Red Thread

Jo Marie somatic birth work

1:1 sessions  |  group work  |  education

Welcome to my women’s health website.  The services you find here are the culmination of 20 years of experience in the birth, parenting and bodywork field.  My offerings are founded on training and experience in the areas of embodied consent, body and sex positivity, trauma informed practice and somatic birth recovery.  All areas which are missing in mainstream therapies and maternity care.

A key philosophical basis of my work is that, at source, we ARE love and our bodies are wired for pleasure.. both of which we can intentionally recruit as allies in our own growth and recovery.  Research provide us with robust evidence that embodiment is key to whole body health.

I am a midwife, bodyworker and birth & sexuality educator.  I support people through life transitions, and facilitate embodied, trauma informed explorations in sexuality, relating and trauma resolution.  I am a member of the Somatic Sex Educators Association of Australiasia (SSEAA) 

1:1 sessions, online and in person, pre and post natal  parenting groups and online education.  Focusing on embodied consent education for relating, sexuality, birth preparation and debriefing.  Specialising in scar tissue remediation (STREAM),  bringing health back to scar tissue and the whole body.  Facilitator of Thrive! mothers groups, and Whole Body Birthing birth preparation.  Based in Essendon, Melbourne and online.

1:1 sessions

Free 20 minute consult 



Thrive! mother baby group #17

Fridays 1.30-3.30pm 9 weeks                                                           WESTSIDE MELBOURNE

Mindful birth and parenting

5 week course for couples  – contact