« Every person is born three times, once from the mother, once from the father, and once from itself »
Ronal Jan Heijn
WELCOME TO STRALENDE MAMA
Are you looking for loving guidance both before and after the birth of your child? In that case, I can be of service!
Please browse through my catalogue of services below to learn more about my offer, including:
• Post Partum Doula
• Magic of Nature coaching
The Doula package is a personal choice and I will be at service of making the right choice with you and your birthing partner. Also you can add HypnoBirthing by Mongan techniek to even go deeper in your wishes and growing. You can also form your package with Post Partum support. This is an even more personal need package. One face for the pregnancy, birth and after care and guidance. The post partum will be more a traditional of different cultural backgrounds combined with the European culture.
The intake is for free and you can meet me in person and see if we have a connection and answer all the questions.
Take a look at My Profile to also learn more about my other services. I look forward to hearing from you!
Travel expenses are €0.29 per kilometre + parking or costs made by Uber.
Include a partner in your private pregnancy yoga session.
Focus on your breathing and learn breathing techniques during a private 1.5-hour private session. To be booked together with a Hypnobirthing course or a Stralende Mama Doula package.
Let your baby enjoy a nice baby massage and learn techniques to give the massage on your own. To be booked together with a Hypnobirthing course or a Stralende Mama Doula package.
Your birth story told from my perspective including some pictures. To be booked together with a Hypnobirthing course or a Stralende Mama Doula package.
A gentle and loving way to close off your pregnancy and birth period. A few of hours to completely focus on yourself and to get in touch with your emotions. We recommend to do this about 6 weeks after the birth. Even if after years, you still feel the urge to find closure if you haven’t already done so, this can easily be arranged and should not be a problem. This closing ceremony is taught by two southern-American ladies, two women who have become mothers themselves and have embraced the purpose and value of that task. A must for every mother.
SOME ELEMENTS INCLUDED IN THE CEREMONY
* A Session that will take 3.5/4 hours
* A meeting beforehand
* A massage by two ladies
* Deep relaxation
* A drink made from cocoa and potentially fruit
* An herbal bath
* Honouring the birth
* Coming into contact with your female body
* Care and attention for the mother
* The closure head to toe by use of the Rebozo’s
To be done with your partner or the two ladies.
To be booked together with a Hypnobirthing course or a Stralende Mama Doula package.
> 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
• All prices are excluding travel expenses of €029 per kilometre + parking or costs made by Uber
• Should you not be able to afford this financially call me, hopefully we can work out a solution together. I believe there is always a way.
• After a free intake interview and its a YESS from both sides then you will receive an email with the terms and conditions.
My two beautiful birth experiences
For our first pregnancy my husband and I joined a lovely hypnobirthing course. We learned a lot during this course. And I felt I also wanted het as our Doula. She explained during the course that she also offers Doula support. We had a click during this day. At first we did not know what a Doula is and does. As she explained further, and before even the course was finished I already knew I wanted Alejandra as our doula.
And we met after the course to talk about our wishes. During our birth we immediately connected the way we wanted and it have is trust to give birth our way. And it also gave me some sort of peace. I really wanted a natural birth, and so we did. Alejandra supported us during my pregnancy , during giving birth and after birth.
I felt like she is part of my family now and she stil is since we met. She was with me the whole time and gave my partner the support and guidance he needed.
Well not long after our little girl was born I got pregnant with my 2end child. And guess what Alejandra was my doula again. This was not a question it was a desperate feeling that I wanted her again next to me and my family. And omg she was so helpful to guide me during my contraction. I thought first it's gonna take a long time just like my 1st birth. But she made sure that I should call my midwife, and yes she was right. She was on the phone asking me did you call your midwife is her on her way? I was stil thinking I have time to clean and go to the store. And again she was there to support and say the right things. She was even sending me affirmations. And when the midwife came, I was already 9 cm dilated. I could not believe. There I was almost fully dilated. She made sure that she could be there during my second birth in the hospital. Again she was a big support to my husband and me of course. We did some Rebozo, breathing, affirmations, massage, I took a shower and then I felt I needed to push. We had the most amazing birth. I cant imagine without her giving birth in the hospital. Can you believe she was on time to help me during that last part on time. After she came with us home and we ate Some lentil soup Made by my mother. She stayer for hours to make sure I was fine, baby was fine and my older girl. She was there for both of my natural births. Also post parfum we did some steaming, massage, warm oils and many beautiful things what are so important for a new family. The love, the care, silence, help, massage, food, and just someone who guides you through motherhood.
