Mindful Midwifery offers exclusive classes and individual sessions specializing in topics across the spectrum of women’s health. These classes and sessions can’t be found elsewhere! Topics range from pregnancy to postpartum, puberty to menopause. All classes/sessions were created to support women and their families through their health journeys. Additionally, all classes/sessions are taught by an experienced women’s health provider creating a unique provider led experience.
Hi, I am Katie O’Brien. I am a certified nurse midwife who has been committed to patient care for over 15 years. I graduated from Georgetown University in 2007 and have been delivering babies and caring for women across their lifespan ever since. In 2014 I moved back to my hometown of Dover, Delaware to be near family and to provide care to my community. I have always loved teaching and empowering women in their healthcare journey and believe it is the heart of midwifery.
All group classes and individual sessions are held in an environment created to provide a compassionate and calming space for learning, open discussions and, if applicable, peer support. Sessions are either individual or limited in size, typically around 8-10 participants, to be flexible enough to allow for participation from all attendees if desired. Each group class will have a topic and outline but will additionally cater to individual needs of the group thus creating a different experience each class. Plenty of time is built into each group class or individual session for questions.
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!
Types of Sessions & Classes
These topic driven sessions extensively cover the stated pregnancy, labor or postpartum topic. These sessions were developed by Katie O’Brien CNM based on years seeing women and families underprepared in these areas.
Welcome to Postpartum Q&A. These sessions give you the information you didn’t know you needed during your postpartum recovery. Whether you delivered three weeks or six months ago, come learn about your new body and your new life! These sessions also give you opportunity to meet others going through this transitional time.
Partner Preparation Class
Partner Preparation and Couples Class
We are really passionate about partner/support person preparation! Whether you’re looking for a class together or a solo partner/support person preparation we have a class for you!
Teen & Pre-Teen Classes
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.
Get to know your body. These classes cover in-depth a specific topic in women’s health. Topics currently include PCOS and “what’s up with my period?”
Pre - Post Menopause Sessions
Pre – Post Menopause Sessions
These sessions are designed for women going through menopausal stages of life. From pre menopause through 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.