Contact Birthworks

Birthworks’ administration is based in Cape Town

Karen Clark

Karen Clark

Hamburg, East London

She has been a midwife for 25 years and is constantly learning, mostly from women and their babies and birth processes. She has two children who were born at home and is passionate about home birth but more importantly women led birth.

Karen is a co-founder of Birthworks, a website aiming to provide a platform for women to network to find appropriate caregivers as well as to hire birth equipment to facilitate the kind of births they want.

Lana Petersen

Lana Petersen

Ottery, Cape Town

Lana joined Birthworks in 2009 and manages the day to day functions of Birthworks. She is a mother of two home-birthed daughters, full time doula and traditional birth attendant.

She co-runs a homebirth support and information group with colleague Ruth Ehrhardt as well as facilitating and mentoring the Cape Town Doula Support group.

Gayle Friedman

Gayle Friedman

Oranjezicht, Cape Town

Is a Mother of 3 grown up children all born at home with a midwife between 1986 and 1994. They were all breastfed for a year plus and raised vegetarian and medical drug free.

Thankful and blessed. I feel able to share my pregnancy, birth and mothering experience and encourage each woman to find her own authentic way.

Amanda Busson

Amanda Busson

Hoekwil, Garden Route

Mandi Busson is an holistic midwife with a special interest in supporting all aspects of pregnancy and birth - spiritual, physical, emotional, mental and social.

Emphasis is placed on excellent prenatal preparation and on making the journey into parenthood as much fun as possible.