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Due to my background as a Speech Therapist, Doula, Breastfeeding expert and Hipnobirthing teacher, I offer a complete doulage package! I offer support to the clients from pregnancy to postpartum including breastfeeding consultancy.
Our first contact will be simple and relaxed, free from any commitment. Usually it can be a video call or a chat in a cafe. In this meeting I will explain how my work is, I will answer your questions, and above all I will listen to you. If after this meeting you decide to hire my doling services, then we will schedule our first prenatal consult.
The doula's work is based on three pillars: Inform, Support and Connect.
During these prenatal meetings, in addition to creating this very important pregnant-doula connection, you will also receive the information you need to feel safe and supported in your decisions, whatever it may be.
Staged birth process
What's going on in your body
Delivery Location Options
Natural and medicinal pain relief
Help in preparing the birth plan
The golden hours
This service starts from the 38th to the 42nd week of pregnancy. I will be available to support you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone, email or SMS. As soon as the first signs of childbirth start, we will be in regular contact to monitor the progression, and decide the best time for me to be physically present. During the active phase of childbirth, I will be providing physical and emotional support so that the mother is relaxed, comfortable and confident.
After the birth, I still remain for 2 hours to encourage and support the new family during the all-important “Golden Hours”.
It's the first 3 hours after birth. It is very important that mothers have the opportunity to be skin-to-skin with their babies during these hours to breastfeed and form this immediate bond. Skin-to-skin contact promotes strong bonds between mothers and babies, generating better breastfeeding performance.
"Breastfeeding in the first hour of life is important for both the baby and the mother, as it helps in uterine contractions, reducing the risk of bleeding."
The breastfeeding consultancy is a service that involves guidelines and behavior related to the mother's posture, positioning, holding and sucking the baby; milking, breast care and milk storage. The best way to be ready for breastfeeding is to have quality information. That's why the consultation can even take place during pregnancy.
In relation to the child's health, breastfeeding is essential due to its nutritional, emotional, immunological, economic-social and developmental benefits, and it strengthens the affective bond between mother and child. Breastfeeding babies immediately after birth can reduce neonatal mortality – that which happens until the 28th day of life.
In addition to all the benefits mentioned above, with regard to the speech therapy part, breastfeeding represents the preparation for speech. Breastfeeding stimulates harmonious growth between the muscles and bones of the face, promoting the balance of the tongue, dental arch, oral muscles and nasal breathing.
As mentioned before, my conduct as a doula is to support mothers without any form of judgment. If you are a mother who chooses not to breastfeed for whatever reason, please feel equally welcomed by me.
What is Hypnobirthing?
Hypnobirthing prepares moms-to-be and their partners for childbirth using the power of meditation, visualization, deep relaxation techniques reducing the fear often connected with childbirth KGHypnobirthing teaches a woman to work with her body, which is naturally designed to give birth. It releases the fear and negativity and replace for calm and confidence. On this way a woman will be able to decrease the production of stress hormones, such as adrenaline, and being able to produce more oxytocin. Pain will not be there in the first place
What are the benefits?
For Mother: It can shorten labour, gives her a better labour experience, reduce postnatale depression.
For Partner: It will enroll him more in the whole pregnancy , giving him the feeling that he is actively participating of the whole process.
For Baby: The baby will experience a gentle and calm birth, with reduced stress levels,
How is the course
The course lasts approximately 10-12 hours which can be divided into 4 sessions of +-2.5 hours.
It can be online or in person, individually or in a group.
To find out more about the course and dates, contact: 06-53245371.
Mind Your Pelvis
Pelvic floor awareness is incredibly important during childbirth. In this workshop, led by a trained doula, I will share useful information about pregnancy and childbirth combined with hypnobirthing techniques. Here the focus is on pelvic floor function, helping you relax your muscles during labor to support your baby coming into this world. During the workshop, we will work on pelvic positioning, stretching, breathing, meditation, and other relaxation techniques.
The lessons integrates:
Positions during labour
Releasing pelvic floor tension
Bengunk Belly Binding
Bengunk Belly binding is the Malasian tradition of wrapping the postpartum belly 2-4 days after a vaginal birth (or 10 days to 2 weeks after a cesarean birth). A long cloth is used to wrap the belly in the lower pelvic area up to the belly button. The wrapping is typically done daily, for 6 weeks, to provide physical support for the new mother. Many women describe it feeling like a big hug, which provides emotional support as well.
What are the benefits?
The two that most women notice immediately after binding is the hip and lower back support. As you know, when you are pregnant, your hips need to expand to allow room in your pelvis. Once baby is born, your hips will slowly move back into place. This can sometimes cause some soreness or discomfort. Wearing the bind provides constant support to your hips and can reduce some of that discomfort. It is also very common to have a sore back after labor for a variety of reasons. The wrap goes around your lower back providing support for your back and your posture. Many times women are hunched over during those first few postpartum days, holding their tiny baby, learning to nurse or bottle feed, or just from overall fatigue. Often women are standing up a lot straighter after binding, due to that extra support on their lower back.
To prepare your belly I first do a treatment with a moxa stick, which has a deep warming and restorative effect on your abdominal, lower back and pelvic area.
Then I do a relaxing abdominal massage with hot oil. After the massage, I wrap your abdomen.
During the 14 days following the massage, you can stay with the fabric for 24 hours (I explain how to put it on and take it off). After these 14 days, use the fabric only at night. During the moxa treatment and massage, you can lie on your bed with your baby close, for example on the bed next to you.
During the first trimester of your pregnancy it is advisable to wait a while before starting the massages. However, in the second and third trimesters, when the belly is already evident and your pregnancy is safe, allow yourself to enjoy a good massage.
Relaxing Massage for Pregnant Women:
The pregnancy massage is a gift for mother and child.
It is a moment of rest for both and your child generally responds to the touches of the massage. While lying down, in my special pregnancy massage table, your entire body receives a wonderful relaxation massage.
Besides that a pregnancy massage is just very nice and relaxing and it has many advantages:
It encourages a better night's sleep
Reduces low back pain
Reduces swelling in hands, ankles and feet
Reduces stress and tension
Strengthens the immune system
Improves the absorption of oxygen in the blood