Pregnancy & Birth: The right caregiver

I can count the number of friends who had a really positive pregnancy and birth experience on one, maybe one and a half hands. What they all have in common is that they were in tune with their caregiver. Unfortunately,  too often, I hear that the relationship between the mother-to-be and her OBGYN is overshadowed…

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My Third Pregnancy: The 1st Trimester

Calling The Soul Our third baby! I think this baby really wanted to come into our family. Months before it was even conceived, the kids started asking me to read a book about family growth and sibling stories. The kids liked it so much that reading this book became quickly  part of our daily routine.…

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Becoming A Birth Doula

Do you know this feeling ? One day you play with an idea but abandon it due to obstacles that seem insurmountable at that time. Then at a different time, you suddenly find yourself pursuing this exact idea or a different version of it ? This is what’s happening to me right now. There was…

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About Taking Time

I hope you don’t mind that it’s been a little bit silently here on the blog. Settling in as a family of four and enjoying these precious moments has taken all my time…well, and then there was also our move to Panama; but that is another story (more to come soon)! Although I love writing…

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Babywearing: Carry Them Close

  When I had the little bird I hadn’t looked into the different possibilities on how I could wear my baby. I had received a baby carrier as a hand me down and hadn’t checked how to use it until I realised that my baby liked to be carried around.  The carrier turned out to…

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That Shoot For Two

Just a couple of days before our little Miz arrived I was contacted by photographer Libia Arteaga for a pregnancy shoot. I had already done a photo shoot during my first pregnancy so I had not intended to do one again this time around. I just thought the fact that my baby bump had been captured already once…

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My Second Pregnancy: The Third Trimester

I know that at this stage I should maybe write about a different topic. Those who follow me on Instagram may know that a lot has changed in the past months. That said, I just feel the need to finish the whole pregnancy story ( it may be my German is or my Virgo sign ?)…

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How I Prepared for Childbirth (incl. Postpartum)

  Recently, I read a post that questioned the whole idea about writing a birth plan; arguing with the fact that childbirth is an event which can’t be planned. Although I agree with the latter – childbirth is indeed an event where we don’t know upfront which exact course it’ll take ( I guess that my first birth…

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…And Then We Were Four!

On Friday, May 27th early in the morning our little Miz was born safe and peacefully in our home. What had taken almost forty weeks to build up suddenly became reality: we became a family of four! Since then, we’re getting to know each other and are taking it really slow. Hence, the silence here…

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Pregnancy Style: Indigo Blue is the Warmest Colour

Lets be honest: a lot of pregnancy clothing comes in the colour black, making it classic and versatile; just easy to combine. I’ve been wearing lots of it and focused on feeling comfortable. With the belly becoming bigger and bigger and my body accommodating more and more weight, finding the right amount of comfort was…

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