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, Hobart, Sydney (and soon Brisbane) 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.
Our Doulas are graduates of internationally recognised training programs from Newborn Mothers Collective and/or the Australian Doula College. FYC Doulas also undergo further training in POSSUMS Neuroprotective Developmental Care for infants and mothers and postpartum nutrition
"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 -
"Fill Your Cup is a godsend for new mamas! I feel like every Wednesday my fairy godmother came to visit and whipped up beautiful food and gave me the pick me up I needed. The only downside is that eventually it all comes to an end, I wish I could keep Renee forever!"
- Emily -
"I cannot thank these beautiful ladies enough, this is my third child and nothing braces your for that fourth trimester even though you have been through it before.
If there is one thing I can recommend to plan for after having your baby, definitely get a Fill Your Cup doula these ladies are amazing and know exactly what to do to help "
- Stacey -
"Cannot recommend FYC more to new mamas! FYC provided both practical and emotional support and most of all, camaraderie and a sense of not being alone in this new season of life. In fact, FYC created a really sacred space for me to soak up motherhood with my littlest love which I am so grateful for."
- Lucy -
"Soul and sanity saving.
The once a week visit from Amanda lifted our spirits and the delicious food she made nourished and energised us."
- Maddie -
"I loved the postpartum doula service provided by Amanda through Fill Your Cup. I felt taken care of, supported with empathy and compassion. The meals were delicious and I looked forward to every visit. As a first time mum, I felt so emotionally supported - I am so glad I decided to book a doula service with Fill Your Cup."
- Anita -
"I very much enjoyed my time with FYC! I felt heard, understood and also learned plenty about motherhood through chats, and through being looked after, being cooked for, and enjoying time for myself while Kaitlyn visited"
- Theekshna -
"Evidence led, our weekly visits helped us navigate the early weeks of becoming parents. The food was healthy and nourishing, and was generous enough to cover two dinners and lunch! Amanda, our doula, provided an experienced ear and warm comfort as we navigated the ups and downs of welcoming a baby into our lives. Most of all we enjoyed having someone kind and knowledgeable to talk to"
- Madelyn -