Pregnancy

Pregnancy

During this time we get to know each other and can build up a relationship of trust.

Birth

Birth

I am there for you and your partner throughout the birth of your child.

Puerperium

Puerperium

During this time I come to visit you and your baby. I support you in the household. In addition we clarify open questions and summarize the birth experiences.

THAT'S ME

THAT'S ME

My name is Vanessa Eckhardt, born 1992 in Germany. I am mother of 2 little cheeky boys and happy wife of a wonderful man. [Read more]

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Doula

From the ancient Greek: “Servant to the Woman.” She assists the woman during the weeks before and after childbirth emotionally and physically, supports her belief in her own strength and encourages the ability to give birth on her own terms. Ideally, each Doula has given birth herself. She does not assume medical duties but focuses entirely on the needs of the woman. The Doula’s role is that of a reliable, sensitive partner. It has been shown that the presence of a Doula positively impacts the birthing process and subsequent mother-child bonding.  The duration of childbirth can therefore be shortened, the need for pain medication reduced, and the rate of intervention decreased.  Postpartum depression becomes less prevalent.

 

Puerperium [Postpartum]

“One week in bed.

One week close to bed.

One week at home.

One week close to home.”

Traditional Midwife Wisdom

Quotation: Because it was like Lovis was singing when she gave birth to her child. It would then be easier, she claimed, and probably the child would also be of a cheerful nature if it was born while singing. from Ronja Robber daughter of Astrid Lindgren