How do you envision your birth?
Do you envision yourself with your partner or loved one by your side, helping you stay as calm and comfortable as possible? Your partner lovingly applies lip gloss to your lips, chapped from the mouth-breathing that is common to birthing people. Your partner gently rubs your neck and face with a cold cloth, prepared for you by your doula. You have many tools at your disposal: such as a rebozo, essential oil diffuser, twinkle lights, back massager, and warm and cool cloths to help ease your discomfort.
That is an example of what going through labor with Karen by your and your partner's side could look like! You can simply let the journey of your birth unfold without needing to know all the possible things that may happen along the way, because you will be guided by an experienced and calm doula who will take things as they come and is prepared with many tools to help you and your partner through the process as smoothly as possible! Karen is not there to interfere with you and your partner during your birth, but rather to strengthen the bond between both of you during this intimate, deeply personal and sacred experience. If you do not have a partner, Karen easily and quietly steps in to provide you with a loving hand to hold and shoulder to lean on, so you don't have to go through this experience alone. Please contact Karen to share your birth wishes and find out how her services can help you have the birth experience you are looking for.
Birth Doula Services with Karen Gartner, RN, BSN, CD, CBE
Karen is a certified birth doula and childbirth educator. She has over 13 years experience helping each client achieve their birth goals and have the best birth possible. She holds an RN license (with previous NICU experience). She has over 20 years of experience helping mothers with breastfeeding. Karen specializes in out-of-hospital birth but has a lot of experience with families planning homebirths to cesarean births and everything in between! She also specializes in sharing information that helps her clients stay as low-risk as possible. Find out more about Karen and her team member(s) here. Learn about the services she offers here.
*Although doula services come first, as time allows your doula will take a wide variety of full-color photos for each of her clients during their labor and birth. She takes the photos and makes them into a wonderful keepsake slideshow video for her families. Client photos on display were chosen to maintain client privacy and are shared on this website with permission from the birthing families.
"You are constructing your own reality with the choices you make … or don’t make. If you really want a healthy pregnancy and joyful birth, and you truly understand that you are the one in control, then you must examine what you have or haven’t done so far to create the outcome you want.”