Hi. I’m Virginia! That’s me in the pic on my wedding day 8 years ago. I will never look this good again so don’t get too disappointed when you meet me in person!
I have worked in various vocations in my earlier life (pre-kids), such as horticulturist/gardener, bar tender and skateboard coach. And I have traveled the world including to the USA, India, Central and South America. But nothing has given me such fulfillment as working for myself and for women in the natural health and birth field.
And in the last 3 years I’ve taken 7 Spinning Babies® Workshops and an Optimal Maternal Positioning workshop to help create balance and space in the pregnant and labouring mum’s body to allow babies to get into a good position for birth. I’ve also trained to be a Mizan therapist (abdominal massage for fertility and pregnancy), Holistic Pelvic Care practitioner and Birth Healing Specialist.
I love my “work” so much that I spend most of my life engaging in the art of hanging out with women in a professional capacity, reading and researching about health and birth, or upskilling in new courses to offer women a more holistic approach to their bodies and babies.
I am a hopeless Facebook addict, I am often the only woman on a skateboard at the skate park, I like to get dirty in the garden, bang my head to bands like Tool or Queens Of The Stone Age, and I play cello in an all female, predominantly vegan, 90s cover band called Venus Fly Trap.
My husband Dan and I have 2 healthy boys who are 12 and 9yo, both conceived after undertaking a natural preconception health programme. I enjoyed very healthy pregnancies, and gave birth to them both naturally at home. Jetsun and Keanu continue to inspire me to help other couples enjoy the same benefits that a good natural health programme has given to our family!
I have been an active volunteer with Homebirth NSW [HBNSW] since soon after giving birth to Jetsun in 2009, having various roles within the organisation, and I was recently awarded a Lifetime Membership for 11 years of volunteer service.
I have been the presenter for Beer & Bubs in Sydney since 2010. Beer and Bubs is a one-night workshop at the pub where dads-to-be can learn how to support their partner through the birth of their baby. It is held in Glebe on the second Monday of every month, and a session is included in my doula package for my doula client partners.
- Advanced Diploma of Western Herbal Medicine (incorporating: Certificate 1 Bush Flower Essences) 
- Diploma of Botanical Medicine 
- Diploma of Nutrition 
- Advanced Certificate of Iridology 
- Post-grad Certificate in Herbal Medicine: The Special Case of Pregnancy 
- Reiki Master 
- Doula Certificate 
(plus a bunch of other more recent pregnancy bodywork and birthy courses and workshops, which you will see on my doula page!)
If you would like to discuss how I can help you experience a healthier, more comfortable pregnancy, a more positive and enjoyable birth, a healthier baby and a smoother transition into parenthood, please contact me.
(Oh and here is a more recent pic, just so I don’t scare you when we meet IRL! Although my hair my be a different colour and length by the time we see each other!)