Carol Burroughs

Carol Burroughs

I’ve had 8 children (1 husband!) and you might say I found my passion in life!

Well I have a new passion and it’s not to inspire everyone to have 8 as well – unless they want to! – but to support women and their partners through labour and birth. To be inspired about their upcoming labour...and to know there is life after birth. Great birth support and reaching out for help postpartum both contribute to an optimistic outcome for both mum and baby.

'Valuing Mothers Before, During and After Birth.'

Carol Burroughs is a passionate doula (birth coach.) She uses her own experience of having birthed eight children plus her doula training to provide personal support to women and their partners during pregnancy, labour and birth. She established Freedom Births in 2015 and is the creator of Birthing with Passion workshops designed to inform, inspire and impart practical ways to manage labour and birth. Participants leave the class equipped with a vast array of resources ready for their upcoming birth whether at home or hospital.

As another piece to the puzzle of support for mothers, she also offers postpartum support in the form of very practical assistance and encouragement. Not taking over, but as a friend who has very much been there and totally understands.

Carol holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and is a member of DONA International (Doulas of North America).

Having lived in Britain, Dunedin, Auckland and the Far North, she now calls Taranaki home. She has decided to not only survive but thrive a near empty nest by Living with Passion for her next 50 years with her ever faithful husband Nic.