Having a baby is an exciting time for pregnant women and their partners. It can also be a time of feeling apprehensive and anxious about what is to come and fear of the unknown, especially when it is your first pregnancy. I am trained as a midwife and have assisted in over hundreds of births. I am a mother of 3 beautiful children and as such feel qualified and confident to assist you in the joys and beauty of child birth and the period directly after (the post partum period). My main aim, besides the safe arrival of your new born, is to ensure that as new parents to be that you feel safe, that you know what to expect and that the choices you make, are heard and acted upon. Together, we will discuss what is important for you and what I can do, as your post partum doula, to support you (and your partner).
Before becoming a doula I studied Chemistry and worked for 17 years on environmental quality topics. When I turned 40 I made a big career decision and started with my midwifery studies. During this time, I realized that I wanted to be there as a support person for the whole period and not just the birth. I want to build relationships with my clients and to ensure that they are fully prepared for the arrival of their new born. I started my training as a doula and have found my niche. It is the most rewarding job that I have had (besides being a mum). In 2018 I received my certificate for maternity care. It’s a great combination with my midwifery and doula knowledge. I enjoy being a maternity nurse. It’s such a special job in such wonderful time. My experience has encouraged me to take as natural approach as possible. I adjust my methods to your family, because it’s important for me that you have a good maternity period.
I’m looking forward to meeting you, and to find out together how we can make your baby’s birth a great start!
Doula Joyce is a certified maternity nurse by KCKZ and a certified member of the Dutch association for doula’s (NBvD) and is certified internationally by Pro Doula.
Working together with Back Ups
Lucyna Wybranowska, Laura Bruinink, Eva Riha and Tessel Scholte are my regular back up’s. My backup’s work holistic and have a natural approach. They have all a lot of experience in maternity care, are KCKZ certified and work as an independent maternity nurse. Continuity and quality of care can be provided because of this teamwork. It’s alway possible to meet the backup before your birth.