portrait of a midwife

In addition to the women working in a birthhouse, Karin Lükewille is one of the few midwives in Bielefeld who works as a freelancer. She was born in 1967 and is the mother of four children. If Karin`s husband did not take on the role of a house man the couple would not be able to finance the family while at the same time spending the necessary time on their children. Karin is therefore in a good position for freelance midwives, which is not the case for many midwives in Germany. In Germany as well as in other industrial countries, midwives have to pay an extraordinary high liability insurance which means the state doesn´t give them an appropriate support as they for example are given in the Netherlands.

website of Karin Lükewille

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