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Meet the Team

Selina Scoble, Jerusha Sutton, Jo Hunter, Zoe Naylor

How We Met

For 15 years Jo had been musing about making a documentary but didn’t know where to start. She spoke with Jerusha in 2015 about her ideas and they tossed the concept around for a while. They both knew that they needed to wait for the right team to come along to get it off the ground.

Then in 2016, Jo came to be Zoe's independent midwife for the birth of her second child Beau. Jerusha was Zoe’s birth photographer. During this experience they got to know Zoe and she was just as passionate about the topic as they were.

Together, the three of them had the ideas, the contacts in the birth world, the contacts in the film making world, some technical know-how, the courage and the passion to go ALL IN!

The original Birth Time family was born....

Zoe, Jo and Jerusha began filming for the documentary.

One of the people they interviewed was Olympian Selina Scoble who was pregnant at the time. Immediately they knew Selina was the missing link.

It's one thing to create a vision but how do you share that vision with the world?

Selina has helped put Birth Time out to the digital world and start the Birth Time Movement via our website and social media.

We now realise we are creating something a lot bigger than just a Documentary – we are forging the Birth Time Movement!

#OneWomanOneMidwife #ItsTime #BirthTime

How We Met

For 15 years Jo had been musing about making a documentary but didn’t know where to start. She spoke with Jerusha in 2015 about her ideas and they tossed the concept around for a while.

They both knew that they needed to wait for the right team to come along to get it off the ground.

Then in 2016, Jo came to be Zoe's independent midwife for the birth of her second child Beau. Jerusha was Zoe’s birth photographer.

During this experience they got to know Zoe and she was just as passionate about the topic as they were.

Together, the three of them had the ideas, the contacts in the birth world, the contacts in the film making world, some technical know-how, the courage and the passion to go ALL IN!

The original Birth Time family was born....

Zoe, Jo and Jerusha began filming for the documentary.

One of the people they interviewed was Olympian Selina Scoble who was pregnant at the time.

Immediately they knew Selina was the missing link. It's one thing to create a vision but how do you share that vision with the world?

Selina has helped put Birth Time out to the digital world and start the Birth Time Movement via our website and social media.

We now realise we are creating something a lot bigger than just a Documentary – we are forging the Birth Time Movement!

#OneWomanOneMidwife #ItsTime #BirthTime

Meet Selina

Selina has the rare distinction of being an Olympian, a dual USA college athlete, an online Entrepreneur, Speaker, Youth Leader, and mama of two. 

Born and raised in New Zealand, she moved to Australia when she was ten. When entering high school she played a variety of different sports but found her passion in basketball and volleyball, representing Brisbane and Queensland in both sports.  

Upon graduating high school, Selina was offered a rare dual USA Division 1 Scholarship at Oregon State University (OSU), for both basketball and volleyball.

Reaching the pinnacle in her sport, Selina represented Australia at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games in Indoor Volleyball.

She went on to graduate from OSU in 2002 with a Bachelor of Business as an honours student.

Since graduating Selina has been passionate about online business and creating a work from home lifestyle. She has founded and co-founded over 20 businesses.

This has led her to join the Birth Time team in which she has created an online education platform that educates women about birth and what is really going on in our maternity systems not only in Australia, but around the world.

Selina is also very passionate about giving back to the youth by sharing her experiences to help our next generation. Travelling the world to 23 countries with her sport, overcoming a sprained ankle the day before the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics and losing her home in the 2011 Brisbane floods, Selina is a sought-after Youth Leader facilitating 1 and 6 day Youth Leadership Programs.

Meet Selina

Selina has the rare distinction of being an Olympian, a dual USA college athlete, an online Entrepreneur, Speaker, Youth Leader, and mama of two. 

Born and raised in New Zealand, she moved to Australia when she was ten. When entering high school she played a variety of different sports but found her passion in basketball and volleyball, representing Brisbane and Queensland in both sports.  

Upon graduating high school, Selina was offered a rare dual USA Division 1 Scholarship at Oregon State University (OSU), for both basketball and volleyball.

Reaching the pinnacle in her sport, Selina represented Australia at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games in Indoor Volleyball.

She went on to graduate from OSU in 2002 with a Bachelor of Business as an honours student.

Since graduating Selina has been passionate about online business and creating a work from home lifestyle. She has founded and co-founded over 20 businesses.

