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Tammy Halliday
Experienced Doula / Birth Assistant Certificate 4 in Doula Support Services

all Melbourne areas

Australian Doula College Member

 

Birth Stories

Read through some of the birth stories of some families I have worked with. Thank you to all of those who graciously allowed me to publish their story and pictures.

Baby Oliver
After having an intervention full birth with our first beautiful son and PND I decided that when I had my second baby that I would enlist a doula to work with us to achieve the best possible birth experience.  I should just say here that I am actually a midwife and believed when I had my first son that I “knew” all there was to child birth and that I would know how to give birth. I realised I was very far from the truth...
   
Baby Lachlan ~ natural delivery despite Placenta Praevia)
My husband and I decided that we wanted to try for a natural, intervention free birth in the birth centre of the local hospital. Being our first child, I really felt that we had no idea what we were doing and so enlisted the help of our gorgeous doula Tammy, to guide us through the journey...
   
Angie James and baby Bowie
When i look back on Bowie’s birth I can hardly believe it went so well. No drugs, nice and short, not even any stitches…the perfect birth for my perfect little bundle of joy…and there’s no way we could have done it without our wonderful Doula Tammy!...
 
Sarah and baby Archie
I have always been a planner. I plan everything before I do it. I research, prepare and research some more. I like to go into things with my eyes wide open and my first birth was no exception. I stumbled across Tammy when my original doula had to cancel on me. What a blessing!...
   
Andrea, Mark and babies Taz and Axel
When I first fell pregnant with Taz (my eldest) I did so much research. I wanted to know EVERYTHING! Which is when I learnt about the benefits of having a Doula present during your birth. I was concerned for my husband’s (Mark) feelings about it. I was worried he would feel like his job on the big day was being taken over. However he agreed to meet with Tammy to discuss everything, and we both fell in love with her...
   
Max Sacha and baby Tama
Clever Sacha is already getting 8 week old Tama helping out in the kitchen. He's so good at it, he can do it in his sleep!!! Not that Tama needs any cake. This exclusively breast fed bubba put on 980 grams in 11 days...
   
Rachel Micah and baby Sofie
What a roller coaster ride this was for everyone involved!!! LONGEST, HARDEST LABOUR EVER!!!! I would have to write a book to describe everything that happened during this birth, the amazing way...
   
Charlie, Diana and baby Grace
Welcome to little Grace, the most beautiful and beloved firstborn daughter of Charlie and Diana.
I totally enjoyed my experience of being with this charming couple during Grace's birth, it was a...
   
Danica and baby Ari
Welcome to little Ari, who was face presenting for the last 6 weeks of his time in utero, an assumably inevitable ceasarean situation. But thanks to the courage and wisdom of his parents, and the support of...
   
Greg, Lauretta and baby Duke
This is Duke, the one that started the ball rolling for my official "Doula-ship". His lovely Mum, Lauretta, has been a good friend for many years, and when she became pregnant, I offered my services as...
   
Jade, Dorina and baby Maci
Look at this gorgeous interaction between bub and Dad. Beautiful Maci has had both her parents wrapped around her little finger since the second she was born! It was such a pleasure and honour to be...
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