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I am a birth and postpartum doula, member of ODIS  (Organisation for doulas in Sweden) &  Doulas of Gothenburg , a network of 6 doulas aiming to give both Swedish and international families the best start as a newborn family. Native French speaker, I am fluent in Swedish and English and take doula assignments in any of those languages.

As a doula, my aim is that you – parents and parents to be-  feel listened to, supported, and empowered during the wonderful and vulnerable journey that having a baby and becoming parents is. Moreover, as a yoga teacher specialised in pregnancy/postpartum and children, ”Confident Birth” (Föda utan rädsla) and Baby massage instructor (IAIM), I want to give you simple tools to be used in everyday life to contribute to your and your baby’s physical and emotional wellbeing.

Note that a doula has no medical responsibility but is a continuous informational, physical, practical and emotional support for you, your partner and the baby during the whole perinatal period (pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum).

Interesting links about what a doula's role and misson are: 

What is a doula? DONA International 

Birth doulas are misunderstood. Here's what we actually do.  TheWeek.com

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How does it work?

 

No matter what kind of support you are thinking of, our first contact will usually be through email or phone. The next step is to plan a first meeting (ca 45 minuts) in a neutral place (café or library), or at your home after birth. This first meeting is a free of charge and commitment free. You can tell me what you plan and your expectations are, and I can tell you how I work and what I can offer during your journey towards parenthood. Moreover you have time to assess our personal chemistry/ if you feel we are a good match.

Ideally we get in touch by mid-pregnancy, but that can happen later on. For postpartum assignment, it can either be during pregnancy, after birth or whenever you feel the need of up to ca 4 month postpartum.

All new parents/parents to be who hire me as their doula get a discount on MiniYogiGbg's perinatal classes.

Birth preparation & Birth doula support

 

I am a Förlossningsgruppen's trained birth doula.

Packages & Prices

- " Birth preparation" / 2000kr

This package is for the mom/parents-to-be who want a birth preparation tailored to their needs, but do not want doula support during the actual childbirth. 

It includes 2 prenatal visits of 2 hours each at your home during which we talk about the process of childbirth, the importance of support, hospital routines, mental and physical preparation, pain & pain management (non-medical and medical) and of the first hours with your newborn. If time allows it and depending on your needs and wishes, we can also talk about breastfeeding, baby wearing, the 4th trimester and how to plan for it in order to facilitate the first months for your whole newborn family.

-  " Föda utan rädsla birth preparation" / 1395 kr ou 1000kr if booked together with the Birth doula or the Perinatal support package. 

That specific birth preparation focuses on understanding how this Swedish coping birth method created by Susanna Heli work (more info here) and how to practically use its 4 tools for the labouring mom and her partner. 

Since last year this method been taught to all the midwifes working in the Västra Götaland region and has been implemented in many others cities and regions of Sweden. At the time of writing, all 1st time moms and their partners have the right to go such a birth preparation for free and in group through their MVC- so ask your midwife!

A 3 hours birth preparation at your home recommenced from week 26 for 2 persons (the mom-to-be and her birth partner). I can also teach a small group (3-5 couples), but then we need 4 hours.

- "Ballon-forme birth preparation"  / 1395 kr or 1000kr if booked together with the Birth doula or the Perinatal support package. 

That specific birth preparation focus on the birth ball as a tool for childbirth for speeding up the labor process, for easing the pain and last but not least for giving back its true role and importance to the birth partner. We experiment different positions & supports for the differents parts of childbirth, discuss the roll and the importance of the birth partner and go through some security and hygien measures while using the ball in labor.

Preparation of 3 hours at your home for 2 persons (mom-to-be and her birth partner).

Having your own quality birth ball is necessary. The ball's size depends on the mom-to-be's length (1,55-1,77m: 55cm ball , shorter than 1,55m: 45cm ball, taller than 1,77m: 65cm ball).

Link to the Swedish website selling the brand recommended by Ballon-forme and used in European hospitals.

- "Birth doula   / 8000kr (2 invoices- the 1st one to be paid by booking, the 2nd one by the day the on-call period starts).
This package includes the Birth preparation (as described above), an on-call readiness 2 weeks before your estimated due-date and until labor starts, my presence from the active phase of labor and until your baby is born & a 2 hour follow-up postnatal visit.

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- "Last minute doula " /10 000kr Because of the extreme situation we're facing these days (Corona-virus) and in the unpredictable/emergency case where your planned birth partner would not be able to support you at the hospital (cold-like symptoms, siblings to take care of at home...),  the last-minute doula package costs now the same as the regular birth doula one, meaning 8000kr with the possibility to break the whole amount into up to 3 invoices. If  you are already a MiniYogiGbg's client (yoga, birth preparation, etc), you can get an extra 2000kr discount.  For more info, contact me. For the mom/parents-to-be who decide less thacn 14 days before due-date and until during the early stage of childbirth that they want birth doula support. This package includes 2 prenatal visits if time allows it & a 2 hour follow-up postnatal.

For all birth preparations and/or the birth doula package, once you have paid, you can use your "friskvårdsbidrag" to get a refund. Both parents-to-be can do it.

- "Perinatal support" (birth & postpartum) / 13 000kr 

In this package is included the Birth doula package & 5 postpartum visits of 3,5 hours each to be spread during the 4th trimester according to the new family's needs

(2 invoices for the Birth doula package with possibility to get reimbursed afterwards if you use your "friskvårdsbidrag" AND 1 invoice for the Postpartum support package with possibility to use the  "RUT avdrag" (tax deduction) for approx. 1/3 to 2/3 of the total amount.)

Postpartum doula support

 

Certification through Om Baby.

A non-judgmental presence according to your needs, a practical, physical and emotional support during the whole 4th trimester- the 3 months following the birth of your child. That can include: 

- postpartum (non medical) care of the mother

- help and tips for (non medical) newborn care

- newborn care (day or night shift) so that you can take care of your own basic needs (eat, sleep, shower)

- help for baby wearing

- IAIM baby massage over 4-5 weeks

- feeding support (breast and/or bottle feeding)

- simple meal preparation

- light housekeeping/cleaning

Packages & Prices:

300kr/hour for a minimum of 3,5 hours per shift (1050kr). Evening, night and weekend shifts cost 350kr/hour. Possibility to use the  "RUT avdrag" (tax deduction) for approx. 1/3 to 2/3 of the total amount (note that it needs to be accepted by Skatteverket).

- "Postpartum doula support" / 8000kr

8 postpartum visits (of 3,5 h each) to be spread through the 4th trimester to be spread according to your needs. 

- "Perinatal support" (Birth & Postpartum) / 13 000kr

In this package is included the Birth doula package & 5 postpartum visits of 3,5 hours each to be spread during the 4th trimester according to the new family's needs

(2 invoices for the Birth doula package with possibility to get reimbursed afterwards if you use your "friskvårdsbidrag" AND 1 invoice for the Postpartum support package with possibility to use the  "RUT avdrag" (tax deduction) for approx. 1/3 to 2/3 of the total amount.)

- "Postpartum vaginal steaming/ yoni steaming" in the comfort and privacy of your own home. More info HERE.

Postpartum vaginal steaming discovery session (apport. 60 minutes) / 850kr ou 450kr if booked together with the Birth doula, Postpartum or Perinatal support package. 

This includes an introduction to vaginal steaming, mail or phone contact to establish the most suitable session (kind of set up, length, herbs) for you and the session itself at your home where I bring all the material needed with me (chair, electric hotplate, herbs) excluding the pot that you need to provide from your own kitchen supplies.

- 30 days postpartum vaginal steaming care/ 2000kr ou 1600kr if booked together with the Birth doula, Postpartum or Perinatal support package. 

This includes an introduction to vaginal steaming, mail or phone contact to establish the most suitable plan (kind of set up, length, frequency, herbs) for you, the first session itself at your home where I bring all the material needed for 30 days (chair, electric hotplate, herbs) excluding the pot that you need to provide from your own kitchen supplies and a follow-up until the material is brought back/collected.

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