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Get help from at doula for your childbirth

Maternity wards are very busy which means that you as a woman in labor are unfortunately left to yourself part of the time. A doula birth partner who stands by your side before, during and after birth can be of great assistance to you. The doula birth partner creates a peaceful birthing environment. In addition, you get the support and care needed.

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What is a doula or birth partner?

Traditionally, the woman about to give birth had a birth partner who she knew in advance and who could help and assist her during childbirth. Today, the woman’s husband quite naturally participates during labor which he did not use to do. In England and the US it is very common to have a doula birth partner to support the woman throughout childbirth. Today, there is a tendency to and a security in having a doula birth partner during childbirth. Several studies have shown that having a doula throughout childbirth reduces the risk of caesarean section and medical induction of labor. It also makes it easier to handle the pain during childbirth as the doula will guide you and help and support you in whatever you need.

Why use a doula?

Today, maternity wards are very busy and unfortunately the woman in labor is left to herself part of the time. A doula birth partner can help her. She participates throughout labor until the child is born. A doula birth partner is not to be compared with a midwife. The doula birth partner partipates during labor to give support and care and create a peaceful birthing environment.

I will also help involve and support your partner so he does not feel overlooked. Your partner’s role is also very important as he can encourage and support you in his own way. He is, of course, the most important birth partner and I will not challenge that.

If you choose to have me participate at your childbirth, I will visit you at home within one week after you have returned from the hospital. Here, we will talk through the entire birth experience. It can be really nice to share and talk about all details as three pairs of eyes and ears can each contribute with their childbirth story.

 

“When I became pregnant in Denmark, I was initially intimidated by the prospect of having a child so far from home. My reason for seeking out a doula was to find someone who could help my husband and I navigate our pregnancy and birth in a culture foreign to us. After interviewing several prospective doulas, I chose Izabella because she seemed kind, elegant and experienced, but also down-to-earth and practical. 

Over the course of my pregnancy, I met with Izabella many times for reflexology sessions. She helped settle my anxiety when minor complications arose, and she explained the various documents, scans and processes I was going through. I felt I could call her any time during my pregnancy and that she was genuinely invested in me and my child. 

In the last week of my pregnancy, Izabella checked in with me every evening to see how I was feeling, sending me positive thoughts and helping me get my courage up for the birth. On the night I went into labor, she came to my house and picked us up to take us to the hospital. She had brought homemade juice to help us keep our energy, and stayed with us, supporting us the whole way through the birth. She helped me manage my pain, understand what was happening, and advocating for me to the midwives and nurses. 

During the birth, Izabella had a good sense of when I needed her help, or when my husband and I wanted to be on our own for a while. At the end of the birth, when I was exhausted and ready to give up, she stayed by my side, helping me take the last steps toward delivering my daughter. She knows what pregnant and delivering women need, even which foods taste best after the birth. Thank you Izabella!”

Julie C.
New York, NY 

Get i touch

If you are interested in hearing about the possibilities of getting help from a doula for your upcoming birth, contact us for a free and non-binding conversation.
Contact Izabella Winther+45 3062 1234.