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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#ImMe … Same, Same But Different

To let the cat out of the bag as we say in German when someone wants to express transparency and say the truth, I’d like you to know that I am writing this article because Esprit asked me whether I want to be part of their spring summer #ImEsprit campaign, a campaign that’s all about…

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Babywearing: The Babywearing Consultant

Why book a baby wearing consultant ? Before the birth of the little bird, I didn’t look much into babywearing. However, soon after his birth  I figured out that I may should have at least thought about it. Why ? Because that’s what I was doing. I was carrying my baby. All day long. I carried him…

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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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