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Woman, wife, mum, DOULA
birth and post birth doula, breastfeeding support, nap doula
Life of an expat,mum of 3 kids, from Rome , married to a Frenchy and living in Sydney!

16/05/2022
30/05/2020

is known to be , long, hard, difficult.

What if it wasn't the case?

What if there were ways to make it , , , ?

What if a could help in shaping this important moment exactly how you pictured, sharing her knowledge to understand things don't always go the perfect way and prepare a plan B that it is as satisfying as the plan A?

We are the continuity of and care during , , and beyond.

We are there for you, no matter what happens and what you decide.



Il é risaputo essere doloroso, lungo, faticoso, difficile.

E se invece non fosse cosi?

Se ci fosse un modo per renderlo potente, naturale, bello, fisiologico?

Se la doula potesse aiutare a rendere periodo importante esattamente come è stato immaginato, condividendo la propria conoscenza per capire che le cose non sempre vanno come desiderate, e preparare un piano B altrettanto soddisfacente che il piano A?

Siamo la continuità di e durante gravidanza , il , il e il dopo.

Siamo qui per te, senza giudicare cosa succede o cosa decidi di fare.

26/05/2020

Stop calling it a clip, it's a screw and none wants it on their head, especially a not-born-yet infant!
Knowledge about what is happening during pregnancy, labour and birth will make the whole experience a positive one, with good outcome and long lasting memories.
Get informed, hire a doula 🥰

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1588493407984386&id=1177941539039577&sfnsn=mo

👉TRIGGER WARNING: Fetal Scalp Monitoring👈

Parents are often surprised to find out that the monitor that was attached to their baby's head during labour wasn't just a "clip," as it was referred to, or a sticker, but instead a metal screw that went into the scalp. There may be times when parents want to make the choice to use a fetal scalp electrode to monitor their baby's heartrate, HOWEVER as is the case with anything, this intervention needs to be explained in detail to parents along with the risks and benefits.

Here's a link from AIMS that talks through various fetal monitoring in labour https://www.aims.org.uk/information/item/monitoring-your-babys-heartbeat-in-labour

Once again, things like fetal scalp monitoring *can* impact the baby's head and their head movement when breastfeeding, not to mention that it often leads to further interventions in labour that can further impact the baby's abilities to breastfeed comfortably.

Image Description: background is block colours and an image of a fetal scalp electrode monitor with text overlay, "Stop calling it a clip, it's a screw! A Fetal Scalp Electrode Can be screwed into your baby's head to monitor your baby's heartrate during labour. It's meant to help determine whether your baby is under any stress while you labour. stress???..."

25/05/2020
It’s science: Women need time to birth—so doctors shouldn’t rush labor + delivery

Time to birth, continuity of care and support 💜
https://www.mother.ly/news/its-science-we-shouldnt-rush-the-birth-process

When writing birth plans, most expectant mothers don’t anticipate they will need interventions during delivery—which includes everything from hormonal induction of labor to the use of forceps to a C-section. Yet current rates for cesarean births in the United States hover around 32%, more than 2...

05/05/2020

Happy international day of the 2020!
Thank you for all your passion, dedication, knowledge and love you share!
It's a privilege to have you in the birth team!💜

Buona giornata internazionale dell'ostetrica!
Grazie per ka passione, dedizione, conoscenza e amore che condividete!
È un privilegio avervi in squadra!





27/04/2020

unfortunately, is all about the . But it shouldn't be. It has to be about the too. About the who carried and grew the baby inside her . About the new feelings she has when finally holds her baby.
The needs to from the , through to birth. And keep supporting after the famous . A can be part of the village, for continuous support and keep the balance.
Even during these new and unnavigated waters. is still useful and invaluable.

Sfortunatamente, dal tutto gira intorno al nuovo . Ma non dovrebbe essere cosi. Anche la ha la sua importanza. Come anche la che ha portato e cresciuto il bebe nella sua pancia. E anche i suoi quando finalmente può tenerlo tra le sue braccia. Il deve esserci dalla , durante il e il parto, ma soprattutto dopo. E andare ben oltre le prime .
Una doula può far parte di questo gruppo di supporto e aiuto.
Anche durante questo periodo di incertezza .
Il supporto virtuale è inestimabile e utile.





