Photos by Bianca Alexiuc during baby meet-ups
Marie

Born June 20th, 2020 at home in Amsterdam

MARIE

'(...) It was 5am on a Saturday morning, and outside the sun was rising. Early birds began to sing their songs, and in our living room there was a serene silence. I was exhausted, but intensely happy. It was over. We did it. She was here, our tiny Marie, in perfect health. In our own living room.'

Mari

Born May 22nd, 2020 at home in Amsterdam

MIA

'When I tried to welcome my baby, I just listened to my body and encouraged my baby to come out to this beautiful world. That is why I could always relax and be happy during my baby's birth! I want to tell you three things about my birth story to help you get ready for your baby's birth. (...)'

Julia

Born September 2nd, 2020 in the Birthing Center at OLVG West in Amsterdam

YUNA

' (...) Yuna arrived at 10:51am still in her amniotic bag, very special! Only one small tear that did not require any stitches, everything went very smoothly. (...)'

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Born July 4th, 2020 in the Birthing Center at OLVG West in Amsterdam

STELLA

'When I started to feel contractions, it was around 12:30am on the morning of July 4th, 2020. Contractions came and went, just uncomfortable but not really painful. (...)'

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Born July 12th, 2020 in Amsterdam (a positive VBAC story)

FINN

'I had my first birth in NYC which ended in emergency c-section after a 24 hr labor, and 5 combined hrs of pushing on epidural. I thought I was fine, but in the years that followed symptoms surfaced showing that there was an emotional and physical toll left (...)'

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Born May 1st, 2020 in a hospital in Copenhagen

ABIGAIL MAJA

'This sweet little girl started her first moves towards us on a Tuesday, April 28th.. shy at first, yet not letting her mama think for a second that it is anything else than actual labor.. (...)'

Mamamoon baby - Anne

Born April 13th, 2020 at home in Amsterdam

ANNE

'The night our daughter was born, I spent around 4 hours completely focused on my breathing, allowing my uterus to tighten up and relax without fighting against the pain. (...)'

Mamamoon baby - Daphne

Born March 27th, 2020 in Amsterdam

DAPHNE

'During the time proceeding labor I had 2 sessions of acupuncture, I used teas, essential oils, I massaged my calves every day, walked a lot.. Then on Friday at 10 am I lost the mucus plug.. I started some batch cooking for the next days, full of hope.. (...)'

Aby

Born February 7th, 2020 at VUMC in Amsterdam

ABY'S GIRL

'I was admitted to the hospital at 37 weeks to start the induction. Kasia was such a sweetheart that she even came to see me at the hospital to practice breathing techniques and some postures to get the baby into the perfect position for birth. (...)'

Fleur

Born April 4th, 2019 in Amsterdam

BORIS

'We planned our birth to be as natural and intimate as possible at the comfort of our own home in a big bath that we rented with only 4 of us (our midwife, maternity nurse, my husband and me). But unfortunately, everything went completely different (...)'

AM

Born March 27th, 2019 at home in Amsterdam

AM

'Unexpectedly since yesterday, our little girl is with us 😍🤱🏻❤

And believe it or not, we delivered her at home instead of OLVG!!!! (...)'

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