Stefanie Poole Doula & Birth Education, Pregnancy Counselling, Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne
Stefanie Poole Doula & Birth Education, Pregnancy Counselling, Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne

Mothering from the inside out.

My counselling and doula services focus on holding space for you to mother yourself as you prepare for pregnancy, birth, and motherhood. I will be fully present with your experience giving you the breathing room you need to express yourself, unravel and simply be where you are. I will listen without judgement and embrace your strengths and struggles with loving kindness.


Together we will create a container of hope and love which will  cultivate an environment that encourages you to heal, grow and transform. 

The journey from maiden to mother is one of great mental, emotional, and spiritual transformation. Motherhood is a journey of deep self-exploration; always challenging you to uncover the truest parts of yourself; the parts you often hide, shame, or silence.

I support you to show up unapologetically, stretch your limits, dig deep into the corners of your soul and find the gems that are hidden below the surface. 

As your Mental Health Doula, I combine my knowledge and passion as a counsellor and doula to offer you innovative and holistic pregnancy, birth, and postpartum support.

Pregnancy and birth are more than a physiological experience. Preparing your mind for birth and motherhood is one of the most important things you can do. Your mind is incredibly powerful and can have a profound effect on your body, your identity,  how you birth, mother, and connect with your community.

Hi. I’m Stefanie and I am so grateful you’ve arrived.



I am a strong believer in synchronicity so if you’re reading this it’s not a coincidence.

You’re listening to the YES inside yourself. Your intuition; that voice that knows what’s right for you.


Maybe you feel overwhelmed, alone, and isolated as you embark on your motherhood journey.

You look in the mirror and ask yourself; 


“Who am I? How do I embrace my new identity?” 

Your family may be concerned about your mental health. Your relationships may be suffering.

Perhaps you are pregnant, or mothering with mental illness and struggling to cope.


You are not alone.

Motherhood is a unique, physical, emotional, and spiritual transformation that requires a safe, supportive space to explore the journey from the inside out.

What does it mean to Mother from the inside out?


Mothering (v): to look after someone kindly and protectively, sometimes excessively so. 

~ Merriam Webster

What if you took this definition of mothering and rephrased it;

to look after YOURSELF kindly and protectively; sometimes excessively so.


How would it feel to look after yourself with kindness; to be excessively protective of your needs, wants, desires, and boundaries?  What would it take for you to nourish and care for yourself the way you do everyone else?


I will hold space for you to mother yourself as you explore and prepare for pregnancy, birth, and motherhood. 


You will begin to say YES to the parts within yourself that yearn to be set free; allowing you to show up as the best version of yourself. For YOURSELF, your children and your community.


The time is now to invest in YOU.

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to dig deep and unearth your magic. 


I can’t wait to see you shine. 

Stefanie x

Stefanie Poole Doula & Birth Education, Pregnancy Counselling, Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne

"We have been raised to fear the yes within ourselves, our deepest cravings." 


~ Audre Lorde

We were lucky enough to have Stefanie guide us through the arrival of our first baby. Her support and positive energy was such an important part of our experience. The planning we did together helped me to enter the birth without fear and to make decisions during labour with confidence. Her presence during labour helped us to create a calm atmosphere and she was such a great support not just for me but for my husband. Having Stef there allowed us to relax and be present. She is such a passionate and beautiful person, and a positive force in everything she does.


Mumma Bees, Stefanie Poole Doula & Birth Education, Pregnancy Counselling, Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne

Mumma Bees

Built on the values of community, comradery and connection, Mumma Bees aim is to provide every birthing person access to Mumma Bees Peer Ambassador who has walked a similar mental health journey and can provide guidance, empathy, support and hope to other birthing people.


Our Peer Ambassadors also play an important role in delivering maternal mental health education, training and resources to health care professionals and the local community.

Does this sound like you?  

Our next Mumma Bees Virtual Training is February & March 2021

Book Your Spot Now! 


The Mental Health Doula


Melbourne // Mornington Peninsula // Frankston

0435 875 035

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Acknowledgement of Country 

I acknowledge that I live and work on the traditional lands of the Bunurong people of the Kulin Nations. I pay my respects to the elders past, present, and emerging, I recognise their continuing connection to the land, water, and community.

Language and Inclusivity

While I use the word mother/mothering throughout my platforms, I celebrate all gender identities and provide all birthing people a safe and accepting space to explore their parenting journey. 

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Photos // Mel Badsey, Simplicity Visuals, Serina Crinis