Feeling overwhelmed during your pregnancy or postpartum? Want to feel less stressed, anxious, or depressed?
Earth + Womb is here to “mother the mother” so you and your family can start feeling more relaxed about your birth and caring for your new bundle of joy.
Why do pregnant women & new mothers need to be "mothered"?
Stress is the sad reality for many new parents. 1 in 5 mothers are experiencing depression during their pregnancy or up to their baby turns two years old.
45.5% of women giving birth in Australia are likely to report childbearing as traumatic.
Suicide is one of the leading causes of maternal death for mothers in Australia.
It's clear that many women need and deserve better support during this transition of becoming a parent. It doesn't need to be this way!
How to feel more peace and joy before and after your baby arrives
As professional doula and counsellor I support mothers to make the pregnancy and postpartum transition with as much ease and joy as possible.
The word Doula (doo-lah) comes from ancient Greek, and has come to mean a woman’s helper.
A doula’s role is to mother the mother, and in doing so she mothers the whole family.
A doula provides non-medical, emotional and practical support during birth, as well as support during pregnancy and in the postnatal period.
Support During Your Pregnancy
As a doula with a professional background in social work and counselling, I help pregnant women and new mothers in Brisbane feel more confident and less stressed about this big journey of welcoming a new baby. Whether you need childbirth education, prenatal counselling, a mother blessing ceremony or belly henna – this time is epic and you deserve to feel supported!
Traditional Birth Attendant
I work with Brisbane mothers and families during the pregnancy and postnatal time and currently am only attending a small number of births in 2019, with spaces filling fast. As a birth doula I specialise in supporting women who have experienced a preivous traumatic or challenging birth, as well women who want to prepare for a positive birth experience.
Support During Your “Fourth Trimester”
As a postnatal doula I provide nourishing postpartum meals, brief massage, breastfeeding support and newborn settling in your home so you feel more confident, nurtured and connected to your baby and your intuition. For new mothers who have experienced a challenging or traumatic birth I provide in-home counselling so you can start your healing journey.
Hi there, I'm Anne!
Thanks for stopping by my little virtual space, Earth + Womb. This is where I share my services and other offerings that support women’s holistic health and healing during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal time.
I've been working with women during their pregnancy and early parenting time for over 10 years.
I'm a newborn mother myself and my son's birth and the postpartum time has offered some of the deepest lessons for me about how important it is to be tenderly cared for when we are so vulnerable as new mothers. This is what my life’s work is about.
I really know how much newborn mothers need nurturing and support.
Is this what you’re needing too? Please get in touch, you deserve support too!
Love + Solidarity,
Why Work With Me
I have been supporting women and families as a social worker, counsellor and doula for over a decade in Brisbane and Canberra, Australia. Walking alongside women whilst they go through epic changes and transformations is my life’s work.
Often during pregnancy we can feel like everything is about being tested, scanned, and measured without enough focus on how massive this time is for all the other aspects of our lives. I provide emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual support to fill the gap that remains for many mothers.
“She was my rock. Anne was there without being obviously present. Her support was complete and gave me strength. I don’t know what I would have done without her!
Anne, our doula … was instrumental in Lily’s birth being drug and intervention free and an amazing and positive experience. It’s lovely to continue our connection with this wonderful woman and have her in our lives. Xo”
“Anne is truly a gifted person in offering support, understanding and acceptance. I know she will continue to be of great benefit to many women and we wish her well on her journey and studies. Anne was a blessing to us and we are very thankful xxx”
Handmade potions for mamas and babies…
Ceramic fertility goddesses…
Eco printed scarves…
Tees and baby onesies…
NOT IN BRISBANE?
ONLINE PRENATAL OR POSTNATAL SESSIONS AVAILABLE!
As of October 2019 I'm currently on a sabbatical from Earth + Womb while I practice as a counsellor with young women in the community sector.
In any spare moments of time and energy I have (around mothering) I'll be making art and learning to rest!
I'll be back offering services again soon enough I'm sure.
If you want to get in touch please email me at:
info (at) annecastles . com . au
I wish to pay my deepest respect to the Turrbal and Jagera people
as the First Peoples with an ongoing connection to the land I call home in Brisbane.
Always was, Always will be Aboriginal Land