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This is for you if you are pregnant outside of your home country.

While nothing about your pregnancy will be different, everything else feels completely foreign. Choosing the right care provider, knowing when and where to get the right tests and deciding where to give birth seem like impossible tasks. 

I can help you. I am an expat midwife and I work exclusively with pregnant expats. I will guide you to the right resources and be your sounding board so you can flourish during pregnancy rather than take the first plane home!

 

 Hello there! I am Karen.

How can I help you? 

 

 

 

 

 

✅ I wrote a book just for you! No more random online searches and horrific birth stories – just straight up expert medical advice and curated content.

✅ No chance of missing important tests or investigations with tick lists, cheat sheets and your own personalised care plan.   

✅ The knowledge and skills to make informed decisions and communicate them effectively with your OB/GYN. 

✅ Get the lowdown on pain management techniques and the confidence to know when you need them.

 

I have been a midwife for 30 years.  I spent 14 years working as an expat in the Middle East and it opened me up to finding innovative ways to support women within a system that supports policy. 

I studied prenatal yoga RYT 200, Hypnobirthing the Mongan method, the Mama Bamba way with Robyn Sheldon, Spinning babies with Gail Tully and Active birth with Janet Balaskas.

How Karen helped me

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

Birth Doula, UK

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

Yoga Teacher and Doula, USA

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

Creative Director

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Wondering what books to read to get birth ready? I am doing a series of book reviews on my podcast to guide you. Last week I reviewed Birthing from Within and next week I will be talking about Birth Without Fear! Subscribe to my podcast so that you don't miss out or find the replay on my Youtube Channel (the Virtual Midwife) Actually everything I do is called the Virtual Midwife!
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🇰🇾🇪🇹🇩🇪🇫🇮🇦🇪🇴🇲🇺🇸Right now I am virtually supporting pregnant couples in 7 countries around the world from my home in South Africa!!
✅ I don't replace your visits with your Ob/Gyn or your midwife - I make sure that they count because you know what questions to ask.
✅ I don't physically perform the tests and scans but I make sure you get them on time and you know what to do with the results or if you need any further testing.
✅ I don't make you wait until you are 28 weeks to attend a birth class, every call is an opportunity for learning and preparing and we start early.

I guide you to find the best resources wherever you are.
Don't get lost down the rabbit hole of pregnancy information overload when you could have what you need delivered directly to you, as and when you need it.

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There really isn't anything to replace that feeling of being supported and it is your #1 need during pregnancy!

I don't replace your own Doctor or Midwife - I am here to fill in the gaps and be available 24/7 for questions, concerns and support. I help you make decisions with confidence. I share information about options you may not have considered that will positively impact your birth. I help you move beyond fear and overwhelm with regular 1:1 calls and support.

Got a burning question or wanting to get clear on your birth choices? Let's chat.
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