On June 25th 2015 our first child Lars was born in a pool in the safe environment of our home. This date is the start of new life, but also the end of my pregnancy journey, which changed my life in so many ways.
What has proven to be of major importance during this journey was to stay as close to my inner self as possible. There are so many people, regulations and scary birth stories out there in the world that make it almost impossible to distinguish the fears of others that are being projected on you as a mother to be from your own inner guidance. At these times for me it was wonderful to be able to reach out to a strong, wise woman who shares her wisdom and experience, but also listens (even when it’s the crazy hormones talking). This is what a Doula means to me and this is exactly what Inbal is.
Inbal doesn’t “work” as a Doula. She ís a Doula 24/7. She was there for me and my family with her beautiful Hypnobirthing course, knowledge of Ayurveda, deep relaxation classes and also a network of beautiful people that are the professionals that are so helpful during your pregnancy (and after).
When Lars kept us waiting for his arrival for a few weeks, Inbal gave us faith to stay calm and offered cupping, moxa and foot rubs. During labour she was there for us with warmth, care and nutrition. Continuously reminding me of the strength we have as mothers and not to worry. Even when meeting weeks later in the park for a tea, when she supported me in my wish to be able to breastfeed outside without worrying about what other people may think.
I am forever grateful for meeting Inbal at this time in our lives. And I know that it has made a huge difference in the way Lars was able to start his life. Surrounded by love and trust in the beauty of the natural process of birth.