Meet the team

Silvia Winkler-Hebnes


I am a german expat and mother of a 3 year old daughter and an 8 months old little boy. I have been living abroad for over 13 years, out of which I spent the last 8 years in Dubai. I have been working as a Birth & Postnatal Doula for the past two and a half years assisting over 30births and am co-founder of this support group. I am a strong believer in natural birth and help educate women to regain faith in their own bodies. I offer antenatal preparation in German, English and Spanish as well as my services as a breastfeeding peer counsellor and voluntarily support breastfeeding mothers in the community. In addition, I am one out of only three Placenta Encapsulation Specialists in the UAE.

Jasmine Collin


Certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner -

The Mongan Method


I have been teaching HypnoBirthing® The Mongan Method for over 3 years and have worked with over 60 couples, helping them to have calmer and more comfortable births. I live in Dubai and am mother to Amber and Indiana who were both born using self hypnosis techniques.


What I love most about HypnoBirthing® is the way that it helps you to tune in to and to trust in your body. It enhances the use of your natural birthing instincts and gives you the confidence and knowledge that you can birth your baby the way nature intended, safely, calmly and without fear, making it an experience that you will want to remember forever.


Mette Vitzthum  


I am from the UK but spent many years living in Germany before moving to the UAE 6 years ago. I am the mother of 3 children all of whom were born in Germany so I am more than familiar with some of the issues that can arise with being pregnant in a foreign country, a long way from home. I also speak German.

I trained as a Birth & Postnatal Doula with Nurturing Birth in 2011 and am currently working towards becoming a Certified Doula. Being pregnant and giving birth to a child is an amazing rite of passage for a woman and I care strongly about supporting families during this time.