trusted service providers

Over the years I’ve built up a network of trusted providers of services which will enhance your pregnancy, birth and parenting experience.  I’m proud to support and recommend these wonderful caregivers who I know personally and trust with your care.  

ACUPUNCTURE

AcuWellness (formerly Andrea Bicket Acupuncture), Twin Waters

Andrea Bicket, Shani Isaacson, Joseph Sia, Naomi Mackenzie
Japanese Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Nutritional Testing, Natural Fertility Management

www.acuwellness.com.au
0418 506 678

  Natural Fertility Management offers a program of preconception health care for conscious conception or to help overcome fertility problems using holistic natural medicine, acupuncture, nutrition, detoxification, stress control and timing techniques. Oriental medicine is a safe and natural way to help prepare for and facilitate labour, to help with the recovery after birth and to assist the flow of breastfeeding.

Georgia Eve Cosgrove, Peregian Beach

Georgia Cosgrove

Acupuncture, Naturopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine 

www.georgiaeve.com
0457 311 949

Georgia specialises in fertility, prenatal and postnatal care. As part of her holistic approach to health, she draws from a comprehensive tool box of modalities originating from both Naturopathic and Traditional Chinese Medicine qualifications.

Georgia can assist with pregnancy discomforts, breech position and labour preparation. She views every client as an individual and tailors her approach, and each patient’s treatment plan, specifically to your own needs.

Patricia Kowal, Eumundi
Custom Chinese Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture

www.patriciakowal.com
07 5473 0724

Labour preparation with acupuncture. Pregnancy and postpartum support with acupuncture and tailored Chinese herbal medicine.

BIRTH DEBRIEFING

Birth & Baby Village, Noosaville

Karen Shlegeris
Healing and listening service

https://www.birthandbabyvillage.com.au/
0424 226 490

Using the techniques of Traumatic Birth Recovery’s Bring Relief with your Debrief training, Karen offers sessions in person or via Zoom using a process for hearing your birth story in a way that guides your own capacity to heal, without re-traumatising, re-triggering or gaslighting. You will gain understanding about your birth experience and use your own capacity to heal and move forward with peace.

DOULA AND BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHER

Mama Cara

Cara McDonald

https://www.mamacara.com/
0429 444 181

As a professional birth photographer and doula, Cara will ensure you are emotionally and physically supported, respected, reassured and encouraged, while your birthing journey is documented in still shots or on film in the most calm, sensitive and gentle manner.

Whether it takes place at home or in hospital, the care provided is adapted to suit each family’s unique circumstances and wishes and can range from birth photography/film or doula support to deluxe packages.

BOWEN THERAPY

Oasis Hub, Noosaville

Natalie Stanicic

Bowen Therapist, Pilates Instructor, Mineral Salts Practitioner, MSTR scar release

https://www.oasishub.com.au
0421 471012

Natalie has a gentle, compassionate and holistic approach to her prenatal and postnatal Mums. Natalie’s 29 years experience as a Registered Nurse, Midwife and Mum of 3 has given her great love and respect for the journey women navigate when they become mothers.

Bowen Therapy is a gentle bodywork that is useful in pregnancy and postnatally for stress relief, relaxation, back ache, ribcage discomfort, posture changes, groin and pelvic pain, neck stiffness, hand numbness and reflux as well as addressing tight and sensitive scar tissue after caesarean section. Natalie loves working with women in the final trimester assisting the body prepare for the optimal position for birth and she sees many newborn babies to gently help with symptoms of colic, reflux, irritability and overactive nervous systems.

DOULA TRAUMA SPECIALIST AND DOULA

Fantastic Futures, North Arm and online

Philippa (Pippa) Scott

https://www.fantasticfuture.com.au/

0423 385 059

TRTP practitioner, Birth trauma specialist, Doula, VBAC mentor and support circles, Placenta encapsulation, birth pool hire, Mother blessings, and much more.

CHIROPRACTOR

Noosa Family Chiropractic, Noosa Junction

Dr Mikaela Wilson
Chiropractor

https://www.noosafamilychiropractic.com/
5474 8338

Noosa Family Chiropractic has a passion  to support the whole family, especially pregnant women, new born babies and children as they grow, with a keen interest in their functional and neurological development.

