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About Us

Hayley
MAMABirth Presenter
Registered Nurse & Midwife

I founded MAMABirth classes with Jess Moraes in 2015 because we wanted to give birthing women and their support people the tools to feel confident, empowered and informed in their parenting journeys. 

We knew the key to a good birthing experience is women feeling heard, respected and in control of their experiences, which is what MAMABirth classes focus on empowering families to achieve. 

 

I currently work as a caseload midwife in a publicly-funded midwifery group practice and homebirth program, with experience in regional/rural hospitals and private midwifery practice. 

Kelly
MAMABirth Presenter
Registered Midwife

I have been working as a Midwife for over 10 years. Eight years ago I transitioned from working in the public hospital system to caring for families in private practice. This has allowed me to care for women and their families throughout their entire journey. I am both extremely passionate about and grateful for the ability to work in this way.

 

Another passion in my professional life is Childbirth Education classes; I completed Calmbirth training in 2011 and regularly run skills workshops for Midwives as well as guest lecturing at Universities.

 

I have two beautiful young children and a wonderful husband who support me to work in my dream job.

What is a midwife?

A midwife is a qualified health professional, trained and committed to providing care, education, advice and support to women and their families during pregnancy, labour and birth, and the early postnatal period.

 

Midwives view pregnancy and birth as fundamentally normal, healthy processes as well as profound and precious events in a woman's life. 

 

Our work is founded on deep respect for women, and a strong belief in promoting every woman’s right to self-determination and to make informed decisions for herself, her baby and her family.

 

We firmly believe the childbearing journey has the potential to affect every facet of the woman's life, including her relationship with her new baby, partner, herself and her functioning in wider society.   

Our Approach

...MAMABirth classes acknowledge that:

Normal physiological childbirth is an inherently safe & well-designed process.

Mother nature wants us to enter motherhood feeling strong, confident and capable.

We need to have sound reasons and make informed decisions when it comes to intervening.

Occasionally the true need for medical assistance arises.

We can’t control what happens along the journey … BUT

 

We can make careful, savvy choices to give us the best possible chance of achieving a positive birthing experience, including:

Place of birth

Caregiver

Support team

Strategies

Unbiased information about options

A positive birth looks different for everyone:

We define it as an experience you feel empowered about, whichever way it turns out.

Physiological birth is hard work, but with the right support, you can do it!