Posts in Motherhood
How I healed from birth trauma (part 1 - birth story)

When I started writing this article, I wanted to briefly touch on my birth and then share about how I healed from the traumatic events. But while writing, I realized that my birth deserved more than a few sentences, so I’ve divided the story into two parts. I’ll share my birth here, and then I’ll write more about my birth trauma healing journey in the next article.

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What I've learned from teaching postnatal yoga

If there’s one thing that made me grow tremendously as a yoga teacher, it’s teaching postnatal yoga. Teaching yoga to a group of mamas and their babies is so incredibly special and beautiful, but it’s also completely different from teaching a “normal” hatha or vinyasa yoga class. In this article I’d like to share more about what I’ve learned from teaching mother baby yoga in Oslo.

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Practicing to accept

I thought I was prepared for everything. I read the books, I watched videos, I talked to friends. After three years of infertility and a rough pregnancy with eight months of nausea, I was so ready and excited to give birth. I couldn’t wait to have that intense experience of birthing my baby. I looked forward to contractions, I looked forward to pushing, I looked so so so forward to having my baby land on my chest. Wet, sticky, warm.

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Traveling in the Third Trimester of Pregnancy

Besides teaching yoga and doing health coaching, I also run a travel blog. What started as a way to document our one-year world trip, is now one of the most successful Dutch travel blogs out there and I still love writing about all our travels. I recently did a couple of articles on traveling with a baby in my belly, so I thought I'd share the latest one, about traveling in the third trimester of pregnancy, with you today.

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Essential Oil Recipe of the Week - Postpartum Spray

Today I'm sharing an Essential Oils recipe for the pregnant ladies with you. It's the postpartum spray I made this week while I was preparing myself for the days (and weeks) after labor. It has two of my favorite oils in it: Lavender and Frankincense, and I think it will be very helpful after giving birth.

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How to Survive Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Dear beautiful, pregnant woman, 

You probably stumbled across this article because you have it: constant nausea, throwing up, feeling miserable. All day, every day. That what the doctors call Hyperemesis Gravidarum or the worst type of morning (all day) sickness. I got it when I was in week seven of my pregnancy and still have it (it's week 32 for me now). In this article I'll tell you what works and doesn't work for me and how you can make your days a little better, even with HG.

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Self-Care for Pregnant Women

I’m currently 23 weeks pregnant with our first baby (a boy!) and I must admit: it’s been such a beautiful, but intense ride. From 24/7 sickness to the first baby kicks, being pregnant is an amazing adventure. I learned quickly that I needed to change the way I took care of myself and today I’m here to share my favorite self-care practices for pregnant women.

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