Hi there!

I'm Peter

midwife for home births and birth centre births in Berlin

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Labour and Birth

My main professional focus is labour and birth care. I offer home birth attendance and work in the team of the birth centre "Geburtshaus Maja".

Antenatal and Postnatal

The care for couples who are planning a home birth usually comes in a package with support through pregnancy, the postnatal phase and breastfeeding.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

I make use of millenary oriental wisdom, mainly, but not only, of Traditional Chinese Medicine with acupuncture and similar techniques.

Evidence-based practice

I have studied midwifery in Cambridge, Uk. As the academic that I am, I care about well-done research and keep practice updated according to the best available evidence.

My hood

For home birth I cover the Berlin districts Prenzlauer Berg, Wedding, Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain, and directly bordering neighbourhoods.
My post-natal region, however, is more restricted to Prenzlauer Berg
and directly bordering areas.

Multilingual support

I love learning new languages. The benefit of that is that I am currently attending in any of these languages: Deutsch, English, Español, Português, et Français.

Capacities

The Berlin rule of thumb for everybody pregnant: Contact your midwife as soon as you know you'll need one! As most midwives, I'm planning my capacities six months or more ahead of time. I'll try to keep this section updated, if spots become available on shorter notice.

For the months March, April and May 2019 one spot for each of the three months has become available for women/ couples who are planning a home birth or a birth at Geburtshaus Maja.

If you’re interested, please leave me a message via the contact form.

Looking for a midwife for after your hospital birth?

For capacity reasons I cannot attend women/ couples for ante- and postnatal care only!! I’m very sorry! I appreciate how difficult it is in Berlin to find a midwife.

Services

I offer the usual range of midwifery services. Most midwives, I think, have one or more specialities in the alternative spectrum of medicine or bodywork. So have I.

All basic midwifery services are usually covered by the public health insurance plan. Private insurances are meant to pay all basic maternity services as well. It might be helpful to ask, what exactly is covered.

Offers which are slightly more on the alternative side of the spectrum might have to be covered privately. Please ask, so we can discuss it.

Homebirths

the cosiest way to give birth. Evidence-based, gentle care in your own environment.

Birth centre births

at Geburtshaus Maja

Pregnancy support

with birth preparation and prenatal check-ups

Postnatal care at home

with breastfeeding support.
In my case, this is usually not a lone-standing service, but part of a package together with pregancy and labour care.

Holistic approach to health

through chinese medicine with acupuncture and similar techniques, phytotherapy, basic homeopathy and aroma therapy.

Energetic bodywork

with physical massages and other more energetical approaches. Please, ask me in person if you want to know more.

All basic midwifery services are usually covered by the public health insurance plan. Private insurances are meant to pay all basic maternity services as well. It might be helpful to ask, what exactly is covered.

Offers which are slightly more on the alternative side of the spectrum might have to be covered privately. Please ask, so we can discuss it.

About me

I love Argentine Tango, nature and culture, or better said: cultural diversity…

The fascination about pregnancy, birth and everything around it hit me still during my first studies of Social Anthropology and Education Sciences when I was traveling in the Global South (Latin America, East Africa, South East Asia).

It was more a calling than a conscious decision to become a midwife. It still took a while until I followed the call to study the most beautiful of all professions in Cambridge, UK. (In the meantime I worked in editorial management in Global Health and facilitated trainings for young people going for work experiences abroad.)

In England, midwifery is an academic subject, which influences my professional practice a great deal. Evidence-informed practice is an important aspect of how I work and plan the meetings. I combine this with the art of midwifery (German: “die Hebammenkunst”) and a holistic approach to the process of becoming parents, including all the emotional, psychological, social and medical implications.

It’s not only the woman and her baby who I attend, but the whole family… no matter how patchwork-y or queer this family is.
Planning a home birth allows us to hold the balance between homely cosiness, the feeling of safety in your own environment, a holistic and mindful care approach to you and your family and an autonomous birth. Almost the same applies for births in the Geburtshaus Maja, a very beautiful place which is comfortably set up in the best way for your labour and the arrival of your baby.

Because I concentrate on women and couples who are planning a home birth or birth centre birth with me, I’m sorry to say that I often don’t manage to look after women and families who are planning a hospital birth and look for post-natal midwifery services mainly.


Contact

For a start, please fill out the form below. I’ll get back to you, as soon as I can. Please be aware, that I'm using a third party software named Cognito Forms to gather and process your information.

Peter

+491633474448

 


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Testimonials

  • When Peter doesn't visit us anymore it's like cutting another umbilical cord.

    Anna, 2 weeks after her home birth
  • It was an incredibly beautiful time which we will probably never forget.
    We were completely satisfied with everything and have no criticism at all. Thanks for this little piece of eternity that you gave us. Hopefully our next child can be born with you again.

    Caro, 10 days after the birth of her son.
  • My labour was not what I had hoped for and I was really sad my midwife couldn't be with me when my daughter was born. I was still very happy he had prepared me so well. This gave me a lot of security, despite the unexpected progression.

    Martina in her birth afterthoughts