...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)


Doula in Sydney



About me


My name is Nadia Taylor. I’m a holistic, 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 have ventured into birth photography this year as I was running into many women who wanted a doula and a photographer but either couldn't afford both, or just wanted to limit the extra people around the birth space. So I thought, why not, If I'm already there as their doula, then I'll take a birth photography course and be able to really capture her birth story as the photographer as well. And I am LOVING IT!

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.

For hospital births, 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 the mother, baby, and partner happy, healthy, and safe.

For freebirths (unassisted) and homebirths (with midwives), I am more of a birth keeper, protecting the birth space and energy for mum and the family. I am very confident around free births with the right clients and bring that peace of mind sometimes the mum or partner need. I do have my doula tool bag and extra pain relief tips and tricks I bring to the birth if she needs any.

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 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


-Mamma Primitiva -Wisdom of the 13 Moons MEAC approved course, through Claire Loprinzi, Traditional Midwife, CPM, May 2015

-Cross-cultural maternal/health care disaster & preparedness training, and

-Midwifery Volunteerism in Developing Countries, MEAC approved course, June 2011, in the Philippines through Mercy In Action Organization

-CD(DONA) Certified Birth Doula international certification since 2009, through DONA International -www.DONA.org for more info.


Hospital births
Birth Center births
Calm Births
Supporting single Mums
Supporting teen mum
medicated and un-medicated labours
Spiritual births
non-english speaking births In the Philippines
Cesareans/c-sections *My 1st birth
VBAC births (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) *Plus my 2nd & 3rd birth
Breech delivery *My 3rd birth

Doula in Sydney
Birth Mapping
Doula Network Australia member
Newborn Mothers gradulate
DONA International


"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."

Bec McPherson

"Could not recommend Nadia at My Sacred Birth and Beyond more. From the first prenatal session to the last postnatal session Nadia was professional, kind, informative, compassionate, gentle and supportive. I was able to go through my pregnancy and birth feeling prepared and supported by Nadia even when the medical staff tried to scare me into a birth I did not want, Nadia gave me the confidence I needed to not be bullied into a birth that was more convenient for the OB and not the birth I wanted. Then when it came to the actual labour Nadia had a sense of calm about her that was infectious in the room and I would not have been able to get through the brutal labour and delivery due to pre existing medical issues without Nadia and her belief in me and what I was capable of. Will definitely be using Nadia’s services again next time and will be gifting her postnatal services to all future friends for their baby showers as they were a godsend in those first few weeks ... thank you Nadia"

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