How is it to give birth in Denmark ?
Forming a new family in a foreign country, is a challenge, you are on your own and you are used to a different system, maybe with many scans and doctors visit or maybe a midwife takes care of everything…… so how is it like in Denmark and what can i expect.
What are my options, when i want to give birth in water or have a planned c-section. What kind of health system am I going to meet, what is a sundhedsplejerske, do they have epidurals, do they really use acupuncture and what is mødregruppe and do they have one for internationals moms ?
I have met so many women when teaching yoga, they come from all over the world and the information level is very low, so i have formed yoga midwife int. so i can help families prepare for birth and so they fell well informed and really safe and ready. We need to feel confident and safe when we give birth and need support during pregnancy and post birth, and maybe have our own network of other moms.
If you know any women that just landed here in DK and are starting the new family, then let them know that its available and you are welcome to refer them to the website so they can form network and have a support system and meet other families and prepare for birth. Read more here
English workshop for couples 6 hours
Date: We arrange together – write email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Time: 10.00 -16 weekend
Price: 1250 kr (tilskud fra danmark)
We arrange future workshop-dates and time together, many couples travel with work, so thats the way we do it. Its a good idea to write to us early in pregnancy and we set a date. You can take this class early in pregnancy, you learn a lot you can use during pregnancy
Looking forward to meet you and help you during pregnancy, you are welcome to email me on: email@example.com
Midwife and yogateacher Camilla Lund
References from other couples
Dear all upcoming fathers (and mothers) I would like to share a little story with you. When my wife Lene started to attended yoga classes at Camillas yoga studio she often told me – with great enthusiasm – about the little talks they had about their pregnancy before the workout started. I thought to myself “wow she is going to be extremely well prepared for her upcoming birth”. One day Lene told me that Camilla were having a private seminar for both moms and dads (to be) I immediately said “I would love to attend” l’m a pilot by profession and I always give my crew a thorough briefing before a flight. I always feel very comfortable when things have been discussed and looked upon from all angles before we set out on our journey, – as if my comfort zone has been expanded beyond what is needed.
After a whole day of Camillas teachings about birth and every aspect covered in every way – I felt ready for a “flight” were anything could happen – and I would still come out on top. When my wife went into labor everything happened very quickly. The water broke in a big splash and time between contractions was immediately less than 30 seconds. At the hospital Lene opened up in about 2 hours – the master plan was scratched and we had to improvise. Things happened so fast that the midwife didn’t have time to sedate my wife. She bravely kept going through the pain assisted by her breathing techniques only. I cried a little every time she had to fight through a contraction. But somehow – at the same time – I felt calm and composed. I owe that to Camillas teachings. We kept breathing together and I assisted on the oxygen mask when needed. I was prepared for everything – when they had to extract blood from my sons head to read his vital levels to see if we could proceed safely or had to revert to other measures I knew exactly what was going on.
Camilla is one of the Greatest teachers I have ever met. The way she delivered her knowledge and experience made me feel I could have assisted my wife effectively even without the help of a midwife. Actually the midwife said we handled the labor extremely well. Today we’re the proud parents of little Sebastian. We wish you the very best with your labor and hope it will be as positive an experience as our was.
“I was terrified of giving birth in a foreign country, not speaking the language or understanding the system. I had gone to all the normal midwife and doctors appointments but still felt I was lacking information.
Then I was fortunate enough to attend one of Camilla’s preparation for birth classes. She was calm, competent, knowledgeable and so nice. I felt completely relaxed and it was easy to open up to her and ask her my questions.
I am now relaxed and feeling confident in my abilities as a woman to give birth, and also in the abilities of the hospital staff and the danish system. It was the best 4 hours I have ever spent and I cannot recommend this course highly enough. I am truly grateful to Camilla for empowering me and helping me to prepare for my birth.
“I have always believed that childbirth education is worth checking out even if the only thing you are sure about your birth is that you are getting an epidural. The classes provided by Camilla were very enlightening and provided detailed information about what to expect when in labor. The fact that Camilla is a midwife and is fully aware of how it happens on the “backstage” is great and very reassuring. My husband also enjoyed the sessions and took a lot out of it. The breathing and natural pain relievers taught by Camilla were very helpful during labor and I am very grateful for taken part on these sessions”. Andrea
Camilla guided us through birth process in the Danish healthcare system – which might be very different to your own country’s – and she answered all questions we had during the workshop. Even after some weeks, she continues to guide us and answer any doubts we might have.