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As a Doula in Amsterdam I support you no matter what. I am at your side from trying to conceive, throughout pregnancy and as well with the loss of a baby

 

What is a doula?

A doula is a person trained to assist a woman during childbirth. A doula provides support and the family by offering important resources and is there to help after the baby is born. A doula can be specialized in birth, postpartum and loss depending on her training. I’m here to serve you as a German and English speaking doula on your transition to motherhood. This includes helping you with preparing your body for fertility and conceiving as well as throughout your pregnancy journey. Pregnancy is one of the most spiritual experiences we can go through in our life. Motherhood really does begin with the positive test result. All of the sudden, you’ll not only take care of yourself, but every decision is also one that affects your unborn baby. I assist you in preparing your birth visions into a plan. I support you and your partner throughout the process with helpful resources. I am at your side during labor.

I believe it’s vital to hold a sacred space before, during and after childbirth. So my methods will also include sacred rites and ceremony such as my Mama Blessing Onlinekurs (only in German). My love and commitment are to make you feel safe. I support you no matter what. I’ll guide you, provide you with emotional support, comforting techniques and show you ways to relax as your body transforms. My mantra: Birth is birth and there’s no wrong way about the process.

 

Why hire a doula?

I believe in letting the numbers speak. The American Journal of Managed Care reported in 2014 that:

Doula-supported women had lower odds of cesarean compared without doula support and those who desired but did not have doula support (AOR = 0.41, CI, 0.18-0.96; and AOR = 0.31, CI, 0.13-0.74). The odds of nonindicated cesarean were 80-90% lower among doula-supported women (AOR= 0.17, CI, 0.07-0.39; and AOR= 0.11, CI, 0.03-0.36). (source)

Numerous studies have shown that when doulas attend a birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily. In fact, the benefits include:
· 50% reduction in the cesarean rate
· 25% shorter labor
· 60% reduction in epidural requests
· 40% reduction in oxytocin use

(Source: Mothering the Mother: How a Doula Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier and Healthier Birth, Klaus, Kennell, and Klaus (1993))

 

 

Book me as your Doula in Amsterdam

Feel free to reach out to me and schedule a free call to get to know each other. I speak German and English and will provide you with resources that are Mama-Tested and support your journey. The package includes 3 meetings pre-birth and labor: € 750

 

 

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