I offer childbirth preparation and postpartum classes in English for international families in Germany.

Please note: As I am a doula and not a midwife many German insurances might refuse to cover the costs for my classes. Feel free to make inquiries with your respective insurance – sometimes they make exceptions for courses in English.

In person childbirth and postpartum classes

I am teaching childbirth preparation and postpartum classes in Munich at the new birth center in Pasing (Geburtshaus Pasing) throughout the year .

Upcoming childbirth preparation and postpartum classes*

Thanksgiving class

Four Sunday evenings:  from 5.30 – 8.00 pm
12.11.2023, 19.11.2023, 26.11.2023, 3.12.2023

*As I attend births as a doula and births tend to happen at unexpected times, I might have to sometimes postpone a class on short notice to another evening.

Course content

Geburtsvorbereitungskurs Englisch Childbirth and postpartum class in English Germany
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During my childbirth and postpartum classes, we meet up 4 times to talk about
> ways you can nourish and prepare yourself during pregnancy
> relevant aspects of the physiology and anatomy of birth
> coping and comfort measures that support the physiological birth process
> the pros and cons of different interventions
> belly birth (cesarean birth) and all the options around that
> communication strategies and the importance of informed consent.

Geburtsvorbereitungskurs englisch English childbirth and postpartum class in Germany
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I will show you how to find evidence-based information on all the topics that are crucial for you. My focus is on mindfulness and the practice of deep relaxation. Our minds and bodies are deeply intertwined, and these interactions powerfully influence our emotions. The emphasis on mindfulness and relaxation will help you create a calmer and more peaceful birth experience.

The postpartum part of the class helps parents prepare for the inevitable, marvellous and breathtaking changes that come when a new baby arrives.  I want to provide ideas on how to prepare for the lying-in period (the first weeks after birth) in the healthiest way possible.  We discuss postpartum mood disorders in both women and men as well as baby’s sleep and different diapering options. Furthermore, we will cover breastfeeding and bottlefeeding, calming a newborn and taking care of yourself and your relationship after becoming parents.


The whole course is available for 350 Euro. The costs include the birthing parent and one partner (optional). Single or underage mothers can always contact me for indidvidual solutions.

You can register through my contact form.

Online lunchtime classes

This class is designed for busy pregnant mothers who want to engage with the topics of pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum but cannot attend an evening class. We will cover a variety of subjects such as

> Is it even possible to prepare for birth?
> What are the best coping mechanisms to deal with labor?
> What is a gentle Casearean birth?
> Why are the first weeks after birth so important?
> What does breastfeeding feel like?
> Will our relationship change after baby?

The next lunchtime class starts September 20, 2023 and ends October 25, 2023. We meet at 12.15 pm on zoom for about an hour.

In addition to our 6 live online meetups you will receive access to my detailed video class if you want to explore some of our topics more deeply. The cost of the class is 259 Euro. Email me to subscribe.
I am looking forward to spending my lunchbreaks with you!

Private childbirth and postpartum classes

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In case you feel more comfortable in a private setting, I am happy to come to your house (in the Munich area) or meet you at a place of your choosing. I will create a customized 3-hour childbirth preparation and postpartum class for you and your support person. We will discuss ways to prepare for birth, the anatomy and the physiology of the birth process, as well as comfort measures for labor. I will talk to you about what to expect once you arrive at your birth place, about the pros and cons of interventions that might be offered and about your options if you have a Cesarean birth. If desired I can help you create a birth plan.

Also we will briefly cover what to expect postpartum, breatsfeeding tips and how to prepare for life with a newborn.

The 3 hour class costs 240 Euro.

Video childbirth and postpartum class for international families in Germany

While I was still pregnant with my third baby, I created a video childbirth and postpartum class for international families who do not have access to live classes.

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You will receive 8 hours of video material (14 parts with 146 videos in total). I cover all the topics I also cover in my live classes and answer the most frequently asked questions. Furthermore, I added several checklists, visuals and links to a plethora of ressources.

This class is perfect for you, if you need full schedule flexibility, if there are no English course options near you or if you are on bedrest. Buying a video class also gives you the opportunity to revisit topics that you want to explore in depth. You and your partner can take as much time as you need to complete the course and you can join from everywhere.

If you are interested you can explore and buy the course on the teaching platform podia.

The price for the whole childbirth and postpartum video class is 129 Euro. Single mothers and parents who are not able to afford the whole price are welcome to message me directly for a discount code.

We must give women the opportunity to challenge their fears, work with them, and birth through them. Not only will this change each woman, it will change the political and medical climate in which they make these choices. - Connee L. Pike.Urlacher