Nadia Scherpenhuijzen

Doula, Gentle Birth Warrior, Massage Therapist & Mother

"Only when you feel the freedom to be yourself, you can shine your light, find flow and make the world a more interesting and loving place.”

As an experienced doula and gentle birth warrior, Nadia encourages women through a more conscious pregnancy and childbirth. She believes that an increased support and awareness should be granted to women going through the transitions of motherhood.

Making it her mission to guide women through the life changes starting from pregnancy to childbirth while making them feel supported. “I want to inspire women to invite their child into their lives.” She believes that the bond with your child starts long before birth. By inspiring and inviting mothers to start creating that bond during pregnancy, the child will feel loved and welcomed which can help in the gently birthing process.

After joining many motherhood circles, Nadia found similarities in her way of work. The motherhood circles are a sacred place where experiences and lessons are shared. “You are invited to set your emotions free and truly be yourself. It has everything to do with holding space. The same thing I try to do in the birthing space as a doula.”

She feels that it is important to share knowledge and to invest in a much needed support system, a place or person that invites you to be yourself, because through sharing knowledge women truly empower each other.

When feelings of insecurity get the better hand, her advice is to take a breath, go within and remember that this moment will pass. Instead of letting it control your emotions, “be thankful for the message and let it be. Just look at it with compassion and find the question or lesson that it is giving you.” This too shall pass.

The lesson that Nadia would have given her younger self is that throughout life, relationships and jobs, to always stay true to herself. “Only when you feel the freedom to be yourself, you can shine your light, find flow and make the world a more interesting and loving place.”

Connect with Nadia and her beautiful work at www.birthdoula.nl