Berlin can be an amazing city, but here’s the truth: When you don’t speak German, and you become pregnant or a new parent, it can be pretty daunting to navigate the system!

 

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From baby bump to birth to school enrollment, I’ve supported once bright-eyed Berlin arrivals in returning to their original fascination with the city.

You don’t need to go through a kafkaesque nightmare of dealing with cryptic bureaucracies and the language barrier. Work with me to get a personalized action plan, find all the most up-to-date resources, and I translate so that you can feel like yourself again. You can focus on other learning experiences, like figuring out the next steps with your pregnancy, and life with baby or kids.

 

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Here’s how I support you:

 

A 1-on-1 Custom Pregnancy, Birth & Parenting Orientation Service for Berlin Arrivals 

 

YOU ARE PREGNANT

  • Create a personalized  time-line, map aspirations and schedule for our meetings.
  • Provide you with a curated list of pregnancy resources in Berlin (and beyond).
  • Develop an overview of expected pregnancy and birth protocol in Berlin.
  • Assist  you with acquiring the best health insurance to cover your prenatal, delivery and postnatal costs.
  • Help you locate, organize to meet and interview with your ideal  health care providers (midwives, doulas, OB-Gyn)
  • Assist you in identifying your ideal birthing center or hospital.
  • Assist you in planning a home-birth.
  • Provide you with highly-personalized prenatal doula/birth coach services***
  • Point you to evidence-based guidance through your unique pregnancy concerns.
  • Assist you with interviews and interpretation of necessary documents and interactions.
  • Set you up with the best prenatal yoga and wellness services (in english)
  • Make relevant phone calls and bookings on your behalf (in German).
  • Offer my personal experience and a compassionate ear.

& more

YOU HAVE A NEW BABY

  • Create a personalized  time-line, map aspirations, and schedule for our meetings.
  • Provide you with a curated list of resources for new parents in Berlin (and beyond).
  • Assist you with locating and registering with your ideal pediatrician
  • Provide you with post-partum doula support***
  • Help you register your child’s birth
  • Help you obtain birth certificates and passports for your new baby
  • Assist you in acquiring paternity documents (if you are not married).
  • Help you communicate with your health insurance company to add coverage for your new baby
  • Guide you in choosing and registering for  your ideal childcare options (Early bird catches the worm!)
  • Assist you in applying for parental leave and other relevant benefits
  • Offer  you my personal experience, and a compassionate ear.

& more

YOU HAVE A CHILD

  • Create a personalized  time-line, map aspirations, and schedule for our meetings.
  • Provide you with a curated list of resources for your child(ren) in Berlin (and beyond).
  • Help you  locate, choose and register for an ideal kindergarten or school in Berlin.
  • Assist you in finding ideal social and recreational activities for you and your child.
  • Assist you with locating and registering with your ideal pediatrician
  • Give you an overview of childhood norms and protocols in Berlin.
  • Offer my personal experience and a compassionate ear.

& more

*** My doula services optional & with special rates applied.

 

What the service includes:

 

 4+ Sessions  

Depending on what kind of services or support you need, we arrange 4+ sessions to get you where you need. Should you require more or less services or support, we will organize accordingly to create an adjusted plan.

Action Plan &  Aspirations Map 

Together we define what you need to organize in order to obtain your desired outcomes. We figure out what your specific preferences are so that the resources and guidance are effective. Then we create an action plan and timeline with steps and checklists to move forward.

1 in-person Meeting OR 1 hour long telephone call (per session) 

We either meet in person, I accompany you to registrations, appointments, or interviews. I make telephone calls with you to provide personal support, or I make telephone calls on your behalf to move through our action plans. These calls may also be in the form of emails or skype.

Translation service 

Each step that requires a working knowledge of German, I will provide you with interpretations or speak on your behalf. If this requires preparation work, then we will set a window of time to allow for completion of documents.

Community & Personalized Support

All of the services are customized for your individual situation. The experience is centered around possibility thinking and innovatively getting you established.

 LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE

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How it works:

 

1. Book a FREE 30 minute call to get acquainted and discuss your current situation. (This is always a fun discovery!)

2. Determine how many sessions would be appropriate for your needs & desires.

3. Set up a payment plan

4. Choose date to get started

 

Ready to get started? BOOK YOUR SESSION with me to talk about your specific needs & how we move forward. 

 

BOOK YOUR SESSION

 

OH, your Bonus:

Join my community: Growing lasting friendships with the people I support, helps build the genuine community. I would like to extend an invitation for you to join my private facebook group where I informally continue the support we begin together and regularly share relevant resources, live invitations, interviews, FREE video tips and inspiration.

The rich support and resources I share in our budding private group and other platforms show my dedication to improving global experiences of childbirth and my commitment to support people who step out of their norm to enter new phases of their lives in a completely foreign place.

 

 

You add to the texture of Berlin. My hope is that you will stay, and the best way for me to see to that is through offering:

 

Individualized guidance. Curated resources. Personal experience. English-German translation. Dynamic community. And someone who would LOVE for you to feel enough at home to meaningfully plant roots.

Some client love:

 

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My partner and I relocated from London to Berlin, less than a year ago, and quickly fell in love with the city.  We were delighted to find we were expecting our first child. Any expat will agree that negotiating German bureaucracy, especially when you don’t speak the language is a bit of a headache. This paired with the realisation that we were embarking on first-time parenthood, not to mention the journey of pregnancy and birth, away from family and friends. This meant that in the early stages we felt a bit overwhelmed, and considered returning home.

In my second trimester, I met Camalo Gaskin, who changed everything. With her vast knowledge on birth and pregnancy, from practical advice on healthcare, getting a midwife, child benefits, maternity and parental rights, to holistic approaches to birth and breastfeeding, she quickly became a precious asset. She was a gateway to a confident, calm pregnancy, birth and first few weeks with our new baby girl.

If you find yourself in the position we did, pregnant, or with small children and without speaking sufficient German, away from home and feeling like you need expert guidance I would highly recommend connecting with Camalo.

 

 

Jessica Hannan, Editorial Director, Code is the New Black, and Samuel Bakowski, Marketing Manager Wimdu

 

Ready to get started?

BOOK YOUR SESSION with me to talk about your specific needs & how we move forward.

 

BOOK YOUR SESSION

 

Your bonus again:

Join my community: Growing lasting friendships with the people I support, helps build the genuine community. I would like to extend an invitation for you to join my private facebook group where I informally continue the support we begin together and regularly share relevant resources, live invitations, interviews, FREE video tips and inspiration.

The rich support and resources I share in our budding private group and other platforms show my dedication to improving global experiences of childbirth and my commitment to support people who step out of their norm to enter new phases of their lives in a completely foreign place.

 

©Camalo Gaskin| BirthtoBirth.com 2015