This has led her to join the Birth Time team in which she has created an online platform that educates women about birth and what is really going on in our maternity systems not only in Australia, but around the world.

Selina is also very passionate about giving back to the youth by sharing her experiences to help our next generation. Travelling the world to 23 countries with her sport, overcoming a sprained ankle the day before the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics and losing her home in the 2011 Brisbane floods, Selina is a sought-after Youth Leader facilitating 1 and 6 day Youth Leadership Programs.

Meet Jo

Jo Hunter is a mother of four and an endorsed Medicare eligible midwife in private practice.

She has worked with birthing families since 1998, first as a doula and childbirth educator and since 2009 as a privately practising midwife.

Jo now works across the full scope of midwifery practice offering continuity of midwifery care primarily to women who are planning to birth at home. Jo has visiting rights at Westmead Hospital and a signed collaborative agreement with several obstetricians that enables her to provide midwifery care to women with higher needs who wish to birth in hospital, or for those whose situation changes and a clinical need for obstetric input arises.

Jo has completed post graduate qualifications, a Bachelor of Nursing (First Class Honours), and the Screening, Diagnostics, Pharmacology and Prescribing course for Midwives.

She is a guest lecturer at UTS for the Bachelor of Midwifery degree and the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery, and regularly presents at conferences and runs workshops related to midwifery.

Jo was formerly the National Convenor of Homebirth Australia, which is the peak national body for homebirth in Australia. She was heavily involved in lobbying and advocacy as the chair of this organization and was at its helm when Medicare for midwives was secured.

In 2019 she was nominated and runner up as Hesta’s Midwife of the Year.

Jo has co-convened 10 national conferences related to midwifery and childbirth.

She has since co-founded ‘Birth Time’ (the movement) and co-written, directed and produced, ‘Birth Time: the documentary’ alongside Jerusha Sutton and Zoe Naylor.

Meet Jo

Jo Hunter is a mother of four and an endorsed Medicare eligible midwife in private practice.

She has worked with birthing families since 1998, first as a doula and childbirth educator and since 2009 as a privately practising midwife.

Jo, now works across the full scope of midwifery practice offering continuity of midwifery care primarily to women who are planning to birth a home. Jo has visiting rights at Westmead Hospital and a signed collaborative agreement with several obstetricians that enables her to provide midwifery care to women with higher needs who wish to birth in hospital, or for those whose situation changes and a clinical need for obstetric input arises.

Jo has completed post graduate qualifications, a Bachelor of Nursing (First Class Honours), and the Screening, Diagnostics, Pharmacology and Prescribing course for Midwives.

She is a guest lecturer at UTS for the Bachelor of Midwifery degree and the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery, and regularly presents at conferences and runs workshops related to midwifery.

Jo was formerly the National Convenor of Homebirth Australia, which is the peak national body for homebirth in Australia. She was heavily involved in lobbying and advocacy as the chair of this organization and was at its helm when Medicare for midwives was secured.

In 2019 she was nominated and runner up as Hesta’s Midwife of the Year.

Jo has co-convened 10 national conferences related to midwifery and childbirth.

She has since co-founded ‘Birth Time’ (the movement) and co-written, directed and produced, ‘Birth Time: the documentary’ alongside Jerusha Sutton and Zoe Naylor.

Meet Jerusha

Jerusha is a doula, and birth photographer & videographer based in Sydney. She trained as a doula in 2006 through Childbirth International, and has since worked extensively as a birth and postnatal doula in both London and Sydney.

Jerusha found the beauty of birth so captivating that she soon trained in photography so she could capture the magic of what she was seeing with her doula clients, to provide lifelong visual memories of their birthing experience. She soon also moved in to videography, creating birth films for the women she supported. She photographs pregnancy, birth and families on a regular basis. 

Jerusha won the 2019 Postpartum category in the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers Competition, and was finalist in the 2019 Australian College of Midwives Birth Photography Competition. 

Her portraits of birthing women were exhibited in the Motherlove exhibition, both at the Creative Space Gallery in Curl Curl, and later the Royal Hospital for Women in 2019. 

Capturing and supporting births is her deep passion and hence the seed of creating a documentary for, and about birthing women was planted long ago. 

Jerusha is a proud volunteer member of Heartfelt, an organisation that gives the gift of photographic memories to families experiencing stillbirth, with premature babies or critically ill children. 

