Valentina Cenedese, PhD

I have worked as a researcher in the field of Neuroscience for 10 years. After the birth of my son, I decided to follow my heart and I convert my career in supporting mothers (and partners) during pregnancy, childbirth and post-delivery: I became a Doula.

In addition to the skills acquired during the years of scientific research, which lead me to have a particularly trained eye searching for scientific evidences, I co-own Amsterdam Dolce Attesa since 2015, a community created as support network for Italian families in Amsterdam and

throughout the Netherlands, who are preparing to embark on the wonderful journey that is to give birth to a child.

I love this job because it combines the scientific rigor typical of my education, with a holistic view of the woman, the pregnancy and the childbirth as natural processes. And while doing this job, I personally feel that all the aspects of my being are also fed and nurtured.