This little virtual space, Earth & Womb, is where I share my passion for women’s holistic health and reclaiming traditional women’s knowledge and practices. If you share my interest in fertility, womb health, menstruation, pregnancy and birth, feminine spirituality, or herbal medicine then please feel free to connect with me here or on Instagram or Facebook.

anne_castles_doula_midwife_canberraI also humbly share my offerings as a birthkeeper/doula, childbirth educator, and counselor. I have been privileged to work with hundreds of pregnant women and mothers for the past 10 years in the non-government sector in Brisbane, Australia, and I hold a degree in Social Work from the University of Queensland (UQ).

I have been practicing as a doula since 2011 and trained with the Australian Doula College.

I am a Birthing From Within ® childbirth educator and I love helping parents understand what they really need to know to feel ready to give birth and welcome their baby.

I am currently living in Canberra and studying a Bachelor of Midwifery at University of Canberra.

I’m happy to answer any questions about how we might work together.

Womb Blessings,


Professional Qualifications

Bachelor Social Work – University of Queensland (2006)
Member of – Australian Association of Social Workers
Birthing From Within Mentor/Educator – Birthing From Within
Certified Doula  – Australian Doula College
Non-Directive Pregnancy Counselling (Medicare rebates available)
Creative Ways of Making Space for the Baby, Part 1 & 2 – Jenny Blyth of Birthwork
Birthkeeper Intensive – Jane Hardwicke Collings of School of Shamanic Midwifery

For more information about how I practice and my professional ethics go to:

Australian Social Workers Code of Ethics
Australian Doula College Code of Ethics
Birthing From Within Philosophy