Supporting, empowering, nurturing, preparing, and providing continuity of care to growing families in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs.

Supporting, empowering, nurturing, preparing, and providing continuity of care to growing families in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs.

Hi there, I’m Tiana! 

As a certified Birth and Postpartum Doula, it is my mission to support women and their families through the incredible transition that is childbirth. I provide personalized care through the transformation from pregnancy to postpartum, preparing and informing you along the way. I will be by your side throughout our time together - empowering you to achieve the experience you desire. I believe in you, your body, and your baby. 

For a moment, I would like you to think of your pregnancy as a marathon. Imagine you have 9 months to prepare your body for this challenging physical event. Would you kick back and relax until the big day or would you use that time to train, nourish your body, prepare, and maybe even hire a coach?

That’s where I come in.

I’m so grateful you found your way here.

MORE OF MY STORY

As a Doula, my goal is to empower you to achieve the experience you deserve. I believe in you, your body, and your baby.

I'm here to assist you with various tools to support your mind, spirit, and body in feeling ready for the day your baby joins us earth-side. Having a strong support system is crucial and bringing a doula onboard adds so much value to your birth & postpartum experience. 

Supporting, empowering, nurturing, preparing, and providing continuity of care to growing families in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs.

Supporting, empowering, nurturing, preparing, and providing continuity of care to growing families in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs.

Supporting, empowering, nurturing, preparing, and providing continuity of care to growing families in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs.

In pregnancy:

-getting clear on the vision you have for your birth experience

- exploring any emotions that arise

- releasing and fears or traumas

- setting your birth intentions

- educating you on your rights and responsibilities in your chosen birth space

- providing education so that you feel empowered to make informed decisions

- discussing labor comfort techniques and pain management

In labor & birth: 

- providing encouragement, support, safety, and empowerment

- in home early labor support (via phone until you request my presence in your space)

- transferring with you to the hospital if you choose to birth there

- helping you remain as comfortable as possible and staying in the zone

- holding the space

- gently guiding you to try different positions that aid you during each phase of labor

- partner support and guidance (as well as stepping back to allow the two of you to be in the moment together)

- ensure the space is consistently supporting your needs

- taking photos through your journey for your keepsake (if desired)

- remaining with you after baby is born until you are completely comfortable with me leaving

In postpartum:

-helping you navigate the ebbs & flows of the early days

- debriefing your birth

- physical help with life's daily tasks

- newborn support including feeding, settling, sleep, and newborn behavior

- lactation support and problem solving

- a safe space for you to share your raw & real thoughts

- settling into your bubble

- building your support system and navigating boundaries

How Doula's can support you along your journey

HEAD TO OFFERINGS

Tiana also helped me make very important choices and gave me the confidence to speak up and advocate for myself

I’m Sophie, mother to three gorgeous children; my youngest, Valentina is now 7 months old. I had a tricky pregnancy the third time around and was blessed to have Tiana support me through the third trimester, birth and post partum period as my doula. It was my first time using a doula, and I couldn’t have been more thrilled to have Tiana on my team. She is oh-so-easy to get along with, sweet, supportive and very knowledgable. At our first meeting, my baby was in breech position so I was very keen to use natural methods to attempt to turn her around. Tiana spent many hours showing me different exercises and positions to make this happen… which it did a few days later! Tiana also helped me make very important choices and gave me the confidence to speak up and advocate for myself. This resulted in me having the most wonderful home birth which was an incredibly empowering experience…(although it was a very speedy birth, so luckily she made it just in time!). and I was so happy Tiana was present as my cheerleader. I’m not sure I would have trusted myself to push for a home birth through the public system without Tiana’s encouragement - and now it’s an experience I will treasure for the rest of my life.

(PART 1)

Sophie

I felt very prepared for the birth, emotionally and physically, thanks to Tiana’s guidance. She was also on hand to help during the post partum period. By the third time around, you think you know what you’re doing, but she still had many pearls of wisdom to impart - especially in relation to getting the rest I needed and looking after myself.

It’s often the case that once you have a baby, your own recovery and needs are pushed to the bottom of the priority list - be it a cup of tea, a nap, a reminder not to ‘over do it’, a warm hug or some nourishing food. Having a doula like Tiana means you’ll have somebody who understands your needs as a mother and makes sure they’re met - after all, to be the best mama to your newborn, you can’t be running on half empty!

Thank you Tiana for being a part of the Taylor family and helping make my third (and final) birthing experience one I will cherish always x

(PART 2)

Sophie

Tiana is an amazing person, her passion to ensure you are comfortable throughout your pregnancy and birth is immense.

I had the best experience with my pregnancy and the birth of my daughter, she taught me how to stay calm in a very intense situation. She had so many techniques that she taught me that seemed to help a lot, her knowledge about her job is so good and she knows exactly what she’s doing. I 100% recommend Tiana as a doula!

Briannah

She is positive and and exactly what a woman needs to feel empowered through pregnancy and labor.

I have loved working with Tiana. She helped me receive the support and preparation I needed to capable of giving birth. I worked with her on a birth plan, preparing physically and mentally, and was able to use her as a guide for support and encouragement to prepare to meet my baby. Her advice alleviated so many fears I’ve had. She is positive and and exactly what a woman needs to feel empowered through pregnancy and labor. I know any woman’s birth experience could be enhanced by working with Tiana.

Madison

Tiana was a huge part of making my pregnancy and birth experience so positive.

We met several times over video chat to ensure that I was prepared both mentally and physically for childbirth. We devised a birth plan, discussed how to express support needs, and how to successfully deliver my daughter. She went above and beyond with finding resources to show me stretches and exercises to help better prepare my body from the beginning to make my birthing experience as smooth as possible. I know without Tiana my birth experience wouldn’t have been as positive. I will definitely use her services again for future children.

Stevie

My Values

Empowerment

holistic care

judgement-free safe space

I want you to know that it's ok to feel strong emotions. I am here to listen, to hold space for some real talk, and to help you work through absolutely anything that comes up. 

Fear & Anxiety

Overwhelm

Loss in your sense of self

There are plenty of reasons why you may feel these emotions throughout your journey. But these feelings are normal and they serve a purpose that stems from your deep desire to provide safety and protection for yourself and your baby. 

It is easy to feel overwhelmed during this time in life as others’ opinions or experiences are thrown your way. You might find yourself wondering which path is right for you, especially with the abundance of education available at your fingertips.

Maybe you feel like you are losing yourself, your body, or your sanity. You are experiencing so many changes in a time span that from the outside seems like forever, but to you might feel like the blink of an eye. 

LET'S WORK TOGETHER

Supporting, empowering, nurturing, preparing, and providing continuity of care to growing families in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs.

Supporting, empowering, nurturing, preparing, and providing continuity of care to growing families in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs.

Supporting, empowering, nurturing, preparing, and providing continuity of care to growing families in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs.

Supporting, empowering, nurturing, preparing, and providing continuity of care to growing families in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs.