Are you an expat mother or future mother living in Greece?
Embark on your journey to motherhood with high-quality doula services.
Hello, my name is Yolanda Georgiou and I am a Greek trained doula, a state certified linguist and, above all, a mother of four. With more than a decade of active involvement in the perinatal setting and more than 18 years professional experience as a linguist, I can help you express and convey your needs as you prepare for birth and postpartum.
Curious to know more about me? Visit my ABOUT page.
What I Offer
Prenatal • Birth Doula • Birth plan
What can I do for you as your birth doula?
We focus on your needs, wishes and expectations as you prepare for parenthood.
One thing is certain: a woman’s birthing experience can impact profoundly the future of her family. So, this is where a birth plan can be of value. There are as many different plans as women. But at the end of the day it all boils down to the same principle: choice.
Postnatal • Postpartum Doula • Postpartum plan
What can I do for you as your postpartum doula?
We focus on your needs, wishes and expectations as you are navigating through the first days of life with your baby.
It’s important to consider your preferences and options, and see how you can make the transition to parenthood as smooth as possible. It’s a good idea to consider drawing up a postpartum plan.
Language assistance in the medical setting
Are you still in the process of learning to speak Greek? Is your healthcare provider uncomfortable explaining complex concepts in English? Do you find it stressful trying to communicate and not getting your message across, especially during a very sensitive period of your life, such as pregnancy and postpartum?
Then, you can rely on me to help you maneuver through your medical appointments, stress-free, worry-free and confidently.
What I Do
I help women make choices and create the necessary conditions for a positive parenting experience in a country that is not their own.
How we can meet
- Categories Useful links
- Life in Greece for expatriates
- Greek maternity system
- Baby care
- Maternal health
- Useful tips and tricks
Why a Multilingual Doula
Is a doula a medical professional?
A Doula is not a medical professional, although doulas are well informed on the physiology and process of natural birth. A doula does not give medical advice, but will help you ask the right questions. A doula does not perform medical procedures, nor does she make any decisions on your behalf, but will help you explore and understand your options. A doula does not communicate your preferences to your birth team, but will help you communicate them.
What are the benefits of a doula in numbers?
- 31% decrease in the induction*
- 28% decrease in the risk of C-section*
- 12% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth*
- 9% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief
- 14% decrease in the risk of newborns being admitted to a special care nursery
- 34% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience*
Does a doula make decisions on my behalf?
A doula does not make decisions for clients. She provides information and emotional support, while respecting a woman’s decisions.
What is the difference between a doula and a midwife?
A midwife is a health care provider, while a doula is a childbirth companion. A doula provides support to the mother before, during, and shortly after childbirth, but does not deliver the baby. A midwife may offer medical examinations and procedures while a doula may not. A doula offers ‘continuous labor & birth support’, not leaving the mother’s side until the baby is born. A midwife will stay with the mother only for the duration of her shift.
Surround yourself with empathetic Care
“Yolanda was eager to answer all of my questions and give me evidence-based explanations, e.g. on how medical interventions may interfere with the natural processes of childbirth. I felt much more confident and calmer with her support.”
"Yolanda was responsive and supportive from the very beginning. She listened to me carefully and shared valuable tips and evidence-based information on the issues we had discussed during our phone or video calls, mainly on lactation and baby sleep."
"When I moved to Greece from Germany because of my partner's business, I was already pregnant. Adapting to the Greek health system was very stressful cause I couldn't communicate in Greek. I was more scared of not understanding the health care providers rather than the birth process itself. All that stress was taken away with the support of Yolanda and her expertise which made her presence at the medical setting the best choice I could make."
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