As we can say my family gain a beautiful friendship that I will keep for life time. We are so happy that Alejandra was our doula teocracia for the amazing support and experiences we will cherish forever.
All the best, Balen and family
I had the pleasure of meeting Alejandra during her hypno-birthing course. There was a great connection between us about giving natural birth which is why I asked her to be my doula.
The hypno birthing course helped me to realize that I had to think differently about labour pain and that I had to change my mindset to be able to embrace the process of giving natural birth without jumping into pain killers.
In the weeks leading up to birth, Alejandra was always there for me to support her with her warm, energetic and open personality. She really knows how to listen to a woman's feeling and how to help her. Her special reboza massages and support were a great relief in difficult moments.
I will never forget the support she gave me during my one hour push contractions. I can only describe it as the most difficult moment in my life, and she helped me through it as no other woman could ever have done.
Alejandra is blessed with a gift to support woman during the most vulnerable time of their life and she uses this gift to the best of her ability.
One of the toughest challenge as expats in the Netherlands is giving birth with no family support and in our case also during the Covid era when none of our own could fly here due to the restrictions of travelling and then came Alejandra in our life to make the whole birthing journey so easy and smooth that not having any family member really didn't matter, she eventually became one of our family member with time, her positivity, never give up attitude and her bright smile completes her entire package.
I was very anxious about my second pregnancy because according to the doctors it was also a risky one, but with the help of skillful doctors at the AMC and Alejandra standing right beside me during the entire process made my birthing journey so beautiful. Alejandra's skills are incomparable, from pre and post partum massages to breathing exercises to helping in inducing labor she knows it all and is a thorough professional.
Can gladly say that she entered as a stranger in my life but is now a part of my extended family, yes she is the best and a God sent angel during my pregnancy!
Thoroughly recommend her and wish her all the best in all her future endeavors :)
It is amazing feeling when you get to know first time that you are going to be parents, One finds out cultural difference, medical system difference and more over one misses family support too, well we had the same worries when we got to know we are going to be parents, there was excitement at the same time we were worried about how are we going to do it without family support, then we heard about a Doula it was a new concept for us. But when we met Alejandra through video call, She clarified all our doubts.
She congratulated us, and asked us not to worry at all instead advised us to start enjoying the process/journey, She was really friendly, She asked us what do you want me to be for you during this period, I can be your family support, I can be friend , I will help you out in any manner that you need in this journey.
Alejandra would come time to time to know about well being of Mother and baby, She helped my wife with breathing technique which was very important, She always cracks jokes to make you feel better, We had a great midwife practice and Alejandra, She would always talk to my wife about positivity during pregnancy period and how important it is to feel connected with baby, we knew that we are in good hands and whatever is the situation she is there to guide us.
Then comes the D day, my wife started having contraction and I immediately called Alejandra and there she is in middle of night with her own car so that we do not need to worry about transportation in night. She came up with all the essentials stuff that makes mother feel comfortable during labour (like comb, some special pillow etc), She took us to the Hospital and there she was constantly talking to my wife, trying to make her laugh with some jokes or with some funny incident that we all encountered. I was holding my wife hand on one side and Alejandra was holding my wife hand on other side to let her know that we all there with her.
My wife was in really big pain and I was not able to see my wife like that so we decided to take pain killer, but the expert to give pain killer would come little late (after 1.5 hour), then they suggested us to take another pain killer and then we looked at Alejandra, she told my wife to take a shower and then decide, Alejandra is expert, She knew it that shower helps a lot and definitely better than pain killer, My wife started taking shower and at the same time Alejandra suggested me to start praying or chanting mantras (whichever I know ), trust me it really helped, then by the time my wife came out of shower, She was fully dilated in 20 min and in next few minutes baby was in our hand. I would say. My wife is really brave, when she heard that pain killer might have some side effect on baby, she chose to bear pain and at the same time , Alejandra’s advise of taking helped her.
I would say, without Alejandra probably we would not be able to deliver baby naturally, or I can say that we had this thing in our mind that Alejandra is there so nothing will go wrong, there is some one for us, She has become now part of family and I am really thankful to her. We love Alejandra :-)
I am writing this to help all those people who are living far away from their country and feel worried about pregnancy, about culture differences or any other issues, please have guidance of Doula, It is worth it and you will really be proud of your decision of taking Doula service through out your life.
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