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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

Lynns passion for women's health continues into the perimenopausal and menopausal years. Registered with the British Menopause Society Lynn works independently from Pippagina as a Menopause Expert  and in addition helps facilitates with some of the menopausal workshops offered at Pippagina.



 Liz Naylor is a mother  of two girls (and one dog), and  has been living in Munich with her husband  since 2019. She comes from America and has been working with children for over a decade. Working originally as a  nanny for five years and a substitute teacher before starting her career in education. Liz has a undergraduate and masters degree in elementary education. She has taught elementary school for seven years , during which time she has led professional development trainings for teachers regarding early literacy and student engagement . Liz is  passionate about early child development and is a great asset to our Pippagina team where she facilitates the Little Movers and Explorers groups.



Liza is a certified yoga instructor and a Mum herself and is thrilled to be opening a new English speaking yoga studio in cooperation with Pippagina. Her classes start in July and will include

1.Prenatal yoga: (1st/2nd trimester and 3rd trimester). Gentle sessions to nurture both you and your baby during pregnancy

2. Postpartum yoga: Helping new mums regain strength , balance and peace of mind

3. Menopause yoga: Specialized practices to ease the transition and embrace this new phase with grace.


The Menopausal Journey

With Jo Fiddy

Jo is originally from the UK and has been living in Munich with her partner and two children for the last 7 years. A Certified Body Confidence and well being coach with the Institute for Body Confidence coaching. A certified Menopause Coaching Specialist with the GGS, as well as an Accredited EFT Practitioner with the EFTi, Jo helps women in their 40's get their confidence back and start thriving. In collaboration with Lynn , (who as well as a midwife is a Registered Nurse and menopause expert). They will be offering courses and workshops for the perimenopause and menopause.



Amanda is a Sing and Sign teacher and has been teaching Sing and sign in Munich for the last 3 years. She is also certified to teach English as a second language.


Sing and sign's unique approach combines action songs, props, pictures and toys in musical activities designed to stimulate speech and language development.


Babies use all kinds of signs and gestures as a natural part of learning to talk. Encouraging your baby with signs will help your baby communicate.


The course is run English , however the signs can be used at home in and language and actually provides a bridge between languages if more than one language is spoken at home.

Amanda provides 3 levels of classes,: babes, stage 1 and stage 2.


 The next set of sing and sign classes will start in September, but there will be some taster classes over the summer.These are:

10/07/24@0930hrs &1030hrs

24/07/24 @0930hrs &1030hrs

04/09/24 @0930hrs &1030hrs

Our Classes

Prenatal Classes

One  Stop Childbirth (max 6 couples)

Breast Feeding & Newborn Care

(max 8 mothers)

Second Time Around (max 6 mothers)

Hypnobirthing (max 6 couples)

New Parent First Aid Class

Prenatal & Postnatal Classes

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Postnatal Classes

New Beginnings (max 8 mothers with babies)

Tiny Tots (max 8 mothers with babies)

Little Movers (max 8 adults with babies)

Explorers (max 8 adults with babies)

Rückbildung  (via Zoom)

Infant Massage (via zoom)

New Parent First Aid Class

Workshop:Motherhood.The birth of a new identity

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