Heyyyy mamma!! I’m Amy – Your Positive Doula and I am based in outer south-west Sydney.
I love good food, lots of laughter and open, honest communication. I enjoy connecting with like-minded people and I love to share good conversation, experiences, and knowledge with that person. I am also a huge lover of music, reality TV, sunshine, chocolate and I am someone who you could say is always ‘on the go’. I have also learnt to listen to my body along the way and recognise when it is time to slow things down.
I will help you to prepare your body for your growing baby and to maintain a positive energy surrounding your pregnancy and birth. These moments can be challenging but with the right knowledge and support, it can be a beautiful experience. I will be there with you without judgement and will help you to be confident and comfortable in this incredible time.
My mission is to be there for women, their partner’s and baby from preconception, through pregnancy, labour, birth and postpartum. I want to ensure you, as the mother, can make a totally informed decision and know all your different avenues and options. I would like to ensure that you have a birth plan that suits you and options for after the birth, so you have thorough support. I understand how being in a free, positive mindset when it comes to giving birth, can make all the difference. I also believe your partner deserves support too.
Postpartum should be however you want it to be. If you want a village behind you, so be it, if you want to talk about what you experienced during labour and birth, then this is so important. Maybe you just want someone there physically to help you with any errands that will make your life easier during this time. I am very open about how tricky the start of motherhood can be, and we should not be ashamed to ask for help and support, mentally, physically, and emotionally.
I am a young mother of two boys aged 2 years and 4 months old. I have a passion for helping others and advocating for women I am very close to my mum and 3 sisters; I am the eldest of four girls. Maybe having such a strong bond with women in my flesh and blood, has made me so passionate about ‘women uplifting women’. I’m not sure what it is, but the urge is always there.
A little about my journey into motherhood… I had a caesarean section for my first birth and a VBAC – (vaginal birth after caesarean) for my second. I have found motherhood to be my greatest adventure yet, but also my most challenging journey so far. Throughout conception, pregnancy, labour, birth, and postpartum, I have not only learnt so much about myself, but all of these moments have also made me so aware of how truly incredible women are, and how much support, love and respect we deserve. I would love to be there to help you through all these times and share my knowledge and experience with you.. I am not going to beat around the bush, everything that has come with being a mum has been a crazy journey, but special, so very special. Being a mother and a father teaches you things you never even knew about yourself.
I believe with the right community around us and plenty of information, knowledge, and honest chat, we can make this journey into parenthood a beautiful one. A raw, breath-taking, and exhilarating time.
I’m excited to get to know you!
I have completed my doula training through the Doula Training Academy and I have also attained the following qualifications to build and develop my business:
- Hypnobirthing Australia Supportive Caregiver
My name is Amy van Beek and I am a certified birth & postpartum doula. I am constantly learning and evolving, so I can keep up to date with new research and information to be able to provide you with reliable resources. I honestly believe that mind and body play a huge role among one another and when we get the two of these working side by side, amazing things can happen.
My website is currently being conceived and will be birthed soon.
I would love to hear from you.