About Birth Aims ~ Breastfeeding and Birth Support Blue Mountains
Aimee is the creator of Birth Aims, a service providing labour and birth doula support and lactation consultancy services to the women and families of the Blue Mountains, Nepean, Lithgow and Hawkesbury areas.
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About Birth Aims

Let's get to know each other a little better!

About Birth Aims ~ Aimee

Daughter~Sister~Mother
Doula~Breastfeeding Counsellor~Circle Holder
Birth Advocate~Academic~Birth Activist

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What do you need to know about Birth Aims? I’m a pregnancy, labour and postnatal doula, breastfeeding support and a birth activist, supporting women in the beautiful Blue Mountains and surrounds. I have lived in the Blue Mountains my entire life and now have the pleasure of raising my own children (Willow, Hamish and Evalie) alongside my husband (Justin) here, surrounded by our furred and feathered babies.

 

What sets Birth Aims apart?

 

When I’m not doulaing you’ll find me mothering, researching and volunteering! As I’m passionate about women’s birth choices and rights, I volunteer with the Australian Breastfeeding Association and Maternity Choices Australia, coordinate Homebirth New South Wales and Homebirth Australia and sit on the committee for Doula Network Australia. Because of these contacts, I am deeply connected to the birth world with a constant desire to improve physical, emotional, mental and spiritual outcomes for women and babies.

 

My Passions

 

I’m passionate about informed choice and believe every family should have the option to birth where and with who they feel safest! All women should be supported to feed their babies how they decide, and feel held to raise their babies in their own way. My vision is that every family will feel informed, support, empowered and connected throughout their journey. So, I support your goals, whatever they may be.

Wherever and however you give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body and your spirit for the rest of your life ~ Ina May Gaskin

  • Bachelor of Science (Advanced) completed 2011
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) completed 2012
  • Doctorate of Philosophy (Plant Physiology) completed 2016
  • Certificate IV in Breastfeeding Education (Counselling) completed 2017
  • Birth Doula (via Life Options) completed 2017
  • Spinning Babies training completed 2018
  • Sacred Menarche Practitioner completed 2019
  • Reconnected Parenting Course completed 2020
  • Doulas At A Distance Training (Penny Simkin) completed 2020
  • How to lead birth story circles (Virginia Bobro) completed 2020
  • Birth trauma awareness training (Doctor Erin) completed 2020
  • Counselled >300 mums through breastfeeding difficulties
  • >500 hours providing pregnancy, birth and postnatal support
  • >400 hours providing breastfeeding assistance over the phone
  • >100 hours birth planning over the phone
  • Countless mother’s groups facilitated
  • Supported first time, caesarean and VBAC mums, homebirths and births in private/public hospitals
  • Personal experience of caesarean, homebirth, Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC) and HBAC
  • Over 6 years personal breastfeeding experience
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How can Birth Aims help you!

As your doula

Birth Aims can provide you with support in different ways:

Physical

Massage, counter-pressure, acupressure, positioning…

Emotional

Listening while you talk; we’ll laugh and cry together and I’ll be there with you!

Informational

Information provided about current research, hospital policy and procedures, contacts, reading materials, options and alternatives. We can work on mapping out your preferences so you can advocate for yourself.

Spiritual

Pregnancy, birth and postpartum can be deeply spiritual events. As your doula, I can hold space, helping you feel held and connected, and will be guided by you as to how best to integrate your own beliefs into these experiences.

Cultural

There is much wisdom to be drawn from cultural traditions. As such, I  can support your cultural needs, being guided by you as to how I can best support you.

If you have a partner attending your birth, I don’t take their place! Instead, I facilitate an environment in which your partner can be more involved, providing you both with support in whatever way is needed. 

 

As your breastfeeding counsellor

My knowledge and experience can provide you with information, connections, support and aids to breastfeed your baby. As I’ve obtained a certificate IV in breastfeeding education (counselling), supported hundreds of women to breastfeed and breastfed my own children for 6 years (and counting), I can provide unique experience and perspective.

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My passion, education and experiences equip me to support you and your family throughout pregnancy, birth and beyond. In my ‘past life’ (pre doula) I was a university lecturer and researcher. Consequently, I can obtain, interpret, synthesise and explain recent research and provide you with current information to support your informed, empowered decisions.

 

As your Doula, my role is to support your goals for birth and beyond, whatever they might be. I envision that every family will feel informed, supported, empowered and connected as they grow, birth and nurture their own babies. I’d be honoured to support you and look forward to hearing from you!