My calling for pregnancy and birth was born with the birth of my little one in 2014. When my planned home birth fell in the waters and I ended up in a hospital I didn’t know and didn’t speak the language I was so happy that I had all the knowledge from HypnoBirthing and my months of researching. I’ve been able to prevent an unnecessary cesarean, birth my baby vaginally and was home within 3 hours after birth. This all sounds heroic but it didn’t feel that way for many years. I bashed myself for not having my perfect home water birth. I bashed myself for sooooo many things. And it took me years to heal from birth.
Looking back I know exactly what I would do differently next time and this is one of the reasons why I do what I do on a daily basis.
I accompany pregnant women in such a way that they become deeply connected to their instincts and inner power and their partner so that the birth of their baby becomes a blissful one full of magic and awe no matter where they decide to give birth.
I love crawling up the sofa with a good book, lovely cup of tea and just oozing into the afternoon while my little one plays in front of me.
I am a mother, a dutch wife to an italian husband, a daughter to my mother, a good friend to my friends and hopefully an amazing daughter to the universe carrying out her reason to be on this planet.
My mission is to change how birth is ‘done’ to women. More than 75% of the whole woman is being forgotten when she goes in for checks. Just numbers and monitors, never the attention for the woman carrying the new human being. Because the moment you learn to SEE women, all the importance of numbers disappears into thin air.When mother is fine, baby is fine. And this is something the medical society hasn’t understood yet.