I am a mother of three children, and a doula. As a doula, I help women during pregnancy, childbirth and after the birth of their baby to enjoy this special time as much as possible. I offer my services in Prague and its vicinity.
I often wonder how many women feel the same as I felt before the birth of my first baby. All I knew was that I had to handle it; there was no way back. I received heaps of advice, both requested and unsolicited, from other women. But I felt I needed to find my own way to bring my child into the world, and to figure out how to do it well and enjoy it.
I was very lucky to meet the right women at the time, who helped dissolve my fears, confirming what's important to me during labor and what isn't worth worrying about. I have experienced three beautiful births of my own, and many others in the role of doula (support woman). Sometimes I marvel at why we women, at the beginning of the 21st century, still have to insist on such basic rights as choosing how and with whom we want to give birth, or whether we will be allowed to stay with our child after they are born. Fortunately, there are people like me who understand the importance of how our children come into the world, and can be a loving guide for this transition.
Who should assist with your birth? Do you and your partner want to both participate in the process? How would you like to work with possible birth pains? In what position would you like to give birth? Do you want to have the baby with you after being born? What kind of support would you like in the puerperium (the period of about six weeks after childbirth)? There are no right or wrong answers. Each of you have your own ideas and your own way.
My services include individual or group preparation for childbirth, support in pregnancy, help in making birth wishes, help in choosing a maternity ward, attendance at birth, and visits during the puerperium. I will also be happy to advise on breastfeeding, caring for you and your baby, handling the baby, bathing and carrying the baby in slings.
I operate in Prague and its vicinity. I speak fluent English and Czech, and I can accompany you to the hospital and help you communicate with Czech staff. I also offer online and phone consultations.
A doula certified by the Association of Czech Doulas