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Here you can find professional, scientific based, easy to read information about topics related to child birth.

Video Courses

Normal Birth or C-section?

A short lesson that helps you choose method of birth

Painless Birth

A short lesson about the pros and cons of “painless birth” (referring to epidural in China)

Staying Active in Pregnancy

A short lesson about appropriate exercise in pregnancy

How to Cope with Labour Pain

A short lesson about methods to help cope with labour pain

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About Myself

I am a Dutch lactation consultant (IBCLC) with a background in midwifery. I have worked with pregnant and newly delivered mothers in the UK, The Netherlands, and China. I worked and lived in China for more than twenty years. This helped me to understand the Chinese situation, their traditions, and their thinking concerning childbirth and breastfeeding. I have trained and supported medical personnel, pregnant and newly delivered women in different parts of China. I love helping women and their partners to prepare for the birth of their baby, for breastfeeding, and for taking care of a new life. I speak Dutch, English, and Chinese fluently.

Petra's Blog

Breastfeeding Support and Training. Why?

As I wrote in my last blog: I sometimes wonder if there is any point in my doing this lactation work: teaching the mothers, the staff and helping the breastfeeding mothers. Apart from seeing the mothers on the ward, I do a lot of teaching in different hospitals, both in the city as well as

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Premature Babies in Our Chinese Hospital

The hospital I work at is the largest in the county. All mothers from surrounding towns and villages are encouraged to have their babies in this hospital. Having said this, very high risk pregnancies and babies are referred to the main hospitals in the nearby city, Taiyuan. During my breastfeeding rounds, I have seen several

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Tongue-Tie

I got a call from an American lady, living in Xian (over 600 km from where we live). She had encountered quite a few breastfeeding problems and had no one in her vicinity to turn to. After taking a detailed history and listening to her story, I gave her advice to make sure that the

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Breastfeeding Support and Training. Why?

As I wrote in my last blog: I sometimes wonder if there is any point in my doing this lactation work: teaching the mothers, the staff and helping the breastfeeding mothers. Apart from seeing the mothers on the ward, I do a lot of teaching in different hospitals, both in the city as well as

Read More »

Premature Babies in Our Chinese Hospital

The hospital I work at is the largest in the county. All mothers from surrounding towns and villages are encouraged to have their babies in this hospital. Having said this, very high risk pregnancies and babies are referred to the main hospitals in the nearby city, Taiyuan. During my breastfeeding rounds, I have seen several

Read More »