Natalie goes along with me since summer 2021. She has quite some experienced, also as a mother and well-experienced doula.
She passed her first IBCLC training exams! I'm happy she continues to work and learn (together) with me.
GOOD NEWS. She is ready to do some home visits on her own, under supervision and via me.
The session can be reimbursed if your insurrance covers lactation support and is a reduced rate a 80 euro
More about her...
Natalie was raised in the US, but has lived all over the world and has now settled in beautiful Amsterdam. After university, she took a corporate path working for various tech startups, but her heart was always in pregnancy, birth and postpartum support.
When her first child was born 3 weeks early, she struggled with breastfeeding even though she read many books and felt like she was well-prepared. She hired a lactation consultant, who was incredible. She gave her confidence and support through her ability to listen. She empowered her with evidence-based information and hands-on demonstration, which made the whole experience much more comforting and rewarding.
When she's not at the playground with her two kids, Natalie enjoys moving her body and spending time at the beach.
Natalie's commitment to improving the experience of pregnancy, birth and motherhood, led her to train as a doula. She offers her doula services in Amsterdam via www.nataliethedoula.nl, in addition to being a lactation consultant in-training.
Vanaf December 2022 loopt Marloes Schoonenberg met mij mee. Na 10 jaar in Singapore te hebben gewoond, is ze een paar maanden geleden met haar gezin weer in Nederland komen wonen.
Tijdens het borstvoedingsavontuur met haar zoontje (nu 4) liep ze tegen veel medische problemen aan en moest uiteindelijk stoppen met de borstvoeding. In haar ervaring leerde ze dat het essentieel is om een sterk team van lactatie specialisten om je heen te hebben wanneer je die het hardst nodig hebt.
Ze besloot om een carrière switch te maken van marketing naar de zorg. Ze liet zich omscholen tot Lactatie Masseuse en Holistisch Massage Therapeut (ITEC), Reiki Practitioner en Borstvoedingsspecialist. Momenteel werkt ze aan het afronden van haar IBCLC Lactatiekundige diploma. Hiermee hoopt ze ouders die tegen borstvoedingsproblemen aanlopen, allround en veelzijdige steun en oplossingen te kunnen geven.
Inmiddels geeft ze haar dochtertje al meer dan 12 maanden borstvoeding en geniet daar met volle teugen van!
Marloes spreekt Nederlands, Engels, Frans en Spaans en haar missie is om andere ouders te helpen om van borstvoeden en het postnataal herstel een fijn avontuur te maken.
From December 2022 onwards, Marloes Schoonenberg will join me in some of my visits. After living in Singapore for 10 years, she recently moved back to the Netherlands with her French husband and two children.
During her breastfeeding journey with her son (now 4yo), she encountered multiple breastfeeding problems and had to stop breastfeeding eventually.
It was an intens experience that made her realise that it is essential to have the right lactation support and care when you need it most.
She decided to switch her Brand Marketing career to Health Care and graduated as Lactation Masseuse, Holistic Massage Therapist, Reiki Practitioner and Breastfeeding Specialist/Counsellor. Furthermore, she is currently in the midst of her IBCLC Lactation Consultant studies.
As such, her objective is to provide breastfeeding parents with all-round, same day support and care.
Meanwhile, she breastfeeds her daughter for more than 12 months already and is proud to see that it did work out this time thanks to the knowledge and skills she acquired in her studies and experience.
Marloes speaks Dutch, English, Spanish and French and made it her mission to turn other parents breastfeeding journeys and postnatal recovery into an enjoyable adventure