About Leonie Rastas
Leonie Rastas is a registered nurse, midwife, author, educator, and trauma therapist who helps people move from anxiety and fear to a state of calm, confident emotional regulation. She is also known as the C-section Recovery Whisperer® being an expert in C-section recovery and issues that arise, including birth trauma that can present months after birth.
For over her 40 years in clinical practice and healing she’s helped transform many lives and in 2010, was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing Australia, known today as the Australian College of Nursing for her service and holistic approach to healthcare.
Leonie’s passion for better care for C-section mothers, led her to design and create a splint to support the c-section wound which has been approval by the TGA for use as a medical aid.
Over the years Leonie has presented papers and workshops at national and international conferences in Australia, the UK, Canada, and the USA and has been interviewed on UK and Australian podcasts. She currently writes for the Australian Practising Midwives Journal on a range of issues related to surgical birth. She has reached thousands of people on her social media platforms and generously offers her time and talent to her followers.
Leonie is the founder of a company called Caesarcare in which she provides focused strategies for receiving recovering from surgical birth and trauma. She also founded the Australian Pastoral Healthcare Network in 2005 to help people living with grief and loss or social isolation. The organisation is a not-for-profit health promotion charity and still operates today solely managed by like-minded volunteers.
Leonie lives on the Sunshine Coast with her husband and nearby to 2 of her adult children and first grandchild. Her favourite entertainment is comedy and singing in Australia's iconic 1500-person-strong 'Pub Choir' ...when she can get tickets! For relaxation, she loves camping with her husband along the beautiful rivers and ocean in the region.
'Where passion meets pain, we find purpose'®
Danielle Mc Alpine Johnson