Birth Doula Care

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text: BIRTH DOULA CARE

"Studies have shown that having a doula decreases the overall cesarean rate by 50%, length of labor by 25%, use of oxytocin by 40% and requests for an epidural by 60%." -American Pregnancy Association

Gem is the current Lead Educator and Head of Curriculum Development at Doula Trainings International, a worldwide premiere doula training organization. In this work, they train doulas as well as lead DTI's incredible team of educators. Gem is a birth care expert with experience deeply accompanying hundreds of reproductive journeys, including

  • home birth

  • LGBTQ+ parents and creatively structured families

  • birthing center (Geburtshaus) birth

  • trans* parents

  • birth in almost every hospital in Berlin

  • first time parents as well as second, third and fourth

  • water birth

  • induction birth 

  • VBAC & VBA2C   

  • planned cesarean birth       

  • multiples (twins and triplets)

  • perinatal loss

and families from all over the world, including Germany, the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, Taiwan, Japan, China, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Croatia, Serbia, Ireland, England, Australia, Israel, Italy, France, Spain, Finland, Holland, Estonia and Iceland. 

BIRTH CARE

INCLUDES

Three prenatal consultations, involving 

  • Private, in-home childbirth education for you and partner(s)

  • Establishing an open plan

  • Physical preparation/ body work specifically designed to encourage optimal fetal positioning 

ALSO INCLUDES

  • Unlimited phone and email support

  • 24/7 on-call availability from your 38th week of pregnancy

  • Additional on-call back up doula who can assist if needed for any reason

  • Continuous support throughout labor and birth (from the moment you need me until your baby and placenta are born, and you are ready for quiet time

  • Physical comfort measures

  • Emotional care

  • Patient advocacy

  • German translation 

  • Support for your partner(s) & help facilitating their role

  • A postpartum visit which includes lactation consultation

  • And a gift for you: my homemade organic Sitzbath herb blend

Hospital pandemic restrictions mean for some families I will provide a combination of in-person and virtual birth support! Happy to talk more in detail at our consultation.

Investment (including VAT): 2,960€

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Are you becoming a parent or growing your family in Berlin? Do you or your partner(s) speak a language other than German? Are you looking for a knowledgeable, bilingual, nonjudgemental companion to see you through birth? A doula is an on-call birth companion who provides continuous care at your labor and birth, while medical providers are in and out. Your doula stays right by your side throughout it all, providing physical comfort, while helping you and your partner feel calm, safe, and secure in a tumultuous time.