Meraki Madi Birth Doula and Birth Photographer

Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Introduction

"Doing something with soul, creativity and love." As the name Meraki suggests, I put a part of myself into my work.
As a Birth Doula and Birth Photographer you, your wishes, your happiness and your needs are key to my work. And I do that by making sure that I provide you with knowledge, physical and emotional support throughout your pregnancy and birth, so that you can make informed decisions and look back on your birth story with joy.

Additional info

About the practitioner

  • Spoken language(s): Dutch, English, Afrikaans
  • Experience in years: 2

Service location

  • Online
  • At home
  • At the practice

Catalogue of services

Birth Photographer - 12h

Photographers - Pregnancy, Birth, Newborn & Family
Bringing your newborn into the world is an unforgettable experience. What better way to save the memories...
Bringing your newborn into the world is an unforgettable experience. What better way to save the memories and look back onto the moment with you little one than real, in the moment photos taken during your labour and birth. Capturing your hard work, your babies first breath and the first cuddles.

With my background as a doula, I have a good understanding of how labour and birth works, I understand what mom is going through, and I know when to capture the right moments. As a birth photographer I am a fly on the wall, there to document the process and capture you and your team.

$1,275.98

One on One Birth Coach - 9h

Birth & Parenthood Preparation Courses
I am a certified birth doula. And I believe that it is the balance between your own intuition and...
I am a certified birth doula. And I believe that it is the balance between your own intuition and knowledge about pregnancy, birth and the healthcare system, that prepares you best for your birth. Throughout our prenatal sessions, I ensure thorough preparation for both you and your birth partner as you approach labour. I give you the knowledge and tools to go into birth prepared, knowing what to do and giving your partner the guidance to give you the best support during your labour.

What do my Birth Preparation Package include?
4 prenatal sessions of between 90min and 2hours:
Session 1 and 2: Writing a birth plan
In these sessions I share a lot of information. From midwives and location of birth, to comfort measures (pain management), induction, interventions and protocols within the Dutch system. Armed with all the information, I help you write a birth plan based on the choices and options that best suites your needs.
Session 3: Birth positions and partner support
Giving birth in a bath, standing, at hospital, with an epidural, without an epidural and everything in between: We go through all the different birth positions so that you and your partner can feel what they feel like and get an idea of what you like. I show your partner how to support you in the different positions, as well as other great tips like, counter pressure, using a rebozo, and helping set up the environment for you and your birth.
Session 4: Postpartum
Getting used to the new lifestyle after birth can be challenge. In this session I talk to you about different things that you can do to make the transition earlier. If you are a planner, we can talk about making a Postpartum plan. If you don't want to write it all down, we just look at making sure that some practical things are put in place for both mom and partner.

Postpartum visit
Within one or two weeks after birth I have my final visit. The purpose of this visit is to check how mom, baby and dad are doing. You have an opportunity to tell me your birth story as you experienced and, and can ask me questions that you still might have about the birth or anything else related to your time at home.

$956.72

Birth Doula - 12h

Pregnancy & Birth Doulas
I am a certified birth doula. And I believe that it is the balance between your own intuition and...
I am a certified birth doula. And I believe that it is the balance between your own intuition and knowledge about pregnancy, birth and the healthcare system, that prepares you best for your birth. Throughout our prenatal sessions, I ensure thorough preparation for both you and your birth partner as you approach labour. During active labour and birth I'll stand by your side, offering you continuous emotional and physical support.

What do my Birth Doula Package include?
4 prenatal sessions of between 90min and 2hours:
Session 1 and 2: Writing a birth plan
In these sessions I share a lot of information. From midwives and location of birth, to comfort measures (pain management), induction, interventions and protocols within the Dutch system. Armed with all the information, I help you write a birth plan based on the choices and options that best suites your needs.
Session 3: Birth positions and partner support
Giving birth in a bath, standing, at hospital, with an epidural, without an epidural and everything in between: We go through all the different birth positions so that you and your partner can feel what they feel like and get an idea of what you like. I show your partner how to support you in the different positions, as well as other great tips like, counter pressure, using a rebozo, and helping set up the environment for you and your birth.
Session 4: Postpartum
Getting used to the new lifestyle after birth can be challenge. In this session I talk to you about different things that you can do to make the transisiton earlier. If you are a planner, we can talk about making a Postpartum plan. If you don't want to write it all down, we just look at making sure that some practical things are put in place for both mom and partner.

