~ Resource List of Perinatal Support Services ~

Where to go for…

  • To make contact with a Midwifery Student –

UniSA http://www.unisa.edu.au/Health-Sciences/Services/COCE/

Flinders University http://www.flinders.edu.au/nursing/studentsandcourses/midwifery/call-the-midwifery-student.cfm

  • To find a Doula

https://www.homebirthsa.org.au/doulas-in-sa and/or https://findadoula.com.au/

  • To find Lactation Consultant

https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/roles/lactation-consultants and/or http://www.lcanz.org/

  • Placenta Encapsulation

https://placentaservices.com.au/ and/or https://placentaassociation.com/

I can personally recommend these services:

  • Perinatal trained chiropractor – Dr. Kurt Gerecke at Atlas Chiropractic in Glanville – 8242 2925

  • Occupational Therapist – Sarah Hausler from Bloom - Wellbeing for motherhood in Seaton – 0432 420 846

  • Kelly Harper from Elemental Beginnings who offers Placenta Services, Birth & Postnatal Doula and Mother Nurturing - 0409 803 167 – elemental.beginnings@gmail.com

  • Pregnancy, Birth and Newborn Photography - Victoria Berekmeri from Adelaide Birth Photographer & Sami Richardson from Sami Richardson Photography

  • Newborn & Family Photography - Lisa from Adelaide Newborn Photography

  • Closing of the Bones Ceremony - Nadia from The Nourished Mum

  • Private Midwifery - Nikita Gardiner at Embrace Midwifery & Breastfeeding Services - 0468 936 618

From my research on where to find in SA …

Perinatal Physiotherapists in SA

Perinatal Chiropractors in SA

Naturopaths in SA

Osteopath in SA

Pregnancy Yoga & Pilates in SA

Lactation Consultants

(can be found from https://www.lcanz.org/find-a-lactation-consultant/)

  • Megan Goodeve – Adelaide Lactation Consultants & Private Midwifery Services in Adelaide’s South – endorsed midwife, Medicare and private health rebates, home visits in Adelaide and southern suburbs, pregnancy and postnatal care options, individual and group antenatal breastfeeding education 0414 721 372

  • Helen Davis – Mawson Lakes Healthcare – home visits in metro Adelaide, private health rebates 8359 6266

  • Rebecca Kubenk – Blooming in Adelaide – offers home visits, clinic and Skype consultations, and breastfeeding educations classes, private health rebates 0414 701 412

  • Jen Gillett – Adelaide Breastfeeding Support – home visits and Skype consultations 0415 915 710

  • Trenna Moore – Adelaide Healthcare – clinic offering group and individual appointments and follow up 8410 0774

  • Jo Gilpin – Jo Gilpin Private Practice Lactation Consultant – Adelaide and Kangaroo Island 0408 848 279

  • Penny York – Babies & Breastfeeding Support in South Plympton – home visits in Adelaide metro and hills, private health rebates 0417 843 495

  • Amanda White – Blissful Beginnings Maternity Service in Toowak Gardens, eligible midwife in private practice providing postnatal and lactation home visits, Medicare and private health rebates 0401 096 492

  • Marianne Dugmore – Marianne Dugmore Lactation Consultant in Kensington Gardens, consults at her home and offers home visits in Adelaide metro, offers Skype consultations and private health rebates 0431 100 750

  • Robyn Davies – Lactation Sense – in Highgate offers home visits, assistance in antenatal period, offers assistance with babies of all ages, Skype also offered 0417 808 371

  • Brad Allen – Brad Allen Lactation Consultation and Parent Education Services – in hawthorn and offers home visits 0408 271 841

  • Marianne Sturm – W & M Sturm Pty Ltd – home visits to all Adelaide, willing to travel, based in Flagstaff Hill 0418 895 611

  • Jillian Bruce – in Hallett Cove, offers home visits, willing to travel 0416 008 775

  • Wendy Norris – Wendy Norris Private Lactation Consultant – Woodcroft, services Hills and southern areas, home visits and some private health rebates apply 0400 250 498

  • Alison Smart – home visits in south of Adelaide, based in Maslin Beach, offers sleep, settling, parenting and postnatal depression support.

  • Rosie Reynolds – Tanunda Hospital 0418 842 022

  • Emma Archer IBCLC – Archer Lactation Support - Kilkenny 0490 878 129

  • Moira McCaul – Adelaide 8410 0774

  • Heena Patel – Connect Lactation Consultant Services – Pasadena 0434 008 093

  • Tarnya Eggleton-Brood – Tanunda 0401 067 751

  • Breastfeeding Support Services - Embrace Midwifery & Breastfeeding Services with Nikita Gardiner Private Midwife - 0468 936 618

Doulas in Adelaide (Name – Business name – services) - You can either google doula by name/business name or find them via the adelaide birth network facebook page - Please contact Doula’s as some may not actively be working at the present time but will happily refer you on to an available doula

  • Danielle Toonen – Natal Focus – ADC educator only.

  • Sophie Merchant – Journey to Birth – Birth and Postnatal Doula services offered for clients at WCH, Ashford, Flinders, Burnside, and Mount Barker.

  • Katherine Eden-Lech – Nourished Collective/Nourished, Mind & Womb – Antenatal & Postnatal Support, Placenta Encapsulation, Non-directive Pregnancy Counseling, blessings way facilitator – currently on maternity leave.

