Trained in the art of birth support, a doula provides emotional, physical, and instructive assistance to a mother by providing continues care and encouragement with pain-relief techniques, including breathing, relaxation, massage and labouring positions. Helping women have a safe, memorable and empowering birthing experience whether a vaginal birth or a caesarean, in a hospital or at home.
Perinatal (Postpartum) Depression
Dramatic hormonal and emotional changes occur both during pregnancy as well as after birth. These changes can leave new mothers feeling anxious or overwhelmed. A major part of prevention is being informed and receiving the necessary support.
Sometimes birth does not go as planned, debriefing allows a women to share her birth story in a safe place. Allowing you to work through the emotions, releasing the fear, trauma, sadness, guilt or loss so that these emotions are not taken into the next birth.
Involves training the mind to expect a safe, gentle birth. It includes breathing, relaxation, affirmations and visualisation skills to assist the mother to stay calm, relaxed and focused during labour. HypnoBirthing is a full antenatal course. Each course runs over 5 weeks and each class 2,5 hours long. Attendance any time from 20 weeks onwards.
Provide practical information to throroughly prepare you for labour and birth. Covering techniques such as massage, breathing and labour positions.
Will inform, prepare and empower you and your partner with the knowledge, skills and confidence to help you understand and connect with your baby in the first few weeks of parenthood.
Samala Kriedeman is a mother of four, Qualified Social Worker, Certified Birth & Bereavement Doula and HypnoBirthing Practioner that Resides in Pretoria East and offers Services in Pretoria, South-Africa.