- Because the way we give birth matters -
Giving birth can be a magical and life changing event that gives lifelong confidence and power. I wish for every mother to experience the beauty and the rawness of it. That you not endured it, but experienced and owned it.
My name is Desie and since 2017 I’ve been working as a doula in Eindhoven area.
During pregnancy I will provide you with all (evidence based) knowledge and options in order for you to be able to make your own informed decisions on your pregnancy, your birth and your baby. I will teach you all about the birthing process, give you tools and techniques to use during labor and I’ll give you emotional support; I’m there for you when feeling insecure or anxious and I’ll encourage you to follow your own path.
During labor everything revolves around you, your baby and, if present, your partner. I’ll give continuous support during the whole process. This includes physical, emotional and practical support, but I also give information, guard wishes and make pictures. You’ll have somebody whom you trust by your side during the whole birthing experience; I’ll arrive when the first contractions start and will not leave until you and your newborn are settled.
I’ll also be there for you after birth. Finding a new balance with a newborn can be quite overwhelming. I’ll answer any questions you might have and provide you with good postpartum tips.
I offer several services:
- private birth preparation
- complete doula support
- pregnancy and postpartum massage
- birth pool rental
Let me know if you have any questions or would like to have more information. I’ll be happy to help you.
> If the asker cancels more than 1 day(s) before the start of the service, he will be refunded 100 % of the amount paid
> If the asker cancels less than 1 day(s) before the start of the service, he will be refunded 50 % of the amount paid
When I met Desie for the first time I expressed my concerns and doubts about whether I would be able to give birth vaginally this time. She took my hand and said “you can do this“. That touched me deeply in my heart. Desie radiates a very warm, feminine, calm energy. I was able to use Desie's softness during labor to stay close to myself and to turn inward and surrender to giving birth. I really liked her coaching. Her continuous attention to my breathing and my use of voice helped very well to cope with the contractions. If I hadn't had that support from her, I wouldn't have had this wonderful birth. Six weeks after the delivery I had the last official meeting with Desie and she shared some nice details about the delivery that I missed. This is also very nice.
Desie is very calm, interested, really takes time for you and above all has a very warm appearance which immediately creates a safe feeling. That is what I needed because I only wanted someone at my delivery with whom I felt 100% comfortable and safe. The prenatal appointments were very informative, however pleasant as well. During labor she never was very present and also easily remained in the background, but she was very much involved. We thought that was a very good balance. I gave birth naturally without medical intervention, just like I wanted. We are sure the birth would not have gone so well if Desie had not been there.
We found her so professional that we never had a second thought about teaming up with her after our first meeting. A very warm, polite, loving person with an ever smiling face. With our frequent communication over 3-4 months she made me feel very comfortable in sharing my feelings. During labor I was challenged a bit but her support, motivation and constant assurance kept me going. Desie made me feel I am in safe hands and it helped me to stay focused and positive during the whole process. She did an excellent job with camera and clicked wonderful photos for us to cherish lifelong. Thank you so much Desie for being part of this extraordinary event of my life, birth of our son and giving your personal touch to the support you provided not only to me but also to my husband.
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