Noah Nieuwenhuis (23 years old) participated in Four Hands On One Belly in 2020. She was 19 years old when she unexpectedly became pregnant with her son Chez (3 years old). How is she now? She told Ze.nl.
Noah is now 23 and lives with her son, Chise, in central Essen. As a teenager, Noah loved to watch Vier Handen Op Een Belly. When she unexpectedly becomes pregnant with Chez, her world is turned upside down. To show people that being a mother is possible at such a young age, she wanted to take part in the Vier Handen Op Een Buik show. “For me, I wanted a kind of documentary that I could always watch again,” she says.
Good relationship with Kim Couture
During Vier Handen Op Een Buik, Noah is assisted by Kim Kötter, a Dutch celebrity and mother of three. “I didn’t really know who was going to be at my door. Those recordings aren’t forged. I had a very nice relationship with Kim. Kim herself also had to deal with premature births, so she knew very well how it all worked. We match well with each other. She was really a big sister to me. Her husband, Jap, was also with us a lot. That was really cool.”
When Noah becomes pregnant with Chez, her life changes. “Before my pregnancy, I was very messy. I was never home. I always slept somewhere else, especially with my girlfriends. I skipped school. My mom always called me a ‘tramp.’ I was young and wanted to explore.” Today, her life is very different. “At that time, I made certain statements much faster, without thinking about it. Of course, you are also growing up. When I had a baby, I suddenly took on a lot of responsibility. The person I was then was mostly a little girl. I am not anymore.”
How are you now?
Noah recently started working as a solar consultant for a company that sells solar panels. “I love the job, it’s such a great job. My education is actually not at all about what I do now. I did a cosmetology course. When I got pregnant, I completed this course at level 3.”
Motherhood suited Noah well. “I’ve grown a lot as a person. I’m now basically an adult woman, taking care of her baby and doing the housework. Of course I’m also very focused on the future, also with the little one. I want a good future for Chez and I want to be able to pay for everything for him. I want to I am saving well and looking for a study that suits me. Ideally, I would like to get an additional diploma.”
Son Chez will soon go to elementary school” I think it’s good for him. He mainly focuses on me now. Besides, I also think it’s good for me. Chez naturally requires a lot of attention. I don’t mind it at all, but in some Sometimes it’s nice to be able to do what you want.” Noah still has a great wish for the children. On the one hand, she really enjoys being a single mother, but on the other hand, she also would like to have more children.
Program review Four hands on one stomach
When shooting of Vier Handen Op Een Buik began, Noah moved in with Rick’s family. I thought it was a very difficult period. “I was then a 20-year-old girl with a one-year-old. Of course, suddenly, two different parenting styles come together. That’s just clashes. In addition, I was often called “spoiled” or “princess,” while I am always motivated to work. At that time I also wanted to work, but this did not happen. It just became too much. “
Noah received bad news during the same period from four hands on one belly. “My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, and her boyfriend was found to have leukemia. Then you also have in-laws that you can no longer deal with. Who doesn’t really understand that you’re going through hard times at this age. Thankfully, the relationship between me and my father-in-law has improved.”
In general, Noah looks positively at her participation in Vier Handen Op Een Buik. “I had great shooting days, with a very nice team. Above all, it was a very nice experience.” Noah was also asked if she would like to participate in Four Hands On One Belly again. “I would like to participate in How Are You Now, because then I can see how you have grown even more.” Recording a whole new program again, this is not necessary for Noah. “I don’t feel like getting certain reactions from people again.”
A message to other teen moms
Noah wants to give something to other teen moms. “The gut feeling is very important. Listen to your intuition and listen to what feels right for you. It’s very easy for other people to judge, but I think you should focus on your life and follow your maternal instinct. Just keep doing your own thing.”