Thank you for being here!
My name is Astra.
I am a woman. Wife to my husband. Mother to my children.
My doula journey started in September 2015, when I started doula studies (all together 450 hours) and in June 2016 I received my certification which allowed me to start working with families. During my studies I had to find women we could support for practice and in December 2015 I attended first hospital birth.
After the summer of 2016 I have continued to work with women and families that contact me.
I have supported many english speaking families that live in Estonia.
As a doula I'm always there for you - during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. When you need answers to your questions, when you need to spread light to some topics. I'm there if you need to express yourself when emotions and hormones collide.
My main task is to support woman and man emotionally, at the same time when midwife and doctor take care of the medical side.
I have also participated in lactation consultation studies in 2012 and I can help with basic breastfeeding issues.
First meet-up is usually introductory, this "let's get to know each other, your expectations and whether I am the person for you". If this stage is settled then we can dive deeper during next encounters.
Thank you :)
"Sinuga koos" means "with you".
Photo: Kati Raudsepp