Birth is big, amazing and can even be magical. It’s an immense honor to be invited by expecting parents to the birth of their baby. As long as I can remember it fascinated me that a body can grow a baby and then open up to give birth to this baby. A passion I share with my mom.
But despite this fascination I decided to go to university after I finished high school and explored another interesting topic: crime. I finished my masters in Forensic Criminology and Masters in Criminal Law and started a career in Forensic Psychiatry. This world is absolutely fascinating, but still that birth-world kept luring and interested me even more.
One evening I stumbled upon the phenomenon ‘doula’ and as soon as I read the description of the work of a doula, every cell in my body told me: this is you! I had to listen to this voice and started my doula journey in 2014.
For years I combined both my day job as a project manager with the doula work. But my doula practice became busier and busier and I just knew: my heart is in the birth-world. Supporting pregnant women, sometimes with and sometimes without a partner, during one of the most precious moments in their lives is what I love doing most.
After all these years I’ve prepared thousands of parents for birth and witnessed hundreds of babies come into this world. Over the years I have seen births of all sorts: home births, hospital births, water births, twin-births, cesarean sections and so on. But it never ever gets boring, I absolutely love supporting families during the birth of their babies!
Are you curious what kind of person I am? People around me say I am down to earth and have a calm and caring personality. This calmness is what many parents mention as well when they wrote me a testimonial.
Furthermore I have an urge for life-long-learning, so whenever I have the chance I take an extra training or course to further broaden my knowledge about pregnancy and birth. A few trainings or studies I have done in the past years: NLP, Yoga Nidra, Ayurvedic cooking (cooking and baking are other passions of mine), massage, mindful birth and many more. This knowledge, combined with the content of my ‘Mary Poppins-doula bag’, makes me able to give the support that matches every need in a specific given situation during a birth.
I am looking forward to getting to know you!