For a mother friendly birth
di Eva Teja
For the past 6 years I’ve been working in the field of female health. In the beginning I started facilitating women’s circles and classes on the topics of menstrual health and body literacy. I am a big advocate for women’s health and breaking the bloody taboo, so that women can revive and heal their relationship to femininity. Last year my wish to also support women in the stages of pregnancy, birth and postpartum grew bigger. This is a special time in the life of a woman, where she needs all the support she can get. Every woman should be feeling safe and seen during this important time in her life. Therefore, in fall of 2019 I started the pre- and postnatal yoga teacher training and the doula training. This enables me to now accompany pregnant families even better on their way to parenthood and support them in all things related to female health.
I am constantly doing trainings to be of better support to the women I work with. What I pass on in my sessions and courses is old women’s knowledge, body literacy, knowledge of natural contraception and much more. What I still lack is a sound midwifery knowledge to deepen my knowledge as a doula. Traditional midwifery teaching is an ancient art that teaches how to support women in their most intimate and strongest moments of childbirth and provides medical knowledge. I would like to acquire this knowledge so that parents-to-be can adjust to this new situation in my presence in safety.
Now it’s your turn
With your support you will enable me to take part in the 6-month training in traditional midwifery at the TLHE in Austria, which starts in December 2020. As a doula, this knowledge will enrich my work incredibly and will directly benefit the pregnant women whom I am allowed to work with … and maybe you too! It is my concern to improve the Austrian birth culture and to support women in their strength. With the help of this training I can make my contribution!
Thank you for making this possible!