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My name is Karen Wilmot and I am a free spirited, entrepreneurial midwife living in Cape Town, South Africa. I joined the VIDM committee in 2020 and I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with change makers from around the world.

I believe that the choices available to women about where they give birth and who attends them are becoming increasingly regulated and limited. At the same time, access to vast amounts of information is available at the touch of a button and the function of the family and community has been replaced by online support groups and forums. It seems that the more connected we become, the more disconnected we feel.

Being part of the VIDM is an opportunity to connect, collaborate and drive change by harnessing the power of technology to drive access to resources that reflect the true essence of birth and being “with women” and empowering women to get the choices, recognition, and respect that they deserve.

Here’s more about Karen