Mirjam de Keijzer
Mirjam has become a childbirth educatorof the course Samen Bevallen after her experiences with pregnancy and birth in 2001.
She is a teacher at the training of childbirth educators since autumn 2012.
In 2006 she finished the training for Doula in Utrecht. She became doula and also doula trainer at this training from 2006 until 2013. As a doula she learned how to use the Rebozo.
Because she was representative as a childbirth educator at ENCA she looked over the borders for more information about pregnancy and birth. She started to visit the conferences of Midwifery Today.
Her opinion about the Rebozotechnique was that pregnant and birthing women in Europe should have lots of benefits of massage with the Rebozo. So she decided together with Thea to develope a workshop Rebozotechnique and to write a book about these techniques, in 2007.
Mirjam lives with her husband, son and daughter in Oosterbeek.
Thea van Tuyl
Thea is working as a childbirth educator of the Dutch course Samen Bevallen (Give birth together) since 1986. For more than 15 years she was a teacher at the training of childbirth educators.
Over the years she extended her activities around pregnancy and birth.
Since 2000 she is member of ENCA (European Network of Childbirth Associations) an European network that is working for improvement of the care for mother and child, especially around pregnancy and birth. She is the secretary of the Dutch ENCA.
In 2003 she translated with help of midwife Mary Zwart ‘The Labor Progress Handbook’of Penny Simkin and Ruth Ancheta in Dutch.
As she was involved in the start of a doula training in the Netherlands, in Utrecht in 2006, she wrote a Dutch book about the doula, together with Saskia Bruyn. ‘De doula,’.
In 2007 she started her activities with the Rebozo together with Mirjam de Keijzer. After viisiting workshops of Naoli Vinaver and Angelina Miranda Martinez from Mexico, during Midwifery Today conferences in Europe. She started workshops in and outside the Netherlands and wrote together with Mirjam de Keijzer the book ‘The Rebozo technique unfolded’.
Thea lives in Apeldoorn, is married and has two daughters.