My name is Belinda Kelly-Mandalis. I have lived on the beautiful Sunshine Coast for 30 years and I could not imagine ever calling another place home.  I am the proud Mama of 3 gorgeous sons and 1 beautiful daughter. I am married to a wonderful man who understands and supports my lifes calling as a birth worker.

My passion and purpose is to support women as they discover their own power in this crazy, intense, and oh-so-personal journey of becoming a mother.  As a doula, I am a birth keeper.  I am a place of encouragement, warmth, love & respect for each woman in my care.  I am so humbled by the women that I serve.  As I see a woman transform into a mother, my breath is taken from me...

I have been practicing on the Sunshine Coast for the past 10 years and have had the immense honour of supporting at over 300 births, with close to 100 of those being homebirths.  I feel incredibly blessed to be able to follow my calling.  It is an honour and a privilege to be trusted to be a part of a woman and families most intimate and sacred  of experiences.

My Approach as a Doula:  
I am very at ease and comfortable with the birthing process so I bring a calmness to the birth environment.  I listen to you and learn what is most important to you and your partner before the birth so that I can help facilitate the birth you desire.  I work respectfully with those in the birth environment including dads, family members, midwives, and doctors. I do not take the place of dad or dominate the environment.  I am familiar with and utilise many different techniques that aid in the birthing process and also help relieve as much discomfort as possible during labour and birth.  I will do whatever I can to help both the mother and their partner during pregnancy, labour and birth.  While you are in labour I offer lots of verbal, physical and emotional support but if I am always guided by my intuition so if I feel that you would like some quiet time or less touch I will follow your lead.  I trust a mother's abilities to have the birth that her body has the power to deliver. As a doula I will not push any of my beliefs on a client because this is not my birth experience. It is my goal that you go into the birth of your child with the tools necessary to make decisions that are right for you and your family. I want you to have the best possible labour and birth and I will support you in whatever decisions you have made before, during and after birth.  
Birth Experience:
Homebirths & Hospital Births, Vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC), Vaginal birth after two caesareans (VBA2C), Vaginal birth after three caesareans (VBA3C), Active birthing, Hypno-birthing, Calm-birthing, Providing support to siblings at births, Supporting single Mums,  Post date pregnancies,  Inductions, Pre-term births, Water births, Lotus births, Twin births & Triplet births, Vaginal breech births, Planned and emergency caesarean births.