TN40: Giving birth abroad with Karen Wilmot, the Virtual Midwife.

Karen Wilmot was born in South Africa. When she grew up she followed the footsteps of her mom and became a Midwife. Also, her passion for traveling took her around the world. Her career has allowed her to work on a diamond mine in South Africa, in a small village in Mexico, in a military hospital in Saudi Arabia and with the Royal family of Oman. In Oman, she also established between 2009 and 2015 the first private community services supporting expat women during pregnancy and birth. It was seeing how valuable this service was, coupled with her desire to go travelling again that gave her the amazing idea to go virtual. She decided to become a Virtual Midwife and build an interactive online platform providing personalized care, information and support for women who have limited or no access to quality prenatal advice and care. She offers both online support and a VIP fly in/fly out service.

Glimpse on Karen's insights in this episode:

  • What are the differences and similarities of pregnancy/giving birth that we can see in different cultures.
  • What is the role of a Midwife and a Doula.
  • How did technology affect the process of pregnancy and birth.
  • How to manage the overwhelming and sometimes contradictory infomation we find online.
  • How to choose the right support system for the pregnancy and post natal period.
  • Some practical guidance on the things to look at when pregnant and giving birth.

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