Baby / Life Abroad / Pregnancy

The Dutch Maternity System, Part 3 (The Birth!)

February 24, 2017

Now that I’ve completed a full pregnancy and birth in the Netherlands, I wanted to recap how the Dutch handle the end of pregnancy and the delivery and postpartum period, compared to the American system. The end of my pregnancy was (luckily) fairly uneventful. My blood pressure went up a little, but never hit a […]


The Dutch Maternity System, Part 2

January 6, 2017

Happy New Year, friends! We are currently fighting colds and jet lag here in Amsterdam, which has made blog posting seem impossible. I have literally had a cold for 2.5 weeks straight now (thanks, pregnancy immunity!) and it’s showing no signs of letting up anytime soon. Prim also decided to take this opportunity to revel […]

Life Abroad / Pregnancy

The Dutch Maternity System

August 19, 2016

Given that I’ve already experienced one pregnancy in the US, I thought I’d write a post about the Dutch maternity system. It’s pretty different from the US — much more hands-off. A friend of mine recently referred to it as “free-range pregnancy,” which I think is a pretty apt description. When I was pregnant with […]

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Dutch Baby

August 11, 2016

So, as I mentioned the other day, Prim is currently obsessed with babies. Granted, anyone under the age of 11 is considered a “baby” to her, but she seems to have a special affection for little newborns (as is evidenced by how high her voice gets when she yells, “baby!” when she sees one). She has […]

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Welcome, Little One!

February 19, 2017

Meet our newest love: Lark Adelaide Deatsch!  Our sweet little Lark arrived on February 16th at 8:56am in Amsterdam — four days ahead of schedule. In case you’re curious, here’s how it all happened… (Like all good birth stories, it’s long — even though my labor was short!)Since I was induced with Prim at 38 […]