About me


 

I am Iasnaia, a born and bred Brazilian (with some Irish connection). After having lived in London and Amsterdam for many years, my family and I moved to Bangkok. Life changes and previously, I had a varied career, including being a Lawyer, a Legal consultant, a Trader and a Head-hunter which took me to Denmark, Switzerland, UK and The Netherlands.

Most importantly, I am mother of 2 home birthed boys born in 2007 and 2011 in Amsterdam, one born in a houseboat. These amazing births opened my eyes and heart to the inner strength and power that every woman possesses. I wanted to learn more for myself, I want to be able to assist, I wanted every woman to experience positive and safe births and to have the most beautiful memories of the day they gave birth.

So my Doula path started, first supporting and informing friends and helping with their choices, afterwards I trained with JJ Doulas (Jennifer Walker  and Jacky Bloemraad-de Boer), then, followed and certified with the Paramana Doula training with Michel Odent and Liliana Lammers. 

Having completed my internships, observations and worked as a Doula in a variety of hospitals and midwife led care practices, birth centres, 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 support women giving birth in Thailand and also in the challenges of motherhood.

I also speak fluent Portuguese and French.

 

CERTIFICATIONS, TRAINING and RESOURCES

 

DOULA CERTIFICATION:

Paramana Doula – London, UK – Michel Odent (MD) & Liliana Lammers (Doula)

DOULA Training:

JJ Doulas – Amsterdam Netherlands, Jennifer Walker (DONA, CBI, Doula and Spinning Babies Certified Trainer) & Jacky Bloemraad-de Boer (Midwife, TCM Practioner, Nutritionist).

Currently studying to become IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant)

Internship and observations:

OLVG Oost

OLVG West

Bevalcentrum West.

Van der Hoopstraat midwifery 

Workshops and other training:

Spinning Babies – Gail Tully (2014 and 2015 – Improving outcome in birth!!)

Postnatal Support training – POSTNATAL SUPPORT NETWORK

Aromatherapy – Joyce Hoek-Pula

Rebozo

TCM – Principles, Acupressure, Cupping

Ina May Gaskin Amsterdam workshop.

Placenta encapsulation with Jennifer Walker

 

RESOURCES

Positive Birth Movement
I am also the Facilitator and Trainer of the PBM which is an activity aside my Doula work.

Our meetings are NON-commercial and FREE to access. It takes place always on 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!

 

Mothers Connect

On the other side of the coin, for mothers who had suffered birth trauma, obstetric violence, disrespect during labour and birthing or is unhappy with the way her birthing experience went, we have a safe, non-judgemental and caring space to be heard and not longer be in silence.

Birth – as life – is unpredictable and as a Doula I am aware that not every story is a happy one and sometimes things that seems small to the outside world have a strong impact in the mother. And these women need to be heard, to have a voice, to tell their stories to allow the healing process with love, support and care.