New concept of shared care birth support in Amsterdam I am so happy to call you my friend, colleague and partner in birth, Denise van Eeden. We have been working together in the last 6 months to create something special, and today is our official launching date as 2Doulas, offering shared cared birth support in Amsterdam. Our new website is also ready, check it out! I am super happy about how the photos turned out, really hope that our vibe comes across when you click through the pages. What does the 2Doulas concept mean for us? having a colleague
Learn more about this hidden muscle group During this 2 hour online workshop you learn about the functions of the pelvic floor muscles, look at how to connect to them, and learn how to build up a routine to be conscious about their ability to tense up and relax. Learning about how to strengthen and relax the pelvic floor muscles might be an important addition to birth preparation and can be very helpful during birth. Regardless of how the baby decides to be born, this knowledge can help you maintain the health of these muscles during pregnancy and also
Are you looking for a last minute present for an expecting mother or someone, who has recently given birth? My weekly online yoga classes are for the body and the soul, helping to reduce anxiety and stress through strengthening and releasing exercises. Prices: 3 sessions for €28 5 sessions for €45 Day and time: Prenatal yoga: Wednesdays at 10:00 CET Postnatal yoga - Yoga for mothers: Sundays at 10:00 CET
In Birthlight pregnancy yoga I have found the connection between what I know and practice as a doula and what yoga can offer during pregnancy and then labour and birth. It gives the power and control back to you over your own body, on the level of your own comfort; with how you move and also with how much yogic you wish to be. Exercises I teach during the classes aim to restore and maintain balance, paying attention to pelvic awareness, to the importance of breathing, to the bond between mother and baby and how all these through movement
How are my work and doula services I offer different now that everything has moved online? I was at a birth in an Amsterdam hospital when a text came from my husband that schools are closing down for at least 3 weeks. These 3 weeks have already passed and it seems there are a couple more still coming where in person services and in general, social connections are limited. Doula support in the time of coronavirus My work is about connection. The initial preparation sessions are leading up to the birth, where my role is to be present in
To be able to still serve our community at Thrive yoga Amsterdam, after closing the studios for the upcoming weeks a new system has been set up. The whole studio moved online and there are now 7-8 classes daily in varying styles. I am teaching pregnancy yoga Thursday evenings from 19:00 CET. If you are already a member of the studio you can use your prenatal cards for the classes, if not, you can purchase an online membership. Online classes at Thrive yoga Amsterdam If you want to watch the classes on your phone you need to download the app
As a substitute teacher I am teaching pregnancy yoga Monday evenings in Amsterdam Noord for a couple of months. Come and join me for a relaxing practice with breathing exercises and movements to ease discomfort or tension in your changing body. Location: Yoga Sol -Zonneplein 8, 1033 EK Amsterdam Time: Mondays at 19:00 If you want to read more about my Birthlight pregnancy yoga classes, click here.
When I became pregnant with my first daughter 8 years ago I had very minimal yoga experience but for some reason pregnancy yoga felt like the thing I wanted to do. Previously I had been to - now looking back and having more experience - some very strange non pregnant yoga classes; one, for example was held next to a very noisy gym so relaxation or quiet concentration was hardly possible. Yoga in general didn't really speak to me, I felt intimidated by not knowing the correct usage of props, (especially bricks freaked me out, they looked just too
As of the 8th of September I will be teaching pregnancy yoga at the Oost studio of Thrive Yoga on Thursdays at 6:30pm. Come and join me if you would like to safely exercise while expecting and would like to prepare your body and mind for birth and motherhood. You can sign up for a trial class HERE My bio on Thrive's website.
Photograph: Tony Luong/Mimo As a person I am absolutely into all kinds of gadgets, from kitchen appliances to mobiles apps that take over certain task from me fabulously. THIS article in The Guardian rounds up a selection of available gadget on the market especially designed to new parents with the aim of making understanding babies and their needs easier. As a mother however, I take pride in the fact that I am capable of taking care of my babies from the first second and this task I am not willing to give over to a machine. As a