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ABOUT ME

headshot 05.jpgHi! I’m Antonia! Here's a little bit about me, in dot points.

BEFORE BABIES: Writer, teacher, world traveler.

AFTER BABIES: confused, overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, and horribly isolated, with a good heaping spoonful of self-blame.

MY TRANSFORMATION: After much research and study, I came to the conclusion that my challenging postnatal experience was not an individual failing, but a symptom of widespread lack of support in our society. Lightbulb! I devoured all the research and information I could get my hands on about the postnatal time, so I that I could figure out why modern mothers were feeling so unsupported. I then trained as a postnatal doula and breastfeeding educator, and learned the ins-and-outs of running a business, all while raising two small ferocious children.

MY WORK: Once my business was established, I spent the next several years providing mother-centred support to parents of newborns in their homes. I also ran educational workshops, mothers circles, and professional development workshops to raise awareness of the importance of postnatal support.

NOW: I do much less face to face work with parents these days, and have returned to my roots: writing and teaching! You can learn more by choosing one of the options below, depending on whether you are a parent of a newborn or a professional who supports them.

WHAT CLIENTS SAY


  • Peaceful Postnatal

    “The content that Antonia presented inspired me to throw my aim of just 'coping' out the door. What I glimpsed was the possibility that instead the weeks after birth could be a magical, rejuvenating, joyful experience. ”

  • Peaceful Postnatal

    “I can’t recommend her services highly enough to people, like me, about to enter this amazing new period of life!”

  • Peaceful Postnatal

    “Antonia is amazing! Before our appointment, I was feeling really anxious about my postnatal period and planning for it. I was instantly at ease as I felt that Antonia really got me as a person and understood. I walked away feeling inspired, confident and prepared for my postnatal period. I can’t thank you enough.”

  • Peaceful Postnatal

    “Antonia was amazing in supporting me through my postnatal year. Ultimately she helped me help myself.”

  • Peaceful Postnatal

    “I really enjoy the circles - they (and you!) have been an amazing source of comfort, laughter and support over the past year.”

  • Peaceful Postnatal

    “I also became a member of a mother's circle run by Antonia. It was a very heartwarming and cathartic experience to attend the group monthly and be surrounded by other women in a trusting safe space.”

  • Peaceful Postnatal

    “Being pregnant my mind is very much only thinking about the birth so it has been so good to have someone tell me things to consider post birth to reduce stress levels!”

  • Peaceful Postnatal

    “Antonia is an exceptional listener, who brings to her consultations and workshops a depth of knowledge gained through her personal parenting journey, as well as her in-depth research and studies.”

  • Peaceful Postnatal

    “She helped me access high quality services of other care providers when required. Having access to someone to trust for advice who is actually up to date with current infant and postnatal information is invaluable.”

  • Peaceful Postnatal

    “You do an amazing job with the circles and should be proud of your efforts to support and connect mothers. It really is valuable work!”

  • Peaceful Postnatal

    “I wasn't really sure what I needed when we signed up. I just knew that I had to try to have a better postnatal period with the second child. We came up with strategies for what I may need and how to ask family for help. She has a gentle, non-judgement approach which really helped as a sounding board for any issues that come up.”

  • Peaceful Postnatal

    “I felt so comfortable in her presence and felt able to share my fears, ideas and hopes. I also felt reassured by her structured approach to this time of seemingly enormous uncertainty. ”