In person Birth support
I am by your side from the start of the active phase of labour until 2 hours after the baby is born, guiding and supporting both you and your partner.

Postpartum visit
Within one or two weeks after birth I have my final visit. The purpose of this visit is to check how mom, baby and dad are doing. You have an opportunity to tell me your birth story as you experienced and, and can ask me questions that you still might have about the birth or anything else related to your time at home.

$1,350.47

Free intake meeting - 30m

Pregnancy & Birth Doulas
Are you pregnant and feeling unsure about what exactly you want or need to support you during this time?
Maybe...
Are you pregnant and feeling unsure about what exactly you want or need to support you during this time?
Maybe you've heard about Doulas but you are not sure exactly what they do, or if you really want one?
Or maybe you are thinking about having photos taking during your birth, but you are not sure how that will look.

Then I encourage you to make an appointment with me for a free intake meeting. In the 30 minutes you can ask me anything you want. It will also give you an opportunity to get to know me. Birth is a very personal experience and you want to make sure that the people that will be in the room with you will be people that you feel comfortable with and that you trust. This meeting gives you the chance to see if a doula or photographer is what you want, and if yes, if I will be that person for you.

Free

Virtual 1:1 Coaching and Birth Preparation - 1h 30m

Birth & Parenthood Preparation Courses
This is a 90 minute online coaching session for you and your partner. Don't show up to the delivery...
This is a 90 minute online coaching session for you and your partner. Don't show up to the delivery room unprepared. In a 90 minute online call, we go though everything that you could expect during labour and delivery. What the average birth looks like, and how your birth might be different from the average. This session is filled with an overview of labour and birth, as well as the possibility for you to ask questions that are focused on your pregnancy and birth. Do you wish for a waterbirth? Then I will spend more time on that. Is your birth medical and you know you need to go to the hospital, then we will talk more about that. This is the session where you can ask all your questions.

$126.64

Virtual Birth Preparation Package - 8h

Birth & Parenthood Preparation Courses
I am a certified birth doula. And I believe that it is the balance between your own intuition and...
I am a certified birth doula. And I believe that it is the balance between your own intuition and knowledge about pregnancy, birth and the healthcare system, that prepares you best for your birth. With these online prenatal sessions, I ensure thorough preparation for both you and your birth partner as you approach labour. I give you the knowledge and tools to go into birth prepared, knowing what to do and giving your partner the guidance to give you the best support during your labour.

What do my Birth Preparation Package include?
4 online prenatal sessions of between 90min and 2hours:
Session 1 and 2: Writing a birth plan
In these sessions I share a lot of information. From midwives and location of birth, to comfort measures (pain management), induction, interventions and protocols within the Dutch system. Armed with all the information, I help you write a birth plan based on the choices and options that best suites your needs.
Session 3: Birth positions and partner support
Giving birth in a bath, standing, at hospital, with an epidural, without an epidural and everything in between: We go through all the different birth positions so that you and your partner can feel what they feel like and get an idea of what you like. I show your partner how to support you in the different positions, as well as other great tips like, counter pressure, using a rebozo, and helping set up the environment for you and your birth. (be prepared for some movement, We ar going to try out some of these positions during our call)
Session 4: Postpartum
Getting used to the new lifestyle after birth can be challenge. In this session I talk to you about different things that you can do to make the transition earlier. If you are a planner, we can talk about making a Postpartum plan. If you don't want to write it all down, we just look at making sure that some practical things are put in place for both mom and partner.

Email support from the first session until the baby is born.

$477.83

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