About Me

About Me

Anja K-Metzner

I am 46 years old, married to Glenn and mother to two wonderful young men.

I was born in Germany but have been living in America and the UK for the past 26 years.

Alyosha (23) was born in a birthing centre in New Jersey, USA and is the initiator of my journey into midwifery.

The amazing journey of pregnancy, tremendous power of labour and birth and then the amazement, wonder and overwhelming joy and love that flooded through me when welcoming our son drew me to midwifery.

I saw the magic of this special time and wanted to work toward enabling other women to enjoy the journey of pregnancy, to learn to trust their bodies and make a positive transition to parenthood.

My son Emanuel (21) was born at home in Wales and we have been living in Sussex since 1996.

I eventually trained at Brighton University and Pembury Hospital to become a midwife.

I started Sunrise Birthing in 2004 and my client numbers have grown quickly over this time. I enjoy offering one-to -one midwifery care.

My passion is natural birth and supporting women to have a positive, satisfying and empowered pregnancy and birth. I primarily support women who are planning or considering a homebirth.

As a native German speaker, I am happy to support women in the German language.

I am trained to deal with emergency situations, resuscitation of the baby and the various manoeuvres that are sometimes necessary and I update these skills on a regular basis.

I am registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), which is the governing body that sets out the Code of Conduct and Midwives Rules that I abide by. I am a member of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).

I carry Professional Indemnity Insurance for all aspects of midwifery care.

Since 2010 I have been offering Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage. This wonderful bodywork is a beautiful extension to my midwifery work. I offer full body massage and specialized Pregnancy and Postnatal massage.

Get in contact today if you need to change your life.