Rhea Dempsey is a childbirth educator, speaker, counsellor and birth attendant (doula) with experience at over one thousand births. With adult daughters and grandchildren of her own, Rhea’s understanding of birth has been gained over almost four decades of working with pregnant women, their partners, support people, midwives and medical practitioners, in home and hospital settings.
Rhea is a highly sought after speaker and presenter at conferences, seminars and workshops on birth and counselling issues. She regularly addresses pregnant women, their partners and support people; complementary health practitioners; midwives and medical practitioners. She is recognized as an insightful commentator on the difficulties faced by women who have a yearning for normal physiological birth in navigating the present birth culture. She is also respected as one of Australia’s foremost thinkers on the topic of working with pain in childbirth and its connection to normal physiological birth.
‘WOW. Empowering, passionate, awesome, practical — Rhea’s a rare treat’ — midwife
Founder Birthing Wisdom
Independent Childbirth Educator / Birth Attendant (Doula) / Trainer / Counsellor / Author / Speaker
TPTC, Dip CBE, Grad Dip Couns & HS, Cert Gestalt Therapy
‘The intention of my Birthing Wisdom work — workshops, birth support, counselling practice, birth attendant training, presentations and talking birth talk wherever, whenever and to whoever — Is to keep alive a trust in, and possibility for normal physiological birth’ — Rhea