Recipient of the Postpartum Doula of the Year Award in 2007 and Doula Mentor of the Year Award in 2010 from the Doulas Association of Southern California, Kathrin Auger completed her training as a Registered Nurse in Switzerland in 1997. She worked on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the internationally renowned Inselspital university hospital in Switzerland from 1997 – 2002. During her five years on the NICU the hospital offered continued education in infant handling, infant massage, infant wearing, reflexology, kinesthesia (conscious handling of the newborn), adult and infant CPR, lactation (breast and bottle), homeopathy, and bachflower essences which broaden Kathrin’s knowledge tremendously. Her work there also included the supervision of pediatric nurses and midwife interns.
Her years of conventional medical training fed her desire to step outside the typical medical model and go deeper into more personal care during pregnancy and the birth and postpartum period. After her move to the United States in 2002 Kathrin Auger got certified as a birth doula in 2003 and as a postpartum doula in 2004 through DONA International. She has been working as a doula ever since, committed to helping parents have an easy transition into parenthood and to support them with informed decision – making.
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