The Woman Behind Born

I’m Tiana, a California born-Arizona raised-Aussie living-Doula. I was truly born to care for people, as it has always been my driving passion and purpose.

Every meaningful moment in my life—from the beautiful to the painful—has ultimately lead me to the world of Doula-ing. After years of searching for my aligned path, I whole-heartedly believe I have found my purpose. There is no question; this is what I am meant to do in this lifetime. Caring for others has always been my main aspiration and source of inspiration. This has lead me down a path of health related occupations, including serving as a Nurses Assistant in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the USA. As I continued supporting newborns and their families, I knew my gifts served an even greater purpose. It became my mission to help newborns and their families adjust, and rightfully thrive in what can be an overwhelming time in life.

I noticed a large gap in the care received from pregnancy to postpartum, which can cause women to feel left behind or lack support after such a monumental experience like childbirth. I aim to fill that void. It is my loving duty to add richness to a woman’s experience through listening, holding space, supporting, and educating. I want her to feel uplifted and powerful in this part of her life. During a time when she can feel as if her voice hasn’t been heard or taken seriously—I consistently cherish holding space for women and make it my privilege to honor her always.

I have never felt more aligned than I do now. Each experience I have endured along this path has added value, knowledge, perspective and further aids in my abilities to support people to the fullest. My priority through our time together is YOU. This is one of the most important times in your life. I am beside you and I am with you: supporting you to achieve the incredible experience you so graciously deserve with your body and your baby.

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.

To get a little personal

○ I studied music and for a moment pursued a career as a singer, though now my bathroom sees the majority of my performances! 

○ I have always been known for my sunny disposition.

○ Laughing with the people I love is my favorite thing to do.

○ I have lived in 4 countries so far which has given me beautiful diversity in life and shaped who I am today.

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.

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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

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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