Birth and postpartum doula services
Who is a Doula?
From the Greek "the one who serves the woman", a doula likes to call herself "the mother of a (new) mother".
It is, in fact, a professional figure, in particular a woman, external to the family, who takes care of the emotional and physical state of another woman who is about to have, or has just had, a child.
The arrival of a child is one of the most beautiful and loving moments of a two parents'life, but it can also be very difficult and hard to deal with, both logistically and emotionally.
What a Doula does
A doula's mission is to embrace the future parents, take them by hand and help them also and especially in suffering, fatigue and tiredness.
When a child is born, a mother is born: from the birth to the first year of the child's life, the post-partum doula offers to the mother an ad hoc presence and closeness, intimate and confidential, at home and abroad. She supports the mum in her choices, guiding and accompanying her to recognise and enhance, with delicacy and empathy, her skills and resources.
For a woman, having this support in her everyday life when she is often alone and with many doubts on how to take care for her child can make a difference: numerous studies show how the presence of a doula in a woman's life drastically reduces the onset of post-partum anxiety , post-partum depression and, in general, mental and behavioural disorders in the new mother.
Doula Service Packagings
Package 1: Pre & Post-Partum consultation services @ home
Before the birth, one or two home visits to discuss the birth plan and how to deal with labour and the first meeting with your child.
After the birth, depending on the needs of the parents and for a selective number of visits to the house (but also outdoors if parents need to go out for a walk) to promote bonding and give practical, emotional and physical support.
Package 1 Price: 2 home visits before the birth + 4 visits after the birth - 525 CHF
Package 2: Post-Partum consultation services @ home
After the birth, upon needs of the parents and for a selective number of visits to the house (but also outdoors, if preferred) to promote binding and provide practical, emotional and physical support.
Package 2 price: 4 home visits after the birth - 350 CHF
Doula Valeria's speciality: The cooking
Each doula chooses a specific specialty to cuddle the parents: I have chosen the cooking, which is my passion also in my everyday life. Being a truly Italian woman, I believe that there is nothing better than a good hot dish or a cake to face a day with your child!