Episode 125

Published on:

11th Aug 2023

S4 EP125: Monique Peters: Co-Founder of Maia Mothers Collective - Positive Hospital Birth + Homebirth/4kg Baby

Today I have the pleasure of chatting with Monique – a mother of two, postpartum doula and co-founder of women's health and wellness clinic, Maia Mothers Collective.

From an early age, Mon's longing to embrace motherhood was undeniable. However, faced with a 9-year absence of her menstrual cycle, she recognised the imperative of restoring her body's equilibrium. Through determination and resilience, she embarked on a journey that led her to the essential support she required, effectively regaining harmony and even experiencing the delightful surprise of conception shortly after her cycle's return. Her belief in the birthing process defined her journey, nurtured by the strong women in her linage. This innate trust guided her to have a physiological birth in hospital.

During her postpartum period, a conversation with her close friend and future business partner unveiled an unmet need for holistic care and support within a single, centralised clinic – giving birth to the vision of Maia Mothers Collective."

As Mon began to feel the urge for another child, signs of a daughter's presence began to manifest. Embracing this, she soon found herself expecting once again. Despite a previous positive birth experience, Mon felt a compelling urge to seek an alternative environment away from the hospital. This gained further strength when she crossed paths with a private homebirth midwife, who provided her with the essential evidence that solidified her choice for an environment aligned with her safety and her envisioned birth experience.

Today, Mon’s story unfolds through her meticulous preconception, birthing, and postpartum preparations, revealing a journey of profound presence and mindful intent. 

Show Notes:

Instagram: @monique_postpartumdoula

Clinic: @maiamother.collective

Podcast: @rebirthedthepodcast

Midwife: @you_midwife

Photographer: @anita.alice.photography

Hypnobirthing: @meaghan_amor_

Maia Mothers Collective website here.

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Positive Birth Australia
Positive Birth Stories and Advice
A podcast created with passion by a Brisbane mum with a strong desire to learn about all the positive and beautiful sides to birth. This space is created for all women to see, hear, and share empowering birth stories and advice in the hopes to heal and educate others. Each week I'll be chatting with Australian mothers, partners, and professionals to inspire other women on their own journey to motherhood.
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