Jerusha also has a background in acting, gaining an Advanced Diploma in Stage and Screen Acting at ACTT in 2001. Since then she has worked as an actor, in casting and in film production. This experience both in front of, and behind the camera fed in to the creation of Birth Time: the documentary.

Jerusha is a mother to a five year old fire cracker and a gorgeous baby girl.

Meet Zoe

Zoe is an accomplished journalist, actress, producer, MC, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and wellbeing activist. She has established and continues to establish a multidisciplinary career.

Upon graduating from Loreto College Normanhurst, where she was School Captain Zoe was awarded the prestigious Channel 7 Communications Scholarship to attend Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Bathurst. While completing this degree at the University of Technology (UTS) she was the recipient of the JFA award for Outstanding Undergraduate Radio Documentary and the Most Outstanding Undergraduate Broadcast Student.

She went on to host her own radio show (then Groove FM) and work as a producer, journalist and presenter across a wide range of Australia and New Zealand’s best-known television programs some of which include Channel 9 News, A Current Affair, MTV Australia, Escape with ET, RA, The NRL Footy Show, Sportscafe (NZ), Gladiators, Qantas and most recently her own series, Kaftan Mama.

She furthered her studies with a Masters in Fine Arts (Drama) from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and quickly made her mark as an actress across theatre, film and television both locally and internationally. On stage some of her stand out performances were in La Boite’s production of The Removalists, The Jungle, Song of the Yellow Bittern and self-devised piece The Wall, directed by John O’hare. In television and film, she has starred in Mcleod’s Daughters, NZ’s Orange Roughies, The Cooks, Home & Away, short films, several US films and Australian feature films, Book of Revelation, Cul-de-sac and The Reef.

Zoe extended her arts training at the renowned Phillip Gaulier Drama School in London and with US drama teacher Ivana Chubbuck and attained High Distinctions in both 8th Grade Trinity and 7th Grade A.M.E.B Speech and Drama exams. Her voice is often used for radio and television ads as well as for promotional and information services.

A sought-after MC, Keynote Speaker and facilitator, Zoe has worked on a large array of events from black-tie gala dinners and awards nights to forums, intimate soirées, openings and special events. Her original ‘Authentic Self’ address continues to inspire many.

Some of her clients include:  Qantas Tourism Australia Awards, Australian Organic, Gymnastics NSW Annual Awards, Homebirth Australia Conference, CICA National Awards, Shopping Centre Council of Australia Awards, Tom Quilty Endurance Ride Weekend, Think Tank’s Corporate PA Summit, HRAFF, Variety of Chef’s, BOQ Broker of the Year Awards, Nissan Micra, Queensland Training Awards, Variety, Jaguar, Clubs QLD, Google, Ducati, Ella Bache, Tattersall’s Club, Lovable, The Golden Stave, Fujitsu, Young Garvin Institute, Astral Bar, Wyndum Estate, Melbourne Cup, Moet and Chandon, Paspaley, Polo in the Park, Women in League, Fashions on the Field, Vibes on a Summers Day, Harley Davidson…and more.

Zoe is passionate about travel and has been an opinion leader for Tourism New Zealand as well as Tourism Australia. As a freelance journalist she’s been a regular contributor to Australian Traveller magazine. For many years Zoe was also national Ducati motorcycle ambassador and had her own column in Australian Road Rider magazine. She has written for Body & Soul, Marie Claire, Equity Magazine and more…

She has appeared as a guest on RPM, Good News Week, 20 to 1, No Leave No Life, Commercial Breakdown Adults Only, Temptation, The Morning Show, The Today Show, The Matty Johns Show, Today Extra and The Spearman Experiment.

Zoe has established Eagle Rose Productions alongside her fiancé, Aaron Jeffery – a company producing film, tv and events that connect people more deeply with their human experience. @EagleRoseProductions

Having committed the last 12 years to a wellness journey, Zoe has expanded her career and now also mentors’ young girls and women globally as part of her @KaftanMama wellbeing enterprise. She is a Doterra Platinum teacher, frequently runs workshops, delivers keynote addresses, offers services as a Doula, facilitates Mother Blessings and Moon Circles and is currently completing her yoga teacher training and her second Master’s degree this time in Art Therapy at Western Sydney University

Despite her many accolades, Zoe says becoming a ‘mama’, her homebirth experience and cultivating a conscious and loving family are her greatest undertakings to date.

