“Birth preparation classes in Berlin”, an interview with midwife and birth preparation course instructor Katrin O’Malley
In this interview the midwife Katrin O’Malley gives us insider knowledge on how birth preparation classes work in Berlin.
Katrin O’Malley is a Hebamme (midwife) in Berlin. She works out of a gynecologist’s practice in Potsdamer Platz and offers birth preparation classes for first-time parents, rerun birth preparation classes for parents who already have children as well as birth preparation classes for parents with a planned c-section.
Some of the topics we discussed are:
03:30 – What is covered in a birth preparation class in Germany? What is the structure and the length of the class?
15:30 – When should one attend a birth preparation class? What is the ideal time to register for a birth preparation class?
19:00 – What is the difference and pros and cons of an online birth preparation class vs a in-person birth preparation course?
23:20 – What is the advantage of a birth preparation class for second-time parents?
29:20 – Why you should consider attending a birth preparation class if you planned a c-section?
36:40 – Options to attend a birth preparation class when you’re a single mother expecting
38:10 – What is the cost of a birth preparation class in English in Berlin?
40:30 – Katrin’s recommendations
If you want to attend one of Katrin’s classes, you can check her website: www.midwifeinberlin.com
Please note this episode was recorded early 2021.
Resources shared by Katrin:
Mindful Birthing from Nancy Bardacke
Osteopath Kerstin Sachse
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