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Understandably you are all anxious about the effect of Covid-19 during pregnancy. Here is the latest evidence and information.

 

Holistic Online Midwife.

I am a midwife, childbirth educator, hypnobirthing practitioner, doula, post partum doula, maternity nurse and a lactation consultant! Yes, I know that’s a lot of titles behind my name, but I believe in a holistic approach. I love to nurture you from the moment you find out you are pregnant until you are holding your baby in your arms, plus everything inbetween, including breastfeeding and sleep issues.

 

 

Most of my clients are expats who feel isolated from friends and family during this special life event. The vulnerability that comes with pregnancy is exacerbated by unfamiliar surroundings and the pressure to find and build a relationship with a suitable care provider.

My expertise lies in bridging the gap. I create a safe supportive space so that you can focus on your health and wellbeing. I guide you to find the best resources and medical care wherever you are. Knowing that all the important details are taken care allows you to really enjoy your pregnancy and put all your energy into getting ready and being prepared.

I work with couples virtually (online), and in your home (fly in/fly out).
I offer 3 levels of personalised support and all packages are tailored to your specific needs and situation.

 

 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.

 

Breathing is your single most powerful tool during labor. This kit will teach you breath awareness (journal exercises) plus the 5 essential techniques to stay calm, centered and focused. It comes with a downloadable app so that you can start practising immediately. 

 

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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Another insight into the amazing team that brings the VIDM to life every year. Jane brings a wealth of experience and has caught over 2000 babies on 4 continents, in countries including USA, Scotland, Zimbabwe and New Zealand.
You can listen to our conversation here

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❓These are strange times we are living in and everything is changing, including hospital rules and how you imagined your birth would be.
💥All of a sudden you have just been hit with a whole new bunch of unknowns.
ℹ️If you are looking for answers then I will see you at the webinar.
meet.thevirtualmidwife.com/birth-alone here for the deets.
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🤰36 weeks pregnant or more (and feeling corona-terrified)?

🇩🇪In Germany and the 🇺🇸USA right now, father’s are not allowed in the delivery room ⛔️🦠🏥.

Next week, this could be the case in South Africa 🇿🇦

What will you do if you suddenly discover you need to birth without your planned birth team?

Do you have a plan B?

🎟Join me live for the free webinar where I take you through:

✅What could and could not unfold in the coming weeks
✅What your rights are
✅The top 3 most important plans you should have in place
✅Your number 1 option if your doula, baby-daddy or birthing partner can’t be there in person

meet.thevirtualmidwife.com/birth-alone
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