We will start with an exploratory talk, to see if we have a click. The success of my work depends solely on your trust. If it turns out we have not enough common ground, then I will gladly help you to find another doula.
If we do have a match, we will start exploring what your vision on birth is, and what are the things you do and don't want. I will help you to take the necessary steps towards your most ideal delivery.
‘Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.’
The above motto is the red line throughout my guidance. This means that we will prepare for situations that possibly turn out different than you would have hoped for. Some things can not be managed. But there is a lot you can manage and in order to do so, you must be aware of the relevant options you have and stand up for the things you find important. I will guide you through the world of birth care to enable you to make a conscious decision.
I will be with you, from the moment you indicate you want me around and I will stay until you are comfortable and confident on your own. My time will exclusively be dedicated to you and your partner and I will have no other distractions or deliveries that take up any of my attention. You will be able to count on me for physical and emotional support throughout your delivery. This includes massages, positioning advice, explanation about the process, feeling nurtured, getting enough to eat and drink and all other purely practical aspects. I will also gladly help with your elder children or your pet if that is what you need at that point.
When your baby is about ten days old, I will visit you again. We will discuss all the things you feel you need further support in. I will answer any questions you might have and will guide you, if necessary, into the direction of caregivers in my network. After this I will feel comfortable to leave you to enjoying your new family.
It is important for me to be able to reach you within the hour. That is why my working area stretches 20 kilometer around Haarlem, where I reside. So if you live in or close to Zandvoort, Bloemendaal, Santpoort, Spaarndam, Driehuis, IJmuiden, Beverwijk, Zaandam, Amsterdam, Amstelveen, Hoofddorp, Heemstede, Hillegom or Lisse, get in touch with me!