You will receive low-force chiropractic care, education, and genuine support for you and your whole family.

COUNSELLOR / PSYCHOTHERAPIST / COUPLES COUNSELLOR

Sunshine Holistic Counselling, Sunrise Beach

Pamela Pannifex
Psychotherapist, Couples’ Therapist, Naturopath

www.sunshineholisticcounselling.com.au
0416 003 026

A new baby brings lots of joy… and lots of challenges, especially to your relationship as new parents. Keeping your partnership joyful and resilient whilst raising your kids takes more than great intentions – it takes skill. For almost 30 years I’ve been on a mission to equip couples like you, with the skills you need to communicate with clarity, resolve conflict, navigate life’s trials and triumphs, and create love that lasts. I also help individuals find solutions to life’s challenges and create a great relationship… with themselves. My beautiful home office in Sunrise Beach is discrete, private, and enjoys soothing ocean views. Satisfaction and pride come from raising a healthy happy family. Enjoy this most amazing journey together with a partnership that truly thrives. 

DOULA AND BREASTFEEDING COUNSELLOR

Flourish Mums & Bubs, Caloundra

Jodi Atkinson
Doula, Breastfeeding Counsellor, Infant Massage Instructor, organic Pregnancy & Postnatal Teas

www.flourishmumsandbubs.com.au
0416 003 026

As a Certified Doula with over 25 years of experience, Jodi is passionate about offering a holistic approach to birth, supporting you and your family to meet your goals and fulfilling your dreams during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. 

Jodi has also created a range of organic Pregnancy & Postnatal teas.

FERTILITY CARE

Forever Fertile, Sunrise Beach

Anne-Marie Corral
Clinical Nutritionist, Medical Herbalist, Fertility & Female Hormone Specialist

www.facebook.com/foreverfertility
0412 180 850

Anne-Marie was a first time Mummy at 47 years old. Her passion is helping women and men have the healthiest babies possible. Anne-Marie specializes in natural fertility enhancement, libido, IVF/ART support, preconception health care, pregnancy care, breastfeeding support and natural therapies for babies and children. She has expertise in female reproductive and hormonal issues including infertility, PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids, PMS, painful menstrual cycles, abnormal uterine bleeding and menopause.

Georgia Eve Cosgrove, Peregian Beach

Georgia Cosgrove

Acupuncture, Naturopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine 

www.georgiaeve.com
0457 311 949

Georgia specialises in fertility, prenatal and postnatal care. As part of her holistic approach to health, she draws from a comprehensive tool box of modalities originating from both Naturopathic and Traditional Chinese Medicine qualifications.

Georgia can assist with pregnancy discomforts, breech position and labour preparation. She views every client as an individual and tailors her approach, and each patient’s treatment plan, specifically to your own needs.

HOME HELP

Coast Life Angels 

Home help for mums and families supported by midwives          

Online bookings www.coastlifeangels.com.au
5443 5555

Support for new mums as well as partners, siblings and families when other support is not available.  Support includes dishes, dishwasher, light housework, making beds, laundry, chat and cuppa, cuddle and mind baby while mum has a shower or nap, watch toddlers/siblings while mum rests, meal prep, packing lunch boxes, packing shopping away – whatever the family needs.   Coast Life Angels are all trained by midwives, have blue cards and insurance.

LACTATION CONSULTANT

Milk Supply Noosa, Noosa Junction

Kelly Rechtin 

Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant  (IBCLC®)

Child Health Registered Nurse (Grad. Cert. MCFHN, R.N., B.S.N.)

www.milksupplynoosa.com.au

 

Milk Supply Noosa is a boutique lactation support service offering holistic and comprehensive breastfeeding and infant feeding support, tailored to help individuals reach their own personal feeding goals. Milk Supply offers individualised and confidential consultations in Noosa Junction.

Kelly has over 15 years’ experience in a variety of hospital, clinical and private practice settings.  Kelly is also the exclusive Lactation Consultant specialist in Wattle Street Dental’s Tongue Tie Clinic.  

