English birth preparation in Berlin Dates in 2019 29.th of September 24.th of November Starting at 9.30 am and finishing around 17.00 h. 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 [...]
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 [...]
In some countries sitting down and writing a birth plan is as normal as we all find online shopping.
In Germany it is less common.
Eating healthy is sometimes, who am I kidding, most of the times not easy while breastfeeding, you know what I mean?
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.
I started to cry. Not just a little, no, I sobbed
My personal thoughts as a midwife.A gardener earns more...
If you are planning on going home straight after delivery or if you give birth at home/ at a birthing house,in my opinion one of the best things that are definitely worth a thought. Then ask yourself these following questions: Who is going to cook? Who is going to clean? Who is going to go [...]
Is it really important to join an antenatal class? Yes, in my opinion, it is. This is my short answer. So I sat down and put a few points together which shall explain to you why it is a good idea to join an antenatal class. ( Antenatal class is the medical term for Birth [...]
When I meet a pregnant lady the first time I always ask her if she has thought about her birthing place, i.e. if she knows where she wants to give birth. Last week I met a lady who was very clear that she wanted to give birth in a birthing house. Bravo, I thought, she is [...]