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Above everything else, the continuous and reassuring care I provide throughout your pregnancy and birth creates a safe place for you. A place where you and your precious baby are always heard, accepted and taken cared of. A place where any questions you have will be answered honestly and directly. Any worries, fears or concerns that you have are legitimate. Your feelings are important and they will always be respected.
The next important thing I provide is information. Drawing upon my experience as a mother, HypnoBirthing trainer, prenatal yoga teacher and birth doula , there is a vast body of knowledge I am passionate to share. My knowledge means your unique journey will be best supported, and that your baby’s birth will unfold as it is supposed to – with ease, comfort and joy. And this is totally within your reach, as Nature’s design for birth is that it will happen simply and beautifully. Once you realize the physiological process of giving birth, in all its intricacies, understanding exactly how your body works, you will see how childbirth can progress efficiently and easily, and even with joy. You will start gaining trust and confidence in your ability to give birth.
The more information you have, the safer you feel. The safer you feel, the more room there is for love – love for yourself and love for your baby.
All of this puts you at the centre: it’s your birth, it’s your body, it’s your baby. By providing you with this relevant knowledge, you will become proactive. You will find you inner voice, your intuition, which will be in great service once you become a mother. It will make you prepared to be a fierce mother, a beautiful mother, a protective mother.
The truth is that we actually have a lot of freedom as parents to choose how we wish the birth of our child to unfold. We just aren’t aware of the possibilities that exist. I will provide you with all the options and then support you in your choices, so you would feel the most secure, safe and comfortable in expressing your needs in any way and place that suit you best, whether it is in a hospital, a birthing centre or at home.
- On June 25th 2015 our first child Lars was born in a pool in the safe environment of our home. This date is the start of new life, but also the end of my pregnancy journey, which changed my life in so many ways. What has proven to be of major importance during this journey was to stay as close to my inner self as possible. There are so many people, regulations and scary birth stories out there in the world that make it almost impossible to distinguish the fears of others that are being projected on you as a mother to be from your own inner guidance. At these times for me it was wonderful to be able to reach out to a strong, wise woman who shares her wisdom and experience, but also listens (even when it’s the crazy hormones talking). This is what a Doula means to me and this is exactly what Inbal is. Inbal doesn’t “work” as a Doula. She ís a Doula 24/7. She was there for me and my family with her beautiful Hypnobirthing course, knowledge of Ayurveda, deep relaxation classes and also a network of beautiful people that are the professionals that are so helpful during your pregnancy (and after). When Lars kept us waiting for his arrival for a few weeks, Inbal gave us faith to stay calm and offered cupping, moxa and foot rubs. During labour she was there for us with warmth, care and nutrition. Continuously reminding me of the strength we have as mothers and not to worry. Even when meeting weeks later in the park for a tea, when she supported me in my wish to be able to breastfeed outside without worrying about what other people may think. I am forever grateful for meeting Inbal at this time in our lives. And I know that it has made a huge difference in the way Lars was able to start his life. Surrounded by love and trust in the beauty of the natural process of birth.Wendy, Amsterdam 2015