My name is Madelon and I am a certified Mucha Mama Hypnobirthing Practitioner & a Dutch mother of 2 beautiful children, where I live on the beautiful Mediterranean coast in the Algarve – Portugal with my lovely husband.
My journey with Hypnobirthing started after my first cesarean birth in the Faro hospital; feeling overwhelmed and scared. So the second time I was pregnant I was seeking a more natural and gentle alternative to classic birthing methods. And I came across a totally different approach to prepare for birth: Hypnobirthing. By practicing these techniques and using the tools, my second birth, at the same hospital, was a blissful VBAC; gentle and almost pain-free and the most incredible experiences of my life.
After this amazing, life-changing, birth experiences, I saw the need for more pregnancy and birth support to be made available to couples of the Algarve & Portugal.
This made me committed and I studied to become a practitioner through Mucha Mama Hypnobirthing Specialists with Helianthe Ruskens. I jumped at the chance to be part of this wonderful group of Mucha Mama´s. I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have learned from Helianthe, she is an inspiring, pioneering teacher, a wise, motivating and an accomplished practitioner.
Birth happens in all shapes and forms. Some births are straightforward, others are complicated. Some are fast, some are slow. What you’ll learn with hypnobirthing is that the Mucha Mama Hypnobirthing course, and in particular my commitment to personalize each course to each couple, in a nurturing way, which means that each birth will be unique and positive because the parents, not only have the tools to remain calm and in stay control, but also to make informed and confident decisions.
I don’t believe there’s any such thing as a perfect birth. I believe in working with women to find out what will make their birth joyous and empowering, and then giving them the tools to do just that. No right or wrong, just solid and non-judgmental support right up until the moment you´re holding your baby.
Hypnobirthing isn’t a superpower and it doesn’t require a particular power flower belief system. It is entirely logical and with my guidance, alongside plenty of practice and commitment on your side, you can and will have your unique & positive birth. If this relates to you, feel free to book a free skype session to experience what hypnobirthing is like or have a birth chat with me to discover your options.”