About Us

Debby Gould (left) and Melissa Bruijn

Debby Gould (left) and Melissa Bruijn : founders of Birthtalk.org and authors of ‘How to Heal a Bad Birth: making sense, making peace and moving on.’


About Debby Gould Trained midwife, childbirth educator, doula and mother of two : Deb herself  has had empowering but challenging births with many lessons that affirmed her beliefs and drove her burgeoning philosophy of birth, leading to the framework that underpins Birthtalk.org’s work  Read more

About Melissa Bruijn Educator, event co-ordinator, and now mother of three : Melissa has had one traumatic caesarean and two empowering VBACs that fuelled the desire to support others towards healing, and towards empowering births in any scenario.  Her own healing journey inspired Birthtalk.org’s beginnings. Read more

The Birth of Birthtalkwhy, when and how Birthtalk began  (we get asked this a lot!) Read more