Your BellyBuddy

Your BellyBuddy

The process of pregnancy and childbirth is not only a physical one, but definitely an emotional one as well. Do you need a buddy, a companion, someone to discuss the changes in your body and to your life with? Someone who will listen to you without judging? Someone who will help you evaluate practical matters? Someone other than a family member, friend or your partner? Someone who is there for YOU unconditionally?

Just for you

BellyBuddy will happily guide you through your pregnancy and help you prepare for childbirth. Your midwife or gynaecologist will take care of any medical support and provide you with a lot of information. You will need to make choices and pinpoint what your needs are, because every birth is unique and you are the leading lady. I will help you along the way, so you can have all the confidence you need when the time to give birth comes.

Customized preparation

Every woman and pregnancy is unique and that is why I adapt to your needs and/or your situation. A BellyBuddy session is for you if you want to tune in even better to all changes in your body and your life, if you want to practice more with relaxation or if you want to make well-informed choices in a medical indication, for example if your child is in a breech position or whether you consider an induction of labor.

You may want to prepare for the birth in 'your own way', but you don't prefer a regular course. Then the Birth Preparation is a good start. Customized to your needs, because you decide what it is you need.

What we can discuss

Never before did you experienced so much physical changes as during your pregnancy. What is normal and what is not? And why are you feeling something at a particular moment? I would like to tell you more about that so you can understand how fantastic the woman’s body is at adjusting and what you can do to relieve any discomforts. 

The magic of creating new life, that is even too small to see with the naked eye, will grow into your child. Consciousness and important senses already start developing in the belly and you can feel your baby moving. Without actively working on something, you, as a woman, are creating a masterpiece.

It matters where you come from: it influences how you grow up, which senses are installed in you and what opportunities you are presented with. What does your childbirth mindset mean to you? Try listing them and review them without judging. What stands out to you? And what would you like to change?

Each childbirth experience, both very positive ones as well as less positive ones, play an important role during the next pregnancy and birth. It could be useful to look into what you would like to relive and what you could do without, so you can leave any negative baggage behind before facing a new childbirth experience.

Pregnancy and childbirth can both be a very special but also a very anxious moment in your life. It is probably something you have never experienced before and, like all new experiences, nerves come into play. Does it feel as a healthy dose of nerves or more like a paralysing insecurity? 

Not all pregnancies end with a newborn baby. Sometimes nature decides that a child is not fit to be born. This loss often has a major impact. It can feel very lonely to go through this period of mourning in silence, especially when your desire to have a child is very strong and your social circle does not know what is going on.

Being pregnant can sometimes feel like a challenge. Your body is not as ‘ready for action’ as it once was. Asking for help does not come naturally to some. However, it could be useful to already start practising during your pregnancy. Because once the baby is born, you might need a hand or two. Asking for help is therefore a gift that you can give yourself. 

Perhaps you are the first in your social circle to be pregnant and feel like you need to figure everything out on your own. Perhaps everybody in your social circle already has children and you are overwhelmed with advice and items. You would not like to let anyone down, especially not yourself. What is important to you? And how do you make decisions?

"I trust my intuition,
my body knows exactly what to do "

Practical information

Would you prefer an individual session during a lovely walk or a cup of tea on the couch? Together we can discuss your needs and make a plan for your pregnancy and preparation for childbirth.

Each session I will schedule a sufficient amount of time to help you increase your confidence in yourself, your pregnancy and your labour. Perhaps we will only meet once, perhaps more than once - the choice is all yours.

Or choose the Birth Preparation where I discuss the highlights of the birth process with you. You determine the topics you would like to discuss, so that you are ready for a positive birth experience. I advice to have the birth preparation together with your partner

If you wish to get to know me better, you can request a free introductory call by the contact form.

Prices

  • Free
  • Introduction by phone
  • 20 minutes
  • 90 minutes
  • At your home or outdoors
  • Price € 99,-

You determine the topic that you would like to explore in more detail.

  • 3 hours
  • At your home
  • Price € 225,-

I walk you through the highlights of the birthing process and you decide which topics you would like to discuss.

Adrie
Aiden's mom, first child
Six weeks after the birth I felt very uncomfortable in motherhood. My maternity caregiver (kraamzorg) wasn’t that great and I walked around with questions. Am I doing well? Is my son getting enough food? Why does he always want to be held? And how do I create space for myself to take a shower or go to the toilet? I heard from Marieke through a neighbor and I asked her to stay with me for two mornings... Read more

Get in contact

I look forward to meeting you and telling you more about my services!
You can register for a course or session by filling in the registration form. You can find these on the page of my offer.
For renting the CUB birthing stool or the Birthpool I would like to receive the reservation form that you will find at the bottom of that page.

Fill in the contact form below for all your other questions and I will contact you as soon as possible.
You can of course also call me. I will do my best to respond within 24 hours.