Prenatal & Postpartum

Doula Training and Services

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Welcome!

I’m Kathrin.

I thoroughly believe that we are meant to birth and parent our children with the bodies, love, mind, intuition, and soul we are given.

I thoroughly believe in a culture where birth is just, inclusive and free of fear.

I just as thoroughly believe that we are not meant to do this on our own. Over thousands of years we have had people around us to guide, hold, love, feed, help, show, and teach us. Doulas do exactly that. I feel strongly about nobody giving birth by themselves and being postpartum by themselves.

Since 1993 I have studied, learned, and worked on how to exactly do that. I’m originally from Switzerland and have worked on the NICU as an RN for several years before moving to Los Angeles where I now live with my husband, our two sons and our fabulous dog, Echo.

My professional background includes over 30 years of birth and postpartum doula services. Presently, I have shifted gears and am focusing on sharing my knowledge through education & training to aspiring postpartum doulas who also share a passion for serving & helping families through the postpartum journey.

How can I help you?

Doula Training

Are you interested in becoming a postpartum doula and would like to know more about the training? Here is more information about the training itself.

Doula Support

Need help with your doula practice? I have added contracts and handouts to use in your business and to help you look professional and prepared.

Get in Touch

Connect with me and let me know how I can best be of service to you or your partner. I can’t wait to hear from you!

“The postpartum home is a sanctuary where birthing is still happening.
Birthing of a person into becoming an parent.”   – Kathrin Auger

What

can a Doula

do for you?

The most commonly known doulas are birth and postpartum doulas. Here is a short overview of both. If you would like more detailed information, please read my blogs.

The birth doula supports you in 2 – 3 visits during pregnancy, stays with you during the entire birth and does 1 postpartum visit.

The postpartum doula does 1 prenatal visit and starts the services once you have given birth and you’re home with your child. The postpartum doula will be with you regularly, days or nights, for about 5 – 8 weeks postpartum.

In either case, the doula will provide emotional, physical, and informational support to you and your partner/family and does not do anything clinical or medical.

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On the blog

What is a     Birth Doula?

What is a Birth Doula?

The doula accompanies the parents in labor, provides emotional and physical support, suggests comfort measures, and provides support and suggestions for the partner.

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Letter to Parents

Letter to Parents

Dear Expecting and New Parents, As a Postpartum Doula Trainer, I realized there seems to be a bit of confusion as to what the role and Scope of Practice is for a Postpartum Doula.

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What is a     Birth Doula?

What is a Birth Doula?

The doula accompanies the parents in labor, provides emotional and physical support, suggests comfort measures, and provides support and suggestions for the partner.

read more

Kind Words

“Your passion for your work really came forth and helped me to more fully understand the sacred work of the doula. This has been a wonderful weekend. Thank you for being such an amazing mentor to all of us.”

“What a wonderful workshop! Thank you so much for all your encouragement and knowledge that you so willingly shared with us.”

“You are truly inspirational!”

“Kathrin has given me the confidence and knowledge to go out and provide a caring and nurturing service to women who need it most.”

“Unforgettable. Invaluable. Inspirational.”

“You are an amazing doula and trainer. I am thrilled about my new ‘calling’ and feel having you at my side is providing me with the good start I need. Thank you for modeling, nurturing me, and encouraging all the new doulas – you are a gift.”

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