Every Wednesday at The Milk Bar from 10am to 2pm Alli Beltrame, from the Doula Association Doula Eco Mondo, will be on hand to discuss nursing, swaddling , baby wearing, Shantala massage for infants. Alli has already hosted a series of meetings "La Pancia Felica" and "La Tetta Felice"
Eco World Doula is the first association to found a school for Doulas now has annual courses in 8 regions.
But what exactly is a Doula and what does she do?
The doula is a non medical figure that attends to the prenatal care of women, she is there as support during childbirth and the postpartum period. A doula is primarily emotional support to mother and father, but also helps parents to focus on their experience with greater equanimity.
Some functions of the Doula:
Counseling during pregnancy;
Clarification of medical procedures and interventions;
Exercise and physical suggestions to make pregnancy and childbirth more comfortable for the woman;
Help in preparing a birth plan;
An advocate for the needs of the pregnant woman in labor and caregiver support;
Suggests positions for women during labor and delivery;
Support and involvement of partners during labor and delivery;
Help to avoid unnecessary interventions;
Promotes and supports breastfeeding;
Suggestsions to help you handle the baby during the first weeks;
She is present until the parents are no longer in need of her services;
But above all, a Doula can listen and empathize with parents helping them serenely approach the wonderful experience of birth.
Want to know more? Stop by The Milk Bar to meet Alli, meetings and consultations are free!