Mindful Midwifery offers personalized in-person and zoom sessions specializing in topics across the spectrum of women’s health. You are unique in your education needs and Mindful Midwifery offers the ability to learn about pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, puberty and menopause in an approach that is completely catered to your individual needs. Whether you desire in-person or zoom sessions we have you covered.
Hi, I am Katie O’Brien. I am a certified nurse midwife practicing in Dover, DE. I graduated from Georgetown University in 2007 and started delivering babies and caring for women and their families right away. Three very different practice models and hundreds (if not a 1000+) babies later I opened Mindful Midwifery. I have always loved teaching and empowering women in their healthcare journey and believe it is the heart of midwifery. Optimal health requires our participation in our healthcare. I want to give women and their families the ability to confidently navigate their health journey whether that is through pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, puberty or menopause.
No two pregnancies are exactly the same. No two puberty experiences are exactly the same. So why would you want your education to be generic? Each session with Katie is individually booked and caters to your experience. Are you or your partner scared of childbirth or postpartum? Do you have a high-risk pregnancy? Are you having a scheduled c-section? Are you wanting a class that prioritizes you and your partner’s relationship through the childbirth experience? Or do you have a daughter and you want to have a facilitated puberty discussion with them? All of this can be uniquely covered in one or more of our personalized sessions.
What Our Clients are Saying
These classes are very informational but also very personable. Katie makes you feel heard and understood. She is such a great midwife, in general, and to have these classes available locally, taught by her, is amazing. She answered all the questions I had (even though they weren’t related lol). Plus, she gives you the reason behind a lot of questions you have. I highly recommend Katie and her classes! She is the best in the business.
Katie’s class was so helpful. I had my first child during COVID, so I missed out on a lot of educational experiences. The class allowed me to learn so much that I wish I had known the first time around. I can’t wait to attend her postpartum classes once our baby has arrived!
Walking into Mindful Midwifery is such a calming atmosphere and peaceful place to be. It is a comfy and cozy space to have a class and learn. Very professional, clean and she is so kind with providing refreshments. Love it very much!
Education and Consultation Services
Childbirth & Infant Care Education
Childbirth and Infant Care
Don’t settle for a generic class. Learn about childbirth, postpartum and infant care catered to your own specific needs. These preparation classes are totally customized!
Preteen Puberty Education
Teen & Pre-Teen Classes
Preteen & Teen Classes
These sessions aim to prepare preteen and teens to navigate their bodies’ changes throughout puberty and early adulthood. These classes are intended to include far more than a school discussion! Get provider level insight broken down for each age group.
Sometimes we need to be “midwifed” through an event in our career. Whether you are new to the midwifery profession, thinking about becoming a midwife or going through an obstetric lawsuit it can help to talk with a peer. Whether by zoom or in-person, I can help you to navigate the career situation you are going through. I have spent over six years as a lead midwife and know that peer support can be invaluable.
Pre - Post Menopause Education
Pre – Post Menopause Sessions
These in-person group sessions are designed for women wanting more information about pre and post menopause. Come learn about a listed topic of menopause surrounded by others going through the same things! Session topic examples include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, insomnia, mood swings.