Doulas in Slovenia exist officially since fall 2009, when the first birth doula workshop was organized by the Society Natural Beginnings and Debra Pascali-Bonaro. However, doulas had supported women in birth before, not knowing their calling had a name. More than twenty doulas attended various doula courses in Slovenia and in our neighbouring countries:
Doula – Begleiterin rund um die Geburt, Angelika Rodler mit Partnern, Graz, Austria, organized yearly
DONA International Birth Doula Workshop, Debra Pascali Bonaro, Ljubljana, Slovenia, November 2009
Paramana doula information session, Michel Odent and Liliana Lammers, Zagreb, Croatia, February 2010
Advanced doula workshop “From Womb to World”, Anna Verwaal, Maribor, Slovenia, February 2010
A meeting with the midwife Ursula Walch, Ljubljana, Slovenia, April 2011
Midwifery Today Conferences in Strasbourg, France, and Bad Wildbad Germany, organised yearly
Slovenian doulas are a colorful group of enthusiastic women, now working toward common doula organisation. We meet monthly and exchange doula experiences, ideas and support.