Photo by Cath Collins
Philippa d'Ews Thomson
I wish I'd had a Doula at my own births. I feel like I missed out on something uniquely and essentially Woman. Something that runs very deep, both forwards and backwards in time, and ties us all together as part of womankind. This is now my calling, to provide and hold the Woman Space for you to grow, learn and birth from within.
The births of my own two children were soul changing experiences that sparked my interest in the wonder of birth. They each taught me so much about myself and drew on something unique in me to become the mother my children needed me to be.
Before coming to the birthing world I hadn't landed on what my soul-fueled purpose was and so I jumped around between jobs from a postie, waitress, and vineyard labourer, to tutor, teacher, and scientist. In my new role as a Doula I now feel at home in my work and am so honoured to have the privilege of spending my days (and nights) supporting amazing women just like you and your loved ones during this truly transformative time in your lives.
When I'm not on the job I like to keep fit and enjoy running and roller skating. I also love creating and am an avid knitter, crocheter, cook and musician. The Australian landscape holds a special place in my heart and I love getting out into the world around me as often as possible. My husband and I are also currently in the process of building a house (again) on our beautiful farm south-west of Canberra.
Educational qualifications and training
- Bachelors of Science (Hons. I)
- Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary)
- Doula training with Rachel Vines - The Birth Yurt
- Journey of Young Women - Girls mentoring certificate
- Core of Life - Youth pregnancy, birth and parenting course accredited facilitator
- Current First Aid certificate
Contact me now to find out how I can support your birthing needs