Hi, my name is Margaretha and my mission is to guide and accompany you during your pregnancy abroad.
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 7-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 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.
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.
I'd love to meet you.