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29 Questions for Ginny

Doula Mother

 

  1. Where did you grow up?
  2. Do you have children/ grandchildren of your own? How many and what are their ages?
  3. What is a Doula Mother  : what is your involvement with pregnancy & Child birth?
  4. What did you do for a living before becoming a Doula Mother?
  5. Why did you decide to become a Doula Mother?
  6. When did you have your first experience as a Doula Mother & what was it like for you?
  7. Was there anyone or some reason which inspired you to enter this line of work?
  8. How did you become a Doula mother, does one need special qualifications and where did you study?
  9. What do you feel is one of the most important aspects of being a Doula mother?
  10. When should parents to be contact you for your services?
  11. Where do most of the births you help with take place – home or hospital?
  12. Why do you think natural birth is so much better than a medical birth or C-section birth?
  13. What are the main concerns most people have with natural or home births?
  14. Can everyone have a natural birth?
  15. Is there an organisation which Doula mothers must registered with?
  16. Currently how many registered Doula mothers are there in natal and country wide?
  17. What must one look for in a person when hiring a Doula mother?
  18. How many Doula babies have you delivered so far?
  19. Where do you most of your clients/ families come from?
  20. What is your involvement with the parents during pregnancy and what kind of follow up do you have with the parents and babies after the birth?
  21. How closely do you work with the Doctors / hospitals & gyno's during pregnancy, the birth and with the after care?
  22. How do the Dad’s deal with the whole Doula / natural birth movement?
  23. What do you have planned for your future as a Doula mother?
  24. When you have some spare time to yourself what do you like to do?
  25. How do you keep up with what is going on in your business – are there Doula mother conferences / work shops etc?
  26. Are south African’s open to the idea of natural birth?
  27. Which nation do you think are most open to natural births & Doula mothers?
  28. Giving birth is a pretty stressful experience – how do you keep yourself and everyone around calm during labour?
  29. It must take a special type of person to do what you do – what do you love the most about being a Doula mother?

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What I Do

I am living my dream while working with mums and babies. I see mums when they are 34 weeks pregnant and then go to their homes once they go into labour. I stay for the full duration of the labour and after the birth I assist them with breast feeding. I do another visit after the birth to see that all is well and to help where I can.  Mums are always welcome to call me in the event that they have any questions, whether before or after the birth. I am passionate about my work as a doula and I care and love all the families with which I work. Once you have been present at a birth you feel part of the family and it’s wonderful to hear news of the new baby’s life as he or she grows.

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