Vanessa Barnard

Melbourne VIC, Australia
210 Elizabeth Street Melbourne Victoria 3000 AU

Hi, I’m Vanessa,

Doula, Hypnobirthing Educator, Paediatric Nurse, and Mum to three boys!

I’m based in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne and offer support to inner Melbourne and across the western suburbs, specialising in hospital birth, home birth, and postpartum care. With over four years of experience as a Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner, I’ve had the privilege of guiding many families through their birthing journey. My mission is to empower and inspire confidence by sharing holistic, evidence-based information, helping you make informed decisions for yourself and your baby throughout this journey.

My journey began with the incredible birth of my first child, which left me feeling empowered and proud. This calling has only grown stronger with the birth of my other two children, and teaching hypnobirthing over the past five years. I am now dedicated to supporting families beyond childbirth education.

Every family is unique, and there’s no right or wrong way to give birth or parent. I believe in empowering you to make the best choices for your family and the circumstances you’re in at the time. Having experienced interventions in my own births and a challenging postpartum, I get it, and I will support you in whatever choices you make, ensuring you know your options and rights. My goal is for you to have the birth you desire and to feel strong and informed throughout.

When it comes to postpartum, it is an area often overlooked, but it’s a crucial time for recovery and adjustment. I am on a mission to change that by providing the support new mothers truly need to thrive. I want to be in your village, and help you create it, offering a listening ear, nourishment, and support as you need in the moment during this transition into motherhood. Every mother deserves a full cup, and I’m here to help fill yours.

My name is Vanessa Barnard, and I am a qualified Doula through the Doula Training Academy with Vicki Hobbs.

If you would like to connect or learn more about my offerings, please get in touch.

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