Empowered birth Project

As a doula I accompany you in your journey to motherhood by providing you emotional, practical, physical, informational and partner support, always preserving your confidentiality.

The support I provide is adapted to your needs and expectations, based on which we define our sessions. 

However, reflecting on birth physiology, the basic needs and doing some mind and body work may help you gain confidence, make your own aware choices and prepare for your optimal postpartum.  

The Body-Mind Wisdom & The Basic Needs

Here are the topics worth reflecting upon on your way towards motherhood that can help you make your choices.

1. Becoming a mother

Understanding the basic needs of a pregnant woman, the physiology of birth and embracing  your personal ideas, doubts and fears. 

2. Making Peace With Pain

Understanding the role of the intensity of sensations involved in birth giving, alternative ways to accept and embrace them. 

3. Birth Allies: Movement, Breath & Body Awareness

A practical body work on developing pelvic floor, throat and tongue awareness, vocalization, breath and the Swiss ball.

4. The role of the Partner 

Understanding the basic needs of the woman who gives birth. Practical tips for a partner to offer support during the birth, right after it and during postpartum.

5. The Postpartum

Understanding the basic needs of all newborns: the baby, the mother, the father and the family as a guide for the practical tips for life after the baby’s arrival. 

6. Loving Your Baby

Understanding baby needs, baby rhythms and baby sleep. Introducing the concepts of baby carrying, co-sleeping, baby massage, baby baths.

In your words…

'Monika offered me a real psycho-corporal support to help me during my pregnancy and my childbirth. During our process, I made a confident and serene decision to give birth at home and Monika was my doula during the delivery. The work that we had done together completely helped me to free myself on the Big Day. She is an excellent professional. You can fully trust her.'
Audrey Hens
Personal Development Manager and Naturopath
'I met Monika when I was pregnant with my first child. Monika herself had recently become a mother and had a very positive experience of a natural childbirth, which has always been my wish too. We exchanged information about each phase: pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and raising children. She always felt calm and confident and that increased my own confidence and belief that my body was perfect for all that.'
Juliana Toller
'Monika taught me what I needed to know to give birth. Centering. Safety. Presence. Calm. Breath. Our classes were more than lessons of physical exercise. They were shared teachings from a woman to a woman: knowledge exchanged, confidence and trust. I was able to live my pregnancy as a deep process of self awareness and to give birth as a catharsis.'
Thais Pegoraro
Coach, High Mountain Alpinist, Woman of 7 Summits
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