Classes, Events & Groups

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Peer to peer Facebook/ IRL Groups (Amsterdam & surrounding areas)
After supporting a lot of first time mothers who are the first in their social circle to get pregnant and make the transformation toward motherhood, and after supporting many expats with limited social networks around them; I realized the need for peer to peer connection and support. I founded these Facebook groups to help women who are expecting babies within the same six month period to connect with other mothers in and around Amsterdam. You do not need to have hired me as your doula, or indeed have hired any doula to be eligible to join the group(s)….everyone is welcome! (Though I reserve the right to share all kinds of statistics, evidence and opinion about the fact that every family could benefit from professional pregnancy and birth support hahahaha!!!!)

Your Roadmap to Having a Baby in the Netherlands
Your Roadmap to Having a Baby in the Netherlands is a project initiated in collaboration with esteemed doula colleague and good friend Mari Gordon of Amari Doula Care who you can also find on Facebook here.
We offer this 3 – 4 hour workshop once every quarter for families preparing to have a baby in Amsterdam, and twice a year we offer this workshop to birth workers and other body workers and wellness service providers to learn more about maternity health care here in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Our next workshop is filling up fast but you can find all the information here:
You can register directly here:

 

VBAC Support Group Amsterdam

We have an online group on Facebook for all women in Amsterdam who are preparing for a Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC) or who would like to share their VBAC (& CBAC – Caesarean Birth after Caesarean) stories with those who are preparing : VBAC Support Group NL

If discussing your plans for a Vaginal Birth after Caesarean in an online group doesn’t feel safe to you but you wish to take time to talk through your hopes, thoughts, feelings, and doubts (and everything else in between!!!) please feel free to book a coaching session with me to do so. The details of my coaching packages are located here. 

I warmly encourage you to consider doula support as you navigate your VBAC (or HBAC) journey. The details of my doula support packages for pregnancy and birth support in Amsterdam can be found here.


 

Cesarean Support Network NL

We have a Facebook group for all women who wish to find a safe space to discuss their experience of or preparation for a Caesarean Birth in Amsterdam on Facebook: Cesarean Support Network NL

If discussing your Caesarean Birth in an online group doesn’t feel safe to you but you wish to take time to talk through your experience please feel free to book a coaching session with me to do so. The details of my coaching packages are located here. 

 

Do you have a burning question or a trailblazing brilliant idea about an event or a support group? Would you be interested in collaborating maybe?

Give me a call and let’s talk: +31(0)648688308

Or email me: hello@ilenajoannestandring.com