founder team

Find out more about call a midwife’s mission, our identity and our team

call a midwife aims to use our medical and professional expertise to help and support you during a very special time in your life. Our world is increasingly digitalised, and increasingly global; often when we look for answers to our questions online we end up feeling even more confused and anxious than before.
That’s why we want to update the traditional role of a midwife for the digital age, and rise to the new challenges of the 21st century.

call a midwife’s mission

The German midwifery system is the only one of its kind in the world. In many countries, women and families do not receive any support from a midwife before or after the birth of their baby. We want to cater for these women and families too, and offer them expert advice when they need it, across national borders.

How we see ourselves

Midwives are professionals who support women through the life stages of pregnancy, birth and the weeks following birth, and help them with breastfeeding, the introduction of solid foods, sleeping patterns, their baby’s developmental stages during the first year of life, and family planning.

The benefit of support from a midwife, and its preventive and health-promoting effects, are scientifically proven and socially valuable. We work with other professions to enrich and expand our knowledge, so that we can offer you individual and personal support with any issues you may have. We offer our services in multiple languages so as to give all women the chance to speak to us, even if they live abroad or do not speak German fluently.

We see our platform as an important and useful additional service during your pregnancy and after your baby is born. Through regular training, and dialogue with other professions, we combine our practical experience with up-to-date, evidence-based knowledge in order to offer you a medically expert service backed up by a wealth of experience.

We see respectful collaboration with doctors, psychotherapists and our other partners as being of vital importance. Our clients benefit from our close links to different specialist groups, institutions and health insurance schemes.

What matters most to us is supporting you through your pregnancy and after your baby is born, during what can be both an exciting and a stressful time. This calls for careful and attentive handling of pregnancy and birth risks.

The call a midwife team

Sabine Kroh
48 years old, midwife for 28 years, 1 daughter

call a midwife aims to provide reliable, medically expert help and support to women and families during a very special time in their lives. Our world is increasingly digitalised, and increasingly global; often when we look for answers to our questions online we end up feeling even more confused and anxious than before. That’s why we want to update the traditional role of a midwife for the digital age, and rise to the new challenges of the 21st century.
Our German midwifery system is the only one of its kind in the world. In many countries, women and families do not receive any support from a midwife before or after the birth of their baby. We want to cater for these women and families too, and offer them expert advice when they need it, across national borders.

 

Bianca Gabbey – communications specialist
42 years old, worked in advertising and marketing for 20 years, 1 daughter

At last a team of women, for women, and a business idea for mothers, for children, for life, for health! These are the issues that drive and motivate me both personally and professionally. As a mother myself, and someone who has spent years working on a voluntary basis to help self-employed women, my role as co-founder of call a midwife has enabled me to use my specialist knowledge of corporate communications to make an important profession stronger, more visible and more accessible.

 

 

Lena
33 Jahre, Hebamme seit 2006, Hausgeburtshebamme

Meine ersten Berührungspunkte mit der Hebammenarbeit hatte ich bereits 2003 in Westafrika. Ich war schon immer sehr an Entwicklungszusammenarbeit interessiert und absolvierte ein mehrwöchiges Praktikum auf der Entbindungsstation in Ghana/Saltpond. Das war sicherlich einer der weichenstellendsten Momente für meine Hebammenarbeit.
Nach meinem Examen 2006 zog es mich erst mal nach Berlin, ich wollte Paare aus aller Welt betreuen und orientierte mich beruflich in die außerklinische Geburtshilfe. Ich habe in den letzten 10 Jahren über 400 Geburten in der Klinik, im Geburtshaus und zu Hause begleitet, aus mehr als 20 verschiedenen Nationen. Im Jahr 2017 lebte ich mehrere Monate in Indien, um mich auch dort der Geburtshilfe zu widmen.
Ich freue mich bei call a midwife dabei zu sein und stehe Paaren mit meinem fundierten Wissen gerne zur Seite.