DOULA

YOUR BIRTH COMPANION AND YOUR BIRTH SUPPORT

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
  • Feelings and philosophies of childbirth.  

  • Beliefs and attitudes about birth

  • Conscious Birth   

  • Mental and emotional preparation for birth

  • Pelvic bodywork & anatomy

  • Nutrition

  • Exercise

  • Multi sensory affirmation

  • Breathing exercise

  • Relaxation and meditation

  • Birth physiology and hormones

  • Reframing pain, working with contractions

  • Comfort measures for labor

  • Medical intervention

  • Immediate postpartum and primal health

  • Creating birth plan

  • Mother-baby skin-to-skin contact

 
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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.

 
 
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POSTPARTUM DOULA

Support you through postpartum period and motherhood journey
  • Breastfeeding: latch and position

  • Common problems in breastfeeding and how to deal with it

  • Answer all questions you have regarding breastfeeding

  • Newborn care basics

  • Bathe a baby

  • Baby massage

  • Carrying a newborn

  • How to soothe crying baby

  • Mom’s mental health

  • Difference between postpartum blues and depression

  • Practice self-care for recovery

  • Practice breathing and deep relaxation

  • Easy movements after birth

  • Strengthening your pelvic floor muscle

  • Engage abdominal muscle and activate core

  • Increase your energy and vitality

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GRIEF/BEREAVEMENT DOULA

  • Understand the grief process

  • Identify emotions

  • Identify stressful thoughts

  • Tools to express and release

  • Self-care practice to heal from loss

  • Movements to release tension

  • Journaling, noticing, increase awareness

  • Forgiveness

  • Acceptance

  • Letting Go

  • Grounding practice and centering

  • Integration practice

  • Deep breathing

  • Relaxation and meditation

 
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FERTILITY DOULA

Guide you through conscious conception and towards healthy pregnancy

SACRED WOMB

  • The importance of menstrual health

  • Know deeper about menstrual cycle

  • Menstruation as a mindful practice

  • Charting your cycle and journaling

  • Female reproductive system and anatomy

  • Menstrual discomforts and imbalances

  • Ways to balance hormones and release stress

  • Yoga practice for healthy menstrual cycle

  • Female reproductive system and anatomy

  • Menstrual discomforts and imbalances

  • Ways to balance hormones and release stress

  • Yoga practice for healthy menstrual cycle

CONSCIOUS CONCEPTION

  • 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

  • Male and female anatomy

  • Healthy sperm and healthy ovum

  • The art of conscious conception

  • Communicate with baby spirit

  • Couple Yoga for conception

  • Yoga postures to balance hormones and release stress

  • Breathwork to balance nervous system

  • Deep relaxation and meditation

  • Affirmation and visualization