CHILDBIRTH EDUCATORS FOR FATHERS, PREPARING MEN FOR BIRTH, ANTENATAL CLASSES FOR DADS, BIRTH FOR THE BOYS
BEER+BUBS HQ (DIRECTOR) – CARRINA BRADBURY
Carrina is the owner of Beer+Bubs across Australia. Carrina is a Doula and Childbirth Educator in addition to a Social Worker, Family Therapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist. As a birth mum of three (step mum of three), Carrina’s passion for pregnancy and birth began as a personal one before she added this to her professional repertoire. She is passionate about the role of men in all aspects of family life, and see’s pregnancy and birth as the ultimate time to engage man in their important roles.
Virginia is a doula, herbalist, nutritionist and a mother of two. She loves supporting couples throughout their journeys to parenthood and also spends much of her spare time volunteering in various roles for Homebirth Access Sydney. Virginia is so excited to help men learn how to support their women with confidence during the birth of their babies. She’s a long–time resident of the Shire.
Tracey is a mother of four sons. She is a childbirth educator and calmbirth facilitator who has supported hundreds of couples preparing for birth and parenting. She believes that when a woman feels safe, loved and supported, then birth seems to go much better. Who better to do that, than her partner!
CANBERRA – JANE FITZGERALD
Jane is a midwife and mother of 4 sons. Jane knows well how men can enrich women’s birthing experiences. She is very excited to have the opportunity to assist men understand how important they are in the birthing environment and appreciate the difference they can make.
MELBOURNE – Erika Munton
Erika is a birth educator, doula, life coach and group facilitator who is passionate about helping people to create their best transition into life as a parent. Having supported hundreds of families through their labours she knows some planning and preparing will help you experience this time of your life in a joyful and empowering way.
Ron is an ex-brickie and barman with twenty years experience as a midwife. He has been catching babies at Royal Hobart Hospital since 1995 and is in the Know Your Midwife scheme there. He is the first bloke to join the Beer + Bubs team but in his own words, he’s used to being one of the girls.
Helen (left) has over 12 years experience as a doula, childbirth educator, speaker, publisher and mother of seven. Yes, seven! Helen was part of the foundation group of women to launch Adelaide’s Beautiful Birth Festival. One of the very first childbirth educators to spread the Beer + Bubs brand beyond Sydney.
PERTH / HALLS HEAD – KELLY EVANS
Kelly is a birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator, Certified Becoming Us™ Facilitator and a Mum of 2. She loves working with expectant parents to empower and prepare for them for birth, and creating a family. She understands the huge impact that pregnancy and birth can have on a couple’s relationship, and how both parents experience at birth can be life changing (in an amazing way).
Carrina is a Clinical Social Worker and Childbirth Educator/Doula who is passionate about all things family! At work she promotes individual, family and community wellbeing, including 4MEN programs supporting the development of boys and men. At home she is mum/step-mum to 5 gorgeous girls and 1 spectacular boy; and wife to a true Aussie man. As the National Owner of Beer+Bubs, Carrina loves delivering these sessions to a room full of fellas eager to be Dads!
Sharon is a child health consultant, child birth educator and mum. She has a passion for empowering couples and supporting them to make informed choices. Sharon has just sat the International Lactation Consultants Exam and part owns Embrace Life, a family health and wellness centre in Brisbane’s northern suburbs.
SUNSHINE COAST – TRACEY BROWNE
Tracey is a midwife, a birth educator and mum to 4 wonderful children. Tracey has developed a keen interest in ensuring dads have the right tools and preparation for birth as she has seen first hand in both her personal and professional experience, what a positive difference a well prepared dad can make. When dads are engaged and informed, the birthing couple can work so well as a team to create a truly special experience welcoming their baby into the world and transitioning to their important role as parents. Tracey is very excited about bringing Beer and Bubs to the Sunshine Coast and looking forward to meeting many expecting dads on their parenting journeys.
TOOWOOMBA – REBECCA CONNOLLY
Rebecca is a Registered Nurse with Child and Adolescent Health qualifications and a keen interest in all things birth, babies and parenting. She is a mother to a baby girl and is passionate about making birth a normal but powerful and transformative event. Her husband attended a Beer + Bubs in Canberra and the skills he learnt made him an incredible support during the birth of their daughter. Rebecca wants to share that knowledge and make men confident to get off the sidelines and in the action at the birth of their baby.