Lindsay is originally from the US. She and her husband, Brent moved to Amsterdam, The Netherlands as expats. They lived in The Netherlands for Six years and moved back to the United States in the summer of 2021. Lindsay was enthusiastic, kind, and flexible to give me the time to record her incredible birth stories. Between taking care of two small kids, unpacking her boxes, and managing a seven-hour time difference, we accomplished to record her stories and I am forever grateful to her. In today’s episode Lindsay shares her experience of navigating and finding her feet with the Dutch maternity system. Working with a set of expat friendly midwives in Amsterdam, their preparation for their birth with a Birth Prep course and a HypnoBirthing course.
Lindsay shares how she & Brent embraced the whole Dutch maternity system of wanting to give birth with less interventions and going the Dutch way, Comparison with the American system, Giving birth to her second baby, a baby boy, Samuel, at home during the second severe lockdown in December 2020 at Amsterdam and her postpartum experiences. Lindsay and her family have now moved back to the US.
At 3 odd mins of the conversation, you will hear Lindsay mention RH negative blood – Rh factor is inherited protein found on the surface of the red blood cells. If your blood has protein then you are Rh positive (the most common blood type) and if your blood lacks protein then you are Rh negative. If you are pregnant and you are Rh negative then please speak to your care provider.
Baby books that Lindsay mentions the following English books – I am a Big Brother & Baby on the way and Dutch book Baby in de buik.
If you would like to know more about my HypnoBirthing or ACCESS Childbirth Preparation courses in The Netherlands then please do get in touch through my website www.akriti.nl or write to me on firstname.lastname@example.org