Birth doula services

Birth doula provides emotionally connected professional DSC_0027unmedical support to the woman and her family during the pregnancy, childbirth and first moments after the birth. Doulas’ support includes quality information, emotional reassurance, practical support, and palette of comfort measures to cope with the birth sensations. After-birth support includes also assistance in breastfeeding.

As a Birth doula  I am accountable to the Finnish Doula Association’s Code of Conduct. I work in Rovaniemi and surrounding areas. I have supported hospital births at the Lapland’s Central Hospital and homebirth in Rovaniemi.

It is also possible to organize virtual meetings for example through Skype before and after birth if you live further away from Rovaniemi. We will then meet face-to-face upon your arrival for prenatal visits or birth in the hospital.

Choose doula service package to best meet your needs:

  • Labour discussion (2,5 h).
    The discussion will help you to clarify your own wishes, priorities and concerns towards the coming labour (Birth Plan) and needs for childbirth preparation. I will assist you in the identification of your own strengths and inner resources. The discussion may help particularly if you are afraid of the labour, have experienced miscarriage or wish to experience healing birth in comparison to the previous one. Price: 75 EUR

 

  • Last minute doula package includes:- Birth attendance and continuous support in a short notice (subject to my availability though). It is possible to book me in advance or you may also call me in once the birth has already started. Usually call from the hospital is enough (Sintija 040 571 0606). I will arrive within 1-2 hours or possibly much faster. I will stay with you during the birth until the baby is born. I will leave within around 2 hours or when the wellbeing of the mother allows the doula to leave.
    – Special offer: 175 EUR paid within 7 days from the service delivery (billing through email).
  •  Basic package for birth support includes
    – 1 prenatal meeting to discuss Birth Plan and explore comfort measures for labour and birth
    – Continuous support during labour and delivery (including nights). I am on call starting pregnancy weeks 38+3 until the baby is born.
    – Continuous phone and email/text support during late pregnancy and early labour.
    – 1 postpartum meeting to review the birth experience and assist in breastfeeding
    – Price: 320 EUR
  •  Premium birth doula service package includes
    – 2-4 prenatal childbirth preparation meetings to discuss Birth Plan and explore comfort measures for labour and birth. Responding particularly your needs, we will practice positioning, moves, relaxation and breathing techniques for pain management.
    – Continuous support during labour and delivery (including nights). I am on call starting pregnancy weeks 38+3 until the baby is born
    – Continuous phone and email/text support during late pregnancy and early labour.
    – Usage of TENS-machine during labour
    – 1 postpartum meeting to review the birth experience and assist in breastfeeding
    – Price: 520 EUR

It is important that during the pregnancy you feel safe and are surrounded by people you know and trust on. It is worth interviewing several doulas before choosing the one joining your birth. Doula Sintija services include initial free of charge ‘Meet n’ Greet’ meeting. During the one hour meeting we will get to know each other, discuss the role of doula. I will introduce myself and tell more about my services and way of work. If you are willing to meet me, call / text to 040 571 0606 or write sintija.dutka@gmail.com

Once you decide to hire me as your doula, we will arrange the first doula meeting and sign the contract. All the communication and meetings are strictly confidential. During the prenatal meetings I would love to meet with other support persons joining the birth assuring comfort and establish communication improving birth experience for all.

Doula Sintija values:

  • You are the best expert in your birth. I trust your body’s ability to give birth and your baby to be born.
  • Support. I fully accept and support you as you are in your choices, decisions, and actions. I also provide support to other support persons / partner during the labour in their own role.
  • Intuitiveness. I am mindfully present holding the space for you enabling you to activate your birthing instincts, listen to the inner wisdom of your body and communicate with the baby.
  • Information. I offer evidence and research based information for you to be able to make informed choices.
  • Enjoyment. Pregnancy and labour are miraculous moments in human’s life. I will help you build self-confidence to enjoy this miracle.
  • Resilience. The passage of labour may not be predicted in advance. I tailor my services to fit your needs. During the labour we appreciate every small step at once. I listen to you and serve according to the situation.
  • Empowering birth experience. I serve you and your family achieving the best possible empowering birth experience according to your dreams and desires.

 

“Birth is not only about making babies.  Birth is about making mothers – strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their INNER STRENGTH.”
~Barbara Katz Rothman