Supporting women and parents through pregnancy and birth
Who am I?
Allow me to tell you a little bit about myself and my reasons for becoming a birth doula.
My name is Aude-Aline, I am from France, and I live in Denmark with my young twins and my husband.
I am learning Danish, and I would like to offer you the possibility of a pregnancy and birth with peace of mind and calmness in your heart. Because that is what a skilled doula can do – offer support, experience, knowledge and a comforting shoulder to lean on to in the moment of need.
It can be difficult to give birth in a country far from home. I know that from my own experience.
Being a French woman raising a family in Denmark, far from my home, I have learned so many things about becoming and being a mother.
Use me as a guide through the Danish healthcare system, as an educator through your pregnancy and as a sympathetic and caring support during labor.
Why you need a doula
When you give birth, you need someone by your side who won’t leave you. Who understands you, who knows your needs and worries.
The doctor, as competent and professional as she/he may be, and the midwife, as concentrated and skillful as she/he may be, have a different focus and are often too busy to really stand by the woman giving birth.
Nowadays there are numerous statistics and hard facts stating the benefits of having a doula for both mother and child. For example, did you know that the presence of a doula during labor decreases the length of labor by 25% and the overall risk of a C-section by 50%?
What the numbers tell is a story about how a birth is meant to be orchestrated and how much of an ill-fated path our modern healthcare practices have sent the delivery of a new human being on.
No one should have to deal with labor and not feel safe and calm about it.
With me by your side, you will be in a much better position to work with your mind and body to make sure that the birth of your beautiful baby goes well.
There is more, however, to becoming a parent and a family than the birth itself.
The father often finds himself in a difficult position, and it is important that he learns to deal with all the insecurity, responsibility and maybe even fear of failure as a father - that can come upon him during the pregnancy, birth or in the weeks or even months after the birth.
I can help him find his feet and address his worries in an appropriate manner.
I also offer support and training for the whole new family unit in the hours, days and weeks right after the birth, where far too many mothers can feel so utterly alone and overwhelmed with the new situation.
There are so many things to learn. I can help you.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me by email or telephone. I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Doula Aude Aileen
+45 2729 5369