I know this page is supposed to be about me but first, I want to know more about you!
You're pregnant - congratulations! What the fudge are you going to do next? Home, hospital, MGP, Private obstetrician ... arrrgghhso many choices to make.
Is there a nagging feeling in the back of your mind, or even a voice screaming from the inside, that you want things to be different this time?
You want to know what is going on and feel in control of your decisions, not just get to the end and realise all the things that were done to you in the name of giving birth. You want to feel respected and cared for.
Perhaps you're feeling a little confused or overwhelmed with all the information out there about how you "should" have your baby.
You wish Aunty Sandra would just shut her mouth with her unwanted advice! Just because you had a c-section last time, it does not mean you have to have another one this time.
Are you looking for that mystical village to help raise your child?
If you're nodding your head to a couple of these, then you are in the right place
How do you get the Support, Encouragement, Confidence and Knowledge that is so vital for a positive birth?
I'll work with you and your family to discover what you need for your individual situation and help you implement actionable steps to work towards the birth you want.
You are going on a life-changing journey. Would you like an experienced guide to travel alongside with you?
We will discover what your birth philosophy is. What are the values that are important to you? We will build your confidence to make the right choices for your family.
We can discuss ALL the options. Not just the ones that policy would dictate are available to you. We will weigh up all the pros and cons for your individual situation, now and in the future.
We will practice communicating your views and concerns with your health care providers. We will amplify your voice so that you feel heard. You will feel supported in asking the questions you need to make an informed choice.
We will build upon the strengths and skills already within you. You have the innate knowledge of how to birth your baby your way. We will align your actions to your birth goals.
We will navigate the twists and turns of your birth journey as a team. We will build your birth toolbox to ensure you can cope with the journey as it unfolds We will help you to feel safe, loved and respected.
Elemental Beginnings was founded by Kelly Harper in 2012. Kelly is a trained Birth & Bereavement Doula (SBD), certified Postnatal Doula (CBI), HUG Teacher (CHT) and Placenta Services provider as well as mum to four amazing children. The fourth (or rather first-born) child isn't in the photo as he's been successfully raised into adulthood and walks his own path.
An interest in all things birth and babies, along with noticing the lack of support for mothers after baby has been born, led her to create her own business focusing on what she loves: providing support to families during the momentous time of becoming a parent.
Kelly's work is based on research, international collaboration with other birth professionals, personal experience and feedback from her own clients. She aims to give her clients the support, encouragement, discovery and knowledge they deserve to make informed decisions along their journey that set up their family for life.
Because I have a chronic love of helping people
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