Bringing Warmth to a Woman's Major Life Transitions through bodywork & practical care.

 

The Bodywork Doula
 

Supporting women's life transitions & promoting wellbeing through physical, practical & emotional care.
 

For women experiencing depletion, sickness, recovery, loss & other major life events.
 

For pregnancy, postpartum, motherhood &  through the peri/menopause. 

 
 

DOULA CARE, what & why?

DOULA, a term coined by Dana Raphael in 1969.

Doulas are invaluable assets for care & support of a woman DURING ANY MAJOR TRANSITION IN LIFE

We commonly see doulas supporting women in birth & more recently, in postpartum. But a doula, as the term implies, is a source of support & information, which means the options are endless.

 

I provide emotional support & practical care in pregnancy & postpartum, as well as for women who need support after a major transition, times of overwhelm or loss. 

DOULA CARE, who needs it?

Anyone & Everyone. If you are in need of support, emotional or practical, a doula is a great source. I offer support for:

  • Pregnant mothers struggling with sickness, exhaustion & debilitating conditions.

  • Postpartum mothers after a pregnancy of any length, particularly in the first 6 weeks but also at any point in the first 12 months.

  • Mothers in the first 6 years of their experience & who are overwhelmed or struggling with sickness, exhaustion & debilitating conditions.

  • Women of any age who are going through a life transition, loss or those who are struggling with sickness, exhaustion & debilitating conditions.

THE BODYWORK DOULA, why?

Despite the wish of being a multifaceted care provider, my stronghold is my hands. I am a bodyworker by soul & a certified massage therapist by profession. I have experience caring for women emotionally & practically but my main offer is centered around bodywork. As a certified & insured massage therapist in Norway through my membership to the NMF, I can provide qualified care 

"Postpartum, Motherhood or other major changes in your life journey were never meant to be spent in survival mode, but it's not as easy as it sounds, so let someone hold space for you & give you the extra hands you need to rest, keep warm & find your way."

 

Kate Brinch Sand 

How does this work?

  1. I recommend to watch the video Doula Support with Kate Brinch Sand as a way to start.

  2. I am happy to answer any questions you have during a one-time free consult which you can book here. The consult is a great way to get to know me so you can decide if our values align & if you feel comfortable with me, so feel free to ask any sort of question.

  3. The next step is to choose how many visits you'd like to have & filling out a booking form.

  4. If you choose daily visits there is no contract, just a form to fill out & you will pay after every visit. The discounted price for 3+ visits will be reflected on the third visit, the first two will be paid in full. 

  5. If you choose packaged hours you will  fill our a form & pay a non-refundable fee. The rest of your package will be paid the first day of our work together. 

  6. The rest of the details will be discussed in the free consult or you can learn more about the terms for hiring my services here.  

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Innate Postpartum: Planning for the Fourth Trimester Workshop

Is there something else I should know?

Yes ! Doula support is a very intimate, close relationship. Whomever you choose, take the time to do so without pressure. 

 

  • Choose a doula for yourself because you deserve the care & attention; it takes a village.

  • Choose one or several doulas, sounds crazy but why not get the best from many women.

  • Choose a doula whose values match yours, whose philosophy aligns with yours, whose language is comfortable for you.

  • Do not choose a doula because your friend or relative did so, give yourself the time to talk to several doulas in your area & get a good feel for connection.

  • When you meet your doula, ask questions, ask all the questions. The truth is, a professional doula should be doing the same; asking questions to see if there is a good alignment.

  • Providing care for a woman or a mother in such a private, raw & frail period of time such as pregnancy, postpartum or a major life transition requires chemistry & affinity.

  • Chose a doula because you feel comfortable with her, this is the first test of trusting your gut so rely on your intuition.   ​

I offer a FREE consultation where you can ask me questions & where I will ask you questions. You do not need to feel obliged to hire my services after the call, there is no catch, no obligations. 

PREGNANCY doula  

Whether you are having a rough first trimester, a pregnancy marked by a chronic ailment such as hyperemesis, gestational diabetes, severe pelvic girdle pain, bed rest,  a multiple pregnancy or other small children to tend to, a pregnant woman at any stage deserves that extra care that a doula can provide. Yes ! This option actually exists.

In pregnancy I offer practical care such as massage therapy, support around the house, information & emotional support, postpartum preparation & babywearing consultancy. 

MOTHERHOOD doula: why get support?

Because  you are entering a life-altering experience being a caretaker & needing care yourself.

Because no matter how easy it seems, motherhood is a huge transition.

