I believe that how birth happens matters. Every woman deserves a doula that nurtures her empowerment and agency through evidence-based information, emotional and physical support, and postpartum care.
I work with expat families who want to widen their community. As we get to know one another, I learn exactly what your family needs, and give you personalized support, ensuring you and your partner have the tools and care you need to feel calm and relaxed throughout pregnancy and birth. As your doula, I will support and nurture you with thoughtful care and guidance so that you step into parenthood smoothly and confidently.
I am humbled by the resilience and strength every birthing person possesses, and it is the greatest honor to walk alongside you, witnessing your journey and the journey of those being born.
I can provide you with up-to-date information you need to make the choice that’s best for you, answer all your pregnancy, birth-related, and postpartum questions throughout your pregnancy, and give insight and information into the Dutch maternity system. I can also recommend and refer you to trusted care providers (such as acupuncturists, naturopaths, chiropractors, lactation consultants, etc.). We will also practice a variety of birthing positions and comfort measures to support you during birth.
Birth is a transformational and emotional experience. Having someone alongside you continuously and who has done it before can make you feel seen and confident throughout. I can be a strong and calm voice to reassure and encourage you that it’s going to be okay, to breathe, and to keep going. Whatever emotion you are feeling, I’m there to support you every step of the way. I will work with you and your partner to discuss any fears or insecurities you have about birth, postpartum, and parenthood.
During birth, things are constantly shifting – what remains constant is your support team (partner and doula) and environment. As your doula, I will help you to create a calm and comfortable birthing environment. I will help to make you as comfortable as possible, providing guidance through movement, birthing positions, and touch, and I ensure your partner feels supported and involved in the process. I also offer prenatal massages at appointments and provide nourishment during and after birth.