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Birth Debriefs

and Counselling

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Birth and debrief counselling is ideal for those who sense the birth process is not yet fully complete. These sessions offer you a space to process and often reclaim your birth experience so that you may feel fully resourced to be present in your new role as a parent.

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What is Birth Debriefing?

The birth debriefs and counselling cater for the typically overlooked truth that with each new babe born, so too a new parent.


Try as we might, we can never prepare for life altering changes, and when they finally arrive, it can quickly become apparent nothing will ever be the same.


When we do not have the time, space or energy to recalibrate this new reality, we can feel out of our depth, especially when complicated by a trauma experience.


Yet all the while, just under the surface lays all you require to step through this transition.

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How counselling can help you?

Postpartum doula support is an essential part of the community it takes to raise a parent. A new parent's needs are not that dissimilar to their child's. They, too, require a safe, secure space with supportive others to access and optimise their innate capacity, to thrive within and beyond any challenges that may come their way.

We tailor our counselling service to your needs - single, couple, one-off or packaged sessions.

What's included


  • 60 min sessions are offered remotely via zoom.

  • We offer 90 min sessions on request.

How it works


Sessions can be secured as part of your doula package or at a later date at an additional cost (see below).


How much does it cost?


Due to the customised nature of this service the cost will vary with each package. If you are interested in booking a session or package please contact Sarah for more information.

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  • Do you provide vegan/vegetarian options for the meal plan?
    Absolutely, Kate from Nourish the Mother has you covered when it comes to your dietary requirements. Please ask at the time of your booking. 
  • What is a Closing of the Bones Ceremony?
    During pregnancy and birth our physical bodies and energy fields expand at peak levels. A Closing of the Bones Ceremony acknowledges new mothers following their birth. This is done by wrapping long scarves or rebozo’s from head to toe resembling a grounded warm embrace. A gentle ceremony that guides you back to your body, your bones into place, whilst increasing warmth and blood flow. Re-establish a sense of self through this ultimate self care and age old ritual. 
  • What is Abhyanga massage?
    Abhyanga massage is a full body massage using warm Ayurvedic herbal oils to pacify and bring balance to the nervous system. You will be gently invited into a state of deep rest and rejuvenation using long sweeping strokes with various pressure and activation of marma points. Some of the many benefits include: Reduces fatigue and promotes deep sleep Stimulates and strengthens the lymphatic system Enhances blood circulation Increases oxytocin, the loving, bonding and anti-anxiety hormone  Detoxification of the body Supports digestion
  • What is the duration of the Abhyanga massage and Closing of the Bones Ceremony? And when can I book in?
    Abhyanga warm oil massage is 80 minutes duration and recommended 21 days postpartum or 3 months post c-section. The Closing of the Bones ceremony is 90 minutes and recommended 6 weeks postpartum.
  • Can we bring our newborn along with us to the Abhyanga massage and Closing of the Bones Ceremony?
    Yes, of course your little one can join us. However, if you are fortunate on the day to have someone mind your bubba either at home or together with you, that’s great too. It may be difficult at times to hold your baby whilst receiving your treatment. Trust what feels right for you and your baby on the day.
  • Can I choose one of these above options without choosing the whole Ayurvedic Experience?
    This package has been designed with a new mother and full immersive experience in mind. It is preferred that new mothers experience the full package for optimal results. I am more than happy to discuss individual options at the time of your enquiry.
  • Can I add the Ayurvedic Postpartum Experience to my birthing support package?
    YES absolutely. This package can be added to any of my birthing support packages.
  • Have another question?
    I'd love to hear from you! m. 0400 907 370

Say hi to Sarah!

Sarah Kavanagh

m. 0418 393 284

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I was referred to Sarah after a traumatic birth and difficult postpartum.

Without reliving the trauma, Sarah asked me some beautifully intuitive questions and helped me to help myself. She restored my sense of resilience and confidence in healing. She glued me back together!

I appreciate her work and how she does it, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to everyone!

— Shannon

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