BIRTH IS THE MOST MEMORABLE AND INTENSE EXPERIENCE IN A WOMAN’S LIFE.
IT’S NOT ONLY YOUR BABY AND THE FAMILY BEING BORN. YOU ARE ALSO BEING REBORN.
Traditionally birth and motherhood belonged to women. We were attended to and cared for by other women during pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period. Doulas in some form have existed for thousands of years. Nowadays Doulas are professionals trained to serve you and to bring educational, spiritual and physiological support during your path in parenthood.
As your birth keeper I provide consistent care during this special time in your life, which brings outstanding benefits for you, your baby and your family. By various traditional techniques, massage, rebozo, touch, presence, experience, compassion and focus on your needs and preferences, I bring relief and comfort.
Birth is a transformation of you at various levels which will seem so different yet so comprehensive. We will work together to prepare you physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally for what is to come. You can trust me with looking after you with care, awareness and integrity – helping you transition your baby into this world in the best possible way.
I will give you my knowledge about the birthing process, use traditional methods for the entire transition cycle, give you empathy, help you to use your intuition, and teach you to trust in your body. I will help you uncover what you desire for your birth. There is not a ‘’right way’’ to give birth, the best path is the one you feel safe walking on. My wish is for you to discover the different ways and possibilities of birth and find what works for you. To see you choose your own unique path into motherhood, the one that is the most suitable one for you, your partner and your baby, is my biggest privilege.
No matter what your preferred birth is, I have trust and confidence in you, your baby, your partner and the process. I help you go through your options, making sure you make informed decisions in accordance to your wishes.
WHY DO WOMEN WANT A DOULA?
REDUCED NEED FOR MEDICAL INTERVENTION
LOWER CESARIAN SECTION RATE
HIGHER MATERNAL AND PARTNER SATISFACTION WITH THE BIRTH EXPERIENCE
REDUCED PAIN MEDICATION AND EPIDURAL RATES
IMPROVED COMMUNICATION WITH THE MEDICAL TEAM
LESS POSTNATAL DEPRESSION
IMPROVED PARENT-INFANT BONDING
MORE SUCCESSFUL BREASTFEEDING
“I hired Monika as my doula for my second pregnancy and gave birth in Hamburg to my baby boy in December 2019. I don’t know how I ever had my first child without a doula! Monika gave me the extra bit of female support that I needed during pregnancy and labor without my UK family being close by. I wanted a friend and a sister with me for the birth and she was a lot more.
She is knowledgeable, kind, understanding and practical. She completed the team that I needed for the birth, along with my partner, and gave us a wonderful birthing experience.
I couldn’t find a midwife for my second pregnancy but I felt secure knowing that I had Monika’s support and that she offers aftercare visits too.”
Gemma with baby Milo
“If there was one person we would like to have during the birth of our next baby that would be Monika. What a wonderful, warm, caring, knowledgeable, reliable and supportive doula she is!”
Ula & Kris with Gaia