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Episode Info:

Karen Wilmot is the founder of the Virtual Midwife, where she supports expecting expats during the entire pregnancy. She understands perfectly how challenging it is to go through a pregnancy while abroad, as she herself is a serial expat and has been working with others who lead the same lifestyle for a decade.

Karen is also one of the pioneers of the Mother and Baby Wellness Center in Muscat, Oman. The main goal of the wellness center is to provide a holistic approach to community care and to focus on the wellness of mothers and their babies. Indeed, Karen has done so many great things for the wellness community in Oman, being instrumental in getting the center off the ground.

On this episode, we talk about what to consider when looking for and choosing a doctor; what you need to prepare and what procedures you need to understand; as well as the different situations of childbirth, pain management, genetic testing, and vaccines.

On this episode, you will learn:

  • What is a virtual midwife, and how can one be helpful in your pregnancy as an expat
  • What signs or cues you should look out for in discerning a baby’s needs
  • How every baby is different
  • BRAT – acronym for assessing any medical intervention
  • What the different pain management techniques are
  • Why you should decide beforehand whether you would really like to undergo genetic testing for your baby
  • How to choose the right doctor for you
  • Suggested vaccination schedule


  • “Learn to read your baby”- Karen Wilmot
  • “Don’t look for problems, trust your instincts” – Karen Wilmot
  • “Let go of the things that are out of your control”- Karen Wilmot
  • “Be an active participant in your birth”- Karen Wilmot
  • “As parents, do your research for every single vaccine”- Karen Wilmot
  • “Time after birth is sacred time for parents”- Karen Wilmot

Continue the Journey (Resources from this episode):

The Virtual Midwife

Reach out to Karen:

The Virtual Midwife on Facebook

Tweet the Virtual Midwife @VirtualMidwife

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