Giving birth with a Doula

What can I expect?


As your Doula I'm your personal emotional support during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. I am a woman with birth experience, I have given birth in a birthing center and at a home birth. I have a holistic view of natural birth and support you with all my knowledge and actions on the way to a birth that is as natural and self-determined as possible at the birthplace of your choice.

During your pregnancy we are going to meet and talk about all you hopes, fears, dreams, doubts... I will answer your questions about pregnancy, birthing process and lachtation and the postpartum.

While docotors, nurses and midwifes are taking care of you and your childs medical health during birth, I will be taking care of the rest. I'll remind you on your plans, try to help you stay in contact with yourself and your child, raise you a glass of water and give your partner a break in a long birth-journey.
In your postpartum journey I will be on your side to answer your questions and listening to you when you need me. 
Maybe I can give you a hand with your newborn so you got a little time to sleep or shower, I help you to feel comfortable. We got time to talk about your birth experience specially because I was a part of it and maybe I can help to remember the whole story.
As well I can hopefully help you with your breastfeeding journey with your baby and support you in the beginning.

Doula Birth 
Companion

CHF 1'500


My Package includes:

  • get to know - video call
  • 2 "pre birth" meetings, apprx. 90 minutes each
  • 1 hour Prenatal Lactation Consulting
  • On call service around your due date (10 days before ET till birth)
  • Support during the birth (no introduction births)
  • postpartum visit apprx. 30 minutes
  • 1 "after birth" meeting to talk about the birth after a few months
  • continuous contact via whatsapp, Mail, phone during the whole time


excl:
Parking fees at birth
Travel expensens
Additional coaching hours

Doula Birth
Companion
online

CHF 1'300


My Package includes:

  • get to know - video call
  • 2 "pre birth" meetings, apprx. 90 minutes each
  • 1 Hour Prenatal Lactation Consulting
  • On call service around your due date (10 days before ET till birth)
  • Support during the birth via Whatsapp / Zoom / telephone
  • 1 "after birth" meeting to talk about the birth after a few months
  • continuous contact via whatsapp, Mail, phone during the whole time



excl:
Postpartum visit
No physical presence during the birth
Additional coaching hours

Benefits of a Doula


The 2017 Cochrain Review studied the benefits of continuous support during childbirth.      The researchers found that overall, people who have continuous support during childbirth by a doula experience:

  • Shorter Labours
  • Painkillers and relaxation medications as well as epidural anesthesia (PDA) were used less frequently
  • Fewer Complications
  • Less use of labor inducing agents
  • Fewer forceps and vacuum births
  • Fewer cesareans
  • Babies were more alert and fed better at the breast
  • Strengthening the couple relationship



https://evidencebasedbirth.com/the-evidence-for-doulas/


Who am I?

Hy, my name is Kathrin Engeli

  • Doula birth companion
  • Hypnobirth Teacher
  • Mother of two
  • Lactation Consultant
  • First Aid Teacher