Hi, I am Kathrin Burri

 

Born 1976 and grown up in Canton of Zug. Married since 2003, I am a mother of two beautiful children, who were born in 2004 and 2013 respectively, with the support of a wonderful midwife who rather acted as a doula to me. I experienced both my births as wonderful and very transformative moments. My deep trust in myself and my body gave me strength. Our family history also includes our three "Sternenkinder", whom I carry very firmly in my heart.


I like to be creative, love to paint mandalas, do a lot of sewing and reading and often spend time in nature.


 


 


My own experiences as a pregnant, birthing and breastfeeding mom were so amazing, that they inspired me in turn to support other mothers in the course of their journeys through the birth cycle. I also do know what it means to lose a child through miscarriage.


My passion for this work as a doula is therefore driven by the feeling and hope that all pregnant women should be able to widen their choice of support beyond the strictures of core family and medical practice to a place that can offer emotional support that is also neutral, non-judgemental and independent of the commercial drivers of the child birth industry, should they seek it.


I offer support throughout Zug, Aargau, Zürich, Luzern and Schwyz. Please ask for other regions. And beyond the birth phase, I also offer postpartum support, home visits and more besides.


I act according to the ethics code of Verband Doula CH and am bound by confidentiality.


Further education:

"Professionell begleiten bei Fehlgeburt" at Fachstelle kindsverlust.ch, Bern
"Gewalt unter der Geburt" with socialogist and writer Christina Mundlos (D), Pfäffikon
"Spinning Babies" Workshop with Jennifer Walker (NL), Basel
"Geburt und Hypnose" Basic and Advanced with Susanne Keller Loomans, Uster
"Wochenbett - wie begleite ich kompetent und professionell" bei Anne Papendieck (D), Mühlau
"Postpartale Depression - psychische Gesundheit im Übergang zur Elternschaft", Verein Postpartale Depression Schweiz
"Insomnie im Zusammenhang mit postpartaler Depression, Verein Postpartale Depression Schweiz
"Lehrgang für Fachpersonen zur Begleitung und Unterstützung Hochsensibler und Hochsensitiver Personen" bei Brigitte Küster, Institut für Hochsensibilität (ifhs), Altstätten
"ensa Erste Hilfe Fokus Erwachsene", Erste Hilfe für psychische Gesundheit, Stiftung Pro Mente Sana, Ensa Schweiz



Diploma:

As my doula diploma project I choose: "long term breastfeeding". This was the starting point for writing my book.


Book:

In April 2020 my first book was published: "Langes Stillen - natürlich, gesund, bedürfnisorientiert"


Membership:
Swiss Doula Association www.doula.ch
la leche league of Switzerland www.lalecheleague.ch
Fachstelle Kindsverlust während Schwangerschaft, Geburt und erster Lebenszeit www.kindsverlust.ch
Verein Stärnechind www.staernechind.ch
mental health club, Stiftung Pro Mente Sana www.mentalhealthclub.ch


The film "Der tägliche Beweis für Grossartigkeit" (partly in english) is a documentary film of two film production students, which shows the birth of Phoebe Storm. I had the honor to support this family as her doula.

Link to the film:
https://vimeo.com/222496353