“To witness the birth of a child is our best opportunity to experience the meaning of the word miracle” Paul Carver
Meet Dr. Nina Bogerd.
Dr. Nina Bogerd is certified labour doula and HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Educator. Giving birth and becoming a mother to her two sons meant for Nina discovery of what the words, miracle and unconditional love, mean. Yet, it was the loss of her third son that ignited compassion in her and, that propelled her to become an expat doula and childbirth educator serving expat families and the Netherlands.
Nina’s life quest to passionately share unconditional love, is driving force behind her professional and personal life. People who met Nina will tell you that she has this particular flair of effortlessly building a deep connection with you. She is passionate to commit fully to her cause, whatever the cause is. Attending a birth, cheering her sons on football match or breakdance battle, planning travels with her family or climbing a mountain. Oh Nina loves climbing those mountains and she will climb yours with you. If her cause is you birthing journey, she will deeply connect with you, she will feel you, she will recognize your needs and commit to wholeheartedly support you on your journey to birth your way.
Ask Nina to explain you the process of physiological birth and her eyes will sparkle. Well, well sparkle is understatement, you will see shower of meteors in her eyes. Ever since, Nina has been always all about learning how the human body works. She prides her self in being on of those hands-on scientists, who exposed her research participants to extreme environments and studied closely their physiological responses. Oh no worries the participants survived, Nina works with highest ethical standards. And she loved research work as much as she loved sharing her knowledge through lecturing. Today it is no different, when you will attend her birth preparation course you will see Nina in her flow. If you, request private birth preparation course in the evening or weekend, Nina will be always flexible to find time to give birth preparation course. And while doing all that science thing, Nina has learned one thing, human body is not a machine, it does not have on/off switch. Physiological processes need their time. Translating her knowledge to pregnancy and birth and, combining it with mounting experience she knows it very well, for human body to birth it needs to feel love, calmness and confidence. And when you will be expecting and birthing your child, be assured that Nina’s cause will be to install all that.
With the birth of her sons, motherhood had been awoken in Nina to the potentials she had not realized she was carrying within her. This powerful feeling of love toward her sons took over her life, she embraced it wholeheartedly. As often in live of a woman, Nina did not experience only the joys of birthing, she experienced also the numbing loss of a child. Those who know Nina would tell you that the loss awoke in her profound compassion. And when refugee crisis engulfed Europe compassion that Nina felt dictated a strong push toward supporting expecting and birthing refugee mothers. Compassion pawed the road to start making difference in other people’s lives. She had travelled to the refugee camps, she was appointed to the local and international organizations where she supported expecting and birthing refugee women providing material, educational and emotional support. Without realizing, a profound change took place in her. Philanthropic journey she embarked was in fact Nina’s birth to become doula and childbirth educator. In 2019 she decided to follow the pull of her heart, left her academic career and became professional expat doula and childbirth educator.
O yes as you might already know Nina is expat, she is Slovenian and lives in Den Haag with her Dutch husband and her two sons. Nina loves to lead a healthy life style, she is vegan, she starts her days very early, she thinks it is cool to put on a head lamp, step out in the pitch dark and size the running trails before the boys wake up. When she is not running, you can find her in a climbing hall or, trying to learn to kitesurf. Bogerd family loves to travel. It is their way to take time to slow down, to return to them selves, to return to each other. They appreciate time spend together, while fostering outdoor life and independence.