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Village Birth was founded by Talia Avenell to support the women and families of Geelong, the Surf Coast and surrounding regions during pregnancy, childbirth and into parenthood.

The mission behind Village Birth is to offer complimentary services with a focus on mind, body, education and preparation as well as continuity-of-care for positive outcomes.

Village Birth was founded by Talia Avenell to support women and families of Geelong, the Surf Coast and surrounding regions during pregnancy, childbirth and into parenthood.

The mission behind Village Birth is to offer complimentary services with a focus on mind, body, education and preparation as well as continuity-of-care for positive outcomes.

Breathe, Move, Connect, Trust

A sense of flow, intuition, calm, trust and self-assurance.
These are the things a birthing woman needs.

Birth Support Services

Breathe, Move,
Connect, Trust

Birth Support Services

about talia

Talia Avenell is a passionate person! She has travelled the globe, lived abroad, has a love for cultural diversity and an entrepreneurial spirit. As a mother of two herself and inheriting another two as a blended family, it was her personal experiences with beautiful births (many years ago) that ignited a deep admiration and respect for all birthing women.

Having owned and operated a Pilates Studio for more than a decade and worked in the industry for 15 years alongside physiotherapists, Talia knows how important it is to maintain a strong and functional body for optimal quality of life. What she also learnt over the years working with bodies, was how important it was to maintain a strong and positive mind as well. The two go hand-in-hand.

Talia’s passion for supporting women and families on the birth journey meant there was a place to offer services that strengthen both body and mind, with amazing results. Alongside teaching her pre/post-natal reformer pilates classes, Talia trained as an independent doula in 2019 as well as becoming a certified Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner. Her knowledge and professional experience is unique, bringing mind and body awareness together with her warm delivery style.

With a deep curiosity around human behaviour, mindset and self-awareness, Talia loves exploring evidence-based research to continually update the ways she supports positive mind-body and emotional connection through her work.

Talia is also co-founder of The Perinatal Hub Surf Coast, a multi-disciplinary clinic that offers holistic support services for conception, pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood. These services include psychology, acupuncture, pregnancy massage, naturopathy, men’s counselling, parent groups, speech pathology and more. Once again supporting the notion that continuity-of-care is an important factor for positive parenting experiences, The Perinatal Hub has built a village of care right here in our stunning backyard on the Surf Coast.

When Talia is not supporting others on their wellbeing journey, you’ll most likely find her in the garden growing veggies, building something (she loves a DIY project), reading (always several books at once), cooking, adventuring in nature with her kids, doing pilates, meditating, travelling (when permitted), running international retreats in the Himalaya with her partner, or dreaming up something wonderful!

about talia

Talia Avenell is a passionate person! She has travelled the globe, lived abroad, has a love for cultural diversity and an entrepreneurial spirit. As a mother of two herself and inheriting another two as a blended family, it was her personal experiences with beautiful births (many years ago) that ignited a deep admiration and respect for all birthing women.

Having owned and operated a Pilates Studio for more than a decade and worked in the industry for 15 years alongside physiotherapists, Talia knows how important it is to maintain a strong and functional body for optimal quality of life. What she also learnt over the years working with bodies, was how important it was to maintain a strong and positive mind as well. The two go hand-in-hand.

Talia’s passion for supporting women and families on the birth journey meant there was a place to offer services that strengthen both body and mind, with amazing results. Alongside teaching her pre/post-natal reformer pilates classes, Talia trained as an independent doula in 2019 as well as becoming a certified Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner. Her knowledge and professional experience is unique, bringing mind and body awareness together with her warm delivery style.

With a deep curiosity around human behaviour, mindset and self-awareness, Talia loves exploring evidence-based research to continually update the ways she supports positive mind-body and emotional connection through her work.

Talia is also co-founder of The Perinatal Hub Surf Coast, a multi-disciplinary clinic that offers holistic support services for conception, pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood. These services include psychology, acupuncture, pregnancy massage, naturopathy, men’s counselling, parent groups, speech pathology and more. Once again supporting the notion that continuity-of-care is an important factor for positive parenting experiences, The Perinatal Hub has built a village of care right here in our stunning backyard on the Surf Coast.

When Talia is not supporting others on their wellbeing journey, you’ll most likely find her in the garden growing veggies, building something (she loves a DIY project), reading (always several books at once), cooking, adventuring in nature with her kids, doing pilates, meditating, travelling (when permitted), running international retreats in the Himalaya with her partner, or dreaming up something wonderful!

related services

Hypnobirthing

Relaxation techniques for a positive birth

Pilates

Pre- and post-natal pilates