Nathalie Grolleman


While working as a nurse in the Netherlands, Nathalie served countless patients in both the Labor & Delivery and Mother-Baby units. She also spent time working under pressure as an ICU nurse.

Almost as impactful in her decision to become a doula were her own birth and postpartum experiences. Feeling alone and unsure of how to handle the difficulties of labor, she and her husband hoped for more from their own experience. In contrast, she credits her wonderful start to motherhood to her postpartum doula who cared for her as she recovered from birth.

Described as open-minded, nurturing, and sincere, Nathalie’s eagerness to make clients’ experiences as positive as possible is one of the many gifts she brings to the table. She is also Adult, Child and Baby First Aid/CPR/AED trained.

A world traveler, she has lived in the Netherlands, Georgia (Tbilisi), and Tanzania. She enjoys being in nature, cycling, and trying new restaurants – especially Japanese. Nathalie lives in Bethesda with her husband and children.

Recent continuing education includes:

  • Integrative Resuscitation of the Newborn (Karen Strange, CPM, AAP & NRP Instructor)
  • Spinning Babies: Easier Childbirth with Fetal Positioning (Tammy Ryan, AdvCD/BDT[DONA], SpBT)
  • Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (Elizabeth Hubley)
  • Working with Anxious Clients (Sheryl Aaron, MSW, LICSW)
  • When Survivor’s Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Women (Penny Simkin, PT, CCE, CD[DONA])

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