About Me

I  grew up and studied in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. My Dutch husband and I have lived in San Francisco and Amsterdam before we became expats for my husband's job. Traveling was always a dream for me, so living in the United States, Czech Republic, Greece and The Netherlands for many years helped fulfill that dream.

Prior to my expat journey, I worked as a float nurse at various academic hospitals in Amsterdam, and later as an Obstetric and Gynecology nurse in a hospital in Amstelveen, the Netherlands.

I have two beautiful children, a girl born in an Amsterdam apartment, and a boy born in a Czech state hospital. Two different but pleasant births.

I decided to set up the company Mitera & Co. in 2016 to help expectant parents prepare mentally and physically for one of the most important moments of their lives: the birth of their child or children. This preparation goes beyond the information you may receive at a birth preparation course, or the advice you may take from your family and friends. Of course, their support is very important, but you, the mother-to-be, need the guidance and support for all possible scenarios. My task during your labor is all about guiding and intervening non-medically on your behalf to make the experience for you a positive one. 

I look forward to meeting you and providing the care you want. 

Languages: English and Dutch

©Guiba Fotograaf

Doula Meida

  Education

University of California, Berkeley, BA in Zoology

California State University, East Bay, BS in Nursing

Public Health Certificate, California

HBO-Verpleegkundige Degree

Gynecology Nursing Certificate, Amsterdam

Iedere Zorg  NJI, Care for Mothers with a Chronically Sick Child, October 2016

Certified Doula, trained at the "In Bloei" school, Sept. 2016-April 2017

Aromatherapy for Pregnancy and Birth at Embracing Birth NL, December 2016

Rebozo Workshop, February 2017

Spinning Babies,  April 2017

Pregnancy Massage Workshop, September 2017

 Work Experience

Certified Doula, The Hague 

Postpartum Nurse at Kraamzorg Het Zonnetje, The Hague

Volunteer for Moeders Informeren Moeders, The Hague

Volunteer for Make-A-Wish, Greece and Salvation Army, Greece

Obstetric and Gynecology Nurse in Amstelveen, the Netherlands

Float Nurse in Amsterdam (AMC, VU, OLVG)

Home Health Nurse in California

Internship Labor & Delivery at Alta Bates Hospital, Berkeley, Ca.


Delivery experiences: natural birth, cesarean birth, twins, VBAC, induction, epidural, paraplegia, FGC or FGM, hearing impairment, and many medically indicated births.