From Italian origins, I spent my childhood in Haute-Savoie (France). As a child I was interested in Human Sciences and philosophy but after graduating, I started a technology diploma in International affairs and then a university diploma in Trade and languages.
After the births of my two children en 1996 and 1999, I felt like reorienting myself towards maternity care. In 2002, I tried to train as a mid-wife for which I did a stage at the clinic Majorelle in Nancy. I assisted some births but eventually I could not start these studies for personal reasons.
I discovered Chinese Medecine in 2004 as a patient and I’ve been more and more interested in this holistic and preventative approach since then.
In 2008, after breaking my shoulder, I used Do-In, Qiqong and Tai Chi during my long healing process. These were a revelation from my first lesson. I started practicing intensively, it made me balanced mentally and physically.
Then, I did a diploma in Anatomy and Pathology and trained in Ayurvedic Massages. I followed this joining the school « Bacchetta » to learn Reflexology and Meridian Therapy. I got specialised for pregnancy follow-up and birth preparation in Chinese medicine.
I opened my cabinet in 2013 and I started to follow lots of pregnant women. My method ease the symptoms, prepare the body for the birth and re-balance it after the baby is born.
Some parents were asking me to support them during the birth so I decided to train as a doula at BIA Doula, in Amsterdam. I trained in 2015 and 2016 and I moved to the Netherlands in 2017.
In this country I feel totally in tune with the process for pregnancy, birth and post-partum. They consider birth as a natural process for which the woman body is totally prepared for. Ina May Gaskin's conference I attended in 2016 sums it up saying “less is more”.
So I started supporting women with no-risk pregnancies, with one or more midwives, through their natural home births. I felt again totally at the right place assisting these natural minimal intervention births in the cosiness of these women’s homes.
This year I joined a French Doulas group based in Amsterdam. Our FaceBook page is called “Nouvelles Mamans” to inform and support pregnant French women with all the themas around pregnancy and birth.
I also trained as a Feng Shui practitioner with The Feng Shui Lab to optimise the energy in the living or working environment.
A Holistic approach to healing
For part of my training I went to China in the centre médical taoïste de Maître Wan Su Jian. I felt totally convinced by the healing process of the energetic massages and that a holistic medicine approach was best for me.