Birth Doula

Birth Doula

Albury, Wodonga and surrounds.

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What is the role of the Doula?

What is the role of the Doula?

The role of the birth doula is to support a mother, her partner and family during pregnancy, labour, birth and provide support during the post-natal period. In cultures and throughout history, women have been supported by other women, during their journey into motherhood. In supporting […]

Benefits of Doula support.

Benefits of Doula support.

Conceptual Model Doulas (revised 2017) | Evidence Based Birth® In 2017, Bohren et al. published an updated Cochrane review on the use of continuous support for women during childbirth. They combined the results of 26 trials that included more than 15,000 people. The researcher found that overall, people […]

Birth story – VBAC.

Birth story – VBAC.

Here I was holding my 1 day old son, sore and tired from a full night of active labour and a subsequent caesarean, with the doctor standing over my hospital bed “it may be the case that your pelvis is too small for birth and […]

Birth Story – Natural twin birth.

Birth Story – Natural twin birth.

I am in awe of this incredible women. I have known Karin for over 15 years and had the honour of supporting her in her first pregnancy and birth 2.5 years ago. When she told me she was expecting twins I was so excited for […]

Birth Story – first time Mum.

Birth Story – first time Mum.

Right from our first catch up, Jess knew the birth she wanted. She was positive, confident, well informed and was gathering a team for her drug free and intervention free birth. She trusted her body and… She made it happen.

Birth Story – precipitous birth.

Birth Story – precipitous birth.

My waters broke and the contractions started red hot, as they did with my first baby. 1 hour and 40 minutes later she arrived earth side – precipitous labour. She was delivered OP or ‘face to pubes’ which was a huge surprise to everyone. Getting […]

Birth Story – Baby after loss.

Birth Story – Baby after loss.

To begin to describe this moment…The birth of a baby, the birth of a mother and the beginning of a family. To attempt to describe this emotion… Like a tidal wave. Shock, relief and a LOVE so strong and painful my heart burst open and […]

Elective C-section.

Elective C-section.

Thank you so much for your care and support as my Doula Louise. I first made contact at about 20 weeks pregnant and since then you’ve been tremendously helpful, non-judgmental and supportive. Always a person I could talk to and learn from. You helped me […]


About Me

Louise Joy Gorham

Louise Joy Gorham

The calling for me to become a doula was loud and clear. I’m so deeply happy and humbled to be holding space for women during this transformative time.

Doula support begins in pregnancy, is present during labour and birth and continues into the postnatal period. Through my training as a birth doula, I’ve learnt how to best support women, their partner and family throughout their journey.

With continued support, women can access their most powerful and resilient selves. They can then create the most satisfying, positive experience for the birth of their baby and beyond. 

By choosing a doula and having a trusted team supporting the woman, this continuity of care can have endless positive results for mother and baby, which will be immediately present after birth and continue into their lives together.

Throughout my life, people have come to me for support and placed their trust in me during challenging times. I would describe myself as warm, social and emotionally sensitive and I have good sense of humor. I have been pregnant four times, experienced two pregnancy losses and given birth to my two pre-school aged Children. I approached their births with curiosity and excitement.

As your doula, I promise to openly listen without judgment, be present and support your choices. I take on the role of doula with pride and joy and I am honored to be invited into your life at this very special time. 

I look forward to supporting you on your journey.