The Milky Days, Mountain Creek

Sarah Elphick

Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant  (IBCLC)

www.themilkydays.com.au

 

Sarah is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant & Midwife, located in Mountain Creek. She has worked with mothers and babies for over 14 years. Most importantly, she is a wife and proud mama of two amazing, breastfed children.

Sarah is passionate about supporting families with a personalised approach that is non-judgemental, compassionate and evidence-based, to enable you to make your own decisions on how to feed your baby with confidence.

MASSAGE

Bianca Lopes, Noosaville

Certified NurtureLife Pregnancy Massage Practitioner, Remedial Massage Therapist, Reflexologist         

www.headtosoulmassage.com.au

www.noosaholistichealth.com

5449 7088

Pregnancy Massage assists in relieving many of the common causes of discomfort during pregnancy by reducing anxiety and stress levels, promoting better circulation, stimulating the lymphatic system to reduce swelling / fluid retention, promoting better sleep and relief to common physical discomforts around the back, pelvis and hip area.
 
Pregnancy massage is a wonderful tool to enhance Mother-Baby connection by creating a warm, safe, secure and nurturing environment where Mums can rest, relax and recharge.

Andrea Lopez, Eumundi

Bodywork, Mayan Abdominal Massage         

www.secretsfromthehoneytree.com.au

0422 410 227

Andrea performs pelvic floor release work, massage, Mayan abdominal massage and womb steaming for pregnant and postnatal women as well as all other women.  

Kimberlee Newman-Tyler, Peregian Beach

Kahuna Massage         

Facebook: My massage with Kimberlee

0456 824 040

Wild Grace Healing, Cooroy

Kali (Karly Crawley)

Bodywork, Mayan Abdominal Massage         

www.wildgracehealing.org

0400 727 717

Women’s physical body worker, doula and ayurvedic health practitioner specialising in pregnancy, pelvic care and postpartum support.

Coast Life Midwifery, Maroochydore
Personalised private midwifery care

http://www.coastlifemidwifery.com.au
5443 5555

Coast Life Midwifery provides an experienced, woman-centred, and holistic approach to midwifery. You will be able to take an active and informed role in the care you and your baby receive, from pregnancy and birth through to the first few weeks after birth.

We work with you to understand your birthing goals, provide guidance and support, and help you make the right decisions for you. We partner with the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Caboolture Hospital and Sunshine Coast Private Hospital to offer exceptional care, whether you choose to give birth in a hospital or at home.

Sunshine Midwife

Sylvia Jenkin
Private midwifery care, acuneedling, acupressure

www.sunshinemidwife.com.au
0449 504 609

Coast Life Midwifery provides an experienced, woman-centred, and holistic approach to midwifery. You will be able to take an active and informed role in the care you and your baby receive, from pregnancy and birth through to the first few weeks after birth.

We work with you to understand your birthing goals, provide guidance and support, and help you make the right decisions for you. We partner with the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Caboolture Hospital and Sunshine Coast Private Hospital to offer exceptional care, whether you choose to give birth in a hospital or at home.

Midwife Sal

Sal Whitson
Independent Midwife in private practice

http://www.midwifesal.com.au
0456 787 559

Sal is a private midwife servicing the Sunshine Coast region. Sal has been a midwife for 20 years and is passionate about supporting a woman’s autonomy and choice in her childbirth rite of passage. She offers continuity of midwifery care in your home, from around 12 weeks pregnancy, throughout labour and birth, and in the postpartum time up to 6-7 weeks.

Sal supports home birth, water birth, and hospital birth at the Sunshine Coast University and Gympie Hospital. All care is tailored to meet your individual needs and wishes. Medicare rebates are available.

Know your Midwife, Buderim 
Private midwifery care for home birth

Mary Ziegler

0400 901437

Clare Petrie

0423 637223

www.knowyourmidwife.com.au

We are a Medicare-eligible, private midwifery practice on the Sunshine Coast, providing full continuity of care through pregnancy, labour and birth and postnatally to six weeks for women choosing home birth. We specialise in natural home birth and offer a unique and comprehensive program of preparation for birth and motherhood.

