Mindful Mum was born (excuse the pun) in 2014 and here’s the story behind it!
With a natural affinity for babies, I qualified as a Nanny in 1999, after being advised I wouldn’t be accepted to study Midwifery in NZ directly from high school, as I was too young. I moved to London in 2001 and then qualified as a Maternity Practitioner from the Maternity and Nanny Training College at Reading University a few years later. I spent many years helping exhausted parents adjust as a family and get a good night’s sleep. As a Maternity Practitioner, I worked with a wide range of families including overnight work with newborns, twins, triplets, baby’s with reflux and other medical issues, premature babies, women with postnatal depression and also mothers returning to work.
Following my lifelong dream, I went on to complete a BSC (Hons) in Midwifery. In 2013, I relocated to Sydney and in 2014 with an ongoing demand for my services, I took a leap and started my own business, Mindful Mum.
As a Midwife and Sleep Consultant, I am able to provide expert support to mothers and their babies during the postnatal period. I have in-depth knowledge of the complexities of pregnancy, childbirth and newborns, and understand the pressures these place on both mothers, and their families.
For some parents, their goal will be getting a good night’s sleep, for others it will be breastfeeding, introducing a routine, or it could be just having a more settled baby. I am extremely passionate about what I do and will work collaboratively with you, to achieve your parenting goals.
When I’m not helping little people create positive sleeping habits, I work part-time as a Midwife and live at the beach in Bondi with my Husband and fur baby Ripley.
Contact Jodie at Mindful Mum for more information.
After spending some time working in the finance industry (and not enjoying it one bit), I decided to follow my heart and enter a career that I’m so passionate about. I have loved babies all my life, so this profession was a natural choice.
In 2006, I qualified as a fully accredited Maternity Nurse at the MNT College at Reading University, London. In 2013, I graduated as a Birthing Doula from the Australian Doula College in Sydney and most recently obtained certification as a Holistic Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant through a leading maternity institute based in the U.S. When I’m not helping sleep-deprived families, I’m studying to become a Montessori educator and learning Spanish.
I have lived and worked on 6 continents, (52 countries and counting) working with an array of clientele, including celebrities, VIP’s, European royalty and the everyday families . I would love to add your family to my list of happy, well-rested clients.