Doula Services Testimonials
Preconception to parenthood
I took my first "Dancing for Birth" class with Marise and was so impressed with how talented and hard working she is, it was not a normal ‘dance class’, but an educational, informative workshop created in a fun way where you are able to bond more with your baby, activate muscles used in birth and more Very much worth the price. I was lucky that it turned out to be a private session. There I learned that she has such an easy going and approachable attitude, that I will surely follow up to work with her/utilize her support services again. Glad to have met her on my pregnancy journey
Marise was of tremendous help in preparing for the birth of my second child. She devised our individual sessions according to my needs and shared a lot of invaluable knowledge about birthing with me, along with using the Headtrash Clearance and Birth into Being methods. In general, that feeling of helplessness especially in relation to the pain which I‘d dreaded because of my first birth experience was gone - totally. I felt much better prepared and therefore empowered before and especially during the birth of my daughter and cannot recommend Marise and her coaching services enough!
“It was very obvious right after my Limbic Imprint Recoding and Conscious Empowerment session I felt a new sense of empowerment. I am feeling much more empowered to take a leading role both at work and in life and it gave me the confidence to speak with a lot of strength and clarity in the knowingness of who I am and what I am worth. I truly sense a new program has been rewritten.”
"I feel better about our future "adventure" as the Becoming Us course gave me reassurance that we can make mistakes and still remain loving and caring partners and family. The course also provides tools how to deal with stressful situations, conflict and understanding my partner's needs."
"This training is ideal for 1st time parents. We have learned about ourselves as a couple + this gives us a good basis for welcoming our 1st child.
After 4 online sessions of the “headtrash clearance” with Marise I can definitely say that this method is really something different, working a lot with the sub-conscious and some deeply buried blocks. Due to working on stuff that I was not aware of with my conscious mind and because the sessions were taking place during my pregnancy it is difficult to say clearly how much of the positive outcome was thanks to the sessions themselves, how much was thanks to the emotional and physical rollercoaster this pregnancy brought me and how much was thanks to just talking to Marise who is a fantastic human being and a passionate professional in the field of pregnancy and parenting.
I can honestly say that after each session I felt better than before it. All of the sessions (thanks to the “I love it/I hate it” method specific for this therapy) helped me to see and feel things from a different point of view. And conclude for myself which feeling is right for me and why. When for example working on my fear of the unknown regarding childbirth I suddenly saw that knowing exactly what would be coming each second during the birth would rob me of the magic of spontaneity and would feel somewhat sterile and empty. Some of our work pushed me to connect the dots I was already subconsciously aware of and helped me to see and clearly name my fears and work on them. Some of the tools may seem a bit strange/new but if you keep your mind open you will learn a lot about yourself and get rid of things that no longer serve you.
"I had the pleasure to be coached by Marise a couple of months before our baby girl was born and couldn’t be happier. She helped us prepare for what was coming by explaining how sleeps works, what sleepy signs to look out for, how to approach them and how to set a good foundation for sleep for baby and our family. She was kind and easy to relate to, she answered all our questions on sleeping and how to function as a new family. I am very happy to say that sleeping has not been a problem in our home. We implemented what we learned from day one and our little girl has been growing & sleeping well. She enjoys her naps and does not cry herself to sleep as she had the chance to learn peacefully and gently to fall asleep once we put her down for sleep. Thank you so much Marise for your lessons and support in this matter. I am so glad we prepared ourselves before birth since it has made everything flow very naturally. I highly recommend this course for every expecting parent, it will save you a lot of sleepless nights!
Mr & Mrs Welcome
Preparing for the arrival of the first baby is a big, even overwhelming adventure. Adding to that, going through this experience in a new country and getting all the right information on how to care for our future baby can be stressing.
With energy, professionalism, tons of preparation, and a great deal of humor, Marise has made our journey of becoming parents stress-free!
She has given us helpful resources that we often come back to, month after month, even after our newborn has arrived. We now feel more equipped to navigate this journey and make the most of this adventure.
I had the opportunity to be coached by Marise before my baby girl was born!
She helped me a lot in being self-confident with regards to putting my baby to sleep and help her to enjoy sleep and having several naps per day.
From 2 months old on my lil' one sleeps so well at night and sleeping is not a problem at all for us!
All in all she is a very good sleeper because I could help her from the beginning to find the tranquility to sleep peacefully. Thank you so much Marise for helping me because this was on of my biggest fears and its so easy for us now!
“Mamas to be - be sure to try the Dancing for Birth™ sessions. During this pregnancy I am super tired and lazy but since I started with this program I would not miss a session.
If you want to feel prepared for childbirth - both physically and mentaly - it is the way to go. You do not need to have any dancing experience but you will learn some simple and effective dancing moves making you feeling very feminine, energetic and capable. In short (as Marise often says) you will feel like a (birth) Goddess :)
Plus you will get some very useful tips and tricks for possible issues in pregnancy and smooth childbirth.
Since I started dancing I no longer have pain in my hips and feel very competent and proud as a life-giver (instead of scared of dying of pain).”