About

Hello there,

Welcome to Birth Your Way!

Birth Your Way was co-founded by Charlotte & Shelby, two mums who have seen the maternity system from the inside and the outside, in both personal and professional worlds. They found their hearts and minds drawn to this space in order to provide the emotional, physical, and informational continuity of care that is currently inaccessible for so many women and their partners.

Birth Your Way is built on the foundations of knowledge, trust, and confidence and we are determined to support as many women as possible to emerge from their births feeling physically well and emotionally safe. Charlotte and Shelby are both certified birth and postpartum doulas as well as Hypnobirthing Australia practitioners and together service from Western Sydney to Newcastle, NSW. Learn a little bit more about Charlotte and Shelby and what drives them to do what they do below.

Birth and Neo Natal Classes Sydney and Central Coast NSW

Hello there,

Welcome to Birth Your Way!

Birth Your Way was co-founded by Charlotte & Shelby, two mums who have seen the maternity system from the inside and the outside, in both personal and professional worlds. They found their hearts and minds drawn to this space in order to provide the emotional, physical, and informational continuity of care that is currently inaccessible for so many women and their partners.

Birth Your Way is built on the foundations of knowledge, trust, and confidence and we are determined to support as many women as possible to emerge from their births feeling physically well and emotionally safe. Charlotte and Shelby are both certified birth and postpartum doulas as well as Hypnobirthing Australia practitioners and together service from Western Sydney to Newcastle, NSW. Learn a little bit more about Charlotte and Shelby and what drives them to do what they do below.

Meet our Team

Charlotte

Central Coast

Charlotte Lucas | Central Coast Doula

Hello,
My name is Charlotte I just want to start off by saying it is so awesome that you are here and are wanting to strengthen your support team for your birth journey! As a certified birth and postpartum Doula, I am here to support and nurture women through their journey into motherhood. I am based on the beautiful Central Coast of NSW and am a mother to one beautiful girl with a background in health and primary teaching. I am driven by my mission to implement high quality, continuity of care for mothers and their birth partners which starts with building a deep understanding of the birthing body and mind, through knowledge and education.

I offer both personal and professional experience in this transformational time of your life and want to impart the knowledge and confidence for you and your birth partner to feel empowered. This in turn will encourage you to release your fears around labour and birth and increase your trust in your body and your baby. I want you to take your power back and when you understand birth, you are more likely to be able to make informed choices and advocate for yourself during your pregnancy, birth and transition into motherhood.

I provide my services on The Central Coast and Newcastle, NSW and support all types of births including hospital, home birth, natural physiological, water birth, VBAC, induction of labour, caesarean and pain relief free. When you work with me, my desire is to leave you feeling energised and having created a beautiful, safe space for your baby to enter the world into.

If you would like to get in touch and organise an obligation free catch up, please get in touch.

Charlotte x

Shelby

Sydney

Shelby | Sydney Doula

Hello there,
I’m so excited that you are here! Congratulations on your pregnancy and for making the decision to make this journey into parenthood positive and empowering!

A little about me- My name is Shelby, I was born and raised in the Hills District of Sydney, NSW. I am a partner, mother to one beautiful little girl (my hypnobub) and lover of dogs! I am a Registered Nurse, aspiring Child and Family Health Nurse, qualified Birth and Postpartum Doula and Certified Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner. For as long as I can remember I have been obsessed with pregnancy, birth and babies (to put it simply).

At about 18 weeks pregnant I made the decision to invest in a doula (the best money I ever spent). Heading into my birth, I felt well educated, confident and supported. Whist my birth did not ‘go to plan’ (birth never does), my partner and I were able to emerge from our birth feeling physically well and emotionally safe.

I believe every birthing mother and partner deserve this care and have made it my mission to support as many parents as possible to achieve more positive birth outcomes.

As your doula, it is my role to hold space for you, empower you and guide you. I provide continuity of care throughout pregnancy, birth and postpartum and specialise in supporting birth partners to feel equipped and confident in their role as your primary support person.

I support all kinds of births, from home birth, hospital birth (Public and Private), Birth Centre, Caesarean section, VBAC and induction. My goal is for you to birth your way, on your terms and feel empowered by your decision about how your baby is brought into the world. My services also extend past your birth and into your postpartum. Packages can be altered to suit any unique situation so that you receive the care that aligns with your specific needs.

It would be an honour to walk with you through this journey. If you feel we would be a good match, please get in touch.

With love and warmth,

Shelby x

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