Because regardless of what birth experience you will have, your body has been through a MASSIVE undertaking the previous nine months (more if you've had loss or struggled with infertility).

Because the now almost cliche-like "pillars of postpartum" are REAL & we need to make sure YOU  are CARED for from day one so you can be the BEST version of yourself down the line.

Because even if the hospital stay made you feel like this is easy peasy, at home you will be facing a whole new ball game & an extra pair of hands & a rested source of emotional support has never hurt anyone. 

BECAUSE EVERY WOMAN SHOULD HAVE A DOULA.

BECAUSE YOU DESERVE IT.

 

Sign Up Here

For the next Innate Postpartum: Planning for the Fourth Trimester Workshop to prepare & shift the focus back to the mother, her needs & the importance of mother wellbeing for family wellbeing. 

Read Blog

LIFE TRANSITIONS doula: why get support?

Because  you are entering a life-altering experience being a caretaker & needing care yourself.

Because no matter how easy it seems, motherhood is a huge transition.

Because regardless of what birth experience you will have, your body has been through a MASSIVE undertaking the previous nine months (more if you've had loss or struggled with infertility).

Because the now almost cliche-like "pillars of postpartum" are REAL & we need to make sure YOU  are CARED for from day one so you can be the BEST version of yourself down the line.

Because even if the hospital stay made you feel like this is easy peasy, at home you will be facing a whole new ball game & an extra pair of hands & a rested source of emotional support has never hurt anyone. 

BECAUSE EVERY WOMAN SHOULD HAVE A DOULA.

BECAUSE YOU DESERVE IT.

 

Sign Up Here

For the next Innate Postpartum: Planning for the Fourth Trimester Workshop to prepare & shift the focus back to the mother, her needs & the importance of mother wellbeing for family wellbeing. 

Read Blog

THE BODYWORK VISIT aka THE MASSAGE HOME VISIT
 90 MINUTES

Mothers from 0 days to 5y Postpartum / 2,100 NoK

3+ VISIT Package​ / 1,750 NoK Ea.

 

Everyone else / 2,475 NoK

3+ VISIT Package​ / 2,200 NoK Ea.



 

Practical Information

  • Bodywork Doula Services

  • Pick any Massage & Bodywork Service or Rebozo & enjoy 90 minutes of warmth & personalized massage therapy. 

 

ESSENTIALS OF CARE


 2.5 Hour Visit

Single Visit / 3,750 NoK

3+ VISITS​ Package / 9000 NoK




 

Practical Information

  • SPECIALIZED Service (Bodywork)

  • PRACTICAL offering (home care, food prep, laundry, child minding...)

DEEPLY SUPPORTED


4 Hour Home Visit 

Single Visit / 5,500 NoK Ea.

3+ VISITS / 4,000 NoK Ea.





 

Practical Information

  • A long visit provides ample time for care & support that you will feel reinvigorated & energized.

  • We can include house chores, bodywork, motherhood services & still give you time to rest.

  • Bodywork, castor oil packs, herbal steams, natural treatments for the body & mind

  • Support & mothers with a variety of sources to information supported by evidence or long term successful practice

  • Food prep & simple cooking for mom 

  • Caring for baby & minding small children for you to rest or take some space, or a long shower/bath

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Postpartum Offerings

POSTPARTUM doula  

In postpartum, a doula brings unbiased, objective, rested, neutral support; evidence based information, not advice; providing a judgement free space for you to forge your own identity as a mother. Doulas also bring practical support & skills to assist & promote physical & emotional  for the mother, as well as that extra layer of support for the partner. 

As a postpartum doula I work for you & I center my support around your recovery, following your lead & being present in your terms*.

I believe doula care doesn't come with an expiration date, so whether in the first trimester of your pregnancy, in early postpartum, or years down the journey of motherhood, if you believe you need care & support, then doula care is probably for you.

POSTPARTUM doula: why get support?

Because  you are entering a life-altering experience being a caretaker & needing care yourself.

Because no matter how easy it seems, motherhood is a huge transition.

Because regardless of what birth experience you will have, your body has been through a MASSIVE undertaking the previous nine months (more if you've had loss or struggled with infertility).

Because the now almost cliche-like "pillars of postpartum" are REAL & we need to make sure YOU  are CARED for from day one so you can be the BEST version of yourself down the line.

Because even if the hospital stay made you feel like this is easy peasy, at home you will be facing a whole new ball game & an extra pair of hands & a rested source of emotional support has never hurt anyone. 

BECAUSE EVERY WOMAN SHOULD HAVE A DOULA.

BECAUSE YOU DESERVE IT.

