Experienced English-speaking midwife and childbirth educator

  • Dutch born, well travelled, English husband, two grown-up children
  • Over 30 years experience in Dutch midwifery and related areas
  • Dutch equivalent of a BA in Educational Sciences from Amsterdam University
  • Graduate of Amsterdam Midwifery College (1988)
  • Partner in the Geboortecentrum Puur midwifery practice in Hoofddorp (1988-1995)
  • Subsequently independent freelance midwife in Hoofddorp and surroundings until 2012
  • NLP practitioner
  • Trained several communication, coaching and Personal Leadership courses with Amethist Developing People
  • Lecturer at the ZwangerFit education for physiotherapists (Yvlo)
  • Lecturer for American students with DIS (Danish Institute for studies abroad)
  • Guest lecturer at doula training course (Utrecht)
  • Guest lecturer for maternity nurses (kraamverzorgsters)
  • Information evenings in English in various midwifery practices helping to prepare expectant international couples for their big day. Centering pregnancy co-trainer in Amstelveen
  • Specialised in prenatal individual or group information sessions and coaching for international couples expecting a baby in the Netherlands
  • Founder and owner of Childbirth Class Gale since 2005