The Musical Doula

'When we utilize singing bowls or practice toning, the fine, harmonious vibration
instantly entrains us to the frequency of our own essence.' Mitchell Gaynor

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The Musical Doula is the life's work and passion of Brisbane based Registered Music Therapist, SoundBirth Practitioner and Doula, Sarah Dunston.

Since birthing her own baby in 2010, Sarah has felt a desire to combine birth work with her skills as a music therapist and at the core of this work, the root of everything, is the power of the voice. She truly believes that if we are able to tap into the power of our own unique voices, we tap into our true power and potential as women, in the many faceted guises we wear everyday. From a birthing warrior to nurturing caretaker, the power in our voices is limitless. In practical terms, Sarah can help you to learn to use your voice to 'tone' with a Crystal Bowl as a means of pain relief in child birth, or can help you to write a 'Heart Song' for your baby, which you can sing to them in and out of the womb and she can help you to resolve issues you have in using your voice, so you can unlock its potential. As well as this, Sarah can help you create custom designed playlists for birthing and can provide musical relaxation sessions for you if you are experiencing stress during pregnancy. She can also offer specially designed music therapy sessions to help you learn to bond with your bub using the magic of music. Details relating to these services are listed below.

We invite you to look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. 

Create your own beautiful Heart Song for your baby

Using her training as a Registered Music Therapist, Sarah can help you to write a love song for you baby to sing to them in the womb, and as they grow through life. By singing to your baby your own special song that you have created (a “Heart Song”), it is an action

that you can do to directly connect with your baby. S/he can feel it and hear

the words, the melody and the intention of love and connection from her parents. The

song becomes a familiar part of their sonic world and then when s/he is born it assists

with the transition from the womb to the outside world. By singing your Heart Song regularly you are building a relationship with your baby from the very beginning.

Learn how to use the power of your own voice to assist with pain relief during labour

As a fully trained SoundBirth practioner, Sarah has the skills to help you unlock the power of your voice so you can use it as a tool during birthing and beyond.During labour, Sarah can work to help you to get in touch with your primal self and find your voice using toning and crystal singing bowl for pain relief during birth. These techniques will be practiced in sessions prior to birthing. For more information regarding SoundBirthing, please follow the link:

Recieve expert guidance in creating perfect playlists for every stage of labour.

Did you know that each stage of labour requires different energetic and breathing responses? Sarah is a trained and certified Music Therapist as well as Doula. With her expert guidance, she can help you to create playlists to assist the labouring process, regulate breathing, and promote relaxation and feelings of joy for each stage of labour and birthing. During the birthing process Sarah can use her expert knowledge to program music from your playlists to create the optimum birthing experience for you.