Marrit Vos - Postpartum Doula & Meal services

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Introduction

As a postpartum doula, I offer my help to prepare and guide new parents and their birthing companions the weeks after birth. Each parent deserves support, regardless of the way in which the new baby arrives.

My doula services are holistic – integrating all layers of existence - and inclusive. This means, the support will meet needs on different levels (practical, physical, emotional). A newborn parent might need help in the form of natural remedies for her post birth body, or tips on how to (breast)feed the baby. Sometimes emotional support is wished for, or freshly made food in another moment (or all day long). Your preferences and needs are the starting point of my services and I treat them with confidentiality and respect.

Postpartum doula services will always depend on your wishes and situation, to create a regenerative fourth trimester in which you can focus on you and your baby. In a package per hour or day, we will adapt to your needs at that moment.


This includes
– providing you with an atmosphere of trust, rest and support

– natural remedies for common ailments

– home cooked, highly nutritious food

– rituals and belly binding

– guided meditations and breathing exercises

– practical and holistic support at your home to

– an open attitude and sharing of experiences

• Don't hesitate to contact me if you think you can benefit from my services, no matter where you live. I am sure we will find a way for you to get the support you are wishing for.

Additional info

About the practitioner

  • Spoken language(s): English, Dutch, German
  • Experience in years: 2

Service location

  • Online
  • At home
  • At the practice

Catalogue of services

Postpartum complete care by the hour - 1h

Postpartum Care & Coaching
Postpartum care per hour or day in which we see, hour by hour, what you need most to feel comfortabl
Postpartum care per hour or day in which we see, hour by hour, what you need most to feel comfortable.This will be a combination of the key ingredients of my services as explained above.

Please contact me to discuss your needs and how I can best help you.

$38.49

Mama support session - 1h

Postpartum Care & Coaching
A session dedicated to supporting new moms
A session dedicated to supporting new moms

$63.51

Belly binding ritual - 1h 30m

Postpartum Care & Coaching
During this session, the mother has time to arrive with herself. She is carried and cared for with g
During this session, the mother has time to arrive with herself. She is carried and cared for with gentle touch and a warming cup of cacao or herbal tea if wished for. Gentle touch and a guided meditation will be given as a warm cocoon for her to understand that she is a mother now. She may share her experiences of birth or the first day(s) and what is on her mind, if she wishes.

Then, the belly binding is explained and knotted around her hip and waist area. Belly binding is a practice to `close the womb´ after birth. It supports your back, brings the hips back together, improves the posture and helps to restore the abdominal region. We will use a long piece of fabric to wrap or knot around the whole hip and waist region. During the session, the mother will be explained how to bind her own belly as well, so she can wear her bind for 40 days postpartum. Wearing the bind, can be especially helpful for women who feel empty (physically or emotionally) after giving birth. This makes it a valued symbolic practice to ease the transition from pregnancy into motherhood.

The ritual can be planned from 24 hours after birth, but sometimes feels needed weeks or months later. In case of a C-section the ritual is only advised after several weeks, depending on the healing of the incision. If this is the case for you, get in touch so we will find the right moment for you to benefit of this ritual. Feel free to choose the moment that feels right for you. 

The session includes a self made belly bind that the mother can keep. This way, she can use the belly bind during her whole postpartum period.

$95.26

Belly binding - (incl Womb honouring with Gemstone - 1h 45m

Postpartum Care & Coaching
This is an extended version of the belly binding session, using Gemstones and Belly recovery oil wit
This is an extended version of the belly binding session, using Gemstones and Belly recovery oil with Ayurvedic spices. This will be used during the session and it comes with an explanation. The gemstones can be used and are a memory of the first time with the baby. The Belly recovery oil can be used during the whole postpartum period to offer warmth to the womb to promote healing.

The session starts as follows like the belly binding session:

During this session, the mother has time to arrive with herself. She is carried and cared for with gentle touch and a warming cup of cacao or herbal tea if wished for. Gentle touch and a guided meditation will be given as a warm cocoon for her to understand that she is a mother now. She may share her experiences of birth or the first day(s) and what is on her mind, if she wishes.

Then, the belly binding is explained and knotted around her hip and waist area. Belly binding is a practice to `close the womb´ after birth. It supports your back, brings the hips back together, improves the posture and helps to restore the abdominal region. We will use a long piece of fabric to wrap or knot around the whole hip and waist region. During the session, the mother will be explained how to bind her own belly as well, so she can wear her bind for 40 days postpartum. Wearing the bind, can be especially helpful for women who feel empty (physically or emotionally) after giving birth. This makes it a valued symbolic practice to ease the transition from pregnancy into motherhood.

The ritual can be planned from 24 hours after birth, but sometimes feels needed weeks or months later. In case of a C-section the ritual is only advised after several weeks, depending on the healing of the incision. If this is the case for you, get in touch so we will find the right moment for you to benefit of this ritual. Feel free to choose the moment that feels right for you. 

The session includes a self made belly bind that the mother can keep. This way, she can use the belly bind during her whole postpartum period.

In this extended Womb blessing session we be using little gemstones to strengthen the sacral chakra, warmed up in oil. They are chosen to release and calm emotions, restore womb health, awaken personal strength and stability. We will thank and bless the womb with this warming set of stones and use a light wrap as a first simple bind to keep the stones in position on the womb. After this, we will proceed with the belly bind ritual using the long cotton fabric and traditional wrapping techniques. The following days, you can warm the stones again before you bind your belly with the fabrics yourself. Alternatively, you can use the stones as a souvenir of your transition into motherhood and when you feel your second chakra needs attention.

Besides that, the mother will be given a warming Belly oil with Ayurvedic spices to rub on her belly for a smooth recovery.

$117.39

Ayurvedic Postpartum package for the Family - 1h

Postpartum Nutrition & Meal Service
Home cooked meals are so precious during your postpartum period. At the same time this is exactly th
Home cooked meals are so precious during your postpartum period. At the same time this is exactly the time that you just want to get to know your baby and where all family members will need some time to find the new rhythm. To support you after birth I therefore offer mainly plant based meals delivered to your home. Ghee is optional. I combine my passion for nutrition, over 10 years of plant based catering experience and will bring you and your family the most wholesome, delicious and nourishing food to enjoy your `4th trimester´, this phase of welcoming your baby and recovering from birth.
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As in Ayurveda as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine is recommended, a woman postpartum mostly needs warmth. I will use traditional recipes adjusted to local and organic ingredients. Warming, nourishing food, snacks and herbal teas are chosen for delicious fourth trimester meals. According to your wishes I can include organic dairy, ghee and honey, or adjust in other ways to fit specific diet preferences or allergies.

This package consists of:
-warm breakfast with fruit stew
-warm lunch, easily digestible and rich in iron, healthy fats and rooting ingredients
-selected herbal teas that are calming and helpful for breastfeeding
-warm dinner, easily digestible and rich in iron, healthy fats and rooting ingredients
-a soothing cup of raw cacao for the parents
-breastfeeding supportive snacks
All portions are for two adults.

This is a wonderful gift idea to support a family (with children) after birth, to spoil them with a generous amount of food from the heart. Children´s portions for children can be added for 10,- to 17,50 per child per day (depending on the age of the child because it makes a big difference ;) ).

Pick up and delivery in Haarlem for free. Outside Haarlem I charge a fee for delivery, depending on the distance from Haarlem.

There is a discount for multiple day packages of 15% for each subsequent day.

$92.37

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Cancellation policy: Flexible

> If the asker cancels more than 1 day(s) before the start of the service, he will be refunded 100 % of the amount paid
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