I have a few passions, but at the centre of each one of them is the core passion, a desire to help women and their families through the journey of parenthood.
From when I was a little girl to now, I have always loved anything to do with pregnancy, childbirth and those early days of parenting. Along my journey I have also fallen in love with my creative side, photography. No surprises that I love photographing pregnant women, birth and newborns.
The day I became a midwife I knew I was on my chosen path. To wake each day and feel truly blessed and honoured to go to work is something few ever get to experience. I am truly grateful for this.
I fell in love with Hypnobirthing during my research paper as part of my Doctorate degree in Midwifery. Hypnobirthing aligned beautifully with all the current evidence and research and this became the driving force behind my desire to become a Hypnobirthing Practitioner.
Along life's journey I transitioned from rural NSW to metropolitan Brisbane and found some distinct differences. I recognised a lack in services for women experiencing birth trauma, pregnancy loss and grief and postnatal depression and thus, I have now chosen to become a Counsellor as well. In 2023 I will graduate with a Master's in Counselling and start helping women and their partners through these difficult times.
I am committed to supporting women and their partners, to create a positive birth experience and to help those effected by birth trauma to heal. I am dedicated to empowering women and their support network in the best possible way that I can.
Empowering you with knowledge, tools and skills, both traditional and complementary, which you will be able to utilise throughout your pregnancy and birthing journey.
My partner and I recently completed the hypnobirthing program with Astrid and would highly recommend it. We both work in healthcare and are expecting our first child. We personally found it incredibly valuable to learn from Astrid, who is both a practicing midwife and a hypnobirthing practitioner. She drew on her extensive knowledge and experience to provide a really holistic approach to the program, and happily answered any questions we had along the way. The program was probably most beneficial for my partner - he was somewhat skeptical beforehand, but left feeling much more confident in his role as birth partner.
Thank you Astrid, for helping us to feel more prepared, connected and excited for our positive birth experience!
My other passion : Photography
Capturing the emotion in a photograph speaks to my soul...
It's a story that cannot be put into words
My other passion has always been photography. For as long as I can remember I have always spent hours taking photos and pondering over my work. I would become immersed in the beauty of what my lens could find and have always adored taking photographs of people in nature. My drive for a good photo is to be able to create not only a beautiful picture but to be able to capture the emotion of the moment within the picture, to tell a story. For today’s moments become tomorrow’s memories. For me photography is a way of being able to remember the little things long after you have forgotten everything. Photography captures the memories of our lives and is a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.