Hi! I’m Valentina Cenedese, Doula, Childbirth Educator and Babybrains® trainer in Amsterdam
I started my professional career as a Neuroscientist 10 years. At that time I had the idea that science would have been my way to contribute in making this a better world, helping people. I never imagined that this would turn me into a doula in Amsterdam! “You are a scientist but you don’t look like a scientist completely” people used to tell me. It is true, science satisfies a part of me, but not the whole Valentina.
With time, experience, and in particular the birth of my son, I looked back and I noticed that the most fulfilling experiences I have ever had were not while just working inside a laboratory, but happened while connecting with people and helping them directly. I decided then to attend a training to become a doula, at JJ Doula in Amsterdam and I finally felt home. I believe that, in this phase of my life, my way to contribute in making this a better world is helping families in their journey of giving birth in a more respectful way, “mothering the mother”, and into parenthood.
So here I am, I am a Doula in Amsterdam, this means that I will support you (and your partner) in the exciting journey of giving birth. And mostly, I will be there for you.
I love this job because it combines the scientific rigor typical of my education (you can see it in searching, selecting and providing evidenced based information about every aspect of childbirth), with a holistic view of the woman, the pregnancy and the childbirth as natural processes. While doing this job I feel that all the parts of me are fed and nurtured.
On top of all I have been trained as a Babybrains® parents trainer, and this is really combining the two parts of myself: Valentina the scientist and Valentina the doula.
I work in Amsterdam and surroundings.
I speak Italian (native), English and I am fluent in Spanish.