Doula Services

pregnancy & birth support

Doula Support for Mothers

Imagine having guidance during your pregnancy and birth from someone who is attentive to your needs, supporting you and your birth partner. Someone who works with diverse cultures, drawing from experience, expertise, heart, and intuition.

A Doula supports the mother and her birth partner physically and mentally, encompassing a wide range of support. Every person is unique, and each pregnancy and body is special. Let’s rekindle the magic within our bodies.

What is a Doula and What does a Doula do?

“A guardian of yours, a supportive sister.”

The word “Doula” originates from Ancient Greek, meaning “servant woman” or “helping woman.” A Doula is now referred to as a pregnancy and birth coach, resembling the role of the “sisters” who traditionally supported women during childbirth. A Doula is an experienced and knowledgeable woman who discusses your birth preferences during pregnancy. Beyond practical and emotional support during pregnancy and birth, a Doula offers much more. Additionally, I am a postpartum Doula who can provide therapeutic massages at your home. If you don’t have a birth partner, a Doula can offer support as needed. Let’s explore your deepest desires together. And make this a lifetime experience to your needs.

If you seek something different from the described package, we can tailor our services to your needs. My goal is to provide you with a positive experience and offer personalized support. I sometimes work with a backup Doula to ensure there is always someone available during the birth. Many options are open for discussion as long as we look for a solution to your and partner needs.

A doula is for the whole family.

Your own doula from €1.497

  •  1 x intake interview live or skype(1 hour free inc with package, otherwise paid by time)

  • 2 x 2 hour meeting over the course of the pregnancy

  • 1 x Meeting Back up Doula in person or online

  • 1 x Rebozo Massage pregnancy or preparation for birth

  • 1 x Discussing and vorming your birth wishes/ This will be via email or telephone conversation From 37 until the birth I will be available to you 24/7

  • Last minute starting from 37 weeks pregnancy I will be present the entire duration of the birth from the active phase until a few hours after the birth, despite the hour of the day.

  • 1x Post partum maternity visit of an hour within 14 days of the birth.

  • Bonus free affirmations 10 pieces, printed and sealed.
  • Bonus free meditation recorded by me for Mom.
  • Bonus free meditation recorded by me for Dad

Additional services to book during pregnancy

Extra services

  • Pregnancy course 2 x 3 hours €350,-
  • Birth story from my perspective, including a few photos €199, including VAT
    • Spinning babies for, among others, breech presentation €125, 1.5 hours.
    • Personalized meditation €77, addressing fears, stress, restlessness, and connecting with the baby

    Before the birth

      • Welcome Mama ceremony €350
    • Baby blessing ceremony €199
    • Personalized birth meditation €125

    After the birth

    • Postpartum massage including bengkung belly binding, postnatal massage, new mama plan, starting from €175 per session. Discounts available for multiple sessions.
    • Postpartum support following maternity care, customized according to needs
    • Postpartum closing ritual, see closing ceremony €399
    • Baby massage for both parents, 1.5 hours €150

    Good to Know

    • The base packag and the services have starting prices
    • Sometimes, we accommodate different preferences and customize sessions accordingly.
    • Services do not include a travel reimbursement of €0.29 per kilometer, plus parking fees.
    • If financial constraints arise, we seek suitable solutions. I believe there is always a way to make it feasible.
    • Payment in installments is possible but must be completed by 37 weeks.
    • After a free intake interview included with a package purchase, otherwise charged at €75 per hour, a confirmation email with the appointment details and terms and conditions will follow.

       

    Why a Doula for Your Birth?

    What does a doula do exactly?

    A doula is a trained professional who provides emotional and physical support to pregnant individuals before, during, and after the birth of your child. They offer continuous guidance, comfort, information, and advice throughout the entire birthing process.

    Why should I hire a doula?

    Studies have shown that the presence of a doula during childbirth can result in shorter labor, reduced need for medical interventions, higher satisfaction for the mother, and an overall more positive birth life experience.

    What is the difference between a doula and a midwife?

    A midwife provides medical care and monitors the health of the mother and baby during pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum period. A doula primarily offers emotional and physical support, assists with breathing techniques, comfort measures, and the creation of a calm, supportive birthing environment. Both emotionally and physically, and also for the birth partner.

    What are the benefits of postnatal doula support?

    Postnatal doulas provide assistance and guidance to new parents after the birth of the baby. They help with household tasks, offer breastfeeding advice, emotional support, and can be a valuable source of information and reassurance during the transition to parenthood. Sacred Mother also offers massages in the postpartum period, rituals, and ceremonies can also be included.

     

    How does the process of hiring a doula work?

    The process usually begins with an introductory conversation, where you have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss how the doula can support you. An intake to have a clearer understanding of the desires. If you decide to proceed, contracts and payments will be discussed, and the doula will be available for questions and consultations before, during, and after the birth.

    What is your specific approach as a doula?

    As a doula at Sacred Mother, I believe in a holistic approach, paying attention to both the physical and emotional aspects of pregnancy and childbirth. I provide personalized support, tailored to your individual needs and desires during this unique and beautiful process. I hope these questions and answers give you an idea of what a Doula can mean, and additional questions can be asked during the introduction.