Fill Your Cup
WELCOME TO FILL YOUR CUP
Imagine a world where after the birth of your child, you returned home and had a dedicated person whose sole job was to look after YOU. Provide support and nourishment for YOU. Someone to make delicious nutrient-rich meals, fold that stack of washing, settle your baby while you rest and lend a non-judgmental ear when you’ve had a tough night.
Enter stage left… This person is known as a Fill Your Cup postpartum doula.
Micka and Renee are trained postpartum doulas who 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. Motherhood. From there, came a new and undiscovered appreciation for mothers and matrescence – the transition of a maiden into a mother… and Fill Your Cup was born…
The philosophy is simple:
Mother the mumma, nurture the nurturer and provide women the opportunity to fall in love with their postpartum experience
Our evidence-based menu is designed to nourish and strengthen you during the fourth trimester. As the weeks progress, the menu is curated to your specific needs with a focus on organic nutrient-dense foods that promote the love hormone, oxytocin. Our meals are warm, restorative and assist in promoting better breastfeeding outcomes for you and your baby.
Our main meals may include: Hunter chicken stew; Slow-cooked pork tacos + pineapple salsa; nourishing ginger fried rice. At least one vegetarian/vegan option each week.
Our sweeties may include: Choc + Goji lactation cookies, gooey chocolate brownies, pear + pecan loaf.
Franjos Kitchen exists to support and nourish mothers and their families. Franjos see food as nature’s medicine and in consultation with a naturopath, have formulated a range of natural ingredients to create delicious and nutritious snacks specifically for mamas and mamas-to-be.
The aim of Franjos is to enhance the experience of motherhood by creating natural, nourishing and functional food that supports women through each stage of their journey – from pregnancy, to breastfeeding and beyond.
When you eat a Franjos Kitchen biscuit, cracker or muesli, the team behind Franjos want it to feel like you’re getting a warm and delicious hug. Whether you’re struggling to keep anything down while pregnant or worried about your milk supply, Franjos functional food aims to make mum life that little bit easier for you.
Justine Law, Mothercare & Postpartum Support
Justine Law is a trained postpartum professional who supports women practically and emotionally, in the lead up to and during their fourth trimester.
She offers postpartum planning sessions as well as hands-on pre and postnatal in-home support which might look like: meal and pantry prepping, village-building support or hands-on help organising spaces and routines that will make daily life easier for you. All of her work is underpinned by a commitment to sustainable and low-tox living with the ability to guide families in making simple swaps along the way.
She loves to help families navigate the overwhelm, so they can focus on slowing down, bonding and things which bring them joy. Her goal is to help women feel anchored, prepared and fully supported, so they can surrender and lean into their fourth trimester with peace and calm.
She has two in-home service packages. These packages have been designed to offer a bank of hours to give you maximum flexibility to use our time together as best suits your needs. They can be used either pre or postnatally and might include things from the in-home visit options such as cooking nourishing meals and snacks, organising and decluttering spaces that need a little love or simply taking care of baby while you rest. You might want to spend additional time working through your postpartum plan and putting a few more things in place or need some help setting up practical systems at home that will mean more ease once baby is here. Justine’s goal is support you in whatever it is that you need to help you feel less overwhelmed, more anchored and ready for life with a newborn.
Nurtured Birth is a collective of passionate practitioners offering a range of natural therapies and support for women and their families, including massage, osteopathy, acupuncture, birth support & childbirth education, postnatal doula support and pre and postnatal yoga
Our aim is to strive to support families to feel equipped in making informed decisions and navigate the system that can often feel overwhelming. Opening awareness of birth possibilities, from medical to natural and everything in between, Nurtured Birth is a nest for women and their families to feel held.