Birth Doula Profile - Tuly van Prehn Duprat
Tuly van Prehn philosophy regarding birth is almost the same as with everything else in her life; information, support, and instinct are the main things any woman needs during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period to have a satisfying, empowering birth experience. Her role as is to care for you and help you achieve your birth goals, in a calming and secure environment.
Over the years of serving, Tuly has worked in many different scenarios and in different roles, between Childbirth Educator, doula and midwife it gave her different perspectives to support people, proving to her over and over that people are stronger than they think they are. Their bodies know how to give birth and their instincts often guide them through this amazing experience. Her path in birth work began in her childhood home of Brazil, as she helped her mom labor, and observed the birth of her sister in the family home. That was the most magical moment in Tuly’s life, and this experience guided her to be what she is today. Specific area of interest include Psychiatric illness, specifically anxiety disorders, natural birth, home birth and high risk pregnancies.
Tuly has profound knowledge of the rebozo, a traditional Mexican shawl used by Mayan midwives during labor. These techniques have shown her repeatedly that at times, simple things can really make all the difference in a person’s birthing experience. She has knowledge of aromatherapy and acupressure points during labor and birth, and is a Hypno-Doula, certified by Hypnobabies®. Tuly is professionally trained as a Dancing for Birth Instructor, has trained with Spinning Babies to help relax and open up space for babies during their journey through the pelvis, and is really “hands on” with massage. Tuly graduated from Birthwise Midwifery School of a 3 year program to become a CPM, and know is teaching to help you to achieve the birth you plan for, and deal with the situations that we don’t plan for, helping you remain calm and advocate for yourself even in the most intense and amazing situations that being in labor can bring.
herself. And she looks forward to helping YOU!