Birth is big, amazing and can even be magical. It’s an immense honor to be invited by expecting parents to be a team-member for the birth of their baby. There’s nothing more special in the world than to witness a baby being born. As a child I was fascinated by pregnancy and birth. The fact that a body can grow a baby and then open up to give birth to this baby is so amazing to me. The first time I read about doulas I had goosebumps all over and every cell in my body told me: this is you! I had to listen to this voice and started my doula journey in 2014.
I am calm, down to earth and gentle – but on the other hand very persistent if necessary. That must have to do with my background as a lawyer (fun fact: I have a master degree in forensic criminology and criminal law and worked in this field for 10 years).
One of the most important things for me is that your wishes are heard and that you, together with your partner, feel empowered during birth. I will constantly try to nurture the calm and safe environment a woman needs to give birth in peace – and will keep an eye on your wishes for the birth in the meantime.
By now I have prepared hundreds of parents for the (hypno)birth of their baby and witnessed close to 150 babies come into this world. I have seen births of all sorts: home births, hospital births, water births, twin-births, cesarean sections, vaginal breech birth and so on. But it never gets boring. I absolutely love supporting families during birth and look forward to meeting you for support during the birth of your baby.