No Midwife? What can I do?

No Midwife? What can I do?

All over Germany the midwifery shortage is palpable. The insurance companies and the politicians are not only ignoring the fact but they try and assure you that in their knowledge there are enough midwives out there.

#teambirthprep A Class For Second Time Parents

#teambirthprep                                                A Class For Second Time Parents

English birth preparation in Berlin Dates new dates coming soon Location Hebammenpraxis Runde Zeiten in Lichterfelde, Grabens.39 b in 12209 Berlin A 8 mins walk from S bahn Lichterfelde Ost, Bus stop 5 mins walk Parking available in front of the Hebammenpraxis An english birth preparation class for second time parents What will the class be [...]

My English Antenatal – Birth Preparation Class Weekend in South Berlin

My English Antenatal – Birth Preparation Class Weekend in South Berlin

I can not explain to you what makes this place special. Maybe the midwife who owns it, or the people that work there. I could only feel good vibes and most important I could  see myself there with all the couples that want to learn what birthing is about.

8 Tips For Healing a Sutured Tear 

8 Tips For Healing a Sutured Tear 

If you had a vaginal and or perineal tear or an episiotomy, you will feel the stitches after. The following tips will hopefully make you feel better very soon. 1. Have a sitting bath German hospitals might tell you bathing is not good for you.Once you’re at home your midwife will tell you to take [...]

Vaginal and perineal tearing in labour

Vaginal and perineal tearing in labour

Talking about vaginal and perineal tearing is never easy I find myself thinking as I am typing. No matter where this delicate topic is mentioned the facial expression is nearly always the same.  About breastfeeding we can gather lots of information, about vaginal and perineal tearing it gets harder in my opinion.  Sitting down and [...]

Are We Different The Second Time Around Or Is The Baby?

Are We Different The Second Time Around Or Is The Baby?

Are the parents different the second time around ( or of course the third, fourth... time ) or is the baby different too? Children are different. I knew that children were meant to be different. I have a sibling, we are different. I have enough family, all children are different. All the babies I met [...]