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Stephanie A. Simmons

B.A. Psychology
Pregnancy & Postnatal Corrective Exercise Specialist
Remedial & Pregnancy Massage Therapist
Certified Doula & Lactation Educator
Infant Sleep & Settling Consultant

Infant Hearing Screener at Monash Clayton
(Victorian Infant Hearing Screening Program - VIHSP)

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Empowering Lives Through
Perinatal Wellness
& Athletic Excellence

As a dedicated advocate for the well-being of expectant and new mothers, Stephanie is a Perinatal Wellness Practitioner with a remarkable blend of expertise. Her professional journey weaves together her passion for supporting mothers during their perinatal journey and her exceptional background as an elite gymnast.

Perinatal Wellness Expertise

With a heart deeply committed to nurturing the health and happiness of mothers and their little ones, Stephanie brings a wealth of experience to her role as a Perinatal Wellness Practitioner. Her multifaceted areas of expertise include: 

 

  • Doula and Childbirth Educator:

    • ​Having attended over 100 births in the USA and Australia combined, Stephanie continues to support families in home, birth centre and hospital births.

  • Pregnancy and Postnatal Corrective Exercise Specialist:

    • Stephanie promotes pregnancy and postnatal fitness, with a focus on diastasis recti rehabilitation and pelvic floor health.

  • Remedial Massage Therapist & Mercier Therapy Practitioner:

    • ​Stephanie incorporates an array of remedial massage techniques to ease the physical strains of pre-conception, pregnancy and postpartum, and enhance women's overall health and fertility.

  • Infant Sleep and Settling Consultant:

    • ​Stephanie offers invaluable support to exhausted parents, by creating gentle sleep solutions for their little ones.

Athletic Excellence in Gymnastics

Before embarking on her journey as a perinatal wellness practitioner, Stephanie A. Simmons (formerly, Stephanie LoPiccolo) made a significant mark in the realm of gymnastics. Her athletic achievements include:

  • 2001-2004 Victorian Institute of Sport Scholarship Athlete

  • 2002 Success in Sport and Life Award

  • 2004 Olympic Trials Competitor

  • 2004-2009 NCAA Division 1 Scholarship Athlete (University of Oklahoma)

  • 2006 All-American and Big XII Champion on Uneven Bars

Today, Stephanie seamlessly combines her experiences as an elite athlete and perinatal wellness expert to empower mothers to achieve their personal best during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period. Her dedication to the well-being of families and her unwavering commitment to the world of perinatal health make her a true champion both in and out of the gym. Stephanie continues to inspire and uplift individuals, helping them reach new heights in their perinatal journeys, just as she did in the world of gymnastics.

Birth, just like a captivating performance, showcases the remarkable strength, balance, and determination of the human body. Each moment is a testament to our incredible capabilities, where grace and resilience shine through."
- Stephanie A. Simmons

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