20/04/2020
Doulas helping ease birth anxiety and putting human touch back into maternity care

Knowledgeable, emotional and physical support.
We don't just suggest you how to breathe or hold your hand.
We hold the space for you and your partner.
Even in these unreal times, virtual support is better than nothing.
https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-09/why-more-people-are-employing-doulas-to-support-their-birth/11189990

Birth doulas are increasing in popularity to support families at the birth of their babies, but why do people feel they need more support than what the medical system offers?

08/04/2020

with , and trying to entertain the little ones! Master 1yo is just starting to play with his brother, it fills up our hearts to watch them toys and building memories!

All while , sharing my knowledge about with clients, keeping my studies up to date and trying to remain sane 😎

As and , I can still help you navigating these unknown waters during the pandemic 2020 , transferring our chats online, talking about , , , 💜
You will get information in order to make and understanding what happens at the , or even if you want to know more about .
Knowledge is power, and nothing can stop the process!

let's this together!






con , i compiti per la signorina in prima, e intrattenendo i fratelli di 3 e 1 anno! Hanno da poco iniziato a giocare , condividendo giochi e costruendo !

Tutto mentre provo a , insegnando quello che succede in ai miei clienti, continuando a studiare a provando a non dare di matto 😎

Come doula pre e post , posso ancora aiutarvi a navigare queste acque sconosciute in questi tempi del corona virus , facendo una chiacchierata online , parlando di gravidanza, , parto e 💜
Acquisirete le informazioni che vi serviranno per prendere le giuste decisioni adatte al vostro caso e alle vostre esigenze , per capire meglio cosa succede una volta in ospedale, oppure nel caso vogliate avere un !
La conoscenza è potere, e neanche una pandemia può fermarla!

Anche se sono a Sydney, non esitate a contattarmi per fare una chiacchierata e magari rilassarvi e comprendere meglio quello che succede al vostro corpo e quello che succederà!💚





31/03/2020

in a can be scary. everything we knew is changing. the rules regarding support people at hospitals are making things scary for birthing person, allowing only or in some cases none. the situation can make things more complicated, especially for those of you who are pass the already and wanted to wait until labour started on its own ( as and recommend ). Fear produces an called that doesn't help with the release of the called . Especially in these hard times, we need to remember that " women are strong ", labour and birth are a normal process that trillion of women have gone through for million of years. , even without your or , unless you birth at home, as a planned or . If you will have your at the hospital, try to at home for as long as possible, use your preferred as a hot shower or bath, hot/cold bag, if you are lucky and your partner or doula have these skills and when you enter the hospital, try to stay in your own world, keep everything outside as much as possible and keep these coming. Every contraction gets you closer to your baby, embrace it and accept it.
The less medicalized intervention, the better outcome for you and your new bundle of joy... Unless, of course, you or your baby are in danger and you need those doctors and midwives do their jobs.

Shoot me a message if you want to know more about how you can improve your home labouring, I will be happy to you , free of charge of course! •





31/03/2020

in a can be scary. everything we knew is changing. the rules regarding support people at hospitals are making things scary for birthing person, allowing only or in some cases none. the situation can make things more complicated, especially for those of you who are pass the already and wanted to wait until labour started on its own ( as and recommend ). Fear produces an called that doesn't help with the release of the called . Especially in these hard times, we need to remember that " women are strong ", labour and birth are a normal process that trillion of women have gone through for million of years. , even without your or , unless you birth at home, as a planned or . If you will have your at the hospital, try to at home for as long as possible, use your preferred as a hot shower or bath, hot/cold bag, if you are lucky and your partner or doula have these skills and when you enter the hospital, try to stay in your own world, keep everything outside as much as possible and keep these coming. Every contraction gets you closer to your baby, embrace it and accept it.
The less medicalized intervention, the better outcome for you and your new bundle of joy... Unless, of course, you or your baby are in danger and you need those doctors and midwives do their jobs.

Shoot me a message if you want to know more about how you can improve your home labouring, I will be happy to you , free of charge of course!







26/03/2020

of . • Still going .
• Still breastfeeding to sleep. • Still waking up at night countless times.
Breastfeeding is not just food, it's , it's , it's , it's supplying your baby with antibodies and whatever nutrients she/he needs. °As your baby gets older, the composition of your breast milk will continue to change to meet his or her nutritional needs. There's no known age at which breast milk is considered to become nutritionally insignificant for a child. °Research suggests that the longer breast-feeding continues and the more breast milk a baby drinks, the better his or her health might be. °Breast-feeding beyond infancy — as well as breast-feeding for 12 months or more cumulatively in life — has been shown to reduce the risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes.
( Datas from https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/infant-and-toddler-health/in-depth/extended-breastfeeding/art-20046962 )

I breastfed my other 2 kids until 18-20 months, and stopped because I was pregnant and my breast become extremely sensitive and I wasn't enjoying breastfeeding anymore as it was painful. I truly believe that breastfeeding is a shared moment of joy and love, both mum and baby need to enjoy the moment. If one of them doesn't, first you need to understand if it's just once off or if it's a repeated feeling, then take consequences based on the needs.

