Pippagina is run by Lynn Darbyshire Msc. RM. RGN. a German Registered Hebamme and a British Registered Midwife. Lynn originally trained as a nurse in the UK and after qualifying worked in general medicine and gynaecology. In 1990 she qualified as a midwife. She worked in all areas of Midwifery both in the hospital and in the community, and also spent a number of years specialising in prenatal screening and genetics.
In 2003 she moved to the USA where she worked teaching and facilitating prenatal and postnatal classes as well as working as a ski patroller in the winter.
In 2011 she moved back to Europe and returned to clinical practice, as well as completing a Masters degree in Womens Health and Midwifery. Her dissertation examined the risk of postnatal depression in the immigrant population, this topic remains an integral part of Lynn’s work at
In addition to her work at Pippagina, Lynn also works at the hebammenpraxis in Unterschleissheim and accepts ladies for care in the Unterschleisheim and Haimhausen area.
Pippagina provides prenatal and postnatal classes in English for new parents in Munich.
All prenatal classes are taught by Lynn, a German Registered Hebamme and British Registered Midwife.
Postnatal classes are taught either by Lynn, Jacquetta, a fully qualified hypnobirthing practitioner.
Jacquetta trained with Natal Hypnotherapy, the UK's number one hypnobirthing school accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. She is passionate about supporting international couples here in Munich prepare for the birth of their child. This includes using hypnotherapy techniques, teaching deep relaxation and breathing, overcoming fears surrounding childbirth and providing ongoing training throughout pregnancy.
Originally from the UK, Jacquetta has lived in Munich since 2016 with her young family and is experienced at working alongside new mothers. She is currently working as a hypnobirthing practitioner for the Munich Center of Hypnobirthing.
Jacquetta currently runs the Little Movers and Explorers classes at Pippagina.
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“Thank you so much for the past year. As you know, it has been a challenging one, and having your classes to go to every week has meant a lot to me . At first it was just proving I could manage getting out of the house, but now it is great for both Amalia and me.”