Who Is The Virtual Midwife?
The Virtual Midwife is for you if…
My life has been building towards the point of becoming ‘the virtual midwife’ ever since I was born. I grew up in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, in a busy household where my mother was a midwife and my early years were full of her stories of brave women and incredible births. Even back then the idea of birth filled me with awe, and the desire to nurture and treasure new life became embedded in my soul.
How I can support you during pregnancy.
I help you find the right information at the right time. I help you put things in perspective. I support you through challenging times.
GROUP SUPPORTI nurture & support you collectively in the Virtual Midwife community
- Weekly meet ups in the Virtual Midwife Chat room where I can answer your questions, give you guidance, recommendations and feedback PLUS all membership benefits (yoga downloads, birth visualisations, recipes etc)
GROUP + MIDWIFEI nurture & support you collectively + 3 private consultations
- Enjoy all the benefits of group support PLUS some private time with me to discuss your birth plan, guide you with decision making and coach you through challenges. One payment – lifetime membership.
FULL PACKAGEI create a package to suit your unique needs + all benefits
- This one is all about you. I will support you through pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding with 1:1 care + all the member benefits. This is fully tailored package designed to meet your unique needs. One payment – lifetime membership.
How does the Virtual Midwife Program work?
“Live” interaction with webinars and VOIP calls. This is your Virtual Antenatal Clinic and Virtual Yoga Studio all rolled into one, and I am with your every step of the way with group or personal coaching
This program is about creating change and results. You will get tools, techniques, guides and a deep understanding of the principles of a safe and gentle birth.
Preparing for birth cannot be done alone. The Virtual Midwife provides an online community of like-minded women who are all striving for the same thing – a safe and gentle birth.
“The antenatal course was brilliant for both my husband and I. Karen shared her vast midwifery knowledge in a sensible yet fun way. She instills confidence through her calming and reassuring approach.”
Debs & Pete Teachers
LESSONS FROM THE LABOR ROOM
Sharing the wisdom of 20 years of working with women
Join women around the world and become part of The Virtual Midwife Community
A Sneak Peak at the Last 20 Years
Every birth I have attended has changed me on some level and taught me something about the incredible wisdom of women and babies.
I promote a holistic approach to birth which includes yoga and powerful breathing techniques. We can not separate body, mind and breath.
I believe in safe and gentle birth for ALL women. I host workshops and retreats around the world to raise awareness of the importance of safe & gentle birth and how to achieve it.
Don’t just take it from me, this is what your community is saying
The Virtual Midwife in the Press
Preparing for BabyThere is so much information available but so much of it focuses on the problems, risks and negative aspects. As a result most women fear giving birth and I was seeing women arriving in the delivery suite in a state of tension and panic. I believe in safe and gentle birth but it is crucial to be effectively prepared to get this. Read more
What you need to know about giving birth abroadHaving a baby, especially your first, in a foreign country can be a daunting thought. It is easy to get so caught up in this that you neglect the physical and emotional preparation required for this life changing event. So for a moment lets forget that you are in a foreign country and get back to basics. Read More
The Joy of Yoga in PregnancyAsana and Pranayama help us towards gaining mastery over our body and developing an energetic awareness of ourselves.Mastery of the breath is one of the most important techniques to learn in preparation for birth. There are many aspects of birth that are out of our control, but we always have control of the breath and the mind and they influence each other in equal measure. Read More
The Virtual Midwife … at a glance
– KAREN WILMOT –
My mother was a midwife and also my first and greatest teacher. She taught me that birth was a natural, normal and incredibly beautiful.
Reasons to Love Online Birth Preparation
Statistics (and personal experience) show improved birth outcomes and increased overall satisfaction with the birth experience when couples are prepared and educated about what to expect. This is especially true for expats who are already in foreign circumstances.
Even the most loving & supportive husbands sometimes don’t see the point of going to a class to “learn to breathe.” With online classes you don’t even need to leave the house! All you need is a good wifi connection and a comfy chair and you are good to go.
No more endless searching that results in at least 5 conflicting responses and more questions than answers. Everything you need to know is in this course. All your questions will be answered PLUS you will have access to your private online community café and live interaction with the Virtual Midwife.
Karen helped me to understand the non-necessity of modern medical interventions and when and how to say ‘no’
Iram Ansari, Assistant Professor in Accounting & Finance at the Sultan Qaboos University, Oman