Together we have many years of nursing and midwifery experience and bring a range of skills and modalities to our midwifery care and home birth preparation to support you to have the birth you want.

MERIDIAN THERAPY

Noosa Body Mechanics, Noosaville

Tracy Taulier
Bioelectric Meridian Practitioner, Structure Bodyworker

www.facebook.com/noosabodymechanics
0458 788052

Bioelectric Meridian Therapy is a new way to wellness for women’s health. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, postnatal care is vital in the mother’s recovery after childbirth. The aim of postnatal care is to repair your body from the physical strain and energy used during labour, nourish and replace lost fluids, and strengthen your vitality to assist in caring for your newborn. 

This gentle, non-invasive technique activates the immune system, improves digestion and brings balance to the whole body.  It’s safe for infants through to adults.  Tracy works with women who have endometriosis or infertility.  She can support your postnatal recovery including pelvic floor health and breastfeeding issues eg. mastitis, breast engorgement, irregular milk flow, hormonal fluctuations.  She also works with conditions such as migraines, headaches and jaw disorders. 

NATUROPATH/NUTRITIONIST

Lahlita Natural Medicine, Coolum Beach

Talita Sheedy aka The Baby Naturopath
Naturopath, Nutritionist, Herbalist

www.lahlita.com.au
0418 164 636

Talita specialises in natural health for you and your baby.  She provides complete integrated medical support for your whole family from preconception, fertility, pregnancy, postnatal and baby days.  

Talita can work with you physically and emotionally after birth, using an integrated approach to support postnatal depression, anxiety and depletion. She works with babies from birth onwards to manage allergies & intolerances.  Her book  – Baby It’s Only Natural –  provides the complete food introduction guide for your baby, with the most up-to-date knowledge and evidence.  

Noosa Natural Medicine, Sunrise Beach

Dr Anne-Marie Corral
Clinical Nutritionist, Medical Herbalist, Fertility & Female Hormone Specialist

www.facebook.com/noosanaturalmedicine
0412 180 850

Anne-Marie is a qualified Fertility Herbalist, Clinical Nutritionist, Kinesiologist, Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET) Practitioner and Pediatric Chiropractor with 27 years of experience. Anne-Marie has a Master of Health Science (Western Herbal Medicine) and a Master in Human Nutrition. Anne-Marie has studied natural fertility management, western herbal medicine, clinical nutrition, naturopathy, homeopathy, Bach flower remedies, kinesiology, NET and chiropractic.

OSTEOPATH

Bodywise Noosa, Noosa Heads

Dr Megan Smart 
Osteopath

www.bodywisenoosa.com.au
0488 269 417

 

Individually tailored, gentle, effective treatment to harness the body’s self healing ability.  Megan treats period pain, fibroids, cysts, fertility, pregnancy aches/pains, baby’s optimal position for birth, overdue babies, caesarean recovery, mastitis, breast feeding problems and menopause.

Noosa Osteopathy, Noosaville

Dr Skye Duncan
Osteopath

www.noosaosteo.com.au
5455 3882

As an Osteopath for 20 years Skye is passionate about and qualified in the treatment and care for pregnancy and babies.  Her two spritely kids who have been my biggest teachers.  Skye uses gentle Biodynamic Craniosacral and Osteopathic techniques and is keen to collaborate with other professionals for the benefit of her patients. 

PAEDIATRIC PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Noosa Physio, Noosa Junction

Anushka Kimmerly 
Paediatric Physiotherapist

www.noosaphysio.com/noosaphysio/
5447 3312

Anushka has over 15 years’ experience working with children in private practice, public and private hospitals and educational and community health centres.  She has an extensive knowledge and skill base and broad understanding for possible presentations and management strategies within these areas. She has also delivered effective programs and achieved sustainable outcomes within rural and remote Aboriginal communities which reflects her culturally safe and appropriate practice. Anushka has a passion for achieving functional outcomes which are meaningful to the client/family and enable them to maximise their potential within their environment.  
PHOTOGRAPHER

Rebecca Colefax Photography, Noosa Heads

Rebecca Colefax
Professional Photographer

www.rebeccacolefax.com
0438 674584

Rebecca is an internationally renowned and award-winning photographer based right here in Noosa. Specialising in un-posed, authentic and soulful imagery of couples, pregnancy, newborns, babies and families, you’re guaranteed to receive a unique experience + the attention to detail and the quality you deserve.

