FAQ - The most common questions 

Confident birth 

When is it appropriate to take a Confident Birth course? 

It is usually appropriate sometime after week 30. If you are very worried, we recommend taking the course earlier. 

What distinguishes the Give Birth Without Fear course from other childbirth preparation  courses? 

During the course, we work on the basis of stress physiology, which means that everyone, regardless of whether it is the mother or the partner, can recognize what we are talking  about. This strengthens not only the woman giving birth in her understanding of how to deal  with the pain but also her partner. The partner gets a lot of focus and is therefore  strengthened in their role not only by having understood different techniques but also by  having gained physical experience based on the exercises we do together, individually and in pairs.

 

The instructor is experienced and still active in maternity care, which means that they are updated on the latest, not only the PM to be followed but also what it looks like at the  various hospitals around Skåne. You are given the opportunity to contact the instructor via email or telephone if any further questions arise before or after the birth.

The course has had good results in evaluations. 77% have used what they learnt from the course during childbirth, and 84% have had a good experience of their birth. (Evaluation made by 71 expectant parents, mothers and partners). This course is not only inspired by Give Birth without Fear but IS Give Borth Wiothout Fear, which means that the pedagogical approach that is a great benefit of the course is designed for the tools to be useful tools even when it is time to  give birth. Din Gravidcoach was first to take Confident Birth to Skåne, which means that Anna has  trained thousands of parents since 2013 and is therefore very confident in the tools. She also  trains midwives.

Doula 

How do I pay? 

You will receive an invoice with your confirmation of registration. This must be paid before  the start of the course or the first day of duty for a doula assignment. You fill in the invoice  number and name when paying. It is possible to pay in instalments if needed. 

What happens if we give birth outside of on-call time? 

You give the doula a call if it starts before the date of the on-call and in most cases, we can attend anyway. Should we not be able  to, we will try to arrange for someone else to be with you. If you give birth after on-call time,  we are ready and available. 

What happens if the doula is not present during the birth? 

If for some reason, no doula is present at the birth a refund of 5000 kr is made.

 

How does it work if the doula can not be with us certain days or becomes ill?

We always have a back up system within our team so that there always is a doula  available for you when you go into labour.

 

Doula training 

What does it take to become a doula? 

All that is required is an interest. You do not need any previous knowledge to attend the training. You can start working as a doula immediately after completing the four day doula training. 

What are some characteristics of our doula training? 

• It is a few more hours than most other doula trainings.

• We have a limited number of places, which makes education more individual

• We offer an individual coaching call between sessions and tutoring during the first doula assignment 

• We have a Facebook group for those who attend our training to create networks, exchange information and get support with the role of a doula 

• We try to support you in getting started with your role as a doula after the training in different ways 

• We invite three guest lecturers who are experts in their respective fields: i.e. breast feeding 

 

Is it possible to make a living of working as a doula? 

The vast majority have their doula assignments as a side job. However, there are those who make a living from it, and in order to do that, it can be good to also have other related services to offer such as courses, yoga classes and more. 

How big is the demand for doulas? 

It varies depending on where you live and what opportunity you have to market yourself. In metropolitan regions, demand is generally higher.

Doula

How do I pay? 

You will receive an invoice with your confirmation of registration. This must be paid before the start of the course or the first day of duty for a doula assignment. You fill in the invoice number and name when paying. It is possible to pay in installments if needed.

What happens if we give birth outside of on-call time? 

You call if it starts before and in most cases we can attend anyway. Should we not be able to, we will try to arrange for someone else to be with you. If you give birth after on-call time, we are available.  

What happens if the doula is not present at the birth?

Then at least SEK 5,000 will be refunded.

How does it work if the doula can not be with certain days or becomes ill? 

We always work with backup systems so that there will be a doula present with you when the time comes. 

Doula education

What does it take to become a doula?

All that is required is an interest. You do not need any previous knowledge to attend the training. You can start working as a doula immediately after completing your education.

What is characteristic of our doula education?

  • It is a little more hours than many other doula trainings

  • We have limited places, which makes the education more individual

  • We offer an individual coaching call between sessions and a tutorial at the first assignment

  • We have a Facebook group for those who attend our training to create networks, exchange information and get support around the role of doula

  • We try to support you in getting started with douland after the training in different ways

  • We invite three guest lecturers who are experts in their respective fields; ex. breast-feeding

Is it possible to support oneself as a doula?

The vast majority have the doula as a side job. There are those who make a living from it. To make a living from it, it can be good to also have other related services to offer such as courses, yoga classes and more.  

How big is the demand for doulor?

It varies depending on where in the country you live and what opportunity you have to market yourself. In metropolitan regions, demand is generally higher.