A doula is “a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.” (DONA)
My doula practice is based on inclusiveness and adaptability. I like to think it is transparent, colourless: it takes the colour of each birth and family. Please get in touch to talk about your needs and create together the right option for you.
As a birth doula, my main concern is that the person giving birth knows me, trusts me, and feels I support her needs. A first meeting, free of charge, is offered to each family, so we can get to know each other, ask questions, and you can feel whether my approach fits well with you.
With each family I create a specific support package. This includes a number of prenatal meetings that allows the family to feel comfortable and familiar with me. This is the place where we can talk about the family’s needs, expectations, plans and requests. We can also include information and techniques in preparation for birth, which may include yoga, breathwork, meditation, bodywork, touch and fascia release.
In addition to this, I provide phone and remote support, as well as help with information material. From two weeks before the “due” date, I am on call until attending birth, where I remain by your side. I also offer postnatal meetings for immediate practical and emotional support, and to recognise the transition with a closing ceremony. I am open to discuss options if my help is still needed.
In Berlin I am part of the Centre for Doula Pathways. While already supporting families, I am taking the last steps to obtain DONA International’s Birth Doula certification.