 

Sign Up Here

For the next Innate Postpartum: Planning for the Fourth Trimester Workshop to prepare & shift the focus back to the mother, her needs & the importance of mother wellbeing for family wellbeing. 

Read Blog

What I can do for you:

  • CARE: Access to all my offerings, particularly bodywork.

  • PRACTICAL SUPPORT: the hands on stuff at home & with the baby.

  • INFORMATION: Unbiased, evidence based. 

  • EMOTIONAL SUPPORT: the kind that is non judgmental & supports your intuition.

  • JUDGEMENT FREE SPACE: for you to experience motherhood at your own pace, a space to address any feelings or changes that may highlight or hinder your experience  (your body, relationships, struggles, social media, intuition, etcetera) 

  • EXTRA PAIR OF HANDS: assisting you with other children in the house or helping with baby so you can have some one on one time with your older children.

  • CHORES: the tedious stuff that truly undermines your ability to rest & recover. But not like heavy lifting, driving people around, barnehage pick-ups & drop-offs, deep cleaning of house or outdoor spaces, or babysitting children without the mother being in the house. 

Postpartum is a life changing journey that follows any pregnancy of any length or outcome.

In the first several weeks new mothers are recovering from the most intense event their body will experience & with the creation of life comes the depletion of the mother's inner resources. 

Postpartum is a physiological event, so it's not any different from pregnancy where support & care are needed for the mother to thrive. Pregnant mothers can also request doula support, especially if struggling with sickness in the first trimester. 

 

The need for care is not a sign of weakness or lack of abilities.

The need for support is an imperative so that the new mother can replenish her sources & regenerate her body from the inside.

The physiological needs that come with birth & postpartum require that the mother focuses on rest, nutrition & bodywork for her own restitution.

Mother also needs to stay warm at all times. This is complex with a newborn baby to care for (& sometimes other children at home) & so it is here where the need for support comes in.

Motherhood is a lifetime experience & the need for support & care doesn't expire within the first three months.

So if you need care & support some years down the line, or if you never received postpartum support & feel empty & depleted, doula support is also for you.

As a doula, I take on the tasks that may seem too hard or that may feel tedious; I take on the care of your body & I support your process by holding space & providing unbiased sources of information & other resources to help you in this deep, life altering transition. 

*Doula Support includes a Pre-booking video call which is free of charge whether you decide to hire my services or not, so give it a try without commitment. You may just find something inspiring for your postpartum experience...

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ESSENTIALS OF CARE


 2.5 Hour Home Visit

Single Visit / 3,750 NoK

Third visit onwards / 3,000 NoK ea.

 

3 visit package / 9,000 NoK ea. 



 

Practical Information

  • Split your time between one SPECIALIZED Service (Bodywork, Birth Story Medicine, Babywearing Consultation)

  • And one PRACTICAL offering (home care, food prep, laundry, baby care...)

DEEPLY SUPPORTED


4 Hour Home Visit 

Single Visit / 5,500 Kroner

 

Third visit onwards / 4,000 NoK ea.

 

3 visit package / 12,000 NoK ea. 

Practical Information

  • A long visit provides ample time for care & support that you will feel reinvigorated & energized.

  • We can include house chores, bodywork, motherhood services & still give you time to rest.

  • Bodywork, castor oil packs, herbal steams, natural treatments for the body & mind

  • Support for women & mothers with a variety of sources to information supported by evidence or long term successful practice

  • Food prep & simple cooking for mom 

  • Caring for baby & minding small children for you to rest or take some space, or a long shower/bath

Deeply Supported 
Package deal

30 hours to use at your own discretion. 

Choose from

Bodywork for pregnancy& postpartum

Supportive bodywork (castor oil packs, abdominal therapy, vaginal herbal steams)

Babywearing
Birth Story Medicine

Emotional Support
Practical Care (Home care, food prep, light cooking, baby care & child minding)
Information supported by evidence & experience

*Combination Packages Are Possible. You Can Request 2hrs or 4 hrs Interchangeably & Still Accumulate on Your Number of Visits. For Example, You Have 2 Long Visits But Now You Want Only 2.5 Hours? Your 3rd visit would still be considered towards your multiple visit price so you would pay 3,400 + 3,400 + 2,400.

*Multiple Visit Clients Will Be Invoiced Every Two Weeks. No Advanced Payment Needed.

*Subject to Availability. To Secure Your Visits & Get priority Booking I recommend Booking Multiple Visits in Advance or take the Bundle Of Joy Package.

*For Information on Re-Booking & Cancellation Policies Please Read More Here.