Doula? What is it?
A Doula is a person who cares for you, for your wellbeing and for you choices, in every setting.
Provides continuous physical and emotional, not-judgemental, unconditional and customised support.
A doula is a trained professional. I have been trained by JJ Doula in Amsterdam in 2014-2015 (now BiA).
Although the support I provide is primarily directed to the birthing person, I am there for the needs of the whole family.
A Doula can support before, during and/or after childbirth.
Equally important, a doula provides evidence based information to the person's requests. But also, addresses them to different practitioners of her network, when needed. My doula's network is rich of birth related professionals in Amsterdam and surroundings.
"Whenever and however you give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body, and your spirit for the rest of your life." - Ina May Gaskin
For all these reasons, a doula is a way of being. She guides birth people to get closer to and un-reveil their inner selves and wishes, trying to strengthen their resources to become leaders of their own choices.
How do I work as a doula?