How do you envision your birth?
Have you yearned for a different birth experience? Maybe you would prefer a different birth environment such as giving birth in the comfort of your own home or in a peaceful birthing center, surrounded by loved ones and a birth team willing to walk along side you as you bring your baby earth-side?
After more than 3 years of intensive training, Karen is completing the final steps of an apprenticeship process to becoming a Certified Professional Midwife!
Karen's 2024 calendar is already filling up with midwifery clients in the Upstate of South Carolina (where she will be licensed). For potential clients in North Carolina, Karen is able to offer community birth services at the beautiful, peaceful Labors of Love Birthing Center in Spartanburg, SC (which is owned by Linda Weaver, LM, CPM).
Maybe your vision for your birth is in the location of your choice with the guidance and loving touch of a birth doula by your side? One who will help you feel more comfortable throughout the labor process and one who will encourage your partner and help him feel he is an integral part of your birth.
Karen's team of doulas will continue to provide caring, family-centered doula services for mothers and families within an hour of Shelby, NC.
Birth Doula Services with Karen Gartner, RN, BSN, CD, CBE
Karen is a certified birth doula and childbirth educator. She has over 17 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 members 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.”