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Hi there!
I'm Peter

Homebirth Midwife in Berlin

Looking for a midwife??

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.​

  • Labour and Birth

    My main professional focus is labour and birth care. I have worked in birth centres in the past, but am currently only offering homebirths.

  • Antenatal and Postnatal

    The care for couples who are planning a home birth usually comes in a package with support through pregnancy, the postnatal phase and breastfeeding.

  • Bodywork and Somatics

    I offer massages in pregnancy and postnatal. Also, I do Sexolocial Bodyworker, which is fantastic to accompany all transformational processes around body identity, birth experiences, trauma and everything related to sexuality. Find out more here! Sorry, so far German-only...

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine

    I make use of millenary oriental wisdom, mainly, but not only, of Traditional Chinese Medicine with acupuncture and similar techniques.

  • Evidence-based practice

    I have studied midwifery in Cambridge, UK. As an academic midwife, I care about well-done research and keep practice updated according to the best available evidence.

  • Multilingual support

    I love learning new languages. The benefit of that is that I am currently attending in any of these languages: Deutsch, English, Español, Português, et Français.

  • My hood

    For home birth I cover most of the central parts of Berlin. My post-natal region, however, is more restricted to Prenzlauer Berg, Wedding, Mitte, Pankow, Weißensee, and parts of Friedrichshain.

Berlin Map with my main area of work.

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.

Capacities

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 in June, July and August 2023.

In May and June I am additionally going to accompany women and families who are looking only for postnatal midwifery care, the “Wochenbett” in German. This is restricted to a due date in May and first half of June and to the districts Prenzlauer Berg, Mitte, Pankow, Wedding and Weißensee.

Please leave me a message via the contact form or per text message on my phone. Number below.

What people say about my work

“It was an incredibly beautiful time which we will probably never forget.
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.”
Caro, 10 days after the birth of her first son.
“When Peter doesn't visit us anymore, it's like cutting another umbilical cord.”
Anna, 2 weeks after her home birth
“My labour was not what I had hoped for and I was really sad my midwife couldn't be with me when my daughter was born. I was still very happy he had prepared me so well. This gave me a lot of security, despite the unexpected progression.”
Martina in her birth afterthoughts

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.

Let's get in touch

To contact me, you can fill out this form. I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Feel free to also send me a message to my phone.
Since I also work or travel abroad from time to time, please also consider web-based messaging such as iMessage, Telegram or Signal.