We decided to work with Willeke for the birth of our second child. Our first was born in the hospital and during the birth I had gotten very overwhelmed and elected to take medication for pain. I had decided after this birth that for our second I would like to find a Doula and try a totally natural birth…read more
When I first heard about the concept of a doula, I was intrigued and quickly convinced it was a good idea when I heard that support is yours from the moment you need it on the big day – they won’t leave you, there are no shift changes, you get to know them better than your midwives, and they are there to emotionally support you while the midwife monitors your health… read more
We chose a doula for two main reasons:
1) Because we are expats, and unfamiliar with the Dutch birth and hospital system, we wanted to have someone who knew us and also knew the procedures here in Holland, who could act as our advocate and intermediary.
2) Because I suppose I am quite modest and I didn’t fancy having my husband see me in labor… read more
Wow! Thank you for being with us during such a precious journey… Your warmth and enthusiastic presence and support in all ways and your wisdom ensured that – despite the oddities ? – we had a very beautiful, loving birth experience.
We would like to say a big THANK YOU for all your help and support during the pregnancy and birth of our second daughter, Alena.
We really appreciated that you listened to what we wanted during our birth, made suggestions and gave us options without pushing your ideas on us…read more
Thank you so much for being part of our very special moment. That was a quite long journey and it wouldn’t have been the same without you! Thank you for the support, even when it seemed like it was never going to end, you were there for us with lots of positive attitude and motivating thoughts.
Now more than ever we know that we made a great choice with having a doula during the birth and even a better choice by choosing you to be there.
We still have sweet memories of the birth of our daughter Aurelia. Thanks to you, that day is an unforgettable, positive moment in our lives. I think that’s because we had discussed so well beforehand what we would like and would not like during the delivery. Of course you do not know how it ultimately goes. But as a consequence of having discussed several scenarios with you, we did not face any unpleasant surprises. Not even when it turned out to be a caesarean section… read more
“Just one afternoon and I feel prepared to take on this ‘job’. I was given tools and information that any woman (or man) should know to give birth to their first child.
I highly recommend the courses to anyone who wants or needs more information than the Dutch midwives are giving and I found Willeke’s class a perfect combination of facts and fun!!”