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Early PostPartum

Inspiring, authentic and realistic views and topics. How I love being able to talk to these empowering women and offer you in-depth knowledge.

 

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Dotan Dagan’s Bio:

Dotan was born in Israel and grew up in the Netherlands. She has been a carer for a decade and has owned a catering company. After becoming a mother in 2012 she felt inspired to work with new mothers. Dotan is now an independent postpartum care taker, (kraamverzorgende) which is a recognized profession in the Netherlands and part of its unique maternity care system. She is focusing on a nourishing, natural approach for the postpartum period. 

Dotan has experience in methods such as attachment parenting, Aware parenting, baby wearing, baby led weaning, co-sleeping, long-term nursing and non-violent communication and is very respectful of the parents individual needs and wishes during this special moment in their lives.

Dotan's Quote:

"If you want the truth, I'lltell you the truth: Listen to that secret sound, the real sound, which is inside of you."  by Kabir a Sufi poet

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CAST 082
Pelvic Alignment

In the first few minutes that I met Kamini, I realised that we speak the same language. Although she is a pregnancy yoga teacher and myself a pregnancy chiropractor, we have the same beliefs and philosophies on birth, the pelvis, sitting, opening. She is so refreshing and I am thrilled to share her wisdom on the cast.

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Kamini Stam’s Bio:

Kamini has worked as a massage therapist since 1998 and started teaching Yoga in 2008. She has had the privilege to study with various renowned teachers around the globe. Each one of them helped her deepen her understanding of the human body, and clarifying the interaction between body and mind. 

The body is really designed and meant to move

In 2010 she decided to specialize in Pregnancy Yoga. From 2011 she studied with Katy Bowman to learn more about how the body is really designed and meant to move. Kamini is passionate about alignment and intrigued about how physical alignment supports a positive mindset or ‘mental alignment’. During the course in Pregnancy Yoga and Alignment she will explain you how to adapt various yoga postures to the needs of your pregnant body, working on an optimal balance between flexibility and strength to prepare your body for birth. In her classes you will learn all about pelvic alignment, on how to get and keep your pelvic floor muscles toned ánd relaxed and why that is important. You will learn not just to squat, but hów to squat to prepare for birth and how to create the optimal birthing space in the (lower opening of the) pelvis.

Kamini’s Quote:

“Our bodies are made to birth”

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CAST 080
Diastasis Recti

I know that you have been waiting for me to an episode on Diastasis Recti and for thoset hat ahven’t I know that you will be grateful with this epsidoe too seeing as you will wnat to echck yourselves for it and it also might answer some unanswered questions about your post -partum body.

Becky was a joy to interview, she has a relaxing voice to listen to, an amazing accent that I LOVE  and also so much wisdom to share on the topic.

Enjoy the Episode and see you back here next episode.

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Becky's Bio:

Becky Spellman  was born in Liverpool in 1975 & because of a turned in left foot, was sent to ballet class at the age of 3 by our family doctor. 10 years of ballet school followed & I was lucky enough to have worked as a ballet dancer from when I was 19 until I retired at 30 when I had my daughter.

Pilates

As a dancer I had always done Pilates, it was part of our curriculum at school (my teacher was Alan Herdman) & later in the companies I danced in, Pilates was part of our daily routine. Admittedly I didn’t like it but if I wanted to keep my body healthy & able to stand up to the demands of dancing 8 shows a week whilst touring, it was something I would have to do.

After retiring in 2006, I retrained as a Pilates teacher under the tutelage of Debbie Jenner & Suus Wilms in Amsterdam. It took a year to do the full comprehensive program & I was selected to work in Debbie’s studio allowing me to clock up my apprentice hours & learn from watching the more experienced teachers there.

3 years later I was accepted onto the 2 year Master Mentor Program under Lolita San Miguel in NYC.. The opportunity to learn from her was amazing and changed my perspective of what is possible with the help of Pilates. I graduated in 2011, making me one of only two Lolita trained teachers in the Netherlands & later that year opened my own studio.

As I began to study and explore the possibilities of the Pilates method I started to work with two really talented physiotherapists from Amsterdam, Joep Kamphuis & Roan Vierhout.

They would refer their patients to me with a “wish list” for their patient’s rehab. I delved into the traditional work that I had been trained in by Lolita to find solutions and then taught it to our clients. Not only was this in itself exciting to do, but we noticed that our patients were recovering much faster than we had expected through their combined physiotherapy and Pilates programs.

After working so closely with the physiotherapists, i realised that i want to deepen my knowledge of the human body in order to become a better Pilates teacher.

As of September 2016, i will be studying two days a week for my Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy at Thim van der Laan School of Physiotherapy in Nieuwegein, Utrecht.

