Hi! I’m Valentina Cenedese, Doula, Childbirth Educator and Babybrains® trainer in Amsterdam
I started my professional career as a Neuroscientist in 2007. 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 first child, I looked back and I noticed that the most fulfilling experiences I have ever had were not while just working inside a laboratory. They happened, instead, while connecting with people and helping them directly. I decided then to attend a training to become a doula, at JJ Doula in Amsterdam. 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 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, with a holistic view of the person. 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, so that now also in the services I offer I can see Valentina the scientist and Valentina the doula.
I work online, in Amsterdam and surroundings.
I speak Italian (native), English and I am fluent in Spanish.