By Meida van Baal, Doula and Kraamverzorgende/Maternity Nurse
Spring is just around the corner, and I am feeling really productive lately. Just in time before the March babies come.
First, I have added another professional on my list, who will benefit many pregnant ladies and postpartum mothers in The Hague. Her name is Miriam Kuster, the owner of Feel Good Junkies and a holistic lifestyle coach, pre and post natal corrective exercise specialist, and core & diastasis consultant. She has a lot of positive energy and a thirst for knowledge, and her titles reveal this. She works with a small group of ladies, so she can give them a more tailored class. I am so looking forward to working with her. Her website is still under construction, but you can reach her at email@example.com.
As many of you know, I have become an independent maternity nurse as of March. I have left Kraamzorg Het Zonnetje and am grateful for them for their partnership in the past two years. My work has grown and so has the workload at Het Zonnetje. Quality, not quantity, is important to me. I want to make sure that my clients get the adequate care they are looking for when they hire me. That is why I never take on more than 2 clients a month. I have not cut all ties with the organization. The clients at Het Zonnetje might still see me once-in-awhile, because I have decided to help them out when I have a slower month and when they need extra help. Their clients can also hire me separately as a doula.
On the professional development front, I am back to updating my skills and knowledge. It is important for all registered kraamverzorgende/maternity nurses to take 43 units of courses, over three years, to renew their license. You can find the list of the courses I have recently done on the About Me page, under Continuing Education. Also as a certified doula, I am required to follow continuing education to stay certified. Massage in the kraamzorg period course is on my to-do-list. This should be interesting for my postpartum clients.
That's it for now. Happy March!
Tue, 12 March