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Postpartum support

Extra support after childbirth

It is a special period after the birth of your child, a time in which you recover from the birth,

your baby is slowly emerging in the world, and in which you get to know each other outside the womb. 

It is a time of wondrous intensity and adaptation. Parenthood. 

After the profound experience of childbirth, the mother may be just as vulnerable as her newborn,

with her own need for a constant stream of attention and care.

Warmth and rest to heal, and to take care of your baby.

Fortunately, we have maternity care in the Netherlands, but new mothers need more than that!

I tailor my holistic postpartum support to your wishes, needs and background. 

What can you expect from my postpartum support? 

As your postpartum doula, I provide holistic non-medical physical, practical and emotional support during the first postnatal weeks. To promote the recovery of the mother and care for the baby.
I usually come when the kraamzorg has left.

 

My support can include: ​

  • Free get together via Zoom to see if we click. (preferably before birth),

  • Help set up a postpartum plan (before birth),

  • Education, support & reassurance of normality regarding newborn behaviour & awake/sleep rhythm,

  • Instruction and hands-on assistance with newborn care,

  • Breast care, establishing an early & positive breastfeeding relationship,

  • Nutritional guidance & care including one daily nourishing contribution in the form of a meal/ soup

    / smoothie/ herbal tea etc.

  • Sharing postpartum recipes, help with creating shopping lists & creating meal trains,

  • Light housekeeping (laundry, dishes, etc.)

  • Errands,

  • Postpartum massages,

  • Some baby massage,

  • Holistic (lifestyle)coaching,

  • Apply a range of traditional, natural & holistic therapies to aid in optimal recovery after birth, e.g.,

    sitz bath, yoni steaming, moxa, cranio, massages & Benkung Belly binding,

  • Referrals to a wide range of resources & practitioners if and when needed, e.g., lactation

    consultants, counsellors, chiropractors, craniosacral therapists, pelvis & pelvic floor support specialists, support groups, homoeopaths, baby well clinics etc.

  • During this period I am available via e-mail, whatsapp and/or phone

The tasks provided by me each day depend on the priorities discussed together before beginning services and on your particular needs that day.

Which packages? 

You can choose from the following postpartum packages. Although a lot is possible in consultation.

  • Relax Mama: 9 hours of support / 2-3 half days

  • Serene Mama: 18 hours of support

  • Chill Mama: 36 hours of support

  • Zen Mama: 60 hours of support

 

Travel costs that I incur if I have to travel outside the Amsterdam region, will be invoiced separately. 

 

Price per hour varies from 50 to 60,- incl. VAT (depends on the number of hours you purchase)

The hours are usually taken in half-days (3-5 hours), either during the day and/or at night according to your choice and in consultation. 

 

I would love to hear from you if you have any questions or like to receive the corresponding prices and conditions. 

Reviews of mothers

Always nice to read the experience of other moms about someones service.

Below some reviews and thank you messages

from families I supported postpartum.

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"A postpartum plan is just as important as a birth plan."

Congratulations! You're having a baby. You have thought about your birth plan and are now thinking ahead and preparing for life with your newborn.  

 

A postpartum plan can help you with this, it is a written document that you prepare together with your partner (and possibly with the help of a doula). You express your goals and preferences for life during the first weeks/months with your newborn. It's a tool to identify your resources before your baby arrives and before you need them. Use this document to organize your thoughts and plans for life with your newborn baby so you can reduce stress and ease the transition to parenthood. And that is beneficial for both mother, child and  mate !  

I am so happy for you and this special new phase in your life! With this postpartum plan* you are better prepared and supported, and I wish that for every (new) family! 

*If you already book me as a postpartum doula during your pregnancy, I have an even more extensive postpartum plan for you. 

Other services

Massages or treatments

Bengkung Belly Binding

Postpartum massage

Sitzbad or vaginal steaming

Baby massage course

Gift card idea

A gift card worth a certain amount or treatment, valid one year after purchase, so you can give a truly valuable gift: a loving contribution to an unforgettable birth, postpartum support or massage.

 

Opportunities for cost savings

My coaching or doula services ar not reimbursed by health insurance. Still, there are other options.

Do you have another idea, I like to think along!

Please contact me for the possibilities.

Everyone deserves support. 

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