I see you there, mama.
You want to birth your precious baby naturally, peacefully, and powerfully.
You want to mother gently and intuitively, as nature intended.
And you want motherhood to be the most expansive, nourishing and beautiful experience of your life.
You’re getting information and advice hurled at you from every direction – and most of it’s confusing, contradictory, and out of alignment with how you want to live and mother.
The only stories you’re hearing are ones of trauma, overwhelm and exhaustion.
But through all that noise, a quiet voice whispers from somewhere deep inside you: there must be a better way.
Oh mama, I’m so glad you’re here. You’re in just the right place.
I’m Dr Jessica Hodgens, and I teach wild women just like you about physiologic birth, natural parenting and conscious mothering, so you can birth and mother with pleasure, purpose and power.
I’m an expert researcher with over 10 years of experience in making information accessible and relevant to real people.
I have a PhD in Aboriginal history, I worked for the best part of a decade as an oral historian with Aboriginal communities, and I spent a few years as a Senior Researcher with government.
I direct my research expertise and insatiable appetite for learning towards the problem that obsesses me: how to change the world for the better for mothers, babies and the earth.
I’m a trained doula and women’s circle keeper.
I've trained as a Dynamo Doula, I’ve studied with legendary grandmother of the birth world, Jane Hardwicke Collings, and I’m currently doing further study as an Innate Traditions Postpartum Care Provider. Fair to say I’m addicted to learning.
And I’m a mama to a (nearly) 2 year old.
That means that everything I teach, I practice. Everything that I offer comes from my own lived experience. I’m right there where you are, mama. And I see you, because I am you.
The thing that gets me out of bed every morning is the privilege of supporting other mamas.
Through my teaching and mentorship, I’ve helped mamas just like you to experience their birth and mothering journey as a source of profound healing, expansion and power.
Jess is such a gift, you can tell she is living her soul’s work. Such a perfect balance of nurturing feminine wisdom, yet so grounded in evidence-based practice.
Thank you, Jess, for helping us trust the power of our babies and our bodies and so gently encouraging us all to do and love “the most important work there is”.
I’ve walked away with so much more than I expected to. Words will never be enough.
- Amanda, mama to Archie and Leo
“Jess’s work really supported me in navigating my first pregnancy and cultivating the space to be present with my baby.
I felt so SAFE, so welcomed, so seen, so deeply loved (my gosh do I feel loved in her space) and honoured during our time together.
I’m so grateful for Jess and the work she does, and the example she is for women.”
- Lauren, mama to Ivy
A little bit about me
I live on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia, cradled between the beautiful Illawarra escarpment and the ocean.
I spend my days mothering, gardening, cooking, walking, thinking, reading and writing.
I’m happiest when I’m pottering at home with my border collie Dug, my (nearly) 2 year old Ned, and my partner Kane.
I was born and raised a country kid, and I dream about one day buying a bit of land somewhere in the country with an old farmhouse and sprawling gardens full of herbs and flowers, where I can raise my babies and care-take the land. I can’t imagine anything more healing.
Are you ready to birth and mother with
pleasure, purpose and power?