Doula - Childbirth Class

Cleaning out your emotional and mental closet before baby arrives

If you are like many mothers-to-be, you’ve been focused on preparing for baby in a myriad of ways: tracking down and acquiring those must-have baby essentials, preparing for birth physically by visiting childbirth classes and prenatal yoga, cleaning and a creating a space just for your newborn and so […]

Doula - Giving medicine - Birth Routine

I didn’t know I could refuse! Birth as routine – the German way.

7 Tips to reframe the conversation around birth and assert your right to choice One of the most significant challenges expat couples encounter in the Munich Kreißsäle (delivery wards) is the culturally distinct and very direct, authoritative style of communication practiced by a number of physicians and midwives […]

Fetus and placenta

Musings on the Birth of the Placenta That’ll Surprise You…

The placenta is the only organ that is grown by the human body only to be later expelled once its purpose has been fulfilled. Attached to the uterine wall, it facilitates the transfer of oxygen and nutrients from mother to baby and, thus, sustains life developing within the womb. As time passes, researchers continue to […]

Newborn - Birth in Germany

10 Steps to Make Your Voice Heard – Giving Birth in Germany

share save share share info  If you are like many women facing pregnancy and birth in another country, culture and language, you may have certain doubts about how you will manage everything. You may even find that the tide of anxiety tends to ebb and flow as you eagerly anticipate those days, hours and still intangible moments leading up[…]