I completed my training, internships, observations and worked as a Doula in a variety of hospitals and midwife-led care practices, birth centres in The Netherlands. There, I accumulated experience in home births, water births and also in high-risk pregnancy and births, supporting survivors and women who experienced previous traumatic births, VBAC, HBAC, multiples and as well breech births. In this path, I have had the amazing honour and privilege to provide support for some incredible women and their families, from a variety of nationalities and backgrounds, on their journeys to meet their babies.
Since July 2016, I have been part of the Doulas of Bangkok, a wonderful group of women dedicated to supporting women giving birth in Thailand and also in the challenges of motherhood.
I also speak fluent Portuguese and French.
CERTIFICATIONS, TRAINING & RESOURCES
JJ Doulas / currently BiA Doula Training – Amsterdam Netherlands, Jennifer Walker (DONA, CBI, Doula, and Spinning Babies Certified Trainer) & Jacky Bloemraad-de Boer (Midwife, TCM Practioner, Nutritionist).
Certified as Hypnobabies® Childbirth Hypnosis Doula
Currently studying to become IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant)
Internship and observations:
Workshops and other training:
Spinning Babies trainings:
With Gail Tully (2014 and 2015) and with Jennifer Walker (2017)
Postnatal Support training – POSTNATAL SUPPORT NETWORK
Aromatherapy – Joyce Hoek-Pula
TCM – Principles, Acupressure, Cupping
Ina May Gaskin Amsterdam workshop.
Placenta encapsulation with Jennifer Walker
Positive Birth Movement
I am also the Facilitator and Trainer of the PBM which is an activity aside from my Doula work.
Our meetings are NON-commercial and FREE to access. It takes place always on the morning of the last Saturday of the month. I ran the PBM Meetings in Amsterdam for 2.5 years and I am currently setting up the Bangkok PBM Group.
To join us and come to a meeting, please click on Positive Birth Movement – Bangkok Meeting Group
They are a place for ALL pregnant women or mothers – regardless of their background, experience or choices – to come together and share experiences, thoughts, feelings, and insight about childbirth. Partners are very welcomed too!
A committed group of doulas, midwives, yoga teachers and pregnancy & birth related workers joining forces to provide mothers giving birth in Bangkok with the best options available. We run Choices in Childbirth monthly, a free event on the last Saturday of every month.