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 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 deep connection with your doula. If you talk to our clients they will tell you about our particular flair of effortlessly building deep connections. Make the right choice, feel the connection, chose Birth Your Way.

At Birth Your Way we pride our selves on cherishing your cultural roots, honouring 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 unprejudiced and tailored manner, based on evidence based knowledge. At Birth Your Way we believe in the power of team work. Expect from us that to be eager to meet your midwife and/or gynaecologist and to work with them closely. At Birth Your Way we commit to do all what 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. Lets be honest we never stick to only 3.
  • One visit together with you at your chosen midwifery or gynaecologist practice
  • Help with writing birth plan
  • Unlimited phone, email and text support providing counselling and resources throughout your pregnancy until 6 weeks postpartum
  • 24/7 on call between 37-42 weeks
  • Continuous support throughout your birth at home, hospital or birthing centre
  • Present 1-2 hours after your birth
  • Two postpartum visits

CONSULTATION

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

PRENATAL VISITS

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 birthing. 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 birth of your child. Each of the sessions will take up to 1.5 hours and will be scheduled at place and time of your convenience.

BIRTH SUPPORT

Is where from week 37 to week 42 we will be there to support you 24/7. We will be available in person, over phone, email or 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 2 h 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

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

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