How long have you breastfed for? Did you mix feeding? Did you give him/her firmula? Did you express? ~Whatever path you choose, you fed your baby and did whatever worked for you!~ breastfeeding recommendations : if mum or baby are affected by the , it is still strongly recommended you keep breastfeeding your baby. Your milk will keep proving nutrients and antibodies, abd you can keep enjoying the cuddles unless you have to be separated for more serious medical reasons.





24/03/2020

It's really hard to change a cultural problem when due to the they are changing to the worse how babies are .
Admitting only 1 support person to the birth ward is declining to the birthing person the right to have the trusted people she wants around during this important moment, it is refusing to admit that a can make things better only by being there, not mentioning the work that she has done with the family in the months leading to welcoming the baby. I understand it's an unprecedented situation, but denying the right to choose is like denying the freedom.
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12/03/2020

The or
You can't help it, it's like a drug! I was high for days, after witnessing this amazing first time mama surrendering to it!
She had a different start from what she was hoping,but she nailed it anyway!
And you why?
Because
* she trusted her body
* she knew she had her to her
* she was and made the right and safe decisions for her and her

A can give continuity of care during but more importantly during , supporting the birthing person and her partner while the magic is happening!
Knowledgeable, emotional and physical support while it's most needed, contributing to create that safe environment needed to bring the baby earth side .

02/03/2020

You are in charge on your labour, birth, body and baby!

It’s always discouraging to me when I see moms who don’t know that they are in charge in the delivery room.

Recently I saw an expecting mom ask in a Facebook group if she would be allowed to get on her hands and knees in the hospital bed.

Mama! Do what you want.

We spend so much time researching everything. The best car seat to buy, the best crib on the market, the best baby body wash.

Birth impacts you on not only a physical level, but an emotional and mental level too.

Spend the time to learn what your body and mind need during birth.

Research things like laboring positions, eating and drinking during labor, intermittent monitoring, VBAC’s, breech babies, pitocin, etc.

Find a provider you trust, one who practices informed consent and respects you.

Everyone’s birth experience is unique, I can’t tell you what your exact situation will be or what you will need in the delivery room. But you have an opportunity during the nine months of pregnancy to prepare.

Don’t waste it!

Here are a few simple examples of your rights during pregnancy and birth.

29/02/2020

Caffeine and breastmilk explained!
If you need to have a coffee to recover from a sleepless night, or just because you feel like having one, no more regrets!

26/02/2020

Breastfeeding is like running a , started without training, and no sign of the finish line in sight. It requires a support crew, that is constantly cheering you up, passing you plenty of water and food to keep you going, whispering words of encouragement, covering you with a blanket or un umbrella and never giving you unsolicited advice. While is natural, it requires from both sides, time to and fail and for those bad days. And mostly, once established, none has ever to be asked when they’ll stop. My body, my baby, my decision! https://blog.latchedmama.com/2019/12/27/can-we-please-stop-asking-moms-when-theyll-be-done-breastfeeding/


19/02/2020

A is the continuity of care during . It’s the gap filler. A woman supported by a doula is less likely to have medication.... as the doula can suggest a huge variety of comfort measures... and is less likely to have a c- section. 1 in 3 birthing women in Australia experience a birth trauma. A doula can definitely help to avoid that. It’s a knowledgeable, physical and mental support. When you know your rights, you feel empowered to take informed decisions, even if it’s a differ path from what you thought to have. Knowledge is power, so hire a doula!


https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-09/why-more-people-are-employing-doulas-to-support-their-birth/11189990?pfmredir=sm

