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About me

Being a mother of two girls, I feel experienced in the transformation from woman to mother. Motherhood is definitely my greatest on-going learning process. I realize that good, emotional and physical preparation and after care is so precious for this transformation and sometimes overlooked in our seemingly efficient society. Old traditions, stories and wisdom inspire me to approach childbirth, postpartum and motherhood on a softer and deeper level, acknowledging the experiences of many women around the world that cannot be explained in words easily.

The transition into motherhood and welcoming new life into a family means a transformation for everyone. You are landing in a new constellation, with great physical as well as emotional changes.

Doubts and fears can appear to unprepared and prepared mothers. Plus, new families often still have to get used to the new situation, so this happens while the mother is tired and recovering from giving birth. It is not always easy to know the intensity of this all, before you have experienced it yourself. By this work, I hope to contribute to a sense of community, of people passing on knowledge and experience around this transformation.

Education and philosophy

My background in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences helps me to think inclusive, to approach life combining different perspective. In a way, it has shaped my life into a more holistic way of living. Mental wellbeing impacts physical wellbeing, our choices affect other people and places. And we can benefit greatly from well kept traditions. While living in a world society with many inequalities, I do my best to work inclusive and fair. This I practice by using organic, mostly local and seasonal ingredients, avoiding plastic one-way packaging and finding ways to support and respect the people that have preserved certain practices for so many years.

One way of doing this, is using natural products of organic quality for my postpartum gift boxes. For example, the washable maternity pads from the brand EcoFemme make sure that for every Pad bought, a girl in India will receive one too, allowing her to go to school during her menstruation. This April I will learn the Rebozo rituals in a way that gives back to the Mexican communities in which the Rebozo tradition is rooted.

Other influences that help me to create a nourishing, healing time for you and your family are the following. The Hatha Yoga Teacher Training (200H) I completed in 2013 in India makes me see a great value in meditation and pranayama during the postpartum period for overall health. Next to that I completed the Ondévit Basic Level. This therapy is focused on restoring mental, physical and spiritual balance in the body to promote health and let go of blockages and sickness.

Lastly, I completed my Placenta Specialist training and Postpartum Doula Training through the International Placenta & Postpartum Association. In these both courses I have learned how to practically support a mother and family in their new daily life in a natural way. My work as Placenta Specialist is focused on giving the wisdom of the Placenta back to the mother and child in different ways.

I completed my Placenta Specialist and Postpartum Doula training through the International Postpartum Association.