It is important that as the expectant parents, you are supported to consider carefully, not only the place in which you choose to give birth, but also the people you choose to have around you at that time. While every mother’s circumstances and every baby’s birth are unique, the key is being aware of what feels right for you and your partner.
How to Hire a Birth Doula
The earlier in pregnancy that you consider you would like Birth Doula support during labor, the more you can set yourself up with supportive care providers and a birth setting that will respect your wishes. That being said, it is never too late to change your care providers or birth setting at any time.
Our "Hire a Doula in Luxembourg" guide includes step-by-step instructions on how to hire a Birth Doula, conduct interviews as well as how to approach the interactions with your care providers and birth setting to maximise your chances of getting your needs met.
The Birth Culture in Luxembourg is still a bit behind the rest of the world in this arena (so sorry to inform you of this) so it's up to EACH FAMILY, 1-by-1 to consistently and respectfully stand up for their rights which will empower not only themselves but also future families and generations to come! Read on to the Birth Setting section below where you will see the latest developments in terms of birth setting's attitudes to welcoming birth doulas in the birth space.
Lastly, we have set up a support group on Facebook so families can share with others that are going through/are experiencing the same journey in seeking Birth Doula Support. This group is also open to any person, Birth Advocate/Birth Worker passionate about a healthy Birth Culture and Free Choice in Birth.
Click the image below to download our free step-by-step guide "How to hire a Doula in Luxembourg":
Click below to join the FB support group:
If you are passionate about Birth, please join our group below so we can link and share together for more respect & love around birth:
Individual consumers/patients/families can contact the "Service national d'information et de médiation en santé" at firstname.lastname@example.org and report the case for possible mediation. Note that this can be done during pregnancy to attempt to resolve the issue or retrospectively after birth to further the cause for future families. Your voice matters!
Please review the Birth Setting section below to determine where will be your best chance to enable continuous labour support of your choice.
Birth settings and Doulas
Your birth setting may greatly influence the level of ease/resistance in respecting your rights and wishes regarding the "circumstances of birth". This is an evolving aspect that will improve with more families, one by one, insisting that they would like to enjoy the benefits of Birth Doula Support at the most important time in their lives.
If your care provider or birth facility is not supportive, it is always possible and advisable to change. If they don't want better outcomes for you and your baby, maybe they are not the right fit for you.
The Doula directory in Luxembourg
Below you will find a listing of all the Doulas in Luxembourg, available to support you.
Are you a certified/experienced Doula able to support families? Let us know here!
Become a Birth Doula
There are various organisations that provide Birth Doula Training.
Listen to your heart. Being invited to be someone's birth companion is very special and sacred.
Are you called to be a Birth Doula?
"A doula can be a woman’s trail guide in unfamiliar territory, but they cannot carry her every step of the way, even if it were possible to do so.."
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