PSYCHOLOGIST

Grow Psychology Noosa, Noosaville

Michele Hill 
Psychologist

http://www.facebook.com/michele.hill.3950
0402 156 318

Grow Psychology Noosa is a small private practice focusing primarily on Women’s Health and Wellbeing. Michele is a Psychologist with 30 years post-grad experience. She has a particular interest in supporting women through life transitions and offering support and counselling for those with mild to moderate depression and anxiety. She supports women through pregnancy and birth and the perinatal time frame, adjustment to motherhood, transitioning from couple to parents and with challenges around parenting and child behaviour. She offers practical and supportive general counselling and uses the Circle of Security parenting program, Gottman relationship counselling as well as other tools such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness and Schema Therapy to help her clients improve mood and coping, reduce Depression, Anxiety and Stress and work on their goals for change.

The Change Room Psychology, Noosa Heads

Amy Sayers
Psychologist

amy@thechangeroompsychology.com.au

Amy has a particular interest in supporting women in the perinatal period – any stage from preconception to parenting children up to 3 years old.  She is a parent of two young children, and a step-parent to two teenagers so has firsthand understanding of the complexities that can present in parenthood and in family relationships. 

Amy can assist with a broad range of presenting issues including depression, anxiety and other mood disorders.  Amy is also an advocate for seeking supportive therapy even in the absence of “clinical” or “severe” symptoms. She believes that mothers and parents can benefit greatly from simply having a space to debrief, and she aims to hold space  for all of the feelings and challenges that arise as we transition into this phase of life.  

Amy is warm, non-judgmental and compassionate in her approach to therapy, and as well as in-clinic, offers flexible arrangements such as telehealth or home visits to facilitate the ease of parents accessing sessions. 

WOMEN’S HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPY

Embody Physio 4 Women, Noosa Heads

Rebecca Steele
Physiotherapist, Pilates Instructor

embodyphysio4women@gmail.com

Insta & Facebook embodyphysio4women

0420 939738

Bec holds a special interest in Women’s Health including internal exams for pelvic floor dysfunction. She loves helping women prepare their bodies for birth, and guiding women back to full strength after their babies, especially with core and pelvic floor issues.

Women’s Wellnest, Noosaville and home visits

Helen Swift 
Women’s & Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

www.womenswellnest.com.au
0473 003559

Helen provides antenatal and postnatal pelvic health screens to mothers and address musculoskeletal issues associated with pregnancy and motherhood. In addition she can address bladder and bowel concerns, perform pelvic floor assessments, provide intimacy advice and tailored return-to-exercise programs. She provides both in-home and in-clinic services.

Breathe Health, Noosa Heads

Angie Vienne
Women’s & Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

www.breathehealth.com.au
0418 396560

Angie is a titled Women’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist specialising in obstetrics, pelvic floor dysfunction, endometriosis, persistent pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction. Angie understands that every woman’s story is unique, and is therefore dedicated to investing time in the individual woman, to identify and address all relevant contributing factors, promoting women to make positive changes to their own health and wellbeing.

FREE COURSE
Pregnancy Action Plan

Early in pregnancy your baby’s birth can seem a long way away. Did you know you can start right now to prepare for a good birth? Want to bring your partner onto the same page? Want to know what you can do in between antenatal visits to enjoy a comfortable pregnancy and prepare for your baby’s birth?
To complement my book Inspired Pregnancy, Joyful Birth I’ve created this short, online course for you and your partner to watch together.
Do the course as early in pregnancy as you can and feel the relief of having a clear guide for the months ahead.
In around an hour you will have a complete understanding of all the strategies you can use during your pregnancy to improve your chances of having a fabulous birth. You may not hear this essential information anywhere else.