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Looking for a midwife in Berlin?​

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. Currently I'm offering homebirths and hospital births (as a "Beleghebamme") for people who cannot birth at home.

  • 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 Sexological Bodywork, which is fantastic to accompany all transformational processes around body identity, birth experiences, trauma and everything related to sexuality. You can find out more below or here...

  • 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 am 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.

Home births

I still have a few free spots for homebirths (including antenatal and postnatal care) with due dates in June, August and early September 2024, and then from 10th November for the rest of the year.
I will be working most of the summer holidays and also around x-mas.

One-to-one midwife in the hospital (the so-called “Beleghebamme”)

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 have free spots for hospital births in June and early Semptember and from 10th of November onwards.

Post-natal care

I normally offer pregnancy, birth and postpartum care as a holistic package. I very rarely attend families with other birth plans during their postnatal period only, the so-called “Wochenbett.” For people with due dates in November or January living in the districts Prenzlauer Berg, Mitte, Pankow, Wedding and Weißensee can send me a message for “post-natal only.”

If your interested in having me as your midwife, please leave me a message via the contact form or via text message. You find my contact details 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 pregnant person 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 coziness, 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/ birthing people and couples who are planning a 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

“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

Somatic Midwifery

Introducing 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 got 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 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”.

Of course, this is an offer, not a must. If this is not for you, rest assured: 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, everything childbearing-related would also fall 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 focuses a great 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 not going to freak out or will turn away (which are common experiences of people with trauma accessing health care or bodywork).

 

The future of Somatic Midwifery

Currently, I’m also creating more and more formats for individuals, couples and groups and I 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!

Let's get in touch

To contact me, you can fill out the following form in German, English, Portuguese, Spanish or French.
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.

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It might be helpful to add your address, or at least the "Kiez" where you're living. I'm covering mainly Prenzlauer Berg and the surrounding districts.