Skills for birth and life - Ph: 0407 685 933

Meet Erika and the team

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.

 

 The Birthready team are a reliable, caring and empowering group of women.  Talk to Erika and explore your support options.  

 

Erika Munton
// Doula / Educator / Coach / Facilitator

Erika Munton is the owner and director of Birthready and it's support programs. She is one of the most experienced doula’s working in Melbourne today, support at over 300 births in Australia and the USA over the past 18 years. Her inspiring positivity, boundless energy and wealth of knowledge help to guide people to achieve empowering births and transition smoothly into life as parents. She is a volunteer at Birth for HumanKIND and works 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.

Nicole McAuliffe
// Executive coach and facilitator

Nicole has a highly successful track record in the areas of Change Management consulting (Accenture), facilitation and coaching. Spending much of her career inspiring professionals to make the most of themselves and their people during times of transition. She has over twenty years experience in the corporate world working with large logistics firms. She also specializes in career and wellness coaching for women. She has been the president of the ICF (international coaching federation) and has been a teacher and mentor to students of the Life coaching institute of Australia. Nicole loves to keep fit, is a foodie and loves to travel but equally enjoys being at home playing with her dog and tending to her garden. She lives and works in Melbourne with her husband and children.

Bethany Meakins
// Birth and postnatal doula

Bethany has many years experience working in the home environment of new parents and growing families, both in Australia and abroad. She has built the confidence of many new mums with her ability to sit and listen whilst gently guiding women to trust their natural mothering instincts. She supports women in all birth setting and for all birth options. More recently supporting women to VBAC. Bethany's joy radiates as she shares her knowledge of birth hypnosis, deep relaxation and mindfulness with her birthing couples to achieve a more connected and positive birth experience.

'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 Norquay
// Doula & Infant Massage Practitioner

Stephanie is a doula, infant massage practitioner and a mother, who has been supporting women and their families for over a decade. With a background in massage and alternative therapies, she has a wealth of experience working with people in the areas of physical/emotional health and well-being. Stephanie has a strong commitment to supporting women during this incredible, transformative stage of their lives, assisting early bonding between mother and baby, and helping them to feel confident and capable in their parenting.

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.

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