Hi, I’m Erica.
I began my doula journey in 2021 just before finding out I was pregnant with my daughter, our second child.
After her transformative homebirth in September 2021, I have been drawn deeper into the birth space.
I have been nursing for almost 15 years, 10 of those years I have been a theatre nurse covering all types of surgeries (including MANY c-sections) but I mostly specialised in cardiothoracic surgery. I have loved working in this area. It has gifted me many things; great work ethic, the ability to adapt quickly to ever-changing situations, outstanding teamwork, the thrill of the on-call lifestyle and meeting incredible people along the way.
I am excited to move forward into the birth landscape. I love educating families about birth and empowering women with all the tools that they need for a positive birth experience.
I’m here to support you, respect and honour your choices.
I intend to nourish you emotionally, physically, mentally and hope that you feel like the divine Mother that you are.
I hope that we can work together to achieve a fearless and magical birth and an enriching and thriving postpartum.
My name is Erica Shortte, and I am based in Perth, Western Australia.
I am a doula who has done extensive training with Vicki Hobbs at the Doula Training Academy. If you would like to know more about my services and how I can help you and your partner prepare for your birth, please contact me.