My Experience and Approach

Working as a Doula since 2009, and Acupuncturist since 2006

I have been combining the skills from both of my passions, to bring unique skill set to help you achieve the birth you want.
Nurturing Life started out in Brisbane, but has now been located in Upwey, Melbourne for the last four years. Over this time I have continued to grow my knowledge base, techniques, and skills so that I can best serve you.

Clients often say they love the Connection

round photoIt’s usually because of our conversations. I take your whole body – your whole health – seriously. I see no point in just looking at the area of your body that hurts, or is causing a problem.

As a doula I want to understand what is that you want, and work with you to achieve that. Your birth means your choice. I may ask you questions to help you explore areas you haven’t yet considered, or even knew existed!

Understanding what’s going on for you and how you use your body is key to getting those long-term results as an acupuncturist. I incorporate the use of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, diet, exercise and lifestyle advice making sure you get the best possible outcome in the shortest timeframe.

Understanding what’s really going on means first talking to you

Asking some questions and listening carefully.

This means reading between the lines, and really gaining a deep understanding of what it is that you want from your birth, and how I can help you achieve it.


Completed through Childbirth International
  • Certified Labour Doula – 2010
  • Certified Trainer for Childbirth International- 2011
  • Diploma Childbirth Education – 2013
  • Post Partum Doula – 2014
  • Certified Breastfeeding Counsellor – 2014

Completed through the  Australian College of Natural Medicine (now known as Endeavour College) completing courses at both Melbourne and Brisbane campuses:

  • Bachelor Health Science (Acupuncture) -2005
  • 2 x Advanced Diploma Health Science (Acupuncture)- 2004, 2007
  • Certificate IV Remedial Massage (Oriental Massage)- 2003
I offer more acupuncture services through my sister site Nurturing Life.

Registration and Memberships

Ongoing education/Seminars:

– Connected Midwifery (combining acupuncture and birth work) – 2009
– Practical Fertility Solutions – 2009
– The 8 Extra Meridians – 2009
– Active Birth – 2010
– Natural Pain Free Birth – 2010
– Creating the space – 2010
– Motivating partners – 2010
– Empty Arms- dealing with pregnancy loss – 2010
– Turning Breech babies – 2011
– Understanding and treating Menopause – 2011
– Treating Unexplained Infertility in Men and Women – 2013
– Foundations of Kiiko Matsumoto Style Acupuncture- 2013
– Five Element Acupuncture- 2014
– Advanced Kiiko Matsumoto seminar- 2014
– Paediatric ShoniShin seminar- 2015
– Integrated Synergy Therapeutics- 2016
– Psycho-Emotional Mastery- 2017