I met Margaretha during my pregnancy, an amazing hypnobirthing practitioner, very informative and well experienced. She prepared me for the birth of my baby girl in such a calm and relaxing way, I had no idea how tense I was. It was such a relief! First she helped me to come over my fears, understand my power, she made me take over the control of the whole process in a continuous supportive and positive mood. She was my mentor, my therapist, my sister, my rock. I feel so blessed to have had her support in such a delicate period of my life, I suggest HypnoBirthing with Margaretha to all the mom-to-be!
Margaretha, supported me with a private hypnobirthing course before the birth of my 2nd child. Where with the first one I had difficulties to handle the pain with the second one I was really capable of breathing my little one down… I was fully present in my body which is not something you learn from a ‘normal’ midwife I believe and which is, I believe, strange since it is the most important thing to learn before you give birth. I regret that I didn’t do this course as a preparation for my first one. My girl was at the end born in the elevator of our house and I again believe that that happened in such a relaxed and pleasant way because of the techniques and relaxation I learned from Margaretha. Margaretha is very empowering and emphatic. She leads you the way to own your female power!
It was a hot July morning when we met Margaretha for the 1st time. I had read the Hypnobirthing book and was desperately looking for a Doula to walk this path with in Italy and Margaretha crossed our way at that point! I knew a natural birth was the right thing for me and my baby and Margaretha gave me the strength and the knowledge to believe in it! It has been amazing to find someone who could understand, support, guide me in the direction I knew was the one for us. She also helped us find the right hospital for us, giving us the right tools to choose. Not only before birth, she has been a precious support also after birth, during breastfeeding! And also now that my baby is 4 months old, I know I can still count on her as a guide, as a friend, as someone who is on our side! Thank you 💖
Dopo due giorni di corso con Margaretha io e mio marito Francesco ci siamo sentiti più forti e rassicurati riguardo al percorso che abbiamo deciso di intraprendere, ci siamo sentiti guidati è mai giudicati. Abbiamo imparato tante cose e messe in discussione tante altre. Consigliamo a tutti la gentilezza e la fermezza di Margaretha che è una persona di grandissima esperienza, coscienziosa e con una passione immensa.
Margaretha is such an angel. I asked for her help and support when I was still in one of the hospitals of Milan, a few days after my son’s birth. I was miserably trying to breastfeed him as he was losing lots of weight after 2 days. I can’t express how helpful Margaretha was by being so supportive, sharing her deep knowledge with me and calming me.
I found Margaretha at a point in my pregnancy where I was overwhelmed by hormones, insecurities about pregnancy and motherhood, and a paralyzing fear of giving birth. Not only did she manage to comfort me in a way no one had managed to do throughout the pregnancy, but she also managed to translate what was feeling into a language my partner could understand perfectly. I walked into Margaretha’s home thinking I had been dealt a psychologically challenging pregnancy, and walked out feeling so grateful to be feeling every single emotion that before felt completely overwhelming. She has been such a blessing, and I could not recommend her enough. Whether you are terrified of childbirth, or it’s the pregnancy blues or any kind of anything, Margaretha will get you though it in the most magical way.
For any woman who wants to prepare for a natural birth, without the 'fear factor', I would highly recommend the hypnobirthing course with Margaretha. Personally, it really helped me to feel relaxed and confident that it is possible to give birth without the need for medical interventions and pharmaceutical pain relief, if you just trust your own body that it knows what it needs to do and when. I have found the breathing techniques, meditations and affirmations (that I use on a daily basis) to be very helpful and I feel prepared for when the time comes. Margaretha is wonderfully warm and open - she has a lovely energy about her and creates a beautiful, calming and supportive atmosphere in her studio. I also loved the fact that the partners are included in a very significant way during the course- after all, they have an important supporting role to play at the birth! My partner and I really enjoyed the experience we shared together with another lovely couple and we are very grateful to have discovered Margaretha and this course in time for our new arrival. I'm very much looking forward to working with Margaretha again postpartum.
Margaretha was essential for me to achieve my VBAC! I can never thank her enough for the amazing support she gave me during the process of preparing for my VBAC, which included dealing with the fears and trauma from my previous birth experience. My partner and I took the HypnoBirthing course with Margaretha which opened up a whole new set of resources for me to prepare for birth. In addition to that, we took weekly meetings to work on my previous experience and build up confidence for the birth to come. Margaretha always gave personalized advice and I admire how quickly she could read into me and get to know me so well in a relatively short time. In moments of doubt (about myself, about my birth plan or even because of the pandemic), Margaretha always knew how to guide me back into a track of self confidence and rationality to take the decisions I needed to make. We did all this work together online because we are in two different countries but I honestly hope to be able to hug her one day ❤️
Margaretha is my doula & I can say I am so very proud & relieved that I choose her as my doula! Here I am 26days postpartum & I am feeling so empowered & supported❤ my baby girl was born at home exactly as I had envisioned in a peaceful, warm & cosy environment surrounded by my husband, amazing doula Margaretha & midwives (who she recommended as I had no clue if homebirth midwives even was a thing in Italy). Margaretha was my rock of support, strength & a great well of wisdom in the months & weeks leading up to the birth of my daughter, during my labour she was truly the person I looked to for that strength & courage to keep going, always there by my side. My postpartum has felt like a VIP experience thanks to her unique skills & all her Mary Poppins wisdom & support. My husband & I both agree that doing her hypnobirthing course was a wonderful insight into the world of birth we are so glad we did it. I can honestly say it was the most amazing enlightening birth journey course (is how I would describe it! I am expecting my 2nd baby & I wish I had known about hypnobirthing when I was expecting my 1st. By the end of the course I felt empowered & much wiser regarding how labour progresses & a deeper understanding of the birth journey. Overall I feel a sense of calm & positivity as my due date approaches. Margaretha has much wisdom to share & I am so glad I completed her hypnobirthing course in a relaxed & open space. It is a w-end of your time well spent. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart for what you do. My birth story is one of the proudest moments of my life thanks to your insight, wisdom & encouragement I made it my reality. Keep doing what you do!
I feel so lucky for finding Margaretha and for her presence and amazing support during my pregnancy and labour. With her kindness and warmth, she gently guided me towards better decisions, opened my eyes for new opportunities and put me in touch with her amazing contacts that resulted with a beautiful birth experience. Thank you again M!