Zoe has since co-founded Birth Time (the movement) and co-written, directed and produced, Birth Time: the documentary alongside Jo Hunter and Jerusha Sutton. www.birthtime.world

Meet Zoe

Zoe is an accomplished journalist, actress, producer, MC, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and wellbeing activist. She has established and continues to establish a multidisciplinary career.

Upon graduating from Loreto College Normanhurst, where she was School Captain Zoe was awarded the prestigious Channel 7 Communications Scholarship to attend Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Bathurst. While completing this degree at the University of Technology (UTS) she was the recipient of the JFA award for Outstanding Undergraduate Radio Documentary and the Most Outstanding Undergraduate Broadcast Student.

She went on to host her own radio show (then Groove FM) and work as a producer, journalist and presenter across a wide range of Australia and New Zealand’s best-known television programs some of which include Channel 9 News, A Current Affair, MTV Australia, Escape with ET, RA, The NRL Footy Show, Sportscafe (NZ), Gladiators, Qantas and most recently her own series, Kaftan Mama.

She furthered her studies with a Masters in Fine Arts (Drama) from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and quickly made her mark as an actress across theatre, film and television both locally and internationally. On stage some of her stand out performances were in La Boite’s production of The Removalists, The Jungle, Song of the Yellow Bittern and self-devised piece The Wall, directed by John O’hare. In television and film, she has starred in Mcleod’s Daughters, NZ’s Orange Roughies, The Cooks, Home & Away, short films, several US films and Australian feature films, Book of Revelation, Cul-de-sac and The Reef.

Zoe extended her arts training at the renowned Phillip Gaulier Drama School in London and with US drama teacher Ivana Chubbuck and attained High Distinctions in both 8th Grade Trinity and 7th Grade A.M.E.B Speech and Drama exams. Her voice is often used for radio and television ads as well as for promotional and information services.

A sought-after MC, Keynote Speaker and facilitator, Zoe has worked on a large array of events from black-tie gala dinners and awards nights to forums, intimate soirées, openings and special events. Her original ‘Authentic Self’ address continues to inspire many.

Some of her clients include:  Qantas Tourism Australia Awards, Australian Organic, Gymnastics NSW Annual Awards, Homebirth Australia Conference, CICA National Awards, Shopping Centre Council of Australia Awards, Tom Quilty Endurance Ride Weekend, Think Tank’s Corporate PA Summit, HRAFF, Variety of Chef’s, BOQ Broker of the Year Awards, Nissan Micra, Queensland Training Awards, Variety, Jaguar, Clubs QLD, Google, Ducati, Ella Bache, Tattersall’s Club, Lovable, The Golden Stave, Fujitsu, Young Garvin Institute, Astral Bar, Wyndum Estate, Melbourne Cup, Moet and Chandon, Paspaley, Polo in the Park, Women in League, Fashions on the Field, Vibes on a Summers Day, Harley Davidson…and more.

Zoe is passionate about travel and has been an opinion leader for Tourism New Zealand as well as Tourism Australia. As a freelance journalist she’s been a regular contributor to Australian Traveller magazine. For many years Zoe was also national Ducati motorcycle ambassador and had her own column in Australian Road Rider magazine. She has written for Body & Soul, Marie Claire, Equity Magazine and more…

She has appeared as a guest on RPM, Good News Week, 20 to 1, No Leave No Life, Commercial Breakdown Adults Only, Temptation, The Morning Show, The Today Show, The Matty Johns Show, Today Extra and The Spearman Experiment.

Zoe has established Eagle Rose Productions alongside her fiancé, Aaron Jeffery – a company producing film, tv and events that connect people more deeply with their human experience. @EagleRoseProductions

Having committed the last 12 years to a wellness journey, Zoe has expanded her career and now also mentors’ young girls and women globally as part of her @KaftanMama wellbeing enterprise. She is a Doterra Platinum teacher, frequently runs workshops, delivers keynote addresses, offers services as a Doula, facilitates Mother Blessings and Moon Circles and is currently completing her yoga teacher training and her second Master’s degree this time in Art Therapy at Western Sydney University

Despite her many accolades, Zoe says becoming a ‘mama’, her homebirth experience and cultivating a conscious and loving family are her greatest undertakings to date.

Zoe has since co-founded Birth Time (the movement) and co-written, directed and produced, Birth Time: the documentary alongside Jo Hunter and Jerusha Sutton.

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