This is for you if you are pregnant outside of your home country.
While nothing about your pregnancy will be different, everything else feels completely foreign. Choosing the right care provider, knowing when and where to get the right tests and deciding where to give birth seem like impossible tasks.
I can help you. I am an expat midwife and I work exclusively with pregnant expats. I will guide you to the right resources and be your sounding board so you can flourish during pregnancy rather than take the first plane home!
Hello there! I am Karen.
How can I help you?
✅ I wrote a book just for you! No more random online searches and horrific birth stories – just straight up expert medical advice and curated content.
✅ No chance of missing important tests or investigations with tick lists, cheat sheets and your own personalised care plan.
✅ The knowledge and skills to make informed decisions and communicate them effectively with your OB/GYN.
✅ Get the lowdown on pain management techniques and the confidence to know when you need them.
I have been a midwife for 30 years. I spent 14 years working as an expat in the Middle East and it opened me up to finding innovative ways to support women within a system that supports policy.
I studied prenatal yoga RYT 200, Hypnobirthing the Mongan method, the Mama Bamba way with Robyn Sheldon, Spinning babies with Gail Tully and Active birth with Janet Balaskas.
Breathing is your single most powerful tool during labor. This kit will teach you breath awareness (journal exercises) plus the 5 essential techniques to stay calm, centered and focused. It comes with a downloadable app so that you can start practising immediately.
How Karen helped me
Karen taught me about “holding space” before I even knew it was a thing. The lessons I learned from her altered the course of my life. My pregnancy and birth experience was so amazing that it inspired me to become a doula.Hayley Rand
Karen was not only with me for both of my pregnancies and births, she was also my mentor during my doula studies. She taught me the value of honoring every woman’s experience.Lindsay Lane Ward Hoffman
Throughout my wife’s pregnancies I often felt overlooked and rather like a spare wheel. Karen was the only person to make me feel entitled to share and take part in the birth experience. For that I will always be immensely grateful.Ross Baird
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