Our Mission & Strategy
Birthready helps empower and enable people to create their best transition into life as a parent.
We care about your personal and profession fulfilment and success in your pregnancy, birth and parenting journey.
With experienced life coaching, education and birth support, a working partnership is developed through the dynamic programs we offer.
This partnership is enabled through phone contact, face to face meetings, skype, social media and easy access information and resources.
We aim to :
- Uphold continuity of care for current and returning clients
- Promote informed decision making in health and wellbeing for individuals, companies, expectant parents and their support networks.
- Support the natural birth process where ever possible and reduce the need for interventions
- Promote a healthy work/home life with balance
- Reduce pregnancy and other related discrimination in the workplace.
- Be a resource and contact point for complimenting services and support.
At Birthready our friendly and professional team can help match you with the best support people for your needs.
Erika Munton owner of Birth Works and the Birthready programs, birth consultant, group faciltator, doula, birth educator, hypnosis practitioner, NLPer and life coach. Erika is one of the most experienced doula’s working in Melbourne today, having attended over 250 births in Australia and the USA over the past 15years. Her inspiring positivity, boundless energy and wealth of knowledge help to guide people to achieve the births they want and transition smoothly into life as parents. She has worked with people from a diverse range of cultures, lifestyles, family dynamics and values. She is passionate about increasing expectant parents confidence and ability for better birthing, deepening their connection to each other and helping people create positive changes in their personal, professional and parenting life.
Erika is a mother of 2 now young men and personally experienced both labour with a breech baby resulting in a caesarean birth, her second a water birth, at a free standing birth centre with one-to-one midwifery care. Her birth journeys allow her to understand the intricacy of birth, specifically VBAC, and motivate her to continually learn more.
Erika has a beautiful ability to put those around her at ease, is flexible and listens with an open heart and skilled mind. “The work I do is my passion. It fuels me to give all that I can to empower and enable people to be their best!" Together with my life partner of 25yrs I have travelled and worked abroad, owner built our straw bale home in Ringwood, and for 10 years home educated our boys and grown my business into what it is today. I enjoy life and love my work’.
'I am thankful for my corporate background. The years of experience have put me in a great position to help drive Birthworks forward, and enabled me to travel much of the world with my husband of 12 years to some 30+ countries. However; birth, babies, and motherhood inspires me most, it simply fills me up. I feel deeply connected to birth and am excited by my recent discovery of reiki & meditation and hope to share this energy with women soon'.
Stephanie's personal and professional experiences have enriched her understanding and insights, and are what facilitates her calm presence in the birth space and the balanced and intuitive style with which she works... With an ongoing commitment to further training and development, and with her experience and training in prenatal, postnatal and infant massage, Stephanie is able to provide a comprehensive range of support services to women and their families throughout the entire pregnancy, labour and postnatal period.