Becky’s Quote:

“I love seeing my clients more comfortable.”

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CAST 076
Having a Home-birth Mindset in a Hospital Environment

Maartje Bruning : Having a Home Birth mindset in a Hospital Environment

It was so fun having Maartje o the podcast sharing her wisdom and personal experience on the topic. She is certainly rocking the Birth World bringing her Doula-dom and Doula-ness to the Doula-hood in Amsterdam.

Enjoy!

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Maartje Bruning’s Bio:

Maartje is an Amsterdam based Doula and has guided already over 100 births in both medical and home birth settings.
Maartje was a fashion entrepreneur for many years in the shoes&bags importing business.
She became a mother in 2007 and 2011 of 2 vibrant, happy and healthy girls in a clinical setting.
JJ doula training in Amsterdam in 2013, adding Birthlight pregnancy yoga teacher training in 2014 and starting her doula business Mother Me Amsterdam.
Launch of partner workshops Birthing Basics and Gewoon Bevallen in 2015 and adding Spinning Babies and Rebozo techniques to her training.

Maartje’s Quote:

“Start celebrating the birth of your baby at the actual birth and do not wait for a year to bake that cake or hang up the bunting.
I will hand you the flag but you will have to put it up yourself.”

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What is “Normal” when it Comes to Birth?

Its certainly time we had another Doula on the show. Its no secret I think Doulas Rock! I am so thrilled to introduce Mari Gordon this week while we get to hear why she has such a positive fresh approach to birth and life.

Enjoy!

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Mari Gordon's Bio:

Mari (Gordon) is a US native who has been living in the Netherlands for the past 19 years. Having done just about everything under the sun, she finally decided to answer a calling, and completed her doula training with JJ Doula Training in Amsterdam in 2012.  She feels especially passionate about childbirth education and breastfeeding support. Alongside her growing doula practice, she’s the proud mother of two very sassy little girls.

 

Mari’s Quote:

"Open, Flexible, Positive"

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CAST 074
What having 2 Miscarriages Taught Me

I have complete respect for Grace’s strength, positivity, resilience and her willingness to share her story and change the way our world looks at miscarriage.   What a story she has and I am blessed she did it with the MTW tribe.

You Rock Grace!!

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Grace Miano’s Bio:

Founder of Goodness Gracious Health, Grace Miano is a degree-qualified Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor, and Student Doula/Birth Attendant. 

Helping Woman

Having experienced fertility issues and two miscarriages of her own, Grace is particularly passionate about helping women achieve and maintain a health pregnancy to term, and obtaining all of the holistic support that is required, via her Angels to Rainbows e-book, and her Angels to Rainbows program, which includes support for healing after loss and conceiving again, using food as medicine, correct supplementation, lifestyle recommendations, appropriate referrals and testing, access to private online support group, recipes, e-books, tip sheets, and a variety of other resources.

See my About Me section on my website to learn about my story and background and how I found my way into this important work.

My Education/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Health Science, Nutritional Medicine
  • Certificate in Infant Massage Instruction
  • Certificate IV, Training & Assessment
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Primary)
  • Additional Specialist Qualification, Special Education
  • Additional Qualification, Secondary Teaching
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
  • Birthing Wisdom Birth Attendant Training with Rhea Dempsey (complete end 2017)

Offer to listeners:

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CAST 073
The Power of The Mind over The Body in Birth

Inbal shares so much knowledge this episode and drops bombs of gold on us throughout. She brings so much to the Amsterdam Birth community with her impressive experience and credentials list. It was a pleasure to have her on the show sharing her thoughts on how the mind plays a huge role on how we birth.

Enjoy the Episode.

X Dr Kaz Jaffe 

Inbal Sigler’s Bio:

Inbal Sigler is a certified Hypnobirthing trainer, Doula, Chinese Medicine practitioner and a Yoga & Pilates teacher. Specializing in Pre & Post natal guidance and care, she has been supporting parents on their amazing journey of becoming a family, providing them with the knowledge and practicality needed for a smooth pregnancy and a powerful, transformative, healthy and intimate birth. Inbal the creator of the Isis Hypnobirhting method, which combines multiple teachings and practices and the founder of Isis Hypnobirthing and Yoga – The pregnancy and birth care centre in Amsterdam.

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CAST 071
Nurturing Us Midwives Karen & Agnele – Epigenetics and Pregnancy

It was super exciting to talk about a topic I am passionate about and also to bring a first to Mum’s The Word, me interviewing 2 people at once!

Enjoy the wisdom from Karen and Agnele.

