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.
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.
When she's not at the playground with her two kids, Natalie enjoys moving her body and spending time at the beach