Doula CD(DONA), Doula Trainer BDT(DONA),
Certified Butterfly Touch Massage Teacher, Reflexology, Gentle Bio-energetics.
My course in the perinatal field began in 1995, with my first pregnancy (or, maybe, with the birth of my sister, when I was 8 years of age). After my daughter's birth I became more aware and active on issues around perinatal health and care, as a founding member of Eutokia, and later, after the birth of my second child (a very different birth experience!) of the groups BirthVoice and ENCA Hellas. I have participated in the Doula programmes of Michel Odent (ParamanaDoula Course, London), Gloria Lemay (Doula Course, BirthLove), Guiditta Tornetta & Robin Lim (Loving the Mother), DONA International.
midwife, mother, motivator,
supporter of natural births and natural parenting
Babies were part of my world since my mother gave birth to my baby sister when I was 6 years old. I fell in love with my newborn baby sister and was fascinated when my mother breastfed her. My purpose was sealed from that day on to work with newborn babies and by default with their mothers.
I decided to be a midwife, before I even knew what it meant. My great granny was the district midwife and her daughter, my granny on my mother's side, a lay herbalist. Maybe genes and DNA played a bigger role in what I believe today about natural births and non chemical medicine than I realized, as both grannies died long before I could discuss homebirths or medical plants with them.
General Practitioner (GP),
Lactation Consultant IBCLC
From the very start of my medical studies until now I have been highly interested in
~ prevention of disease
~ empowerment of the "patient"
~ personalized care in the person’s preferred setting (when of course there are no counter indications), where s/he feels comfortable and is in contact with her/his beloved.
I have had the opportunity to meet and work with people I consider very special, like: Michel Odent, Frederik Leboyer, Franz F. Veldman (Aptonomy), Eva Reich, who all led me to where I was already heading by instinct: that primary prevention of body and emotional illness starts in fetal life and that the perinatal period in general plays a major role.