LivModer aims to bridge science with spirit.

    Birth is not something to be managed, but a beautiful, wild, powerful and in some ways mysterious process.

However, wherever, and with whomever you feel safest and most empowered, is how, where and with whom your birth should happen. You must go within to find your own answers -this is part of the inner work of pregnancy.

You are the highest authority in knowing what is right for you and your baby.

 

 LivModer Doula

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LivModer Doula Approcah

"A doula, also known as a birth companion, birth coach or post-birth supporter, is a non-medical person who stays with and assists a woman before, during, or after childbirth, to provide emotional support and physical help if needed.” (wiki) 

Search and you will find many (slightly) varying descriptions of what a doula is. However, at the end of the day, a doula is what a doula does, which varies depending on her skills, experiences and personality, as well as on the individuals who she is a doula for.

I believe it is very important that you find a doula that suits you. Someone who is able and willing to fill your needs. 

 

I take on many roles as a doula; advocate, guide, coach, friend, confidant and never failing supporter are some of them.

I offer my knowledge and skills, my experience and resources, as well as my energy, friendship and loving attention.

I consider serving as a doula, to be a wonderful privilage and honor. 

 

I am extremley passionate about helping you recognise and feel how powerful and capable you are. 

I am there to support and motivate you in making choices and desicions, that aligns with your own highest vision and deepest longing for your birth. I want you to feel confident and filled with trust in yourself, as I believe this greatly improves your chances of having a positive experience. I help you clarify your priorities and make sure you are fully informed of all your options and rights. This way, you can make choices that are truly informed - by your own inner guidance, understanding and reasoning, as well as by science and evidence. I will never tell you what to do. I always respect your reality and your views. I appreciate that you take full responsibility for your own experience and play an active role in your journey.

I don't believe that every doula suits every woman. When a woman feels that her doula share her own veiws and beliefs regarding pregnancy and birth, I believe it is easier for her to feel seen, supported, understood and truly comfortable to be herself at all times.

 

If you think that I may be the doula for you, please take a moment to see how your heart responds to the questions below... 

  • Do you want to receive your baby in the most gentle, undisturbed and unrushed way possible, because you know it matters to their wellbeing, as well as yours?  

  • Do you feel that there is too much focus on negative aspects of birthing; pain, injury etc, in our mainstream birth culture?

  • Are you curious about what birth can be like, beyond the limiting definition of ”painful”? Is your birth something you want to look forward to, with joy and anticipation?

  • Do you believe that how you prepare for birth matters, and that having the right support structure can make a real difference? Are you willing to take responsibility for your own birthing journey?

  • Do you view pregnancy and birth as sacred? Do you have an interest in exploring spiritual aspects of pregnancy and birth? Would you like to make time and space for small rituals and ceremonies, to honor and support yourself and your baby?

  • If you are in a relationship, would you like your pregnancy and birth to be an intimate, sensual and deep bonding experience for you and your partner?

  • Do you believe that pregnancy and birth offers a woman a unique opportunity to get to know herself better, and to grow as a person?  

If some of the above resonate with you, you may want to continue reading about

"There are no words to say how much your support has meant to us. I felt your calm energy and encouragement through every contraction and that made it possible to have the wonderful birthing experience that I did. [...]"

Gayatri

"Thank you so much for the loving and safe energy you brought to our pregnancy, labour and beyond! [...] The birth of our son was an incredible and life-changing experience. [...] from the bottom of our hearts thank you for what you do and your passion for birth, life, woman and sisterhood. [...]"

Karin & Duane 

“Having Susannah by my side during this pregnancy has been the most wonderful experience, I've found in her a guide, a mother, a sister and a friend [...]

all pregnant women should have someone to guide them [...] someone that listens to them and holds them through the roller coaster of emotions that pregnancy can be [...]"

Maria 

 "With my second birth I could heal my first. Thanks to my doula Susannah, Ejah was born by a mother who was unafraid and with an understanding and intuitive father. I didn't need pain relief and was able to sleep between contractions. [...]"

Rebecca 

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