Welcome to By Your Side Doula Services. I am Rebecca Possamai. I was inspired to become a doula after the birth of my first baby, Kiara. I saw the amazing strength of a woman when I became a mother. I aim to provide information and support to women so that they can have the birth they want. I established By Your Side Doula Services in 2012 after qualifying as a doula with The Australian Doula College. I believe the more unbiased information you have, the better informed you are to make choices. Information = power. I support your choices, no matter what they are. I love supporting women and their partners, helping them have they birth they want. I support all choices from home birth, throught to ceasarean. Your birth = your choice. I will help you feel confident to stand up for the choices you make. I have supported completely natural births, gas, epidurals, ceasareans, VBAC's, assisted deliveries and water births. I want to show mothers they don't have to be afraid of childbirth and that they can have the birth experience they truly want.
I have two children, one born at 34 weeks, so I have experience with premmies, as well as the special care unit experience. I offer alternatives to pain relief, such as TENS machine, massage, homeopathics and aromatherapy. I feel privileged to have children and to understand the strength of a woman. I am compassionate, empathetic, calm and caring, which makes me a great, professional doula. I have personally suffered from postnatal depression after both of my children, which makes me extremely empathetic and non judgmental.
In December 2013, I gave birth to my son Jett, with my husband, daughter and doula by my side. Here is my blog for more info. Feel free to check out the latest slideshow - the addition to the family - Jett D'Artagnon Possamai born at 37 weeks on 5 December 2013 Monash Medical Centre Clayton. Photography by Mockingbird Photography.