Doula Services in Florence

English-speaking doula based in Florence.

Trained English to Italian, French to Italian and Japanese to Italian interpreter.

Hi, I’m Giada. Nice to e-meet you!

I completed my doula training in December 2019 at the “Scuola delle doule di Bologna”. It was a great experience, during which I had a chance to meet some of the most wonderful and strongest women I’ve ever known.

As a mother of two lovely girls, I know that motherhood can feel really difficult at times.

That’s why I decided to become a doula – I want to help mothers and their babies navigate this uncharted territory and help you find that inner strength that is in every one of us.

What is a doula in Italy?

If you’ve never come across that word or maybe you’re not sure what it means, here’s the definition from, the biggest doula association in North America:

A doula is a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.

Here in Italy, it’s important to keep in mind that a doula is not a health care professional; those are midwives and OB/GYNs. But there are plenty of things I can do for you as your companion, including helping you choose the best healthcare professional.

Here are some of the things I can do for you as a doula:

During pregnancy:

Help you and your partner make informed choices based on your values and preferences
Connect you with resources and support you may need
Help you get ready for childbirth both in a physical and emotional way

During birth:

Provide comfort and support to the mother, such as recommended positions, breathing and massage techniques
Relieve the mother’s partner during the long hours in the hospital
Facilitate communication between families and healthcare professionals

After birth:

Provide a safe and nurturing space for the mother, newborn baby and their family
Support you with house chores and the new baby’s siblings, such as diaper changes or food preparation, to name a few
Help the family to find a way to be parents that suits them better
Help with basic breastfeeding issues

A doula can be an emotional and physical support for mothers and parents in this new
– and sometimes scary – time, because you don’t have to be alone!

Intimate and confidential

But that’s enough about me – when I provide this service, it becomes all about you, as a mother.

I offer an intimate and confidential presence and closeness, always fully respecting your choices. I can be there as your physical, emotional and relational support. Doulas can be the mother’s companion since before the pregnancy until the baby is one year old.

I work in the Firenze (Florence) and Prato area.

Contact me and together let’s work out what you feel would be the best for you!