For a positive and powerful birth experience
My name is Marlene Höning (yes, like honey in Dutch but with umlaut). I am originally from Germany, but have been living in Amsterdam since 2002. My friends describe me as positive, optimistic, warm and empathetic. I offer doula services and (pregnancy) massage. I am in the fourth and final year studying massage therapy, a body-focussed form of therapy and I am a proud member of the Doula Collectief.
A real treat for body and soul
A massage can help you relax your body and your mind, reduce pain and discomfort and is simply an amazing gift to yourself. Next to pregnancy massage, I also offer holistic massage for non-pregnant people. Read more...
Informative and Compassionate
A doula is a trained labour companion who will guide you through pregnancy and birth. She will provide emotional, physical and informational support. She will stay by your side during birth until your baby is born. Read more...
I am so grateful for all the support Marlene gave me during the birth of my twins. She was like my guardian angel. Her prenatal care prepared me to experience childbirth as empowering and positive. During labour she radiates kind but strong energy to hold you stable during your wild ride. I still look back on the birth as one of my most treasured memories.
During my pregnancy me and Marlene worked through my fears of pain and together we manifested the birth experience I always dreamed of. I had an empowering and beautiful birth and all thanks to the preparation I did with Marlene. We even have a video from the birth itself thanks to her. We are very grateful for everything she did for us!
Marlene is calm, sweet and caring. Exactly what I needed during my long labour. In addition, she is very skilled and has a lot of knowledge of postures and exercises that can make giving birth easier. Add to that the fantastic massage she gave me during pregnancy and the special attention she had for my toddler... I had the best Doula I could wish for! ♡
“Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers - strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.”