  • Diana Kirke – Hundred Rivers – Childbirth mentor, Antenatal/Birth/Postnatal Doula, offers Birthing from within classes and Birth Story healing sessions to Adelaide and surrounding areas. 

  • Fiona House – Your Body, Your Temple - Holistic Body worker and Doula in Adelaide Hills.

  • Jennie Fekete-Smith – Adelaide Doula Services – Northern, Adelaide Metro and Barossa.

  • Celeste Martin – Cherish Postnatal Services – Hills and suburbs also a Blessings way facilitator.

  • Erin Black – ADC & APPA educator in Largs Bay.

  • Kirsten Klemasz –Kirsten Klemasz Doula – Northeastern/Western suburbs but willing to service all areas.

  • Wendy Parmenter – Modern Birthing Doula Services – Doula and Mother Carer in Northern Suburbs, in both private and public settings at LMC, Calvary, WCH, Flinders.

  • Kelly Harper – Elemental Beginnings – Based in Ingle Farm Doula for Elective LSCS & induction birth support at WCH, Lyell McEwin, Burnside, Calvary and North Eastern, placental Encapsulation for all metro and Bereavement support any trimester birthing.

  • Anna Siebert – Anna Siebert Pregnancy & Birth Support – Adelaide metro and southern, antenatal workshops, Private Antenatal preparation, meditation classes, Doula support, Post birth support and Parenting support.

  • Bonnie Uppill – BU Doula Services – Birth Doula, Pre & postnatal support in Noarlunga, Flinders, Mount Barker, WCH, Ashford and Homebirths.

  • Helen Hanns – Your Birth, Your Way, Your Say Doula Service – Doula through Childbirth International, in Morphett Vale offering services at Flinders, WCH, Victor Harbour, Mount Barker, Ashford and homebirths.

  • Jane Lehmann- Student Doula in metro Adelaide.

  • Carly Emes- Student Doula in North East of Adelaide.

  • Erin Schneider – Student Doula in Aberfoyle Park servicing Southern to west and central areas.

  • Emmylou Goodwin – Woman & Womb – Student postpartum Doula in Renmark.

  • Bridgette Mansfield – Empowered Birth Doula Services – Student Doula in Western suburbs. 

Perinatal Mental Health Services

  • Dr. Heather Matter – Perinatal Health Psychologist – 0414 499 544 - 83 Mount Barker Road, Stirling SA 5152

  • Beyond Psychology – 8632 9326 - 316 The Parade, Kensington, 5067

  • Centre for Perinatal Psychology – 1300 852 660 - Multiple Locations in Adelaide

  • Dr. Nicole Williams Clinical Psychologist - 8210 9443 - Suite 18, 50 Hutt Street, Adelaide 5000

  • Hanna Beaven Psychology – 0455 140 400 - 267 Fullarton Road, Parkside 5063

  •  Jessica Webster Psychologist – 8267 3911 - 220 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide 5006

  • Psychologist Ange Willcocks – 8269 8188 - 32 Kensington Place, Rose Park 5067

  • Tamara Cavenett Clinical Psychologist - 8269 8188

  • The Adelaide Clinic Consulting Suites, 33 Park Tce, Gilberton 5081

  • Well2 – Clinical Psychologist – Denis Goodfellow – 08 8362 6622 - 2 The Parade, Norwood 5067

  • Paediatric & Perinatal Centre - Adelaide -

  • Relationships Australia SA - 1300 364 277 - Locations all around Adelaide

  • Pregnancy Advisory Centre – Pro-choice women centred service for unplanned pregnancy. Woodville

  • PANDA - Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia is an incredible resource and support for parents across Australia affected by anxiety and depression during pregnancy and early parenthood. Helpline – 1300 726 306 9am -7:30pm Mon-Fri AEST/AEDT

  • Lifeline – 13 11 14 crisis support & suicide prevention -

  • Helen Mayo House – state wide mother baby unit offered through the Women’s and children’s Hospital that admits mothers and their children under the age of 3 to assist with parenting and if the parent need treatment for mental health issues like depression, anxiety or psychosis following childbirth.

  • Torrens House - a Child and Family Help Service Families can be admitted to Torrens House for assistance with unresolved feeding issues, settling, sleeping issues and be provided with more intensive support and may help identify any health issues.

  • Mental Health Emergency Triage – 13 14 65

  • Beyond Blue – 1300 224 636 - Checklist for new mums

  • 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) - support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.

  • Black Dog Institute - Mental Health Research Institute

  • Headspace – 1800 650 890 Youth Mental Health Foundation

  • MensLine Australia – 1300 789 978 Telephone and Online Counselling service for the Men of Australia.

  • QLife – 1800 184 527 Telephone and Online Counselling for the LGBTI Community.

  • National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Primary Health Care Service operated by the local Aboriginal community.

  • MindSpot Clinic – 1800 614 434 Free telephone and online support for Australian adults faced with Anxiety and Depression.

  • Kids Helpline – 1800 551 800 free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 -25.

  • Carers Australia – 1800 242 636 collaborative service for unpaid carers of Australia.

  • Suicide and Crisis Support – emergency or immediate risk of harm call 000 or to talk to someone call back service 1300 659 467 or Life Line 13 11 14

Other services

If you are a health care provider in any of the above professions and provide pregnancy care or you know a health care provider that comes with high recommendations, please connect with me and I will happily add your/their services to my list.

Nikki x

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