The Ultimate Online Birthing Course!
The ultimate online birth preparation course is 6 modules of information online and on demand, designed to help you achieve the birth of your dreams.
You can work through it at your own pace. You can repeat modules. You can do them together with your partner. You can watch it, listen to it, read it and take it with you to the hospital. You will also have access to my extensive resource library of cheat sheets and checklists.
If you are planning a hospital birth then you will be faced with many CHOICES during pregnancy and labor.
While technological advances have done a lot to IMPROVE birth outcomes they come with risks and drawbacks when used inappropriately.
how do you know if an intervention is necessary or appropriate?
If having a natural birth is better for you and your baby than a c/section then why is the c/section rate so high?
YOU MIGHT EVEN BE WONDERING….
why should you wait to go into labor when you can be induced at 38 weeks and plan accordingly?
IT’S CONFUSING WHEN…
There are just so many variables and everyone you speak to seems to have a different opinion or story (some of them quite scary!)
HI! I’m Karen and I left the hospital system in 2009 because at least 80% of the women I met in the labor room were not prepared for the challenge of labor and it was TOO LATE when I met them in the labor room to start preparing them.
Added to that were the many hospital procedures that quite frankly, made me uncomfortable, & that I knew could be avoided with the right information & preparation. I WANT YOU to have a SAFE, GENTLE and POSITIVE birth experience.
A comprehensive online course packed with everything you need to have the birth you want.
6 modules that include video lessons + mini ebooks + audio downloads.
Watch it, listen to it (while you walk, cook, before you go to bed or in your car) and print the ebooks as a reference to go back to again and again.
By the end of this course you will have the tools and techniques to MINIMISE your chances of a disappointing or traumatic birth experience.
You will feel confident about your choices.
You will understand the impact of your beliefs and expectations on your experience and a positive mindset.
You will be able to confidently participate in the the decisions around your care and your partner will have the knowledge and insight to support you.
ONLINE BIRTH COURSE CONTENTS
This module is perfect for early pregnancy when you are faced with decisions like where to have your baby, who to have with you and how to plan ahead.
– How to assess available services & choose a care provider
– Knowing which tests are required, why they are done & when
– Assessing different birthing options
This module is all about preparing your mind. Your mind will be your most powerful tool in labor so it is important to learn how to use if effectively.
– Understanding the relevance of left & right brain functions in labor & birth
– Realising your coping style to maximise benefit in labor
– Learning to let go of factors out of your control & focus on those that are
This module will help you to understand the many strange & new sensations and how to learn to trust and be guided by them, rather than being afraid that something is wrong.
– The role of your cervix and how it changes to birth your baby
– How Relaxin influences your body and learning to relax-in to it
– The many ways that nature protects your baby in pregnancy
This module will guide you to open up to your inner knowing and ability to connect & communicate with your unborn baby
– Learning to trust your intuition & use it to guide decision making
– Discovering your own unique form of communication with your baby in utero
– Learning the art of listening, self-reflection & introspection
This module is perfect for the last weeks of pregnancy when your body is showing clear signs that your baby is ready to be born.
– Differentiating between probable and positive signs of labor
– How the stage of labor look and feel in real life
– Understanding pain vs. sensation and how to manage them
This module is essential for everyone who is giving birth in the hospital system that is driven by policies and procedures. If you don’t know our choices then you don’t have any.
– Understanding interventions – what & why and how to avoid them
– Learning effective communication & questioning techniques BRAT
– Know how & when to use “watchful waiting” safely
Even though I ended up going for a c/section, I still had total trust in my body and knew that it was the right decision for me, thanks to all the classes with KarenKatarina, Germany
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 helped me to understand the non-necessity of modern medical interventions and when to be able to say ‘no’Iram Ansari
12 videos +
6 guided visualisations +
6 Cheat sheets +
6 workbooks =
confident couple =
positive birth experience
Why the 6 week online birth preparation course works:
The Big picture
Everything you need to know and to understand in order to have a positive birth experience. It is a sequential journey that takes you from pregnancy through birth and into motherhood.
Created and presented by me – The Virtual Midwife Karen Wilmot – it includes the latest up to date and evidence based care. I give you a balanced view of what is out there and what you need to know.
Proven tools and techniques
I give you realistic tools and techniques to practice during pregnancy and proven methods to cope with the intensity of the sensations of labor.
If you are unhappy for any reason, I provide a 30 day money back guarantee. I know how valuable my content is but I want you to be happy with your investment. If it is not working for you then let me know.
Join me in my members only closed Facebook group The Virtual Midwife Cafe where I do weekly live min workshops and you get to ask my questions as and when you need them. This is a wonderfully supportive community of pregnant women and mom’s with new babies.
How Karen helped me
With her holistic approach, Karen helped me experience childbirth as it is meant to be – natural.Chloe Steele
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
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if this course is right for me?
Everything about this program is directed towards making you feel safe and confident to make choices and decisions. Rather than spending hours looking for information, I am offering you the right information in the right format at the right time.
If you decide that this course is not for you, you may send me a written notification within 30 days and a refund will be negotiated mutually based on the circumstances.
Why should I pay for information that I can find free online?
Because free information is not organised or structured. It’s free, so it is random and most often it is fear based. So I have taken the best of the best and coupled it with 25 years of hands on experience so that I can share it with you in bite size chunks at the right time. Your birth experience is a memory of a lifetime and I want to make sure it is a positive one.
What sets this program apart from other programs?
It is written and created by me – a midwife with 25 years of experience that I share freely with you. I include information that is not typically part of a birth preparation program. Things like preparing your mind and finding your coping style. Even when it comes to learning about the stages of labor – I give you realistic tips that you can apply in real life, not just text book jargon. Our mind is constantly in motion and as such, it hold great potential to change and influence the way we live. I will help you to harness the power of your mind as an effective tool to use in labor.
Why do I need a childbirth class?
As a modern, educated woman you are part of a generation that is used to being in control of your life and at work. You may find it difficult to let go and accept that birth is a process that cannot be ‘managed’ like a work project. With the increase in medicalization of childbirth and risk averse environment, you might want to learn the tools to avoid interventions, medication, and a cesarean. It is crucial that you know your options and how you can influence your care.
What if I would like a private session or need a bit extra?
Perhaps there is something that you don’t want to share in the group or that you feel is personal to you. Book a call here. If its just a quickie then feel free to book a complimentary call but otherwise book a consultation.