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 woman 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 cosiness, the feeling of safety in your own environment, a holistic and mindful care approach to you and your family and an autonomous birth. Almost the same applies for births in the Geburtshaus Maja, a very beautiful place which is comfortably set up in the best way for your labour and the arrival of your baby.
Because I concentrate on women and couples who are planning a home birth or birth centre 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.
Topics: evidence based post- and antenatal care, breastfeeding, sexual education
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