single Mums
Supporting teen mum
medicated and un-medicated labours
non-english speaking births
Cesareans/c-sections *My 1st birth
VBAC births (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) *My 2nd & 3rd birth
Breech delivery *My 3rd birth
"I'm totally pleased with my second birth with your help. I still remember your gentle voice next to me "Push it down...", (refering to my energy) and your massage,... Everything you did make me so comfortable and relaxed, you put my mind at ease. Luckily we found you, from you, I first knew and tried standing up giving birth. A great success! Wish I knew you for my first one."
"Essential to have you there as a Doula as well as me the partner support. Although this time just happened to be a quick labour, you took the stress away from us. All your experience and skills that you provided made my wife much more at ease and confident.
I'm glad my wife agreed to contact you, we'll never regret that, and have another beautiful and delightful child. Keep up the great work."