Grace and Ivy Birth and Wellness
I’m Jenine Ellis (she/her), certified Full-Spectrum Doula, and Placenta Encapsulation Specialist. I am also a practicing Herbalist, Meditation, Reiki and Hypnotherapy Practitioner, and HypnoBirthing Educator. My wife, Cath, and I live in the glorious Dandenong Ranges, about an hour from Melbourne CBD.
I have provided Doula support, in many forms, to my close community for the last 15 years. Through these experiences, I have gained a deep insight into how essential Doulas are in today’s hectic world.
My passion for reproductive wellness and bodily autonomy guides me to nurture and support the people I work with and fosters my belief that all bodies birth and all birthers deserve a Doula!
Mind, Body, Soul!
My approach to being a Doula is to tend to the WHOLE person – Body, Mind, and Soul!
Drawing on ancient feminine wisdom and traditional knowledge and practices from cultures around the world, I offer several services that deeply nourish and nurture. I work with you to build an authentic connection and ensure you become empowered and educated on your journey.
My training in Doula practices and other complementary fields has equipped me with skills and a variety of tools, tips, and tricks that sit outside those that a ‘regular’ Doula would offer including meditation, massage, herbal and essential oil remedies, and intuitive practices. It is these additional practices that I feel allow me to use the label Holistic.
As your Doula, you are inviting me into your sacred space. I come to your space with you, for you, and supportive of you as you learn, process, make choices, work through options and rejoice. If your situation involves disappointment, unmet goals, delicate outcomes, grief, or mourning, as your Doula, I am still there. Aware of the vast emotional landscape you are experiencing, offering options, a calm breathing space, and solidarity through your experience.