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Doula

Congratulations! You’re pregnant. This marks the beginning of a new period, as a woman, as a man, as a mother, as a father.

I promise you, the investment you make in the birth of your baby will be worth it. Preparation and support are key to a positive birth experience.

As your doula, I’ll be there to offer you support that fulfills your needs and wishes.

I’ll talk with you.

I’ll walk with you.

I’ll dance with you.

Together, we’ll do whatever it takes to make you feel comfortable.

But most importantly, I’ll be honest with you, about the possibilities, difficulties, the beauty and the messiness of pregnancy, birth, and post-partum.

As a certified doula, I’ll be your continuous non-medical support person during your pregnancy, birth, and post-partum,

·        giving you information on pregnancy, birth, and post-partum and what you can expect in the Netherlands

·        helping you make informed choices by making you discover your wishes and preferences

·        offering you tips, exercises & massages

·        providing continuous support during pregnancy & birth & post-partum

·        helping you process your birth

·        taking care of you, your baby, and your family after your birth.

Due to my background in counseling, I pay extra attention to the psychological and emotional aspects of this  whole process.

If you like, I also make beautiful pictures of your pregnant belly, your birth, and your newborn baby as your photographer.

Take a look at my doula packages & contact me to set up an introductory meeting to see if we are a match.

I’d love to join your journey to parenthood.

DOULA PACKAGES

 
All packages are flexible and can be tailored and extended to your needs.
The prices exclude travelling costs outside of Rotterdam and parking costs, which will be charged separately. 
My working area is Rotterdam and surroundings: in & around Delft, Dordrecht, Gouda, Leiden, the Hague.
My ​​​​working languages are English, Dutch, Turkish, and French.
 
Doula's Private Birth Preparation Course €250
2 sessions of 2-2½ hours of birth preparation tailored to your wishes and needs
Includes:
  • Information on pregnancy, childbirth, and post-partum
  • Preparing a birth plan
  • Practical tips & exercises for preparing for birth (rebozo, Spinning Babies)
Doula €900

Doula support during pregnancy & birth

Includes:

  • 1 online introductory meeting
  • 2 prenatal meetings
  • 24/7 on call starting from the 38th pregnancy week
  • Continuous support during birth
  • 1 post-natal meeting
  • Unlimited phone and e-mail contact
Post-Partum Doula €325* €650** €975***

Doula support after the birth of your baby

Includes:

  • 1 online introductory meeting
  • 1 in-person meeting during pregnancy
  • 10*, 20**, 30*** hours  of post-partum support
  • Personal support for:
    • processing birth and transitioning to new family life
    • basic information on (breast)feeding
    • helping with childcare, cooking, and  chores

 

Doula Extra €1250

Doula support extended with the extra service of your choice:

  • 2 extra prenatal counseling sessions OR
  • 12 hours of post-partum support OR
  • Birth photography

 

Testimonials
Deniz & Oğuzhan & Ata
Deniz & Oğuzhan & Ata
Delft, Doula | Newborn Lifestyle Photograpy
While going through the process of pregnancy in a foreign country, more so during the pandemic, was a test in itself, Semin's trust, sincerity, and experience made all worries wash away. We felt her sincerity from the first minute we met, and time flew by. Due to the pandemic, Semin could not be with us physically during the birth. But still, despite the pandemic, she was with us from the beginning of the birth to the last moment, be it online. We were also prepared for the period after birth with books and tips on birth, transition to parenthood, and for every possibility! Thanks to the exercises she showed, I could even easily cope with the contractions of the induced labor. I'm glad I went on this journey with Semin. Mine was a cesarean delivery at the last moment and maybe I would be sad because I had a cesarean section. But especially postpartum support, meals, delicious snacks... You have been an invaluable friend to me. Great photography, too. My dear Semin, glad to know you, glad that our paths crossed. I wish you leave beautiful marks in the lives of other expectant mothers.
Burcu
Burcu
Rotterdam, Doula | Pregnancy Photography
With the book suggestions and information Semin gave during pregnancy, I could prepare for my birth process from within. The fact that a respectful, wise woman who knew the process was by my side during my birth as an observer changed my energy during the birth. After the birth, she continued to provide psychological support and share her knowledge. As to her photography, she was calm, natural, prepared for and patient with the difficulties of shooting with a small child.
Sharmin
Sharmin
Voorburg, Doula
8 weeks before, 19th October [2016] My Ilham born. That was a day which was not easy for me and also for my son. But we did that. After all the complication God blessed me. I want to say thanks ''Birth Wish" from my heart. Dear Semin, you did lot for me. I'm alone in Netherland, but for your support I didn't felt that. I pray for you and your "Birth Wish". Some people thought without Doula baby can born. Of course baby can born without Doula's help. But Doula makes ur day easy and beautiful. Doula give u courage and support. Semin u remember I put lipstick that day when I went to hospital? Ha ha ha.... I think I'm the only one who put lipstick at such critical condition ;p Actually I felt courage for you. I thought what ever happen Semin will help me. And you did that. Today Ilham 8 weeks old and he can recognize his mom :) it's a beautiful feeling. Thank you Dear for everything.
Karen
Karen
Dordrecht, Birth Coaching | Doula | Birth Photography
I’m so glad you were there for the birth! You listened to me and asked good questions to process my previous birth. I would recommend everybody who is either going to give birth for the first time or who had a previous traumatic birth to contact you. You were a great support before and during the birth. You also took fantastic photos of the birth and our baby!