"Weekend Feature: The Support of a doula" – feature on Hunter Doula in the Maitland Mercury 

"Helping Hands" – an article from Practical Parenting magazine featuring an interview with Gwen Teasdale [PDF] 

"Young mums getting the massage message" – article about our baby massage service, also from the Maitland Mercury.

Recommended links

Caesarian section

Caesarian section

To find a doula in your local area:

For more information on calmbirth birth education:

Research on doulas: Mothering the Mother by Klaus, Kennell and Klaus

Everything you need to know about breastfeeding and how to find local breastfeeding support:

To learn more about birth, bonding and gentle mothering:

Newborn child

Newborn child

Do you want to do birth education classes in the comfort of your own home? Birthing Sense Childbirth Education DVD series brings over 26 experts to your home over 3 DVDs to help make sense of your pregnancy, birth and new baby.  Available on-line:

Information on pregnancy, birth and parenting:

If you are seeking support following a caesarean birth, or planning your next birth after caesarean, in the Newcastle, Maitland or Port Stephens area, contact the Hunter PBAC Support Group. They are a group of local women who have sought a positive and healing birth experience after caesarean, including vaginal birth (VBAC), and empowered caesareans. Email or find them on Facebook, where they have a confidential group by the same name.

Website and blog of Newcastle doula Lindsay Hinchey