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Who is Margaretha?

Creating a strong and healthy world through conscious pregnancy and birth

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About me 5 | Hypnobirthing Italia

Hi, my name is Margaretha and my mission is to bring back the joy and strength in women while being pregnant, even when experiencing your pregnancy abroad. It all started with my own journey and, like many, I have learned important lessons during the biggest life changing events as moving abroad and going through pregnancy in a country that was not my own.

I really believe that we are able and capable to change the world…. one gentle birth at a time. When we welcome our children into the world, the same way as they were made, with LOVE.

When I moved from The Netherlands to Italy in 2013, I left all that I knew behind to follow my heart and be with the love of my life. Over the moon, we were when we, 2 months later, discovered that we were expecting our bundle of joy, now a bubbly 5-year-old. But never ever would I have imagined how lonely pregnancy and postpartum can be without having my tribe around me. My friends, my family, my hometown to go around in.

I lived in a small town, didn’t speak the Italian language as I do now, so loneliness was a thing. There have been many, many times I just wanted to pack up and go back to The Netherlands where I knew everything and everyone.

Most important I would have known where to go for my pregnancy check-ups and they would have been in my own language. Now I needed my husband to accompany me and it was mostly the doctors speaking to him instead of speaking to me……

Struggling through pregnancy and postpartum in a country that was not my own, was rough.

Knowing so well how it is for a woman to go through pregnancy and becoming a parent in a new country, I decided that I was going to give to others what I didn’t have when I needed it most. And I believe that is my strongest drive, besides offering guidance, support and loads of information about pregnancy and giving birth here in Italy.

Much love,
Margaretha

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Carrying a baby is one of the biggest transformations during a woman’s life. An unknown and sacred journey from womanhood into motherhood. But how are you supposed to follow this deep ancient ‘knowing’ in the world in which we want it all? A busy career, preparing for the birth of your baby, following a birth preparation course (perhaps even in between meetings and other life-challenging events) on top of everything else that comes with enlarging your family.

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