Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I studied at the midwifery school for one year. After that I switched to the nursery. During study I've had a internship in the youth healthcare (preventive healthcare in The Netherlands). After graduation nursery school I started working as a youth nurse. In that job you'll see all the younger children till age of 4 regularly. As a nurse you're checking growth and development, you'll give vaccinations at scheduled times and you'll advice en support parents wherever they need. After four years working as a youth nurse I know very well how to work together with parents and children. I love it!
What led you to become a Doula?: Since I was a teenager I was really interested in pregnancies and birth. In my family I experienced several pregnancies from nearby and I felt so passionate about it.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
You’re having so much patience. I can see you like to work with children.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: *
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: I hope she's happy with expecting her newborn.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Telling her she's doing a good job and giving her a hug when I think she'll need it.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Intouchables
What is your favorite place to vacation?: I've no favorites yet, there are so many beautiful places on earth! But when I was visiting a resort at Koh Samui (Thailand) for me it felt like I was in paradise :)
What is your favorite food?: Hard to choose...Lasagna, sushi, cheesecake, beef stew.
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: *
Who lives in your house?: I live together with my boyfriend Arjan.