Homebirth Midwife in Berlin
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I am a UK-trained midwife who combines evidence-informed practice with the art of midwifery and a holistic approach to support families during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.
My focus is on home births, where I aim to provide a safe and comfortable environment for families to welcome their newest member of the family.
I’m a fan of diversity. My approach is personal and culturally sensitive, queer welcoming and open to all alternative relationship concepts and patchwork families.
What can I do for you?
I offer the usual range of midwifery services. Most midwives, I think, have one or more specialities in the alternative spectrum of medicine or bodywork. So have I. All basic midwifery services are usually covered by the public health insurance plan. Private insurances are meant to pay all basic maternity services as well. It might be helpful to ask, what exactly is covered. Offers which are more on the alternative side of the spectrum might have to be covered privately. Please ask, so we can discuss it.
This is roughly my core area for postnatal visits, plus the occasional expedition into neighbouring areas. I'm happy to offer pregancy and birth care in other areas of Berlin.The postpartum would then have to be covered by a colleague who covers the area.
The Berlin rule of thumb for everybody pregnant: Contact your midwife as soon as you know you'll need one! As most midwives, I'm planning my capacities six months or longer ahead of time. I'll try to keep this section updated, if spots become available on shorter notice.
I still have a few free spots for homebirths (including antenatal and postnatal care) with due dates frorm January to May 2024. I will likely be working most of summer holidays as well and am already booking pregnant people with due dates in late June and July.
Since October 2023, I can also accompany people with so-called high-risk pregnancies as a 1:1 midwife, a “Beleghebamme,” in the hospital.
I normally offer pregnancy, birth and postpartum care as a holistic package. I rarely attend families with other birth plans during their postnatal period only, the so-called “Wochenbett.” But it happens, and if you’re living in the districts Prenzlauer Berg, Mitte, Pankow, Wedding and Weißensee, feel free to check in.
If your interested, please leave me a message via the contact form or via text message. You find my number below.
A few more words about me
I love Argentine Tango, nature and culture, or better said: cultural diversity…
The fascination about pregnancy, birth and everything around it hit me still during my first studies of Social Anthropology and Education Sciences when I was traveling in the Global South (Latin America, East Africa, South East Asia).
It was more a calling than a conscious decision to become a midwife. It still took a while until I followed the call to study the most beautiful of all professions in Cambridge, UK. (In the meantime I worked in editorial management in Global Health and facilitated trainings for young people going for work experiences abroad.)
In England, midwifery is an academic subject, which influences my professional practice a great deal. Evidence-informed practice is an important aspect of how I work and plan the meetings. I combine this with the art of midwifery (German: “die Hebammenkunst”) and a holistic approach to the process of becoming parents, including all the emotional, psychological, social and medical implications.
It’s not only the woman and her baby who I attend, but the whole family… no matter how patchwork-y or queer this family is.
Planning a home birth allows us to hold the balance between homely cosiness, the feeling of safety in your own environment, a holistic and mindful care approach to you and your family and an autonomous birth.
Because I concentrate on women and couples who are planning a home birth or birth centre birth with me, I’m sorry to say that I often don’t manage to look after women and families who are planning a hospital birth and look for post-natal midwifery services mainly.
What people say about my work
We were completely satisfied with everything and have no criticism at all.
Thanks for this little piece of eternity that you gave us. Hopefully our next child can be born with you again.”
Introducing Somatic Midwifery
My bodywork focus in midwifery care
This is an invitation to explore the wonders, and address the challenges, of your changing body and sexuality during pregnancy and postpartum. Alongside with midwifery, I’ve also professionally trained and certified as a somatic bodyworker.
I often integrate my somatic skills and knowledge in my midwifery practice. But also, I offer bodywork to transform bodily or mental challenges that might be conflicting with the process of pregnancy, birth, and postnatal/ breastfeeding.
Whether you want to tap into your vital energy, learn more about your body, or transform challenges, I’m happy to accompany this using an approach called “Sexological Bodywork”.
However, this is an offer, not a must. If this is not for you, of course I can be just your "normal" midwife, too. 😉
My journey into bodywork
Since 2015, I have been practicing trauma-sensitive bodywork, partly within midwifery, but also beyond this sphere of practice.
As a midwife, I have witnessed the limitations of spoken language, especially when past bodily experiences resurface.
This was my initial motivation to train as tao-tantric bodyworker and consultant for individuals and couples. Later on, I trained in Sexological Bodywork, a creative, process-oriented approach to exploring different aspects of sexuality. (The term “sexuality” has to be understood in its widest sense. For example, in my understanding, everything childbearing-related also falls into this part of life).
My trauma-sensitive, somatic approach
With the approach of Sexological Bodywork you will be always the centre of all activities. My position is that of a companion, a guide at best, to open and even paths for you on your very personal journey. That’s why every session is unique. Often they are somatic, which means body-focused. Others can have more coaching elements. Combined with a strong intuition, Sexological Bodywork is an approach that’s gentle and potent at the same time.
All my bodywork and midwifery activities are as trauma-sensitive as possible. The Sexological Bodywork training in Berlin focusses a good deal on trauma-sensitivity. This does not make me a trauma therapist. That’s important to understand. However, if you face challenges due to past traumatic experiences (known or assumed/ sensed), you can feel welcome in my care. And I’m likely not to freak out or will turn away, which are common experiences of people with trauma accessing health care or bodywork. Just to give one example, if you have experienced trauma in the past and are feeling anxious about accessing professional care, I can provide a safe and supportive environment for you, to talk about it and potentially explore a good way for you to deal with you hesitancies.
The future of Somatic Midwifery
Currently, I’m also creating more and more formats for individuals, couples and groups and am designing a full programme to accompany pregnancy, birth, postnatal and breastfeeding somatically, and to (re-)teach birth from a somatic perspective. If you’re interested, stay tuned here or on my Instagram profile or Telegram chanel (no fear! I’m a midwife, I’m a bodyworker. I’m NOT a social media pro. So, be sure I won’t spam you!!)
There is more information on my somatic work in German already at somatic-midwifery.com. If you’re curious, please hop over there and find out, if this could be for you. Any questions, please just message me!