The word "doula" comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves" and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.
Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily.
Birth Doulas - Tel Aviv
Mor is an Israeli doula who speaks perfect english. She is a mother of four and has many years experience of helping women to get the birth they want. She is very skilled in massage and relaxation techniques. Her clients report that she was also very helpful in helping the partner feel reassured.
For more information contact Mor on 054 832 9107
Birth Doulas - Jerusalem
Visit her website for more information
Certified Food Educator (Health Coach) and Birth Doula
also offering birth education and post-partum support.
She is also available as a birth doula, specializing in supporting first-time mothers. In three or four pre-natal meetings you and she will discuss your birth plan (one meeting together with family and significant other), perineal support, optimal fetal positioning to prevent complications, breathing for deep relaxation, laboring techniques, and caring for your newborn. She will also answer all your questions about birth (or connect you to resources that will) and explore-to-resolution any doubts and fears that you may have. At the onset of labor, she begins offering her support by phone and then in the comfort of your home before heading to the birth place of your choosing (if not at home). She will remain with your for a few hours after the birth (or visit the next day) and then provide a final visit several weeks later to resolve the birth.
The first meeting is free, and a 300 shekel deposit will reserve a two week slot in her calendar! Post-partum support available, separately, during the first month.
One piece of advice for first-time moms: Join The Geula Birth Group on facebook: a place where you can get practical, fact-based answers to all of your questions about pregnancy and birth. Connect with other pregnant ladies, birth professionals and body workers who are there to support YOU
My name is Shana Lipsky. I am a postpartum doula. As a postpartum doula I help mothers with new babies take care of themselves, their babies and the rest of the family. Mothers who have a postpartum doula have lower rates of pospartum depression and are more successful with breastfeeding. I offer a wide range of postpartum services starting with a hospital visit to special post bris help. I help new mothers (even if they have other children) adjust to having a baby around while still being able to take care of themselves.
As we assume the responsibility of taking care of a baby who is totally dependent on us, our need to be taken care of increases. Don't be afraid to seek the help and care that you need, it will make you a better mother.