Exciting times await – you wish to have a baby. You cannot wait to do a pregnancy test. As months go by without the positive line, you seek medical help. First you take the diagnostic tests; then the treatments begin. If the treatments are not successful, the initial feelings of hope slowly give way to disappointment and despair. As friends and family around you announce their pregnancies, you begin to ask yourself if your turn will ever come. Time and again, you are confronted with the well-meaning comment that “You just need to relax and not to be so busy with it” and that “It will just happen”.
Between hormones, hope, and fear, you notice this whole baby-making process affects you and your relationship.
- Do you need more than a listening ear?
- Do you wish to search for ways to deal with the process?
- Would you like to process your miscarriage?
- Do you need assistance in deciding on the next steps?
- How do you go on with your life with the idea that your dream may not come true?
- What does it mean for you and your relationship if you end up without children?
- Do you wish to look for underlying reasons of the situation you are in?
- Are you interested in searching for mental and emotional blocks that may be standing in your way?
- Do you want to grab this chance to feel better about yourself and your life?
As a counselor who has experienced this process, I can support you before, during, or after your fertility journey. You do not have to walk this road alone. My wish is that this experience makes you stronger. You have the ultimate key to a fertile life, with or without children.
For clients who wish more physical and emotional support than classical counselling & coaching, I offer support as a fertility doula. As a fertility doula, I can:
- offer you continuous support throughout the journey to becoming pregnant
- inform you about fertility care in the Netherlands
- help you in making choices with regard to fertility treatments
- help you (re)gain trust in your body’s ability to get pregnant
- inform you about natural fertility remedies
- offer you techniques to help you relax and release emotions
- accompany and support you before, during, or after a fertility appointment or procedure.
As your fertility doula, I can be there for you whenever and however you need me. You will receive the personal support you need while riding the waves of fertility treatments, the hopes, fears, joys, and losses.