Debby Gould

Debby originally trained and worked as a midwife, and is now a childbirth educator, doula and mother of two children. Debby is a co- author of “How to Heal a Bad Birth: making sense, making peace and moving on.” She is also the primary facilitator of Birthtalk’s Healing From Birth meetings, as well as Birthtalk’s popular empowering birth education courses. She also works as a Private Birth Consultant, Childbirth Educator, and doula offering individualised support for women and men after a traumatic birth, or for those working towards an empowering birth. As a Director of Birthtalk, Debby has presented at the Australian College of Midwives Queensland State Conference, and spoken as a guest lecturer to Bachelor of Midwifery students at Griffith University and the University of Queensland. She has given presentations for The Australian Doula College and Australian Breastfeeding Association counsellor conferences, plus provides Professional Development workshops for hospital midwives and doulas on the topic of Birth Trauma and how to support women to heal and have better births. Debby has appeared in the media including radio, newspaper, birth and parenting magazines and podcasts, offering an experienced heath professional’s voice to the issue of traumatic birth.

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