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Birth & Postpartum
Doula Services

Supporting you before, during and after your birth

Birth & Postpartum Doula Services 

Supporting you before, during and after your birth

What is a doula?

The term Doula derives from ancient Greek and means “Woman’s servant.
A doula is a woman who is trained to support the mother and her partner before, during and after birth physically  and emotionally. She has profound knowledge about pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period and provides  continuous emotional support for the woman to enable her to have the most positive birth experience possible.

What’s the difference to a midwife?

A doula, unlike the midwife, has no medical competencies and replaces neither the midwife nor the doctor. The doula is though a valuable addition to the midwife. The doula builds up a relationship of trust with the mother in advance. She therefore understands the emotional needs of the woman before, during and after her birth

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“If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.”

Dr. John Kennel

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The Role of a Birth and Postpartum Doula

Physical support, such as assistance with birth position changes, massages, counter pressure and breathing techniques

Emotional support before, during and after the birth. To create a space of trust, peace and security.

Partner support: Support of the partner in his or her important role. To give the space to be as involved as it feels right for him/her

Evidence-Based Information and Advocacy: Answer questions that are based on evidence-based facts so that the family can make important decisions for themselves

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Benefits of a Doula

Shorter labor and birth

Fewer requests for pain medication

Reduced likelihood of cesarean birth

As a doula I support you during your birth and postpartum

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