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English speaking Doula or Midwife in Neuchatel or Biel?

I will be giving birth in Biel in September, and seeing that I only know a little French and no German I would like to hire a doula to help guide me through the pregnancy and birth. Specifically, someone who I can call if I have questions (the language barrier is making it impossible for me to call the nurse when I have questions) and someone who will stay with me during the birth at the hospital (to help with the birth and act as a translator so I know what is going on).

I still need to see an OB/GYN for my medical care since I am "high risk" but I'm hoping to find a doula or a midwife who will "supplement" my care and be there to help me through the pregnancy and birth (since I expect the doc only shows up to catch the baby... like in the US)

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Re: English speaking Doula or Midwife in Neuchatel or Biel?

Let me look. I have/d a list somewhere of midwives and what languages they speak. If I can't find it I'll give the midwife I had a call and see if she can recommend someone.

There's a shop in Biel called Le premier cri
Jean-Sessler-Strasse 7
2502 Biel/Bienne
it's run by midwives so maybe they can help.
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Re: English speaking Doula or Midwife in Neuchatel or Biel?

That would be great, thanks! Like I said, I need to go to an OB for my regular care and I have to deliver in a hospital because I am high risk... but I want someone in addition to be there to answer questions when they come up and to stay with me for the entire birth at the hospital. I have found having an OB is not enough for me since I have lots of questions and concerns but none of the nurses can help me since they don't speak english. By the way, I have an appointment with Dr. Carissimi tomorrow. It will be so nice to have an english speaking doctor again! Thanks for the recommendation.
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Re: English speaking Doula or Midwife in Neuchatel or Biel?

Links to english-speaking doulas near Biel/Neuchatel: http://www.doula.ch/index.php?mact=FrontEndUserListing,cntnt01,viewdet ails,0&cntnt01uid=81&cntnt01returnid=27&hl=de or: http://www.doula.ch/index.php?mact=F...urnid=27&hl=de

and here's the information on swiss doulas: http://doula.ch/uploads/dokumente/Br...glish_0810.pdf

as i am a doula myself, i can recommend both of them . Just send them an email-request with your due date and birth place.

wishing you all the best!
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Re: English speaking Doula or Midwife in Neuchatel or Biel?

Thanks for the links. That is perfect, I will email them and go from there.
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Re: English speaking Doula or Midwife in Neuchatel or Biel?

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Links to english-speaking doulas near Biel/Neuchatel: http://www.doula.ch/index.php?mact=FrontEndUserListing,cntnt01,viewdet ails,0&cntnt01uid=81&cntnt01returnid=27&hl=de or: http://www.doula.ch/index.php?mact=F...urnid=27&hl=de

and here's the information on swiss doulas: http://doula.ch/uploads/dokumente/Br...glish_0810.pdf

as i am a doula myself, i can recommend both of them . Just send them an email-request with your due date and birth place.

wishing you all the best!



Dear kanga, may I kindly ask, if you have still any recommendation for english-speaking doulas in Neuchatel? Unfortunately the weblinks already went outdated..
I am planing to have our little one in autumn, and I am exactly the same situation as the topic starter: would need a doula for the consultation before and after birth, and if she could also come to the hospital with me - that would be just perfect!
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