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Doula Semin Friesland

Doula literally is an ancient Greek word for 'a woman who serves'. As a doula, I am at your service and fully focused on your personal needs and wishes. I stand by your side throughout your pregnancy, birth, and post-partum to support you physically, emotionally, and mentally. I am not medically responsible for you (that falls under the domain of your midwife or gynaecologist) and can therefore totally orient me into providing the support you wish to receive.

As a doula, I am informed and trained to guide you through all sorts of births, from home births to medical births.

As your doula, I am your personal support person from the moment you hire me until we conclude our trajectory together in the post-partum period. This mutual rust leads to beautiful results. Results of scientific research point to the positive effects of continuous support offered by doulas: 

  • decrease in the risk of Cesarean
  • increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth
  • decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief
  • shorter labors 
  • decrease in the baby’s risk of a low five minute Apgar score
  • decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience.

These findings suggest that doula support leads to more positive birth outcomes.

Whether you are a first time mother or look for better support due to your previous birth experience, let a doula mother you. This will turn out to be one of the best investments in yourself and your baby. You can only do a birth 1 time! 


Deniz & Oğuzhan & Ata
While going through the process of pregnancy in a foreign country, more so during the pandemic, was a test in itself, Semin's trust, sincerity, and experience made all worries wash away. We felt her sincerity from the first minute we met, and time flew by. Due to the pandemic, Semin could not be with us physically during the birth. But still, despite the pandemic, she was with us from the beginning of the birth to the last moment, be it online. We were also prepared for the period after birth with books and tips on birth, transition to parenthood, and for every possibility! Thanks to the exercises she showed, I could even easily cope with the contractions of the induced labor. I'm glad I went on this journey with Semin. Mine was a cesarean delivery at the last moment and maybe I would be sad because I had a cesarean section. But especially postpartum support, meals, delicious snacks... You have been an invaluable friend to me. Great photography, too. My dear Semin, glad to know you, glad that our paths crossed. I wish you leave beautiful marks in the lives of other expectant mothers.
With the book suggestions and information Semin gave during pregnancy, I could prepare for my birth process from within. The fact that a respectful, wise woman who knew the process was by my side during my birth as an observer changed my energy during the birth. After the birth, she continued to provide psychological support and share her knowledge. As to her photography, she was calm, natural, prepared for and patient with the difficulties of shooting with a small child.
I want to say thanks ''Birth Wish" from my heart. Dear Semin, you did lot for me. I'm alone in Netherland, but for your support I didn't felt that. I pray for you and your "Birth Wish". Some people thought without Doula baby can born. Of course baby can born without Doula's help. But Doula makes ur day easy and beautiful. Doula give u courage and support. Semin u remember I put lipstick that day when I went to hospital? Ha ha ha.... I think I'm the only one who put lipstick at such critical condition ;p Actually I felt courage for you. I thought what ever happen Semin will help me. And you did that. Today Ilham 8 weeks old and he can recognize his mom :) it's a beautiful feeling. Thank you Dear for everything.
I’m so glad you were there for the birth! You listened to me and asked good questions to process my previous birth. I would recommend everybody who is either going to give birth for the first time or who had a previous traumatic birth to contact you. You were a great support before and during the birth. You also took fantastic photos of the birth and our baby!