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Doula

Doula Guidance at Stralende Mama

 

How nice would it be to be guided during your pregnancy & birth from someone who is trustworthy and listens to your wishes and supports you?

 

You will receive help from someone who knows what you want and listens to what you feel and who will stay with you until a few hours after the birth. A Doula supports the mother and partner in a practical and mental area in a very wide range.

What is a Doula and what do they do?

“A serving woman, a helping woman”

 

The word Doula derives from ancient Greek. The word means ‘a serving and helping woman’. A Doula is now often referred to as a pregnancy or birthing coach. Back in the day you had ‘sisters’ to support the birth. In some cultures this is still a very ordinary practice.

 

A Doula is an experienced and knowledgeable woman who meets you during the pregnancy and listens to your wishes for the birth. A Doula supports you and your partner in emotional but also practical matters during your pregnancy, and even after if that is desired. In case you don’t have a partner, a Doula can assist you in the practical matters where you will need support. Together you can discover your wishes and desires to make your pregnancy and birth a memorable experience.

 

Should you want something other than the support described in the package above, we can always figure out a custom package together. Our goal is to find out exactly what works for you and to create a comfortable and pleasant experience of support and assistance. I do sometimes work with a back-up Doula to ensure that there is always someone available to assist you when giving birth.

  • Stralende Mama Basics
  • 1095/ Monthly
    • 1x intake interview over tea or skype
    • 2x meeting over the course of the pregnancy
    • From 37 until the birth I will be available to you 24/7
    • This will be via email or telephone conversation
    • Discussing the birth wishes
    • 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.
    • Post partum maternity visit of an hour within 14 days of the birth.
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  • Stralende Mama Happy
  • 1295/ Monthly
  • 1 x intake gesprek tijdens een kopje thee of Skype

    • From 37 until the birth I will be available to you 24/7
    • This will be via email or telephone conversation
    • Discussing the birth wishes
    • 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.
    • Post partum maternity visit within 14 days of the birth.
    • Blije Mama massage during the maternity week or
    • Babymassage start from 10 weeks old

  • Stralende Mama Single Mama
  • 1125/ Monthly
    • 1x intake interview over tea or skype
    • 4x meeting over the course of the pregnancy
    • From 37 until the birth I will be available to you 24/7
    • 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.
    • Discussing the birth wishes
    • Post partum maternity visit of an hour within 14 days of the birth.
    • Solo course Hypnobirthing value €179,- inclusive

  • Stralende Mama Custom Package
  • T.B.D./ Monthly
    • 1x intake interview over tea or skype
    • 2x meeting over the course of the pregnancy
    • From 37 until the birth I will be available to you 24/7
    • This will be via email or telephone conversation
    • Discussing the birth wishes
    • 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./li>
    • Post partum maternity visit of an hour within 14 days of the birth.
    • + self selected additional services

Individual prenatal sessions:
• Individual prenatal session of 1 ½ hour €100.- Incl tax
• Individual prenatal session of 1 hour €75.- incl tax

 

Additional services available to book with a standard package:
  • 10% discount on the course hypnobirthing Mucha Mama
  • by the other Doula packages
  • 10% discount on the Groupsession €258.- or the privet session €369.-
  • Your birth story told from my perspective including some pictures €150.- incl Tax
  • Pregnancy yoga private session of 1.5 hours €50.- per session
  • Free Elle Tens device in combination with a Doula package
  • Preparation of birth consisting of different techniques (think for example; cupping, Moxa, fear and anxiety sessions all in combination with a Doula package)
  • Spinning babies in case of a breech presentation
  • Blije Mama massage €100.-
  • Breathing session of 1.5 hours €50.- privet session
  • Support after maternity care. Post partum if wanted
  • – (price to be determined together)
  • Closing ceremony post partum
  • Baby massage both parents 1.5 hours €100.-

Good to know:
  • All packages and services are including 21% tax
  • All prices are excluding travel expenses of €0.19 per kilometre + parking or costs made by CartoGo
  • Should you not be able to afford this financially call me, hopefully we can work out a solution together. I believe there is always a way.
  • After a free intake interview, you will receive an email with the terms and conditions.

Rebozo Ceremony and Closing Ritual

A gentle and loving way to close off your pregnancy and birth period. A couple of hours to completely focus on yourself and to get in touch with your emotions. We recommend to do this about 6 weeks after the birth. Even if after years, you still feel the urge to find closure if you haven’t already done so, this can easily be arranged and should not be a problem. This closing ceremony is taught by two southern-American ladies, two women who have become mothers themselves and have embraced the purpose and value of that task. A must for every mother.

The closing ritual originates from Mexico, a very beautiful tradition to honour the process of birth and to allow women to give the experience a place in their mind. Any thought, feeling or emotion that comes up is ok, its allowed to be there. You are allowed to feel it. You have done something wonderful and magical. You and your body have undergone a transformation. To be able to be pregnant and to give birth is wonderful and incredible. No matter how it went, its always nice to be able to honour the experience and close the chapter. During the birth you give it your all and a lot opens up as you let go. The goal of this is, to completely reconnect with yourself on all fronts, both physically and mentally. Perhaps you are returning to work after this and this will help you to fully re-embrace returning to the outside world.

I have been allowed to learn, practice and teach this closing ritual from a Mexican birth worker who was taught all of this knowledge from home through family and tradition. In Mexico it is custom to have your family take care of you the first 40 days after the birth. You need this time to fully bond and connect to your baby. After this, the closing ritual happens to prepare you to re-join the outside world and resume life. This is a woman who works so gently and loving, that she transfers not only the knowledge to you, but also the gentle touch and love. These elements are also definitely points of focus during this process. When I took the course this past year I was desperate to get pregnant but unsuccessful. We had been trying for a long time. I asked the woman to massage me and create a miracle for us, and you guessed it 😉 a month later I was pregnant.

Some elements what includes the ceremony
  • A Session that will take 3.5/4 hours
  • A meeting beforehand
  • A massage by two ladies
  • Deep relaxation
  • Rest
  • A drink made from cocoa and potentially fruit
  • An herbal bath
  • Honouring the birth
  • Coming into contact with your female body
  • Care and attention for the mother
  • The closure head to toe by use of the Rebozo’s
  • To be done with your partner or the two ladies.

Even if the process of your pregnancy and birth did not totally go according to plan or you experienced a miscarriage or loss of your baby this process could really help you. So in case you wish to process and come to terms with the loss this ritual can be a real source of closure for you and your partner.

Are you interested in this and should you wish more information, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

 

Price is €249.-
Excluding travel expenses (€0.19.- per km) + parking