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.
You want to enjoy and calm and peaceful pregnancy and birth
You want to feel in control and be an active participant in your care
You are feeling overwhelmed with the volume of information available
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
I never believed that birth could be so beautifulSofia Tsiafi
I thought it was just a class about birth, but for me, it was life changingNatalia Costa
With her holistic approach, Karen helped me experience childbirth as it is meant to be – natural.Chloe Steele
The Virtual Midwife in the Press
Preparing for Baby
There 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 abroad
Having 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 Pregnancy
Asana 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.
I love to travel and I am blessed that my work takes me around the world supporting women online and in person
Favourite things include yoga, sailing, singing and cheese and tomato sandwiches.
Writer, speaker, entrepreneur, adventurer, sailor, musician and keeper of women’s traditions
My ‘first birth’ was actually a cow. I was 8 years old and from that moment I was hooked on birth!
Nursing, midwifery, hypnotherapy, yoga, marketing, business administration & adult eductation
“So much of who we are is where we have been.” Lao Tzu
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
Karen taught me about “holding space” before I even knew it was a thing. The lessons I learned from her altered the course of my life. My pregnancy and birth experience was so amazing that it inspired me to become a doula.Hayley Rand
Karen was not only with me for both of my pregnancies and births, she was also my mentor during my doula studies. She taught me the value of honoring every woman’s experience.Lindsay Lane Ward Hoffman
Throughout my wife’s pregnancies I often felt overlooked and rather like a spare wheel. Karen was the only person to make me feel entitled to share and take part in the birth experience. For that I will always be immensely grateful.Ross Baird