Hello there! I am Karen.

How can I help you? 



The Virtual Midwife was created to meet the increasing need for professional advice online and has enabled me to support hundreds of families around the world to enjoy their pregnancy and have empowering birth experiences. 

Home Birth

Presently I am based in Cape Town, South Africa. I work in private practice as in independent midwife offering home birth or birth at Al Nisa private MOU. Click the CONTACT ME  button and we can set up a time to chat.

Traveling Midwife

All travel plans are presently on hold due to the corona pandemic but I am still supporting couples virtually in Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, Jakarta and Rwanda and I am certain that my traveling midwife services will resume again in 2021. Contact me for more info



Holistic Birth Preparation

If you have been looking for a class that will take you step by step from pregnancy through birth  – you just found it.

Get the skills and confidence to have the birth you want, on your terms.    


Gentle birth through breath

Not ready to go all in yet? Start here. 

Powerful in its simplicity, this will radically transform the way you experience the sensations of labor. Effective breathing is the true essence of all birth preparation techniques. 


Virtual Support

Personalised ongoing online support. Includes 24/7 pregnancy hotline (whatsapp/email), access to all my online courses and 90 mins/month of 1:1 consultations.  


Fast track your care

If you need answers immediately then hit the pink button below and book a consultation. All calls include detailed notes and recommendations plus 1 week whatsapp follow up.  



Holistic Online Community

If you want to dive straight in and get a taste of my teaching style and birth philosophy, then head on over and join my closed FB community group. I host regular Q&A sessions and live webinars so when you invest in my courses, you know that you will get exactly what you signed up for and more!  



Get my Book

I spent 14 years working abroad with expats and while nothing about pregnancy is different, it shaped the way I teach while embracing different cultures and beliefs and adapting everything I know accordingly. Available on Amazon.



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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Episode 2 of Covid Birth Stories is out with Tristan and Chanelle Birth story.

Tristan put significant effort into being an awesome "daddy doula" and says that his biggest gift was knowing how to be fully present for Chanelle through her labor. He is in awe of the power of birth and was transformed by the exchange of energy during the pushing phase.

Chanelle shares how Pethidine gave her a chance to get some rest and helped her through the most intense part of her labor. Being aware of the power of suggestion gave her a deep insight into other peoples beliefs about birth without impacting her own belief system and enabled her to confidently decline the offer of an epidural.

Her labor progressed so fast that there was no time for her to be moved to the delivery room and we talk about how this was a blessing in disguise.

If you would like to share your birth story, I would love to hear it. Stories connect us through shared experience and now more then ever we need reminding of our shared connection. Please book a spot here

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