Counselling and more

pregnancy and beyond

In my previous years as a midwife I have gained a lot of knowledge, experience and insight. This is never 'lost', even now I have chosen not to work as a 'midwife' officially anymore.

I am also no longer registered in the BIG register.

There has been a courtcase as well, after I stepped out of the register, which has only confirmed my reasons for stepping out. I realized that the way I worked doesn't fit within the current system under the official banner of 'registered midwife'. 

The base from which I work is the autonomy of the woman. Next to that I find it important to be honest/integer, loving and transparant toward myself and my client. I don't want to make any space in my life and in my work, for the additional nonsense that is required by the system to remain registered.

Also; I have discovered that women are perfectly capable to birth -together with their partner- without any health care providers. On top of that: every person present at a birth, has an influence. And how often is this influence disruptive? How often women are pulled out of their process and their power and drawn into the illusion of needing someone or something with their process? How often are fears being used as a strategy to bully people into accepting a care they don't want? 

I have assisted women and their partners many times during their process, which sometimes would even lead to an unassisted birth. Or a birth where I would be around, but not contributing anything actively, except my 'beingness'.
In the reviews you can see how women experiences my kind of 'care'.
I live, together with my husband and kids, in the South of Spain. On a beautiful piece of land we are trying -together with others- to create a little town. 
Next to this, I offer retreats about all kinds of subjects. One of those subjects is; preparing for birthing in your own power.
'In your own power' can mean without health care providers; alone, or together with your partner and/or good friend. It can also mean you received the tools you needed to be fully seen and heard by your health care provider(s) in how you want to shape your birth.
You can come once or more often for consultations before or during your pregnancy. Through theteahealing, homeopathy and/or meditation you can get more insight in yourself. Thetahealing has been proven to me to be very helpfull for a lot of pregnancy issues (in this book you can find most pregnancy illnesses and the cure through thetahealing) and fear of the birth.

Through meditation techniques I can help you to make contact with your baby in different ways. 

There is the possibility to spend your pregnant/birthing and/or postnatal life on our land. You can dot his in some shelter of your own (tent ot caravan) or in a birthing casita on the land, which will be been fully stocked to be able to birth in peace and quiet and enjoy a great postnatal period.

With fully stocked I mean: a birthing pool, a birthing stool, a private outside area, a large family bed, a great shower and warmth through a fireplace or gasheater. 

You can book this house from any moment in your pregnancy untill a maximum of 6 weeks after your birth. 

In the postnatal period you can choose to have full care with all the meals provided and someone taking care of your other kids (when you have them). During daytime (8 hrs) someone will be with you to look after you and clean up. When you get stuck with things at night there is always help on call.  You can have this full care for 7 days.

You can also choose part-care, where there is someone around to help a few hours a day for 7 days (for instance with breastfeeding) or to answer questions, etc. With part-care no meals are included, but you can buy them for a reduced price or cook in your own casita. 

With this kind of care there is also always 24 hour on call when you need help.

 The following constructs are possible:

- Only come by for one or more pregnancy consultations.

- Follow an 'in your power' retreat.

- Only spend your pregnancy in the casita.

- Only birth in the casita.

- Have part or full postnatal care in the casita.

- Stay for a longer period of pregnancy, birth and postnatal period.

- Bring your own tent or caravan to live/birth in on our land or use the birthing casita or rent something somewhere else in the area. 

There are more options. For all options, bookings and possibilities, contact us.   

Seperate pregnancy consultations cost 80 euro per hour, till a maximum of 120 euro when the session takes longer then 1.5 hours.