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Geelong | Surf Coast | Birth Support
Geelong | Surf Coast | Birth Support

Doula Support PREGNANCY | BIRTH | EARLY PARENTING AND BEYOND

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Geelong | Surf Coast | Birth Support

Doula Support PREGNANCY | BIRTH | EARLY PARENTING AND BEYOND

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PICKLES AND ICE CREAM

Welcome to Pickles and Ice Cream Birth Support Services, supporting women, couples and families across the Surf Coast, Geelong and surrounding areas.

My name is Kellie Whiskin and I am Pickles and Ice Cream – a small business with a huge commitment to supporting women and the people they love through pre-conception, pregnancy, birth and post partum. 

​As a experienced and highly respected doula, educator and counsellor in community, I'm honoured to share my knowledge and services with those who require support in this time.

 

Pickles and Ice Cream offers doula services, pregnancy and post partum support, doula training opportunities, counselling, mentoring and much much more

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DOULA TRAINING 2022

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We are so excited to be offering our unique and intimate doula training this year.

Click the "DOULA TRAINING 2022" button below for dates and more information. Register your interest today. xo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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TESTIMONIALS and BIRTH STORIES

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As soon as we spoke with Kellie on the phone we knew she was the doula for us! Kellie is such a kind and relatable person, she really made us feel at ease right from the start. 


It was our wish to go to the hospital as late as possible to avoid any unnecessary intervention and Kellie helped us achieve that by guiding us through the labour at home, and by being a calm and positive presence throughout. She was particularly great at guiding my partner in how best to help me (making him the world's best birth partner). In the end we had the beautiful water birth that we had envisioned with no intervention and a very healthy happy baby.

 

The postnatal visits from Kellie were really helpful too, as I was struggling with breastfeeding and she was full of helpful advice. Plus she was just a great person to chat with. Even between appointments Kellie was always there for us, through texts and phone calls. We can't thank her enough for being there for us throughout the whole experience, and helping us to have a really terrific birth.

 

Thank you so much Kellie xx

 

Kelly, Jared and Delilah

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When we fell pregnant with our second child, we wanted to experience a new birth, a new story and with Kellie’s support, we were able to do this by welcoming our Son Jarrah into the world by having a normal physiologic labour and birth.

 

Upon first speaking with Kellie over the phone, I found her to be very patient, gentle, informative and professional.  And then when we met Kellie in person - my Husband Chris, Daughter Matilda and I, formed a beautiful connection with Kellie and knew she was the Doula for us.

 

Throughout our on-going interactions with Kellie during our pregnancy, Kellie provided support and guidance both in person and over the phone; she was flexible and accommodating; she provided information and resources including books and birth plan examples, as well as personal and professional experiences; she formed a beautiful relationship with Chris and was able to guide and support him personally as well; and one of the key outcomes we wanted from our second pregnancy, was to overcome past experiences and write the way for a new one, and Kellie certainly helped us with this.

 

Though Kellie was not there with us during labour (as it was quite a quick one!), she was there in spirit and on the phone with Chris providing all her guidance and encouragement in the early hours of the morning which he is truly grateful for.  Kellie’s support certainly did not stop there - after the birth of Jarrah, she continued to provide on-going postpartum care, with a very special closure ceremony at the end of our journey together.

 

We all want to thank you again Kellie for joining us throughout this special journey of ours.  You have a beautiful soul and will always hold a special place in our hearts.

 

Love Liv, Chris, Matilda and Jarrah xx