Postnatal (Mentored) Postnatal (Mentored)
Birth (Recognised since August 2020)
Lives in: London N16
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Birth trauma debrief
Hi! I’m Agustina, a birth keeper and doula, and I come from Argentina!
Our connection sessions during pregnancy will be tailored to your needs and personality, however making sure we touch upon the following areas:
- Your dream birth: How does it look like? What’s possible? What’s not possible? How can you make it happen?
- The physiology of childbirth: How is your body designed to give birth? How does nature work during childbirth? Which hormones come into play?
- Why is it fundamental to have an undisturbed birth? Benefits for you and your baby.
- Environment: What is the most suitable environment for allowing the body to birth a baby in an undisturbed way? How does it look like? What can interfere with it?
- Other people present during your birth: giving them a role, helping them understand what to expect, how to be present and how to help during childbirth.
- How does labour feel like? What to expect? What is normal?
- Movement during birth.
- Foetal Ejection Reflex.
- Emergencies: what is a real emergency and what is NOT a real emergency? What is a variation of normal? What is a complication?
- What if something happens?
- First (golden) hour after birth: getting to know your baby, birthing the placenta, cutting the cord.
- When would hospital transfer be a possibility? How do I know?
- Antenatal care: what are the pros and cons? What can the medical system offer? What cannot the medical system offer? What am I allowed?
- Decision-making tools if you choose to become involved with the medical system
- What do I need to know about ultrasounds? Ultrasound and the potential relapse of hearing conflicts according to the GNM system.
- Debriefing previous births.
- Understanding your own birth story and birth within your and your partner ‘s family systems.
- How to prepare and what to expect during the postpartum period: caring for yourself and your baby.
- Breastfeeding: what are the basics I should know? What are the myths.
Evidence based, updated information support if required.
24/7 on call period from week 37 until your baby is born
ALL THE ABOVE WILL ALWAYS BE ENCOMPASSED IN A COACHING FRAMEWORK:
- Are you above or below the line? Taking 100% responsibility of one’s own life and understanding the drama triangle.
- Providing the space to address fears and emotions that arise.
- Is it true? The work of Byron Katie
A little about my background
I studied medicine at University of Buenos Aires but consciously decided to drop out in my 5th year. It took me 2 years to take this decision but it was the right thing to do. After coming across new and alternative paradigms in health and medicine, I realized the whole western paradigm was about the medicalization of life, and this did not make much sense to me anymore. Our medical model is based on fear and says our bodies fail and need to be repaired. However, my common sense has always said that nature is incredibly wise, it adapts, it has a purpose and it never ‘fails’.
I went on to study languages and, one day, I came across the terms ‘Respected Childbirth’ and ‘Obstetric Violence’. A whole new world opened up before me, and the name ‘Michel Odent’ and his books were no exception. He is an obstetrician who exposes the importance of giving birth as mammals do. This made me remember the reason why I’d gone to Medical school in the first place. Some years later, when I moved to London, I came across Odent’s doula training programme and I knew this is my place to be in the world. I continued to train with Freebirth Society as a Radical Birth Keeper and I’m passionate about spontaneous, undisturbed birth and the profound short and long term consequences it has on both mother and baby.
I am also currently training in Germanic New Medicine, a natural science that understands diseases through completely new lenses and takes away our fear from illness. A completely new paradigm in medicine. It is said to be the medicine of the future!
I also sing and am studying vocal improvisation at the moment, which means improvising songs and sounds with the voice and the body, just for the sake of creating music from within! As your doula, if you are interested, I can help you create a lullaby or song for your baby in the belly. It has been shown that babies recognize their mum’s voice and songs and they are reminded of those times inside the womb when mum would sing to them, which could be very handy to reassure, calm and comfort the newborn.
I am studying the German New Medicine system and I will also be bringing this approach into our sessions when necessary.