Hi, my name is Trisha Cook and I am a 40 year old wife to my husband Mark and a mum to 5 children, Joel, Brandon, Noah, Tehya, and Abbey.
Norwest Doula Services is located in Sydney’s north west.
Personally I have experienced a hospital birth, a birth centre birth, a caesarean, and 2 VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean) home waterbirths. I have extensive experience with breastfeeding, and of course the issues that can occur along the way as well. I have breastfed all of my children, all to different ages. I have been a teen mum and also gone back after a 7 year break, so I know the trials on both sides there as well.
For a long time now I have been interested in all things pregnancy and birth. I had thought about becoming a midwife, however I feel that being a doula is my true calling, I love the continuity of care and that I’m not finishing my shift halfway through a mothers labour. I get to support her the whole way through. How fantastic is that!
I can be with the parents from when we meet during their pregnancy and follow them right through until after their baby is born. Some coming back for their second & third babies.
I recieved my training through Childbirth International in 2007 and am a certified doula.
I am extremely passionate about VBAC’s and assisting women to achieve their desired birth as much as I possibly can. After having 2 of my own VBAC’S I know just how very special and healing they can be to a birthing mother. Yes it’s hard work, but so is everything worth having.
My second passion is photography and I am happy to bring this service to you too. I can provide you with some fantastic labour and birth photos, capturing your first moments with your baby.
My belief on birth is that it is a natural and everyday occurance. Childbirth is not something to be feared, rather a time to enjoy and look forward to. No matter what your choices are in your birth I will be there to support you.
I will provide you with information so you can make informed decisions regarding your birth, information that enables you to be empowered. I don’t claim to empower women, for I believe you do your own empowering, I can however give you the tools to do just that.
I want to assist you in making your birth that enjoyable experience (and yes, it is possible).