Being pregnant with your first
child is terrifying and wonderful at the same time. One moment you picture
idyllic scenes of visiting the petting zoo with your 4-year old, the next
moment, your thoughts race to the moment of birth: will we have a natural birth,
will we need a PDA, what will they do to us? In this situation, we decided to
enlist the help of a doula so we could take things one step at a time, starting
with the birth.
Kathrin brought tremendous
reassurance to our birth preparation process. We did exercises to widen the
pelvic joints and to reduce pressure on the belly using a rebozo. We got tips
for relaxing, setting up the birthing room and what to pack. Perhaps most
importantly, Kathrin assured us that the mother is always in full control over
what happens, and that no measure or therapy will be taken without the parents'
We had a very long birth, coming
and going from the hospital three times. Kathrin was always there for us and
came to the hospital even in the middle of the night, except of course for the
cesarean section, where only family members were allowed. Kathrin even helped
us cook when we were just too exhausted and needed some assistance.
If some of the above describes
how you feel or the situation you are in, consider having Kathrin accompany
you. You won't regret it – we can only recommend her!
Antonio & Angelica