The birth attendants listed here are women who have completed their training with Rhea Dempsey.
Each birth attendant on this website shares a deeply felt calling to be with, to walk with — to plunge into the depths with and scale the heights with — birthing women. It’s an ancient calling being given a contemporary edge by women passionate about birthing as an enriching and transformative possibility.
While sharing this passion, the birth attendants on this list all work in an autonomous and independent way and their approaches and services may vary. Contact them individually on the numbers provided below.
During their 2015 training year, the students listed here are pleased to volunteer their time for birth support as part of their commitment to knowledge and skill development.
There is also a group of women who, on completion of their birth attendant training, have taken the further path into Midwifery. Some are still completing their midwifery studies and would welcome accompanying you as part of their ‘Follow through Journey’ experiences. Some work as Midwives within hospital settings, while some work as Independent Midwives.
You can contact them individually on the numbers provided.
birth attendants (doulas)
|Kerryanne Ansari||North Eastern Suburbs and CBD|
|Jo Askham||Melbourne Inner and Northern Suburbs|
|Jules Brooks||Inner Melbourne suburbs|
|Di Diddle||Inner Melbourne suburbs|
|Bree Downes||All areas of Melbourne|
|Holly Edgar||All areas of Melbourne|
|Tiffany Friday||CBD and northern suburbs|
|Emily Gill||Central, Northern, Bayside and South East Suburbs|
|Sarah Goldberg||Elwood and all areas of Melbourne|
|Sarah Hand||All areas of Melbourne|
|Gretta Harris||Warburton, Yarra Valley, Ringwood, Warranwood, Warrigal|
|Fiona Harrison||All areas of Melbourne|
|Nicole Herrin||Eastern and north eastern suburbs, Yarra Valley and Warburton area.|
|Nina Isabella||Central Victoria: Ballarat to Castlemaine|
|Elissa Jones||Dandenong Ranges (will travel)|
|Amanda Kinnear||All areas of Melbourne|
|Cath Lanigan||East Gippsland|
|Edna Maloney||All areas of Melbourne|
|Kate Mangos||All areas of Melbourne|
|Melanie Maycock||CBD and inner western suburbs|
|Erika Munton||All areas of Melbourne – Eastern suburbs|
|Cherie Nixon||Geelong region, Surfcoast, Great Ocean Road & the Otways, Bellarine Peninsula|
|Stephanie Norquay||All areas of Melbourne|
|Elissa Pelling||Mullumbimby, Byron Bay, Ocean Shores, & surrounds|
|Linda Perucic||All areas of Melbourne|
|Stephanie Pollock||Geelong region, including rural areas, Surfcoast, Great Ocean Road & the Otways, Bellarine Peninsula|
|Donna Sheppard||South West Victoria – Warrnambool and Port Fairy|
|Lael Stone||All areas of Melbourne|
|Julie Tenner||All areas of Melbourne|
|Lisa Toscher||Melbourne city, northern, north-east, and eastern suburbs|
|Simone Toussaint||All areas of Melbourne|
|Nicole Tracy||All areas of Melbourne|
|Liz Varney||All areas of Melbourne|
|Kellie Whiskin||Geelong, Surf Coast and all surrounds|
|Melissa McFarlane (student)||Geelong, the Surfcoast and the Bellarine|
|2015 birth attendant students|
|Alexandra Harrison (student)||Metropolitan Melbourne|
|Lola Howard (student)||Metropolitan Melbourne|
|Shar Lawrence (student)||Metropolitan Melbourne|
Some other women who have trained with Rhea, whilst not offering birth support, express Birthing Wisdom in their creative work or in combination with complimentary therapy practices.