What a birth doula is and how we can help you…
Asdoulas we are trained to provide emotional, physical, mental and spiritual support during pregnancy, birth and the first hours after birth.
We work on the basis of evidence and holism. In short that means that we combine science and spirituality, research and intuition and use our 20+ years of experience as doulas to help you and your partner feel safe, met, heard, and seen when you work with us.
Copenhagen Doulas – 2023
I cannot really express in words how grateful I am that we had a chance to work with Louise and Karina.
After a traumatic emergency cesarean birth of our first daughter, we decided to work with Karina and Louise to prepare ourselves better for the birth of our second daughter.
Karina and Louise provided us with so many tools, ideas and suggestions. They are professional, sweet and amazing!
By working with them, I regained trust in my body and was able to have the VBAC I hoped for. Karina was there during the birth to support us and this (together with alle the preparation sessions) has been priceless for both me and my partner.
I can only recommend them.
My husband and I are so grateful to Louise and Karina for their teachings and support and for being the biggest pillars of strength in the birth of our baby.
We joined the birth prep class and the 6 sessions were insightful, emotional and prepared us the best way possible for the birth. The progressive structure of the course over 6 weeks gave us the time to absorb all the information and help us make an informed decision about our birth preferences. It’s also a great opportunity to meet other expectant couples and share thoughts.
We also took the full doula package where in the lovely warm ladies help me calm mentally and physically in my pregnancy while empowering us with their techniques.
On the day of the birth, Louise came home as my labor built up and took us to the hospital, took care of all the communication with the midwives at the hospital in accordance to our birth plan and I ended up having a natural, spontaneous and medication free birth, all thanks to Louise’s moral support and encouragement.
Anyone looking for a comprehensive guide to birthing in Denmark and understanding the healthcare system, birthing options, optimal positions, physiology of birth, partners role and how they can best support- the birth prep class is for you. And with the wonderful doulas- it’s a complete birthing team!
I can truly recommend Copenhagen Doalas. Karina and Louise are very professional, knowledgeable and caring. They really helped my husband and me to be better prepared, make decisions that were RIGHT for us, and helped me to lisen to my own body and mind.
The birth of our first child was problematic and I was left feeling sad, helpless and misunderstood. So when I got pregnant again I knew I needed to do everything in my power to not have the same experience again. I then contacted Karina and Louise at Copenhagen Doulas to get assistance in leaving my first birth behind and focus on the next one.
They really helped me focus on the coming birth instead of focusing on the last one, they gave solid professional advice, helped me find my inner strength and believe in myself.
I wish all pregnant women would have the benefit of Copenhagen Doulas, they truly made a huge impact on my second birth—I walked away from it feeling strong, confident and truly happy and relieved.
Louise and Karina Isolde work in tandem and hiring them as our doulas was one of the best decisions we could make.
Although sceptical at first with the general idea of having doulas, I could see how every session helped my girlfriend to relax, enjoy her pregnancy and see the beauty of expecting our son under her heart.
Louise and Karina Isolde were nicely complementing with their advice on excercises, meditation, relaxation, massage techniques and all the information on what to expect and what not to expect.
Karina Isolde gave us a lot of mental support in times when we were worried about our son’s health due to some small complications during pregnancy. Luckily, everything worked out.
I have to say that my strongest memory and gratitude dates back to birth – Louise was in touch with us since the first contractions started. She arrived to our place, helped with every single detail and gave a lot of support to my girlfriend. She stayed with us during the birth and was like a silent invisible angel, who took care of all the things in the background, communicated with the staff, provided us what we needed, while we could be fully in our own world focused on the birth of our son.
I am amazed by the professionality, sensitivity and love these ladies put into their job and I recommend them greatly. We will definitely hire them when expecting again.
A year later, I’ve been reflecting on the powerful and joyful experience of giving birth to our second child, guided by Louise and Karina.
After a rater confusing first birth, I was very drawn to the idea of a ‘wise woman’ who had attended many births but can also get to know your beforehand, and be with you throughout even when hospital staff change shifts
It was all I wanted and more, I can’t recommend Louise and Karina highly enough. Wiseness a-plenty, but also amazing listening and gentleness. From relaxing rebozo to helping us get the practical details in place.
My partner was initially a little sceptical about the idea, but converted the moment he walked into Copenhagen Doulas.
I wish this for everyone.
My husband and I are so grateful Karina was with us through our birth at Hvidovre. She was a fantastic support for helping empower us as we navigated the Danish public system in a complex birthing situation.
Both Karina and Louise were great at our prenatal and postpartum appointments with them, as well. I highly recommend them.
Karina and Louise are absolutely wonderful. They made the birth experience of my first daughter really wonderful, calm, and beautiful.
Louise took charge right as she came to my apartment, she kindly but firmly directed my husband and mother on exactly what to do. She took us to the hospital at exactly the right time, and guided my husband and I so we all worked as a team through labor.
I had a wonderful, safe, natural birth and I’m so grateful for Louise and Karina for making that possible.
I would recommend them to anyone looking for a confident, warm, and experienced birth partner.
We highly recommend Copenhagen Doulas to anyone expecting a child. We chose to both engage them to be our birth doulas as well as attend their Ready for Birth and Beyond course. Both Louise and Karina were an amazing source of support and guidance throughout the pregnancy and the birth of our child. They were there to answer all our questions and offer advice on everything from prenatal care to labour and delivery. We were quite worried about navigating the Danish health system during such an important time in our lives, but Louise and Karina put our minds at ease, equipping us with the information we needed. Participating in the course not only provided us with invaluable information but also gave us an opportunity to meet other parents-to-be who we could relate to and share experiences with. The individual meetings on top of the course that Karina and Louise provided as our birth doulas added a personal touch and gave us even more time to pick their brains! Knowing they were only a message or call away really put our minds at ease.
Before the birth, we were guided through techniques for pain management as well ways to prepare the body and mind for birth. They helped with putting together the birth preferences in a way that resonated well with me but also worded appropriately for the hospital staff to understand clearly. Louise and Karina ensured that we knew what to expect from the hospital staff too, which meant we were well prepared with how to respond and to ask the right questions where necessary.
During labour, we had Karina with us the whole time providing practical support and encouragement not only to me as the mother-to-be but also to the father-to-be. Whilst in the early stages of labour she worked through the different techniques we had learnt to help get me through contractions. Importantly, she gave us guidance on when it was the right time to head to the hospital. Once there, she helped advocate for us and made sure our needs were respected. We owe a great deal to her expertise, which helped everything go smoothly on the day. Their support continued after the birth with a postpartum check-in and keeping in touch afterwards to offer advice if needed. It’s so lovely that they are still interested in keeping in touch even after their services are officially over.
We are so grateful to have had Karina and Louise as our birth doulas and would highly recommend them. We felt as if we just had a comforting arm around us through the whole journey and we cannot thank them enough for supporting us through such an important milestone in our lives!
founders and owners of Copenhagen Doulas
Birth Doula package
Our birth doula package includes:
Our birth doula package is for you who:
You might know that you need extra support and care to feel confident and safe, be planning a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), have (finally) conceived trough IVF, have experienced a disappointing or traumatic birth, be a solo-mom, expect a medical birth, like to work in-depth and prepare best possible for birth or something completely else – we welcome you with open arms and hearts.
“Asking your husband to be your sole guide through labor is like asking him to lead the way on a climb of Mt. Everest.
He may be smart and trustworthy, and you may love him, but in the Himalayas you’d both be a lot better off with a Sherpa! ”
~ Pamela England