16/02/2020

🎓 Let’s talk about hormones
Oxytocin is the love hormone, it’s produced every time we feel joy and happy, everyone can produce it, even men and children. Its pick is just after birth, to help us bonding with our new baby and to shrink our uterus, during stage 3 of labour while the placenta detach and leave our body, to avoid we loose too much blood. Can you imagine how much oxytocin is produced while we are holding our babies, carrying them around, kissing and hugging, and breastfeeding them all they long? There is no such thing as spoiling a newborn, holding him/her for too long, over feeding or over cuddling! But ... the life of a newborn mother can be overwhelming. Days pass by, doing exactly the same few things, on repeat mode. Oxytocin can help to cope better with boredom, but still, a new mother NEEDS support. Psychological, physical and knowledgeable support. That’s when a steps in. The help is there mostly for her, to debrief, explain, listen, and most importantly, just being there. She can hold the baby to relieve the Mum for a couple of hours, so she can rest, eat, shower, going outside, sit alone at a cafe or hairdresser, while she knows that her baby has been very well looked after. She can finally relax. And that’s when her oxytocin can kick in too, as she feels happy and looked after, and it makes her full of new energies to look after her baby again. Usually don’t have much help around, and a postpartum doula, or mother’s help, is just what you need. To relax, recharge and restart. Get in touch to know more about the and role, and what my packages and fees are.


13/02/2020

📢 BREASTFEEDING DOES NOT MAKE YOUR BREASTS SAG📢

This is a flat out myth and we need to stop telling mothers that breastfeeding will sag their breasts. This myth alone has stopped many many mothers from breastfeeding out of the sheer fear of having saggy breasts.

So what does make your breasts sag?

📢WHETHER YOU BREASTFEED OR NOT, PREGNANCY ALONE COULD MAKE YOUR BREASTS SAG📢

➖Ligaments, called Cooper’s ligaments, support your breasts. These ligaments are made up of elastin and collagen and it breaks down as you age, causing sag. When you are pregnant, your breasts become fuller and heavier, and continue to do so as the pregnancy progresses. It makes the ligaments stretch and eventually makes your breasts sag. The change will be more noticeable if you have fuller breasts. Multiple pregnancies too can result in a dramatic change in your bust. Not to mention that during pregnancy our bodies release the hormone Relaxin that keeps ligaments loose to accommodate pregnancy. Those ligaments holding your breasts become looser thus sagging the breasts. Did I mention high impact exercises cause more sagging? Wear a good supportive sports bra during these activities!

How to help prevent saggy breasts after pregnancy:
✅wear a supportive sports bra that gives good support to your breasts and make sure you are wearing the right size
✅eat healthy
✅get some exercise(especially chest exercises to strengthen the ligaments in breasts)
✅moisturize your breasts
✅lose weight slowly

Breastfeeding is hard enough, and we need to be encouraging of mothers and babies instead of spreading false information.

♥️AND BESIDES, SAGGY BREASTS WILL NOT BE THE DEATH OF YOU♥️




10/02/2020

are as important as ! Support is needed after birth too!


08/02/2020

Fun but not so fun. Breastfeeding is commitment and devotion. We hear you muma. We see you muma. We are here for you muma. Every early morning. Every late night. Every sleepless night. Every cluster feeding. Every growth spurt. Every sickness. Every tears. Every time you feel isolated.


02/02/2020

✨💕 Skin to Skin 💕✨

There is a growing body of evidence that skin-to-skin contact after the birth helps babies and their mothers in many ways.

* Calms and relaxes both mother and baby
* Regulates the baby’s heart rate and breathing, helping them to better adapt to life outside the womb
* Stimulates digestion and an interest in feeding
* Regulates temperature
* Enables colonisation of the baby’s skin with the mother’s friendly bacteria, thus providing protection against infection
* Stimulates the release of hormones to support breastfeeding and mothering.

Additional benefits for babies in the neonatal unit -

* Improves oxygen saturation
* Reduces cortisol (stress) levels particularly following painful procedures
* Encourages pre-feeding behaviour
* Assists with growth
* May reduce hospital stay
* If the mother expresses following a period of skin-to-skin contact, her milk volume will improve and the milk expressed will contain the most up-to-date antibodies.
(UNICEF, 2019)

01/02/2020

And if you have questions or want to discuss any of these, I’m here for you!



30/01/2020

What did you during your early labour? Did you realise what was happening? How were you feeling? Did you know what to do? Sharing the journey with a doula can help you and your partner to get ready for this big moment!


29/01/2020

It’s all about the important stuff!! to help you plan your pregnancy and !


28/01/2020

Having a doula on your side can help *reduce the risk of having a cesarean * reduce the use of medicaments, like epidural * reduce unhappiness in mums + increase the chance to have a natural vaginal delivery


27/01/2020

Mum, you matter too! That’s why hiring a doula is important!



25/01/2020

It’s all about the planning and getting informed!
If you want to know all about your options, get in touch!



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