Doula

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR PREGNANCY!

You are making the right choice, seeking an expat doula that will support you on your quest to birth your way in The Netherlands.

Choosing a doula is a very personal decision. It is important to know your doula’s training, experiences, and professional attitude. Nevertheless, to make the right decision, it is essential to feel a deep connection with your doula. If you talk to our clients, they will tell you about our particular flair for effortlessly building deep connections. Make the right choice, feel the connection, chose Birth Your Way.

At Birth Your Way we pride ourselves on cherishing your cultural roots, honoring the uniqueness of each of your family members and, your expat life situation. We are multilingual with being, among others, fluent in English and Dutch. While we have the privilege to stand beside you as you welcome new life, we are your listening ear. We provide you with what you need and we provide it to you in an unprejudiced and tailored manner, based on evidence-based knowledge. At Birth Your Way we believe in the power of teamwork. Expect us to be eager to meet your midwife and/or gynecologist and to work with them closely. At Birth Your Way we commit to doing all that is in our power for your birth to become empowering and magical memory for a lifetime. Allow your dreams to happen and birth with Birth Your Way.

DOULA SERVICE IN GLANCE

  • Minimum of 3 prenatal visits, well, let’s be honest, we never stick to only 3. We provide tailored support, no one-fits-all thing; we provide the support that fits you and your birthing journey.
  • One visit together with you at your chosen midwifery or gynecologist practice.
  • Help with preparing your birthing preferences, aka birthing plan.
  • My trained hands are always there to massage your tired back.
  • TENS.
  • Unlimited phone, email, and text support providing counseling and resources throughout your pregnancy until 6 weeks postpartum.
  • 24/7 on-call between 38-42 weeks.
  • Continuous support throughout your birth at home, hospital, or birthing center.
  • Present up to 3 hours after your birth.
  • Two postpartum visits, with the last visit dedicated to the closing ritual.
  • Sprinkles of love, inspiration, love, hugs, warmth, positivity, and so much more are free of charge and always ready for you to be pampered.

PRICE: 950 EUR

I am a member of the Dutch Doula Association (De Nederlandse Beroepsvereniging voor Doula’s). Meaning, depending on your insurance package, some insurance companies are likely to cover my support costs partially. 

CONSULTATION

It is where we meet; it can be at the comfort of your home, in our beautiful office at Female Hub in the center of Den Haag (https://thefemalehub.com/), or through online chat. We will take the time to address all the important questions that you might have when choosing the right doula. Once you choose to be supported by Birth Your Way, we will schedule prenatal visits.

PRENATAL VISITS

It is where space to deeply connect with us is created. Through relaxing talks, you will share your birthing preferences and together we will explore your options and define your birthing plan. Further, we will investigate thoroughly if there are any possible fears that could hinder your birthing journey. If fears are present we will be guiding you in learning how to overcome them. The cornerstone of our prenatal visits is educational, physical, and mental preparation. It means that you will leave prenatal visits feeling prepared and empowered for the birth of your child. Each of the sessions will take up to 1.5 hours and will be scheduled at a place and time of your convenience.

BIRTH SUPPORT

It is where from week 38 to week 42 we will be there to support you 24/7. We will be available in person, over the phone, by email, or by text. When the birthing starts we will be in regular contact with you. And when you will need us physically present we will join you within 1.5 h and will stay with you up to 3 hrs after the birth. On each step, we will provide you with physical, emotional, and educational support so that you will stay relaxed, feeling comfortable, and confident through your birthing journey.

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POSTPARTUM VISITS

A few days after the birth, we will visit you to talk about your birthing experience and the feelings you are experiencing. If any questions arise, we will support you with connecting you to a suitable expert so your transition to parenthood will be confident and smooth. We will be available for you by phone, email, and text in the first 6 weeks after the birth. Our last appointment will take place about 6 weeks after your birth will encompass the closing ritual. A ritual that will spoil all your senses. A ritual that will offer you an opportunity to go deep within yourself, a ritual that will allow you to reconnect with all the women inside you.

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