Welcome to MATINEE

While pregnant with my son I was inspired to create MATINEE to provide psychological counselling and Doula support to women as they prepare for birth and the transition into motherhood.
 
Being pregnant and giving birth for the first time had a deep impact on me and since then I am passionate about supporting women and birthing parents during pregnancy, birth, early parenthood and bereavement.
 
I am also dedicated to supporting mothers after a traumatic birth experience.

What is a doula?

As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child. Birthing women and new mothers have had support from more experienced women since the beginning of time.


The word Doula comes from the ancient Greek and means “a women who serves” freely translated. A doula is a professional who provides continuous emotional, physical and practical support through pregnancy, labour and birth.

 

The Doula brings the village back to our modern and urban lifestyle.

As your Doula I go along with you throughout your pregnancy and birth.

 

 My aims are to help you prepare for birth and to give you the confidence to achieve a positive birth experience. I support your choices whatever, they may be. I also reassure your partner and help him or her feel confident in supporting you.

 

I am based in Winterthur serving mothers in Zurich and surrounding areas.

What are the benefits of having a Doula?

Research shows that a doula assisted birth result in:

 

 

. 25 % decrease in the length of labour

. 50 % fewer Caesarean births

. 40 % decrease in use of forceps

. 40 % decrease in use of synthetic oxytocin

. 60 % decrease in use of epidurals

. 30 % decrease in use of pain medication

 

 

And on the long- run benefits of support during labor include:

 

 

. Improved breastfeeding

. Decreased postpartum depression

. Greater maternal satisfaction

. Better mother-infant interaction

. Secure, well-bonded children

My birth Doula package:

DOULA PACKAGE

in and around Winterthur and Zurich

.   A free initial consultation in Winterthur or online to discuss how I can best support you. 

.   Unlimited contact via phone, WhatsApp and mail throughout your pregnancy

.   1 or 2 preliminary sessions of 90 minutes to go through ideas, offer information, tools and practicalities and a chance to debrief any previous birth experiences.

.   Help formulating a birth wish list (birth plan)

.   24h seven days a week “on call” from weeks 38 to 42 of your pregnancy

.   Continuous emotional and physical support through labour and birth

.   1 postpartum visit in the hospital, birth center or comfort of your home

.   Follow-up meeting 6-8 weeks after birth of 90 minutes in the comfort of your home

Your investment:   1’200.- CHF

 

Travel fee may apply

 

HYPNOTHERAPY

in Winterthur and online

Hypnosis for pain relief during labour. 


More information will be coming soon. 

Your investment:   250.- CHF

 

CLOSING THE BONES RITUAL

in and around Winterthur and Zurich

The Ritual

A women’s body opens during pregnancy and birth. But we also have opened ourselves to a life-changing experience. Closing the Bones is a postpartum closing ceremony that gently brings the body, mind and soul back together. This ritual can be a great way to release emotions associated with the birth and transition into motherhood.


The Closing the Bones Ceremony is an ancient practice from traditional Mexican Midwifery, however, similar traditions are carried out in many other parts of the world mainly in South America, Africa and Asia.


What to expect?

My offering includes a foot bath, a birth debrief, an energy healing treatment, a rebozo massage, and the wrapping of the body. 

The ceremony will take between two and three hours and will be carried out in the comfort of your own home together with your favourite person.

Your investment:   400.- CHF

 

Travel fee may apply

 

ABOUT ME

In addition to my dedication to training and education I have also cultivated my passion for books, yoga and Christmas. When I am not working, you can find me spending time with my son or enjoying the mountains. We love our family vacations.