Namaste! I'm Gitanjali
I am Gitanjali, founder of The Confused Mother. Thank you for your interest in having a thriving family life and career here in Germany!
Putting together my experiences and knowledge in multicultural settings and as an Indian living in Germany, I created The Confused Mother.
India -> Germany
In 2014 I moved from India to Germany to start a new chapter of my life after working in the nonprofit sector in different places in India. After my studies in Communications Management and International Relations, I worked with refugees and international women to plan their studies and careers in Germany and prepare their documents in German. I offered young professionals guidance through workshops on values, motivation and communicating with courage. This work continued even while I had other jobs.
My Motherhood journey:
I had a baby during the Covid lockdown, which was very isolating. I wished for more contact with other women who shared my experiences. I wanted to encourage more open and honest conversations about motherhood so in April 2022, I started talking to women about becoming mothers, motherhood and all the taboo topics that are related to it. But I wanted to do more. During my maternity leave, I came up with the idea for The Confused Mother.
I am a traveller, an explorer, and a mountain lover. I love to learn, explore new paths in life and take on new challenges. My values are integrity, courage and adventure. The integrity to be true to oneself about who you are and what you want to be in this world. The courage to forge new paths, explore the unknown and dare to get out of your comfort zone to learn. Adventure is the culmination of integrity and courage: to go down the paths you choose and do amazing things. These are the values I bring into my work and help my clients with. The search for adventure while staying true to myself along with the empathy I have gained along the way have been key to my work as a trainer and consultant.
If you are an expat living in Berlin and a confused mother-to-be like me, Gitanjali’s pregnancy and postpartum tutorial will give you a quick glance on what it is like giving birth in the country, how to prepare for it, and all the supports and benefits you should apply for to help you start this exciting journey at ease. Thank you Gitanjali!
I absolutely recommend both of Gitanjali’s tutorials as a first immersión into the world of having a baby in Germany. It is useful to have all the information in one tutorial which otherwise I would have to search from different sources or they are even not full available in English. It is also cool that the tutorial give recommendations regarding what to expect.
Both her tutorials are great! It feels like sitting with a friend and hearing about everything I need to know about pregnancy and postpartum. She talks into the camera and explains everything calmly and slowly. I found it very useful and learned so many things about Elterngeld and postpartum care that I’d never heard before.
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