Introduction: At week 20 of pregnancy I was diagnosed with vulvodynia after a conversation with Oda (my doula) and sharing my fear of a natural birth without epidural. I realized that dilation examinations are something I would like to avoid as much as possible so we decided to take a private midwife who works without […]
My first son Hugo was born abroad, by caesarean section. When I was pregnant with baby Felix, 3 years later in Amsterdam, it was all the more exciting whether this time it would ‘work out’.
Doctors had given me until 41 weeks, after that they would induce labour. And if the labour did not proceed quickly […]
Your birth story.
It’s more than just a story.
It’s not quite a story.
It’s an experience.
It’s a directly felt experience.
Some women might be even consider it as a trauma.
It’s an experience that is now part of you.
It might be that, due to hectic life, with so much to do and learn after birth,
with some telling you that […]
I write this after coming back from having a chat with the gynaeocologist Dr. Asbeck. What a lovely, wise woman she is! I thought she was older than she is a she seemingly knows everything, and arent doctords always ‘older’? She is but 35! Of course, as a medic she went to shake my hand; […]
At 20 weeks pregnant I was really struggling with stress and worries in my pregnancy from building works at home and worries my baby would be ok. I asked my doula for someone that could help me unwind.
I knew how important it was for my baby to feel relaxed and have a good pregnancy so […]