With more than 16 years in health and medical education, we understand how to replenish, restore and support you in the thick of motherhood. Our Melbourne and Hobart practices focus on evidenced-based postpartum care that is exclusively curated to your needs. And with access to a team of professionally trained FYC doulas, we guarantee continuity of care - the most important factor in positive postnatal outcomes for you, your child and the community
Our approach combines evidence-based research and Ayurvedic practices. Enriching a mother with nourishing restorative food and emotional support. Together this aids digestion and increases levels of the 'love-hormone' oxytocin which in turn may improve breastfeeding outcomes. To view a sample of our in-home FYC menu click here
As scientists we are able to interpret and adapt the latest postpartum research specifically for you. We provide non-judgemental support. Guiding you through the highs and lows of engorged boobies, utter exhaustion and talk you through the 'shoulds' and 'should nots' of motherhood. Listen to our podcast, The Science of Motherhood
Our belief is that when a mother is completely nurtured she can focus on her most important role: loving, feeding and connecting with her baby. Together this empowers a mother to trust her innate intuition and lead with confidence.
Two mums, both scientists, one dream.
'Mother the mumma, nurture the nurturer and provide women the opportunity to fall in love with their postpartum experience'
Micka and Renee met whilst completing their PhDs at Monash University. Renee focused on the biochemistry of the immune system, whilst Micka pursued her passion for women's health
They've taken divergent career paths but continued their friendship throughout the years
Their daughters, born almost 365 days apart, sparked a new bond
From there a new and undiscovered appreciation for mothers and matrescence - the transition of a maiden into a mother
And so, Fill Your Cup was born
Our Doulas are graduates of internationally recognised training programs from Newborn Mothers Collective and/or the Australian Doula College. FYC Doulas also carry out further training in POSSUMS Neuroprotective Developmental Care for infants and mothers
"It was the combination of everything that made the difference: the meals were great and really nourishing and especially the bigger portions were handy as they provided relief from cooking over several days"
- Sarah -
"Having Renee cook me delicious and nutritious meals that were tailor-made specifically for breastfeeding and postpartum was truly an amazing experience. Everything I ate made me feel as if I was really giving my body the nutrients it needed whilst being able to prioritise sleep for myself instead of thinking about what to cook!"
- Mielle -
"It was so wonderful to have Amanda in our home in those tender first weeks as second-time parents and family of 4 to purely support us - not to steal baby cuddles or tell us what we should or shouldn't be doing; just to do what we asked of them to make our day or that week a little bit easier"
- Gen -
"I could have a little bit of me time, rest, listen to a podcast while I breastfed or go for a walk with bub which was really nice to do and not feel guilty about it as I am the sort of person always putting others first and forgetting about myself"
- Sandra -