Birth doula - Albury Wodonga and surrounds.

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Local Home Birth Midwife.

Local Home Birth Midwife.

Up until very recently, there were no independent midwives supporting home birth in North East Victoria. I am so immensely happy (words don’t seem to describe how thrilled I am) that this option is now available to Mama’s in our area. If you’re interested in […]

DNA position statement COVID-19.

DNA position statement COVID-19.

Doula Network Australia Inc. (DNA) is the national association for birth and postnatal doulas in Australia. We oppose the exclusion and restriction of doulas from healthcare services during infectious disease outbreaks, including that of COVID-19.  Doulas are professionals who provide essential support services to women […]

What is the role of the Doula?

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, […]

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 […]

Hypnobirthing Mum.

Hypnobirthing Mum.

We really can’t thank you enough for your support Lou. When I first contacted you, I was really stressed. We had some hopes for our birth that were starting to feel a little out of reach; I felt like a burden. Within minutes of talking […]

Birth Story – previous birth trauma.

Birth Story – previous birth trauma.

On the 18th of November, 2019 I gave birth to my baby boy Kaelan – weighing in at a healthy 9.19 pounds. After a previous traumatic birth experience with my daughter, I decided that I wanted to hire a doula to assist my hubby in […]

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 […]


About

Louise Joy Gorham

Louise Joy Gorham

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

Doula support begins in pregnancy, in constant during labour and birth and continues into the postnatal period. Through my training as a birth doula, I have learnt how to best support you, your partner and family throughout this special journey.

With continued support, you can access your most powerful and resilient self. You can then create the most satisfying, positive experience for the birth of your baby and beyond. 

By choosing a doula and having a trusted team supporting you, this continuity of care can have endless positive results for you and your baby, which will be immediately present after birth and continue into your 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 little bundles, Sonny (5) and Cosette (3). 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 so look forward to supporting you on your journey.

Doula Lou – Albury Wodonga and surrounds.