I have arrived to the birth world through my own experiences of becoming pregnant and giving birth in my home country. The greatness of birth touched me on so many different levels, and because my own experiences were so much more positive and different to those stories I heard from people around me, I felt I needed to learn how to change that. My older daughter was 1,5 years old and I was already pregnant with our second daughter when I started the doula training in 2012. To be able to further grow in my vocation I am currently studying to become a midwife.
I have supported parents and families from all around the world in all possible settings, helping them navigate the Dutch healthcare system that might be very different to what they are used to. During my prenatal yoga classes I have met hundreds of women, supporting their physical and mental wellbeing.
I am constantly educating myself on the fields of pregnancy and birth related topics. There are some special areas where I have a lot of experience and I feel passionate about:
- supporting single parents
- supporting people who wish to have a VBAC – a vaginal birth after a Caesarean
- supporting parents at the time of birth when baby is not alive in any trimester
- supporting parents in pregnancy and in birth after a perinatal loss
It is important to me that you know about all the options available for you and your wishes and worries are heard and respected. I support you to feel safe in your chosen surroundings so that your birth becomes a calm and empowering experience for you, your partner and your baby. I am looking forward to listen to your story and support you on this wonderful journey.