The promise of new life can be a time of joy, but the promise of new life when you are in a new culture abroad can be nerve-racking. to be in place where you don’t speak or know the local language, let alone the medical system, can cause immeasurable stress and worry. Perhaps you are finding yourself without your own mother, sister or friends who could support you during this time, and your partner can only accompany you and bring you so much insight. for those that find themselves an expat woman, or a foreigner in a new part of life, a doula can provide the guidance and wisdom of a mother throughout the delivery process.
Don’t let the fear of the unknown cause your birth to be anything but unique and beautiful to your needs. Your doula can be safety net you turn to for crucial information and expertise in the unmapped area of international childbirth. Outside of being a translator who advocates for you with medical personnel, a doula can be the support who is the only one that knows you and our desires, preferences fears and needs.
Just having another trained mother around can make all the difference. Preparation for life once baby is here is just as vital as the birth. While you are trying to balance new life and an unknown culture, a doula can help you and your partner find equilibrium. Breastfeeding support, cooking a meal so you can rest and catering to the necessary needs that will help you feel the comfort of home with the confidence of a traveller.
Feeling at home even when you’re abroad.