Hi beautiful, I'm Tess
Mum of two boys.
Wife to my husband Alan.
Pregnancy, Birth + Postpartum Doula.
HG survivor, devoted tea drinker & house plant addict.
I'm a pretty easy going person & have an appreciation for the little things in life. I love playing the piano, walking in nature & silly dancing around the house with my two boys.
My heart is made up of my family, friendships & this passion of mine that all started when I became a mum myself.
After having two high risk pregnancies, suffering from HG twice & each week meeting various new faces that were all strangers to me, I believed there was a severe lack for mother’s to receive personal support & continuity of care.
This empowered me to explore the career as a Pregnancy, Birth + Postpartum doula to help bridge the gap.
I'm super passionate about women knowing their options, being informed, playing an active role in their experience & feeling deeply supported, heard & seen.
Initially I wanted to become a doula because I had very empowering birth experiences & I really wanted to empower women so they could feel the same way after their births.
However, I have come a long way since then because now its not so much about
me empowering you, its about me reminding you of your power
..as well as being in their corner, being an advocate for you, being a sounding board, being a space holder & above all your biggest supporter.
1. The Pot of Tea
This package has been created to support mothers & families during their pregnancy & into their postpartum period.
Highly recommended for first time parents or families with lots of local support.
This package has been designed with a growing family in mind.
It's been designed to support mother's & families during pregnancy & postpartum, with an emphasis on supporting family cohesiveness.
Highly recommended for growing families.
2. The High Tea
3. The "After"-noon Tea
This package has been designed to support mum's & families AFTER pregnancy & birth.
We aren't meant to navigate postpartum alone, so I have created this package with all families in mind, to hold space, help alleviate some of the common pressures & to be a sounding board when you need it most.
Highly recommended for mum's & families from 0-4yrs.
4. The HG Support Package
This package is very close to my heart. I suffered with HG for the entirety of both my pregnancies & found it to be the most challenging & difficult thing I have ever gone through. From my experiences, I have a deep understanding for women who are currently riding the brutal HG wave & have created this package to support you both physically & emotionally. HG isn't only physically taxing, but emotionally challenging as well & I would love to support you through it.
Why use a Doula?
I struggle to answer this because we are all so different in our practice & our approach to doula work, but for me I liken it to a maid of honour but in the pregnancy, birth and postnatal space.
I become very invested & close with the families I support & we really are on this journey together.
Doula’s do so much. We are space holders, a constant figure which is really hard to come by in the maternity system unfortunately, we actively listen, often see the unseen, we provide evidence based education & above all we tailor this experience to you & your story.
I’m super passionate about my mum's & families feeling certain in their choices, prepared & empowered. I provide emotional, physical & informational support during pregnancy, birth & postpartum, with my main aim being that my families feel safe, supported & deeply cared for.
When working together we look at a range of different topics & areas that tie into my personal doula philosophy. We look at areas such as your visions for birth & postpartum - how do you want to feel? getting clear on your values, birth support 101 - empowering your partner so they are confident & able to be more emotionally involved, birth & postpartum mapping, informed decision making, evidence based education, comfort techniques, unpacking your fears around birth, support & boundaries, identity & relationships. Plus so much more.
There is so much freedom within the framework on this journey together. There are no policies when working with me. No two families I support are the same & I tailor this experience to you.
Honestly I couldn't have done it without Tess. She was so encouraging, so warm and made me feel so supported. So grateful I found her and would absolutely have her again for any future pregnancies.
Tess was the best surprise our whole pregnancy!
Having a doula was the best decision we made & we will 100% have a doula as part of our team in the future.
The level of care, thought, support & friendship was phenomenal & really exceeded our expectations.
Everyone needs a Tess!