I am Lili Boesen-Hernandez,
an expat mom and Doula
I was born and raised in Central Mexico among incredibly strong women and a caring family. I grew up surrounded by the delicious food, colors, music, and fun of my Latino heritage.
I have lived in Copenhagen since 2014
I married a hardworking Danish man and we have two little Vikings. Raising them away from my family has taught me the importance of having a strong support system.
I am a survivor of Perinatal Anxiety and depression, Birth Trauma, and Breastfeeding aversion.. I was able to recover in part by reconnecting with my Mexican roots and finding some answers concerning women´s health. During this process, I became fascinated with the mental and physiological aspects of pregnancy, birth and postpartum. This experience inspired me to become a Doula.
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Becoming a Doula
My degrees are in Chemistry, microbiology and business management. I worked in the laboratory and as a biotechnology entrepreneurial advisor for more than 10 years before moving to Denmark. From my first pregnancy, I became a "birth and lactation nerd", because it helped me cope with my severe anxiety. After the first 6 months with my baby, I took the necessary steps to certify as a Lactation Counselor and Postpartum Doula with Childbirth International ®.
I travelled to Mexico to further understand the Mexican birth culture by learning from traditional midwives, family members and other resources. I researched forms of traditional care that were proven useful throughout history. A great example is the rebozo, which is loved by my clients. I have also incorporated other forms of care from various sources in my services including baby massage, babywearing, female herbalism care, anxiety control techniques, and more.
I have earned my certifications of Birth Doula with Childbirth International ® and accreditations of Doula and Lactation counsellor by the American Nurse Credentialing centre.
I am currently finishing my certification as Childbirth Educator with Childbirth International ®
Am I the right Doula for you?
I specialize in working with parents who are looking for more organic/holistic support but still want evidence - based information. I have also experience working with mothers with high anxiety and partners who are not sure how to help the mother. I focus my energy on creating a great team for you and whoever you want to be involved in the process.