About

Baby in Berlin is Germany's first international maternity concierge. My mission is to help families from around the world find their feet in Germany during pregnancy, birth and the early family years by offering assistance with pregnancy questions, paperwork, mother care and validated contacts for a happy and stress-free start as a family in Germany!


Meet Elodie

From a young age I always dreamed of living abroad. At the time, it seemed exciting and fun. Little did I know about the challenges of being an expat in a foreign country, let alone a pregnant expat.

 

In 2010 I had my first child in Germany and as a French national, I was soon confronted with the German baby bureaucracy and the dozen of applications that come with having a baby in the land of Goethe. After birth, I started searching hopelessly for a daycare spot for my child. I experienced first-hand what it's like to give birth and become a mother in a foreign country and feeling lost with everything that needs doing. 

 

After the parental leave for my second child, serendipity and a few fortunate encounters led me to the career of maternity concierge and post-partum doula. I set up my business in 2017 in Berlin combining both administrative guidance and post-partum care, with the aim of helping other international families find their feet in Germany during their pregnancy and the early family years.

 

Since then, I have helped hundreds of parents across Germany through a stress-free start as a family. I see it as my passion and my mission to make sure that as many families as possible are accompanied through this journey.


Vision and values

  • Quality: I strive to deliver the highest possible quality of work to my clients. I do not take on assignments outside of my scope of work.
  • Family: My family comes first, that's why I'm not available 24/7 like a real concierge but when needed, I am incredibly efficient and resilient thanks to a great talent for organisation.
  • Inclusion: I welcome and value all types of diversity. I respect my clients whatever their gender, age, race, social or religious background and sexual orientation.
  • Equality: Every life path is unique, I want to be there to explain the possible options to my clients, without judgement but offering a safe and reassuring space for them.
  • Discretion: Confidentiality is of the utmost importance for me. I will not disclose any information shared with me by my clients.
  • Fairness: My time and my advice bring a great value to my clients, and this value earns me a living. Although my work is sometimes difficult to quantify, I have to be clear on what is included and what costs extra. That's the only way to be fair to all of my clients. 

Learn more about my projects

There are a number of projects and initiatives I support and care about outside of Baby in Berlin. It's important for me to share them so my clients get a grasp of the extent of my work as well as potentially inspire others to get involved.

Climate activism

Find out why and how I support environmental organisations and what you could also do to help fight climate change.

Community work

Learn more about my work in the various communities I belong to: be it entrepreneurs, women, parents or climate activists.

Erasmus Programme

Read how the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneur programme partners mentors with new entrepreneurs to help develop their business.



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