Birth as an initiation. One of life’s biggest ceremonies.

This season of your life is exciting and bound to be life-changing. A well-planned support team is one of the essential tools for you to use to have the most satisfactory pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum period. I am grateful that you’re considering making me a part of that team!

May I introduce myself?

I’m Nash. I’m a mother, happily married, breathwork coach, and a doula.

A doula means literally ‘a woman that is present’. Present during the last weeks before the baby comes, during the whole birth and sometimes even the postnatal period. The support a doula can give depends on the couple she is working with.

I love to be of service to others. My mission in this life is to unburden, protect, with enthusiasm guide other women in getting closer to their womanhood, in trust, softness and with self-love.

More about me

Craft your birth story

I have found that a woman’s birth story becomes a permanent and critical part of who she is. My goal is to help women and their partners craft birth plans that make them feel the most confident approaching their births. In addition, I will provide continuous support to the mother and partner when the day arrives so that you both come away from the experience feeling proud of your story no matter how it unfolds.

Our birth stories may not be exactly what we imagined during pregnancy, but I have learned firsthand that with a supportive team surrounding you, your birth story can be something you want to tell again and again with confidence and strength.

A doula helps you prepare, making you feel stronger and more empowered. Doula Nash stood up for my interests, and that gave me peace of mind. Where first the focus was on baby, baby and baby and I forgot about myself. Thanks to doula Nash, I regained my sense of control. I find this so valuable!

These are my services

Before birth

  • Complimentary initial consultation
  • 2 prenatal meetings
  • Reading materials for mom and dad
  • Exploring preparation for birth
  • Assistance in building a birth plan ​
  • On call 24/7 around due date
  • And more!

During labor & birth

  • Continuous presence
  • Comfort measures
  • Doula bag tools
  • Answers to al your questions
  • Support for self-advocacy
  • Support for your birth partner

After birth

  • 1-2 hours of postpartum support
  • Initial breastfeeding support
  • Phone and email support
  • A home visit within 3 days
  • An evaluation within 6 weeks

Frequently Asked Questions

I serve those within a radius of 70 km around Rotterdam. As long I don’t have to drive longer dan 1,5 hour to get to your birth. I don’t want to be late! 😉

Examples of cities within this radius: Amsterdam, Den Haag, Leiden, Utrecht, Den Bosch, Breda, Tilburg, Hoekse Waard en Zeeland

A birth doula is integral to the prenatal, birth, and postpartum season.

Consider your doula as your family’s go-to person for information, resources, advice, and practical, physical, and emotional support person from the beginning of your pregnancy to your postpartum closing visit. She is your personal advisor for those never-ending questions and decisions you encounter throughout your pregnancy, labor, and postpartum stages.

She is committed to providing you with excellent care, so you feel pampered, supported, and nurtured as you prepare to nurture your little one. As an added benefit, your primary support person can rest assured should they need a break from the labor room knowing that mom is being well provided for by your doula.

Furthermore, studies overwhelmingly prove the valuable asset a doula can be to the expectant family. Doula attended births are commonly associated with a more satisfying birth experience, less need for interventions, decreased requests for pain relief, reduced number of C-sections, decreased length of labor, and a positive breastfeeding experience.

Although having family members present during such a memorable occasion can be a tremendous blessing and addition to the birth process, we recommend having a professional fill the role of a birth doula.

A birth doula has specialized training that equips her in the areas of comfort measures, relaxation techniques, massage, pain management, positioning, and more, which sets her apart from the support offered by a family member.

Furthermore, although highly invested in your labor and birth, a professional birth doula doesn’t have the emotional connection to you that a family member does, thus making her the ideal support person able to assist you throughout the entire undertaking.

A doula is a non-medical support person who focuses on caring for you emotionally and physically while keeping you informed and empowered.

While they often have similar approaches, a midwife differs from a doula substantially.

A midwife is a *medical* professional, meaning that the primary focus of their care is on the health and safety of you and your baby. Both doulas and midwives work with you prenatally, support you throughout the birth and follow up with you postpartum.

Specifically, at a birth, doulas are often found doing hip squeezes, refilling your water bottle, providing guidance and reassurance (to you and your partner), and repeating affirmations that empower you.

At a birth, midwives may be found doing similar things to a doula, but their top priorities include: ensuring that you and your baby’s vital signs are stable, assessing you and your baby, completing cervical exams when needed, administering medication if necessary, and catching the baby you are birthing.

The earlier, the better. Typically, the beginning of your third trimester is a good time to have your doula secured. It is recommended that you start your search in your second trimester, talk to and interview a couple of doulas, and determine who is the best fit for you.

You deserve someone you feel an easy connection with and someone you think fits your personality and needs.

Are you interested?

Ready to embark on this incredible journey together? Click below to connect with Nash. From pregnancy to postpartum, we’re here for you every step of the way. Feel free to contact me without any obligation!