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Jessica Karas Bay, Postpartum Doula based in Adelaide

A Woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform. – Diane Mariechild 

Hi I’m Jessica Karas Bay, an Adelaide based Postpartum Doula specialising in afterbirth healing, care, recovery & much more. I have created my own Postpartum Pantry afterbirth ebook which you can purchase online.

Birth truly is a sacred rite of passage, the ending of a life once known and the beginning of a completely new one. It is filled with a kaleidoscope of experiences, emotions, thought processes and hundreds of new tasks. Every woman deserves the right to heal, recover and slowly bloom during the first 40 days. It is said that what happens during this time, carves the way for the next 40 years. This is a time that really needs to be honoured as she regains her strength and identity to step back out into the world and walk into the present as a Mama.

My purpose as a postpartum Doula is to nourish Mamas (and Papas) with emotional, physical, spiritual, practical support and guidance during the intimate 4th trimester. As a new or seasoned Mama, each pregnancy, birth, and postpartum phase can vary, and each time requires different elements and resources. Sometimes we are so in tune to our needs and how to source them and others we can feel so far out of our depths that we need some extra guidance. And of course, there is a world of clarity and uncertainty in between.

I gave birth to my daughter Luna in the summer of 2018 in Berlin, Germany with my husband and Doula Shanay by my side in hospital. I was a world away from my family, in a country and language that was not my own and in a system that was challenging to navigate. Being in an international marriage and raising a family away from your village comes with its own unique set of challenges, ones that only someone who has once been in these shoes can deeply understand.

It would be an honour to be a part of your village and to be there with you as you slowly bloom. After all, we all share the same name; Our name is Mama.

Background

Jessica is a student of “A centre for Doula Pathways” and teachings of “How we Birth” by Dr. Michel Odent and Lilliana Lamers. Mentored by Camalo Gaskin; Doula, Ritual Guide, Author and Lecturer on Obstetric Culture and Marcello Windolph certified Fasciatherapist MDB and Perceptual Educator.
Originally from Australia, she has spent the last decade living in Europe, which was spread across London, Berlin and Cascais, Portugal. She has now returned back to her roots and calls Adelaide home.

For more information, availability and booking requests, please feel free to send me an email to hello@ournameismama.com. I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.