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What is a Doula?

A doula is a trained professional who champions a birthing person throughout pregnancy, birth, and the fourth trimester.
 
A doula highlights your inherent power, confidence, and intuition so you step into parenting with ease.

How does a doula do this?

By providing:

  • Information about:

    • pregnancy, birth, and the early weeks home with baby

    • how the Spanish healthcare system works

    • public and private hospitals in Madrid

    • infant feeding & infant care 

  • Answers to your most pressing questions, for example:

    • How can I prepare for giving birth?

    • What are my pain relief options for labor?

    • Will my breast size matter when it comes to breastfeeding (hint --> nope!)

    • If I have a cesarean birth, how can I have a positive experience?

  • Resources:

    • doctors​

    • yoga classes

    • group prenatal fitness classes

    • psychologists & life coaches

    • physical therapists

    • maternity and newborn photographers

    • places to buy baby gear

  • Emotional Support:

    • A doula responds empathetically and with compassion to your every emotion. It's like chatting with a close friend, but knowing that close friend has professional experience with all things birth and will never judge you.

  • Book Recommendations and a lending library of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum books

  • Non-judgmental Support of each and every decision you make. You're in charge - a doula is here to support you through it!

  • Practical Tips & Support during postpartum (the first 6 weeks after giving birth)

Want to learn more? Take a look at my services or schedule a free discovery call to see how I can support you.

*A doula is not a medical provider and will not practice medicine or offer medical advice at any time.