1. Birth Doula
Prenatal Visit(s) takes place 1 or 2 months before your due date. It gives you support in creating your birth plan and helps you to prepare for the first days after labor. We are going to go over your questions and I’ll introduce you to different comfort measures to make it easier to relax during birth. This is why I recommend to mothers to invite everyone who is going to support you right before, during and right after labor. These individuals may include your birth partner, mother (in law), sister or a good friend.
I’m going to be your labor companion, supporting you emotionally and physically and guiding you and your partner through birth. I will also be encouraging you in your birth plan, whether it is a Non-medical birth, home birth or a cesarean. Giving birth is supposed to be the most wonderful, magical and special part of your life: as your doula, I will help you experience it as such.
Postpartum visits are important. I want to follow up with you and hear about your birth story, how you felt holding your child in your arms for the first time, your recovery, and challenges as new parents. I’m more than happy to answer you or your partner’s questions, talk about emotional and physical aspects of birth or becoming a parent, assist on getting the information you need about breastfeeding or formula. I want to help you to glide into parenthood with fulfillment and enjoyment.
2. Postpartum Doula
The care for the parents itself is the most important but unfortunately most forgotten. I am here to help you in those first days and weeks after bringing home your baby. It is normal to be challenged, overwhelmed and exhausted especially the first months. I am there to support you.
- evidence-based information on your child’s nutrition (breastfeeding, formula, or alternative methods to feed your child)
- emotional and physical recovery from birth
- parent–baby bonding,
- infant soothing, and
- basic newborn care
- belly binding
- pelvic floor education
- relaxion methods.
- In person or online support
- day and night support