6 Baby Friendly Spots In Amsterdam

Having a baby is a big transition for many reasons. Many of them are of course obvious. One thing I hadn’t considered was that my favourite pre-baby establishments were simply not equipped or as convenient anymore. Some of the reasons were purely logistical. Many of the cafes were not large enough to handle a big buggy…

Kraamzorg care in Amsterdam

I’m on my final day with my Kraamzorg which has been provided by De Kraam Specialist For those who haven’t heard of the Kraamzorg care in the Netherlands, it is a fantastic postnatal service which is provided to the new mother and her baby in the 8 to 10 days immediately after birth. The main responsibility…

Gentle C-Section at OLVG Oost

What an incredible week it’s been! This time last week I was sitting at home with my husband and mother contemplating (fearfully) what the next morning would bring. I had been booked in for a gentle c-section at OLVG Oost because despite my best efforts to get my daughter to turn in a natural way,…

A Gentle Beginning to my new world…..

In the past 9 months I’ve tried and tested out an array of wonderful pregnancy related  treatments in Amsterdam. What I’ve come to realise is that it is always the authenticity and passion of the practitioner that makes a real difference to how the session is experienced. When I became pregnant I joined a new…

What is a Watsu massage?

It’s not often I come out of a treatment and think WOW, that was seriously an incredible experience! Today I had the pleasure of experiencing a blissful Watsu water massage at the Conservatorium hotel, which is given by Oda Meiberg, who is trained both in shiatsu and watsu massage. I can tell you that it’s not…

Alignment during Pregnancy

Gearing up to the end of my pregnancy I was in search of a course which would ease my mind and prepare my body to handle giving birth. I first met Kamini at a prenatal yoga class. Kamini is an experienced yoga teacher who has a beautiful ‘yogi glow’ to her, radiating joy and a…

Turn Baby Turn!

During my midwife scan at 34 weeks, I was informed that it was likely that my baby was in a breech position, and that I should go to the Echopunt – Verloskunde Centrum Oost to get an accurate overview of the baby’s position. My appointment was scheduled for the following week, where the midwife scanned my belly…

Finding a Midwife practice in Amsterdam

It was a highly exciting time for me and my husband when I became pregnant in 2017. Like any new experience, there was a whole host of things to think about and plan. Coming from the U.K, my experience was limited to that of my close friends who had experienced giving birth under the NHS….

Spirit Restaurant Amsterdam Oost

In Amsterdam Oost you will find a chilled out restaurant with an interesting organic concept for lovers of good healthy vegetarian food. Spirit is a buffet styled restaurant, where you can choose from a wide variety of over fifty different breakfast, lunch or dinner dishes, juices and patisseries. Next to each dish is a card which…

Dr Papa – Seeing our baby at 27 weeks

Yesterday we had a truly beautiful experience at Dr Papa’s where we got to see our little bundle of joy properly with a 3/4D echo scan. In the Netherlands the last medical scan is at 20 weeks, so my husband and I were really curious to learn more about our baby’s development.  After months of…