DOULA
What is a Doula?

The word 'doula' — pronounced 'doo-la' — is a Greek word meaning 'woman servant or caregiver'. More recently, it refers to someone who offers emotional and physical support to a woman and her partner before, during and after childbirth.
A doula (also known as a birth attendant) believes in 'mothering the mother‘ 
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Why Doula with Nujuh Bulan?
  • Pioneer in prenatal & postnatal studio, a leading childbirth education center and doula service since 2015

  • We are a full-spectrum Doula, who offers care and support from preconception, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, miscarriages/loss, and motherhood journey

  • Certified Doulas AND Certified Childbirth Educators from Birthworks International, USA

  • The first studio that conducts Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula Training and Certification in Jakarta, Indonesia

  • Maximum 1-2 clients each month for optimal care, as for to be able to focus thoroughly and dedicate time on each client

  • A back up doula who also is standby

  • Doula can speak English fluently

 

PREGNANCY DOULA

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Guide you and support you throughout pregnancy journey

Pregnancy doula care is conducted in a private session, one-to one where it can more tailor your specific needs and wants.

The pregnancy companion and support consists of 4-session (total 10 hours) which can completed by in any trimester with your spouse.

SESSION
01

  • Feelings and philosophies of childbirth.  

  • Beliefs and attitudes about birth

  • Conscious Birth   

  • Mental and emotional preparation for birth

SESSION
03

  • Birth physiology and hormones

  • Reframing pain, working with contractions

  • Comfort measures for labor

  • Medical intervention

SESSION
02

  • Pelvic bodywork & anatomy

  • Nutrition

  • Exercise

  • Multi sensory affirmation

  • Breathing exercise

  • Relaxation and meditation

SESSION
04

  • Immediate postpartum and primal health

  • Creating birth plan

  • Mother-baby skin-to-skin contact

Each session is held in private for 2.5-3 hours. Sessions can be done online or onsite. The allocated day/time is based on appointment. The four-part series aims to prepare you physically and mentally for birth. It provides a complete learning both theory and practice that deepen your understanding about empowering birth.

 

Alternatively, you can also attend prenatal yoga, childbirth education, breastfeeding, newborn care in a group class setting. We provide variety of classes and services. The group classes are:

Birthing Breath, Prenatal Yoga, Couple Yoga for Birth, Aquanatal Yoga, Dancing for Birth,
Deep Relaxation and Meditation, Women’s Circle: Blessingway,
Childbirth Education, Breastfeeding & Newborn Care

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BIRTH DOULA

Helps to make birth a more enjoyable experience by giving full mental and emotional support

Provides continuous care and support throughout labor

Gives words of encouragement, provides comfort measures and reassurances

Assists with positioning, massage & other relaxation techniques so labor can progress

Facilitates communication with other members of birth team

Provides information when necessary so the parents can make informed decisions

Helps mother to feel safe during labor and birth.

As a Doula I DO NOT DO the following: 

I do not perform clinical procedures (e.g. blood pressure, fetal heart, vaginal exams, medications)

I cannot make decisions for you. I can help you to gather information, but you need to make your own informed decisions.

I cannot speak to medical staff regarding matters where health care decisions are being made.Such communication must be directly between parents and their caregivers.

I do not guarantee for the outcome of birth, but I am there to help to keep you safe and

 

WHEN YOU ARE IN LABOR... 

I ask that you let me know if there is mucus plug discharge or bloody show

CALL me when you are feeling regular and intense contractions.

Later when you arrive at the hospital, you will let me know how is the cervix dilation

Usually, the doula will go to the hospital once the mother is in active labor (dilation above 4cm) and waiting for further instructions from the mother and father.

DURING LABOR

I will help you and guide you in breathing, movement, relaxation.

I will help you change positions to encourage descent of the baby and provide encouragement and reassurance to you and your partner during the active work of labor.

I can also provide massage and other comfort measures.

I also assist you with gathering information about the progress of labor to make sure you have the misinformation you need to make informed decisions.

My most critical role is to help you feel safe, providing continuous care, give you emotional and mental support.

 

STEP AND PROCEDURES:

 

01

Meet-up with Doula (via zoom)

  • To explain about doula service and answer all questions you may have about doula.

  • After you confirm to hire a doula, you will make a payment, fill in a form, and continue to the next step

02

1x prenatal / birth plan session

  • Discuss about your birth plan

  • What you can do for joyful and empowering birth

  • Practice breathing, movement and relaxation during pregnancy, labour and birth

03

On-going support throughout pregnancy

  • Group whatsapp communication

  • We are available 24/7 on call starting 35 weeks onwards

04

​A primary doula AND back up doula

  • To assure you that you will always be supported

05

Continuous support during labour and birth

  • Help you change position to encourage effacement and dilation.

