Pauline understands why Harmen wants to start an IVF process as soon as possible. “He’s almost fifty, his clock is ticking too. I’m still a little hesitant; it will never be a relaxed pregnancy again. I’d like to let it go and let nature do its work. Because deep down I hope that Belle give us a natural pregnancy.”
Pauline and Harmen have two healthy sons together: Reinier and Diederik. De Gooische Moeder indicates that she therefore feels ‘never enough caterpillar’: “I have to count my blessings and enjoy my sons.”
Pauline became pregnant with Belle in 2021 through an IVF process. A few months later, things went seriously wrong. “To our great sadness, on Thursday 30 September I gave birth far too early to our daughter Belle Bisschop van Tuinen, who died due to her premature birth (almost 22 weeks),” Pauline said on Instagram at the time.
We spoke to ‘Mum of the Year’ Pauline about the loss of Belle and the support she has received: