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They say it takes a village to raise a child...

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My name is Sabrina Jordan, I'm a mother of a sweet 16 year old daughter, and have been in maternity care for over 10 years. For the past 5 years I have been working as an independent maternity nurse, and I absolutely love what I'm doing!  

 

The maternity period is an exciting and very important time in the lives of families that have just extended. Every time I am welcomed in new parents' house I feel grateful for being part of their journey. My aim is to create peace and to keep that time as relaxed as possible. I am very adaptable and easily connect with others. I like to cook for my families once in a while, and I enjoy taking care of other children in the house (one of my specialties :) .

 

Every morning we make a plan with parents what it is that I can take care of, and I make sure that they can rest, enjoy their 'babymoon' or simply focus on whatever it is that they would like to do that day. I am only satisfied when you are too!

Independent Maternity Nurse (Kraamzorg)

SABRINA JORDAN

Corinne

Corinne is a licensed Acupuncturist and a Tui Na Therapist ( Chinese Manual Therapy) . Her passion for health and well-being started many years ago, in 1990 when she became a nurse. As her career progressed, she later became a specialist nurse in the field of child development and supporting mothers and families during the early years. Her curiosity for complementary therapies continue to blossom over the years as well.  Corinne grew up on an island where plant medicine, Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine are practised.

Her curiosity and love  for traditional medicine first started as a hobby. Aromatherapy, shiatsu, yoga, Ayurveda, and Chinese Medicine were topics which Corinne  explored with great interest. Her move to the Netherlands in 2005 was a blessing as it became a wonderful opportunity to switch from western medicine to complimentary therapy and Corinne chose  to study Traditional Chinese Medicine more in depth. Since then, Corinne has combined  her western medicine knowledge, nursing experience, and Chinese medicine to provide a unique service to the community. Since 2015, Corinne has been working as a Licensed Acupuncturist specializing in women’s health, pregnancy and postpartum as well as helping mothers recover from a traumatic birth. Her practice offers a range of services for women of all ages  with a focus in supporting them achieve their health goals. You can choose from acupuncture, meridian massage, abdominal massage, fertility massage to Gua Sha and cupping. You can contact Corinne on her mobile number 0616 538 948 or send an email to amsterdamacu@gmail.com

Acupuncture & Chinese Manual Therapy

CORINNE LAAN

Ola

My name is Ola Wysocka. I am a psychologist and a Gentle Sleep Coach.


I was born in Poland, have lived in few European countries and in 2013 decided to settle down in Amsterdam.

I have worked with children for over 15 years, since 2015 with babies as a sleep coach. I help parents solve the sleep issues of children aged 0-6 years old. As a psychologist, I consider it important that sleep coaching methods are gentle and tailored to each family. I believe that babies can improve their sleeping patterns without using crying-it-out or controlled-crying techniques.

My main role is to guide families through the process and make sure that both parents and their child feel comfortable with each step along the way.


Parents mostly contact me when they face frequent awakening, early rising, bedtime difficulties, no naps. So in the period when they would like to prevent their child from getting overtired and they would like to learn how to recognize the Little One’s sleepy cues.

And since my son was born in 2017, I have personally experienced how sleep can affect not only your physical condition but also your mental health. It is important for both parents and their baby to get sleep to develop and feel good. I am very proud to say that I have helped hundreds of families to find or restore their sleep balance.

Sleep Coaching

OLA WYSOCKA

Ombretta Dettori

Hi, I am Ombretta, originally from Sardinia (Italy), a beautiful island in the middle of the Mediterranean see and I chose to make Amsterdam my home (despite the weather) for a good while! My journey up to here hasn't been a linear one: after facilitating personal, professional and structural transitions as HR Manager for 7 years I embarked in a full new adventure. Ayu Doula Amsterdam offers Ayurvedic Consultations, Massage Therapy especially focused on supporting women in each stages of their life, including pregnancy and postpartum,  standing by women during birth a doula. The word Doula is a greek word for "servant" while Ayus means "that which is becoming" loosely translated as Life. Being at service of the one that you are becoming means to me that we start together where you are at, navigating by your side moment to moment. While you connect to your true wishes I would hold the space for you to explore new possibilities through your diet, lifestyle or your birth choices. 

Next to that I love simple things like the smell and sound of a freshly made coffee that wakes me up in the morning, crispy sunrises in the winter, sharing food and laughter with friends and family, travelling and the time by the sea.

Birth & Postpartum Doula, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Yoga Teacher

OMBRETTA DETTORI

Bianca Alexiuc

A week passes by, a month, a year, a decade. Before we know it, our little ones aren't so little anymore.


I joyfully dedicate my working life to pregnancy and newborn photography. I love and am honored to help families stop time for a little while, so that they can share a couple precious moments together. It’s fun, candid, you play and you laugh, and I capture all of it in photographs, because you never know how much you'll value looking back on them later. 

 

I’m forever inspired and humbled by the pure joy of expecting parents, the serenity and authenticity of children, the happiness of families welcoming a newborn into their universe. This is why my photos focus on capturing all that amazing energy in the most clean, simple and honest way, with a touch of detail and connection captured in natural light.

Pregnancy & Newborn Photographer

BIANCA ALEXIUC

Zyanya

Zyanya is a babywearing educator based in Amsterdam.  She helps families use babywearing as a tool to get two free hands.  During the private in-home consultations she helps families to feel comfortable and confident wearing their baby.  

 

Babywearing is a universal adaptation seen in every culture around the world.  We use babywearing as an adaptation to support our lifestyle and independence as parents, as well as our mental health.  And we use babywearing as an adaption to provide love and security to our babies when they need it most.

Babywearing Educator

ZYANYA KORTOOMS BREUER