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.
There are 8 Birthing House options for you in Berlin
Like with hospitals you do not need to stick to your district, but keep in mind
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.
Once in a while I want to share interviews I did with other midwifes living and working in Germany.
Some I had to buy, some where already there. But all in all things I am very happy that exits
At the minute I end up sending more and more people away and that is to say my classes are filling up fast (still space in January and February), which is nice on one hand but on the other hand I do not like turning people away. And I always try to give advice who else offers English classes but I never, until this day, put together a list of such classes.
Half of this pregnancy is over. Germans call this the "bergfest.
Whoever has experienced acid reflux during pregnancy will hopefully back me up in saying that it is not pleasant at all.
A midwife is trained to care and look after a healthy pregnancy, i. e. offering antenatal care. A law in Germany says that a midwife HAS to be present
OR Sickness throughout the day During the last week first my daughter and then I caught a vomitting bug. Oh no, not so nice, is all I can say. And while lying in bed and not sure if dying might be an option because I felt so, so sick, I thought about all the poor women [...]