I am Christina, I am mama to two sweet big girls and I am passionate about all-things-postpartum, breastfeeding, birth rights and women circles!
I have live in the tiny heart of Europe - Luxembourg and now returned back to my homecountry Greece. My early studies and career were around business and marketing but after I became a mama my interests and focus shifted. I think of myself as a lifelong learner so I studied Counselling Psychology and worked in HR for a while but finally I found my true passion and decided to train as a Postpartum Professional, a long journey but well worth it! Looking for ways to offer more to new mums I also trained with Birthlight Institution in Prenatal, Postnatal and Baby, Toddler and Kids Yoga as well as Dancing for Birth™ a revolutionary method which combines birth fitness and education!
I truly believe that becoming a mum was the most transformative experience of my life (but also quite hard at first). I gave birth to my first daughter in 2008 and was determined to breastfeed. I had read all the right books, went to prenatal education courses and was feeling ready! And then came Natalia, a baby that was hungry all-the-time!! I was going around the house topless all day and she was eating every 45 minutes...day and night and on top of that it was painful. I faced a lot of difficulties and complications and I only made it because she was growing so fast and I took it day by day.. I was unlucky because I didn't have any friends or relatives with experience in breastfeeding so I struggled. This experience made me realize that it is not enough to have family to help since they often lack experience in some things. Because as I often say to mums:
"Breastfeeding is like driving! You may have arms and legs, but in the beginning you need someone to teach you how it works, you need guidance."
My two daughters are my inspiration for the path I follow, which is to practice what I am passionate about-accompany mamas in their birthing year and especially in the 4th trimester when they transform to confident new mamas.
My dream is for New Mamas to think of their Postpartum period as the most beautiful period of their life and for Motherhood to be celebrated again, as was in the past.
"Mothering the mother" is my mantra and my goal is for you to really be a Happy New Mama!