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Childbirth course, The Hague

Meida van Baal

Certified Doula, Maternity Nurse and Childbirth Educator

Meida has been raised and educated in California. After earning her Bachelor of Nursing degree, she moved to the Netherlands with her husband and intensively learned Dutch. She started working as a float nurse at various academic hospitals in Amsterdam. Labor and delivery was always her interest, so when she was accepted to work on an Obstetric and Gynecology ward in Amstelveen, she was thrilled. Her husband’s job took her unexpectedly abroad for many years, and it wasn’t until they returned to the Netherlands that she picked up her career again. She did not return to clinical nursing, because she saw a need in helping internationals adjust to being pregnant and having a baby in the Netherlands. She have worked two years with a maternity organization before expanding her doula business to include kraamzorg services. She is presently the owner of Mitera & Co., which serves expectant families in The Hague and its surrounding areas, providing new families the one-on-one emotional and physical support during pregnancy, birth and the week after. In 2020, she will be one of two new childbirth educators for the courses in The Hague.