Hi there. I’m Nadine Fragosa (or Nads as most of my friends call me). I’m based in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney and I have been a doula since 2008. (check google for the etymology).
I grew up in Australia as part of an Italian family (I can speak Italian very well after a glass of Prosecco). After finishing a Communications degree in Canberra, I worked for a few years in Sydney, then moved to London for 12 years. During that time I married, had a child, developed a bit of an English accent, left a job in media, became a doula, & started riding a Vespa.(Not quite in that order) I’ve been back in Australia since 2012 and plan to stay.
When I’m not doulaing I’m mothering my two children under 12 and I volunteer for Homebirth Access Sydney. (I believe women should be able to birth where and with whom they feel safest). I also co-ordinate the Eastern Suburbs Homebirth Community Group and The Positive Birth Movement (Easter Suburbs). If you’re interested in joining either of those groups or just want to find out more search on Facebook or contact me directly.
I love my family and friends, exercise (in the form of yoga & body combat), having a laugh, knitting and changing my lipstick and hair style (pretty regularly).
If you’re interested in knowing more about my doula journey please read Becoming a doula blog post.