X  Dr Kaz Jaffe

Agnele and Karen's Bio

We are two midwives and two mothers and jointly co-founded Nurturing Us.

Together we want to empower women to approach their pregnancy with openness, clarity and knowledge about the connection with their baby before birth. We want to increase women’s awareness that their baby is a conscious, aware and expressive being and that a woman in pregnancy plays an active role in the development and wellbeing of their baby in utero.

Love and connection

We want to inspire women to believe they can make a real difference to the health and emotional wellbeing of their child’s future. The emerging research of epigenetics and peri-natal psychology clearly demonstrates that gratitude, love and connection to yourself as a pregnant woman and with your baby can make a real difference

Together we have gathered the evidence to date and developed a holistic, integrative, collaborative and complimentary approach to empowering confidence in pre-conception and pregnancy.

As women, as mothers and as midwives we hope we can leave a legacy that benefits the mother, her family and her baby as we in turn have journeyed the path with our families.

We aim to make a difference one woman at a time.

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CAST 070
A Natural Fertility Success Story

I love a feel good story. I’m so thrilled to bring you this empoeering inspiring story from a wonderful big-hearted super mama. She’s got so much love to share and I’m honoured to bring you her story.  Enjoy

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Shay Klomp-Beuters’ Bio:

Shay Klomp Bueters is passionate about helping people ”break–up with sugar” allowing them to learn the foods that truly nourish the body providing lifelong knowledge to live their healthiest, happiest life!

Infertility

Shay graduated from the University of Montana with Bachelors of Science in Health and Human performance. After over 10 years in a 9-5 as the Director of an International Trade Organization, she decided it was time to go back to her roots in health and wellness, graduating from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Having experienced firsthand the life changing power nourishing foods have on the body in dealing with infertility and burnout; she is now on a crusade to help others do the same!

Shay works primarily online, offering 1:1 consultations with her Happier, Healthier YOU program as well as a 5 week Re-Vitalize YOU group cleanse – where she works with clients from the Netherlands, and also globally.

Shay invites you to download her Hormone Disruptor eBook, providing some simple steps to keep your hormones balanced and at their healthiest!

Shay’s Quote:

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.”

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CAST 069
Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation for C-section & Vaginal Deliveries

Inspiring, authentic and realistic views and topics. How I love being able to talk to these empowering women and offer you in-depth knowledge.

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Susi Hately’s Bio:

Since 1993, Susi Hately has grown from teaching one or two musicians how to stay pain free while playing their instruments, to becoming a highly credible and reliable source for understanding and successfully using therapeutic yoga to enable people to get out of pain and back to the life they want to live – at home, work and play.

Better Body Balance

Her Signature Style of Yoga Therapy combines principles of anatomy and physiology with the ancient art of yoga asanas, breathing, pranayama, stillness and meditation. All of her sessions are customized to suit individual needs.

She started teaching this way back in 2001 because not every person with back pain or shoulder pain needed the same yoga program. Instead she focused on the person, their anatomy, their movement abilities and their day-to-day lifestyle. . . with a goal to cultivate better body balance.

Today she teaches people who have back pain, shoulder pain, frozen shoulders, repetitive strain injury, and osteoarthritis; people going through chemotherapy, and people who are recovering from cancer treatment; people with neck pain, knee pain, and people rehabilitating from surgery; people with MS; Lou Gehrig’s, as well as people with anxiety, and depression. Clients come from all walks of life – executives, parents, retirees, elite athletes, Olympians, school teachers, dentists, doctors, massage therapists, chiropractors, yoga teachers and more – but the common thing that brings them is always the same, initially – their pain, fatigue or tension is getting in the way of the life they want to live.

In 2001, she started to teach teachers the anatomy principles she uses in her classes each day. They had ah-ha moments in their own bodies as well as ah-ha moments with their students – there was less pain, more ease, and a greater feeling of lightness and strength.

In 2004, she began to train teachers more specifically in therapeutic yoga, and in 2007 she launched what is now called the Therapeutic Yoga Intensive. Over these 5 mind blowing days she teaches the theory and techniques she uses daily with her clients to help them reduce pain, manage long term physiological and systemic issues, recover from surgery and navigate treatment protocols.

In 2007, she began Certifying Yoga Teachers to become Yoga Therapists. Her Yoga Therapy Program is now one of a few IAYT Accredited Programs based in Canada, and is catered to yoga teachers who want to blending the modern with the ancient, who have tried what she has taught and sees the positive impact in their own practice, as well as in the practices of their students and who want to take their knowledge deeper; who want to flourish as therapeutic yoga teachers, and become really good at what they do. Susi has much experience in this world of improving movement and reducing pain and she wants to share it with people who are serious about their development and growth.

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