Neela Sivakumar

ProDoula

CURRENT STATUS: Certified Childbirth Educator, Pre-CD Labor, Postpartum & Infant Care Doula

BUSINESS NAME/AFFILIATION: Neela Sivakumar Doula Services

SERVICES PROVIDED: Labor and Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Services, and Childbirth Education

About

AREAS SERVED: Chennai, Bangalore

CONTACT INFO:

Phone:  +91-98805 96518

Email:  neela.siva78@gmail.com

 

Meet Your ProDoula

Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I worked with my dearest friends and cousins through their pregnancy and birth experience and absolutely loved doing it. That was the cue for me to pursue birth education. Plus I'm a mom myself.

What led you to become a Doula?: Although we have a wonderful family support system in India, the new mother goes through so much confusion and so many questions and doubts throughout the process. I want to play a part and help the women with her new role during and after pregnancy. So many of her pains and discomforts go undiscussed and unattended. I want to support these women and make a difference in nurturing their physical and emotional health.

What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:

Your problem solving abilities and resourcefulness is what makes you stand apart.; You don’t come across as a stranger as all, it seems like we’ve known you for years.  We are so comfortable with you.; Your patience and support and positivity always helps us cross hurdles.

What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Every women and each child is different and I believe there cannot be a resource than can guide you.

What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: I understand her anxiety and support her emotionally to have a healthy mind would be my first thought.

What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Emotional support to create healthy minds and healthy bonds between the baby and family.

What is your favorite TV show or movie?: F.R.I.E.N.D.S., Big Bang Theory, Desperate Housewives, House, MD, Grey's Anatomy, That 70's Show

What is your favorite place to vacation?: Bali

What is your favorite food?: I love all cuisines.

What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Listening to music and a good book.

Who lives in your house?: My daughter, Mira and my husband Sivakumar.