|MidValley Doula Network||
541 745 3928
I have been working as a DONA certified birth doula since 2006. My country of origin is The Netherlands (fluent in Dutch and English), where I worked as an elementary school teacher and where our two oldest children were born at home. Our youngest child was born in a US hospital. I believe that birth is a powerful, personal and natural part of life.
I will assist you and your partner in preparing for your birth by helping you explore birth preferences, supporting you in your birth choices and be there for you in “going with the flow” during your pregnancy, labor, birth and the first few weeks post-partum. My support will be 24/7.
I respectfully work together with expectant parents and medical staff to ensure the best possible birthing experience.
In addition, I am a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE), teaching childbirth preparation classes at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center (hospital) in Corvallis.
Besides working as a birth doula and child birth educator, I also work as a dog trainer in private sessions. If applicable my doula services includes helping you prepare your family dog(s) for your baby’s arrival as well.
Thank you for visiting my bio and maybe we will meet soon.