Virginia Maddock

30 Pinnacle St, Miranda, New South Wales 0415 683 074
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I have been a doula since 2006 and a placenta encapsulator since 2012. I service the Sutherland Shire, St George, Bankstown, Inner West (RPA) and Eastern suburbs (RHW) areas, and have a special interest in natural birth support, water births, VBACs and homebirths. I have had the privilege of attending births at home (which i am happy to travel our of area for), in birth centres and hospitals. These have included many water births, VBACs, HBACs, lotus births, some emergency caesareans (one of which i was present for in the theatre which is a rare privilege), supporting first time, second time, third time and fourth time parents, single mums, and lesbian couples.

I have been taking photos of the births I have attended since the beginning of my work as a doula, and in recent years I have started working as a professional birth photographer also. Birth photos can be incorporated into my package at a much less charge than hiring someone to take photos separately. You are most welcome to see some examples of my work when we meet.
I am the Vice President for Homebirth Access Sydney and have long been a strong advocate for women to be able to birth with one to one midwifery care.

I am the presenter for ‘Beer and Bubs’ workshops in Erskineville – training expectant Dads (and same sex partners) to be a better birth support for their partners, because I know how important their role is in the birth of their baby and I hope to enhance that connection between them, not be a replacement.

I also practice as a herbalist and nutritionist, with a special interest in pregnancy and children; and can incorporate herbs, flower essences, essential oils and reiki massage into my practice, with the goal of helping you achieve a natural and satisfying birth. I have also been trained in Spinning Babies techniques – helping mothers balance their bodies to assist babies into an optimal position for an easier birth.
I would feel very blessed to share the birthing journey with you. 

Name Virginia Maddock
Business Name Natural Beginnings
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Phone Number 0415 683 074
Doula since 2006
Standard Fee $1,800
Services and Pricing information

My Sydney Doula services package includes:
– 11 years experience supporting many different births, including homebirths, hospital/birth centre births, VBACs and lotus birth.
– 3 prenatal visits in your home, plus unlimited phone & email contact.
– Help with writing a birth plan.
– Full access to lending library of books and DVDs – natural pregnancy, birth & parenting titles available.
– Complementary ‘Beer + Bubs’ session for your partner/husband.
– 24 hour on call from 38 weeks.
– Physical, emotional and informational support during labour and birth, from when you are in established labour and in need of that extra support.
– Herbs and flower essences during labour, as needed, to reduce the need for medical interventions
– Birth Photography: Digital photos taken during labour and after your little one has arrived, taken on your camera (free of charge), OR…
– Professional photos taken on my Canon 5D mkiii with all the best edited photos of your birth and new baby on USB to keep forever (extra charge).
– 1-2 follow-up postnatal visits to debrief the birth.
I can also offer you the following additions to enhance your labour experience:
Hot packs and Cold cloths, Massage, Reiki (optional), Herbal medicines, Flower essences, Optimal Foetal Positioning.
Optional extras:
~Professional birth photography with all the best edited photos of your birth and new baby on disc to keep forever ($250)
~Blessingway Ceremonies ($190) & Henna Bellies (from $80p/hr)
~Birth Trauma Release Ceremonies- ($190, or included as one of your prenatal visits)
~Placenta Encapsulation (from $250)

Antenatal Visits
Antenatal - Belly Art
Antenatal - Belly Casting
Antenatal - Birth Planning
Antenatal - Group Support Program
Antenatal - Mother Blessings
Birth Photography
Childbirth Education
Childbirth Education - Beer + Bubs
Childbirth Education - Birthing From Within
Postnatal Visits
Postnatal - Birth Debriefing
Postnatal - Belly Binding
Postnatal - Placenta Encapsulation
Postnatal - Birth Reclaiming Ceremony
Postnatal - Closing the Bones Ceremony
Country Australia
State/Province New South Wales
distance: 1,932 Kilometers
Address 30 Pinnacle St, Miranda, New South Wales
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