  • Provide encouragement during active labour

  • Help you feel safe, providing continuous care, give you emotional and mental support

06

​1-2 hours stay after birth

  • Accompany you after birth for immediate postpartum and early initiation breastfeeding

07

1x postpartum visit at hospital/clinic/home

  • To check on how you are doing and to help breastfeeding process

*terms and condition applied

 
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POSTPARTUM DOULA

Support you through postpartum period and motherhood journey

Postpartum doula is conducted in a private session, one-to-one where it can more tailor your specific needs and wants.

Postpartum doula service usually consists of 4-session, but you can take up per session, adjusting to your timing and needs.

Each session is held in private for 2 hours. Sessions can be done online or onsite. The allocated day/time is based on appointment.

SESSION
01

  • Breastfeeding: latch and position

  • Common problems in breastfeeding and how to deal with it

  • Answer all questions you have regarding breastfeeding

SESSION
03

  • Mom’s mental health

  • Difference between postpartum blues and depression

  • Practice self-care for recovery

  • Practice breathing and deep relaxation

SESSION
02

  • Newborn care basics

  • Bathe a baby

  • Baby massage

  • Carrying a newborn

  • How to soothe crying baby

SESSION
04

  • Easy movements after birth

  • Strengthening your pelvic floor muscle

  • Engage abdominal muscle and activate core

  • Increase your energy and vitality

The four-part series aims to help you during important transition into the early phase of motherhood. There is a saying ‘it takes a village to raise a child’. It means you are not alone, and you can ask for a help. Motherhood journey is not always easy, therefore the more we can receive supports, the more we can adapt and adjust easily.

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GRIEF/BEREAVEMENT DOULA

Grief doula support you in healing from traumatic birth, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant/child loss, death of loved ones, or

any kind of losses in general

Grief doula service usually consists of 4-session, but you can also take up per session, adjusting to your timing and needs.

Each session is held in private for 1-hour. Sessions can be done online or onsite. The allocated day/time is based on appointment.

SESSION
01

  • Understand the grief process

  • Identify emotions

  • Identify stressful thoughts

  • Tools to express and release

SESSION
03

  • Forgiveness

  • Acceptance

  • Letting Go

SESSION
02

  • Self-care practice to heal from loss

  • Movements to release tension

  • Journaling, noticing, increase awareness

SESSION
04

  • Grounding practice and centering

  • Integration practice

  • Deep breathing

  • Relaxation and meditation

The four-part series aims to help you and guide you in a grief process. There are lots of inner works and it can be uncomfortable process, however, know that you don’t have to go through it alone.

 
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FERTILITY DOULA

Guide you through conscious conception and towards healthy pregnancy

Our preconception program consists of 6-session that will be conducted in eight weeks. The first 3-session is for womansession

only, and the next 3-session will be attended by both husband and wife.

Each session is held in private for 1.5-2 hours. Sessions can be done online or onsite in the studio. The allocated day/time is based on appointment.

The program consist both an educational workshop and experiential learning that is specifically designed for couples trying to conceive consciously and mindfully.

SACRED WOMB

SESSION
01

  • The importance of menstrual health

  • Know deeper about menstrual cycle

  • Menstruation as a mindful practice

  • Charting your cycle and journaling

SESSION
02

  • Female reproductive system and anatomy

  • Menstrual discomforts and imbalances

  • Ways to balance hormones and release stress

  • Yoga practice for healthy menstrual cycle

SESSION
03

  • Female reproductive system and anatomy

  • Menstrual discomforts and imbalances

  • Ways to balance hormones and release stress

  • Yoga practice for healthy menstrual cycle

CONSCIOUS CONCEPTION

SESSION
04

  • Setting intention to welcome a baby in your life

  • Nourish and nurture: body preparation

  • Mental and emotional preparation

  • Create a sacred space for your baby

SESSION
05

  • Male and female anatomy

  • Healthy sperm and healthy ovum

  • The art of conscious conception

  • Communicate with baby spirit

SESSION
06

  • Couple Yoga for conception

  • Yoga postures to balance hormones and release stress

  • Breathwork to balance nervous system

  • Deep relaxation and meditation

  • Affirmation and visualization

This eight-session need to be taken with eagerness, commitment and strong intention. The program will be a very good and solid foundation for couples to increase deep awareness, to prepare physically, mentally, spiritually for pregnancy journey and parenthood.