Moederkruid

Moederkruid

Omarm je vrouwelijke oerkracht

English Doula support

Are you pregnant and living in the Netherlands (Noord-Holland) without your family close by, and would you like to be taken care of after giving birth? Then hiring me as your post partum doula might be exactly what you are looking for.

I believe that every woman has the right to receive the support that she needs during this transformational time in her life. Maybe you come from a culture where it is normal that the women of your family help you take care of your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well being during the first forty days after giving birth. I know I cannot replace your family but I can help to make your post partum period as relaxed and pleasurable as possible. My intention for you as a newborn mother is that you can focus on your recovery, taking care of your baby (or babies) and gently land into your new role as a mother.

I am schooled by the Doula opleiding in Utrecht as a birth doula and after that I did the training as a post partum doula with the Postnatal Support Network. Before that I studied international tourism management at the NHTV and worked in tourism for 5 years, which is the reason why I speak English fluently because I travelled a lot and lived abroad. I have always been fascinated with other cultures; I think it is so interesting that we as human beings have so many different beliefs, standards, values and religions, but are in -the end- all one. We all want to feel good, be loved and happy and this is what we want to create for our children.

I myself come from a small village in the Netherlands (Warmenhuizen), where I grew up in the country side, my dad being a farmer. I always loved to be outside in search for flowers and plants and I imagined that I was a witch, brewing all these natural medicines. This passion of mine comes to live in my work as a doula. I work with herbs native to the Netherlands to support women during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum by making teas, infusions, herbal baths, yoni steams and much more. My other passion is cooking. What I love about this is that I can put all my love and creativity in preparing healthy, fresh and nourishing meals. Next to this I also offer (foot)massages, coaching and emotional support.

Congee bowl

What can I do for you?

Everyone has different needs, so none of my doula packages are the same, but below I will give you an idea of what I can offer you.

Postpartum Doula complete package – Nourishing the newborn mother
€1.250,-
  • Free introduction to get to know each other during pregnancy without obligation, trough the phone, face time, or face to face.
  • 2 hour intake with you and your partner (face to face) to tune in and make agreements (during 3rd trimester)
  • Advice for making a post partum plan
  • 36 hours of doula support within 6 weeks after childbirth, adjusted to your needs and wishes. This always included coaching and other tasks like: cooking, massage (for the mother), taking care of other kids, chores in the house etc.
  • Incl. 2 herbal infusions specifically made for you to support your physical recovery
  • Incl. Omarm je moederlijf herbal tea
Postpartum Doula basic package – Embrace your postpartum
€500,-
  • Free introduction to get to know each other during pregnancy without obligation, trough the phone, face time, or face to face.
  • 2 hour intake with you and your partner (face to face) to tune in and make agreements (during 3rd trimester)
  • Advice for making a post partum plan
  • 15 hours of doula support within 6 weeks after childbirth, adjusted to your needs and wishes. This always included coaching and other tasks like: cooking, massage (for the mother), taking care of other kids, chores in the house etc.
  • Incl. 2 herbal infusions specifically made for you to support your physical recovery
  • Incl. Omarm je moederlijf herbal tea

Both packages can be extended by adding:

Benkung Belly binding ritual (€150,-) and/or Rebozo closing the bones ritual (from €250,-)

I also offer tailor made packages. Please contact me for more information or if you have any questions. I’d love to help you create the postpartum period of your dreams.

“Susan is simply a beautiful person. She is warm and sweet and very professional. She took care of me and my baby in my post partum period and I felt the most lucky person to have met her. When she cooks it’s heaven! Her food is healthy, always made with natural ingredients and with a great touch of creativity and love. You could even feel it at every bite, it’s such a culinary experience! You can never get bored of her vegetarian recipes, simple but also so carefully thought for you. They are extremely tasty and professionally made, with the right pinch of natural spices and fresh herbs from her garden. She made fresh infusions, customized tea for your own body treat. She does relaxing massage and always she gives you comforting and reassuring smiles. It’s a bliss for your soul and for your baby, especially in such a delicate time of you life. I’m so happy she is now part of my life! ”Silvia