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Nature Lover
Nature Lover

Nature is my self care priority!

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Mentoring doula's all over Australia and beyond

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Freedom

A place we find when our internal and external worlds are in harmony

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Nature Lover

Nature is my self care priority!

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MEET KELLIE XO

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

"We don't need to take the fear out of birth because the body knows what to do. Rather, we need to take the fear out of the woman" Elizabeth Noble

A passionate and experienced doula, mother and lover of life. Kellie became a doula in 2010 with attendance now at over 150 births. To witness Kellie in her role as a doula is to witness a woman who has found her passion and living her purpose, effortless and in flow with innate trust in the physiology of birth. Kellie supports women and couples in releasing any fears they may hold by bringing an element of calm back to their body and minds through her open and honest communication, listening ear and grounded, down to earth nature. 

To know Kellie is to love her. Exuding a personality that is full of experience, deep wisdom and innate knowing.

 

I had the pleasure of enjoying a tea ceremony with Kellie, we talked for hours. At one point she stopped, looked me in the eyes and said "I'm here for you, ask your own questions, find your own answers". This blew me away. I sat in silence for a moment whilst I pondered this statement. What she was doing was holding a deep space for me to listen to my body and trust the answers that were rising within. It felt like magic in that moment. I felt held and safe.  in a way I cant describe in words. Kellie leaves those that she meets feeling loved, luminous and a little lighter.

 

Kellie certainly has a natural ability to hold space and has been doing so from as young as 8 years old. She has also learnt the art of self love and the importance of looking after yourself first. Which is why she is hoping you're reading this page, seeking support and looking for an experience that takes you beyond what you ever imagined was possible. 

 

When Kellie is not scheduling appointments, running training or attending births her wild heart leads her to nature. You will find her together with Trevor, her campervan! Kellie is a bird and nature lover who enjoys observing the natural and cyclic rhythms of life itself.

 

Birth aside for a moment, I'd like to acknowledge that Kellie has held space for many individuals and couples as a dance and movement therapist, across the mental health sector, during tea ceremony and pelvic herbal steaming rituals. This combined with the unconditional  love she shines on her children, partner, friends and family makes this woman one very special lady indeed.

 

Kellie feels blessed to offer her services to women and the people they love in this very important time in their lives.

A MESSAGE FROM KELLIE

"Hi, it's Kellie here. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me. I look forward to learning more about you too. 

I grew up in a little suburb of Perth, Western Australia. The eldest of five with a very large extended foster family, our house was always full and a moment never went by without a child in my arms. I very quickly learnt how to love and nurture another.

​I have been blessed to give birth to three children: my first being a hospital birth and my second and third being planned home births. These experiences, together with the births I support, enrich my life.​

In following my interests I have studied many subjects that perked my hearts curiosity. I am a qualified teacher of centered body movement therapy, which explores movement and how this relates us to our internal and external worlds. It gave me a deeper knowledge and awareness of breath, the importance of sound release and every day body movement and visualisation. Many skills learnt in this training I now utilise in my practice as a doula and everyday life to this day.

I trained as a doula with Rhea Dempsey who is an NACE (National Association of Childbirth Educators) trainer.

I have a Diploma in Counselling and have seen the many benefits counselling can bring to the couples I support. Some of these include: debriefing from a previous birth experience, relationship and family connections, early parenting adjustments and holding a safe space for women to share what is coming to the surface in any given moment of their journey. I believe in the body's innate wisdom and capacity to heal when given the time and a safe space to share and be heard. This is my gift to you.

 

I recently studied and became a qualified pelvic herbal steam practitioner and facilitator. Herbs are my medicine and I am gradually introducing this knowledge now into my personal and professional practice. 

 

I am dedicated to continually increasing my knowledge and exploring further aspects of the doula role as opportunities arise. I really look forward to hearing from you soon. Have a great day" Kellie Whiskin