By directly contacting a doula by mail or phone. You will find addresses to all our doulas under “Find a Doula”. The doulas are listed according to their ZIP code. Many doulas accompany also in the wider area around their own location > it is worth inquiring. Some are prepared to commute up to one hour.
You can contact the office of Doula CH by mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 079 201 16 47. They will forward your request anonymously to the doulas of the region. Within a few days you will receive the response with the addresses of the doulas, which are free on your term.
contact the agency of Doula CH by mail email@example.com or by phone 079 201 16 47. Some doulas are prepared to travel further distances.
The association Doula CH declines the accompaniment of unassisted childbirth without medical care (midwife/medic) to avoid liability. If a woman/couple decides on this type of birth the liability will lie solely on them.
The healthcare does not cover doula services, seen as the care and accompaniment falls into the category of non-medical care. Nevertheless it is worth inquiring with ones healthcare to check weather the supplementary insurance would cover it. You can ask your doula directly for a medical certificate.
Yes in this case you will employ the doula as a partial companion, excluding the further fees.
Yes. Some hospitals only allow one accompaniment person in the operating theatre, in that case one should discuss previous to the C-section with the doula and the partner, who she would like to accompany her, and who should accompany the child once it is born.
Yes, although we recommend you note it in your registration documents that you will have a doula companion to inform them beforehand. Many hospitals also appreciate the presence of the doula during the control examinations around the term.
Yes, very enthusiastically so. Here too it is vital to have a good information exchange between the birth centre, the midwife and the doula. Especially in case of a home birth, the doula can serve also as puerperal doula as well; her services can provide ease and relief during the first weeks.
The midwife leads the birth and all the connected obligations and competences. She will come to a medical ruling in consultation with the leading medic. The doula is at the disposal of the birthing mother and the partner as a support but has no medical function.