Thank you for being by my side as we welcomed Kennedy. I truly could not have done it without you. Your constant support and effort to be present was so admirable. I hope to be a strong mama like you.
Karen is a calming force that supported me and my husband through the births of both our daughters. My first birth was truly magical and Karen was a big part of this, so much so that we sought her out for our 2nd. Beyond the day of support, Karen was and still is always available. If we go for number 3, Karen will be there.
I'll always refer to Karen as my angel! From the moment I told her that I was in labor she headed my way, literally supporting me through every single contraction. She was so attentive and never left my side. She gave me all the support and care I needed. She's extremely knowledgeable and I am forever grateful that she was there for me and a part of my birth story.
Our second pregnancy was planned to be a home birth, like our first. When a series of medical complications arose, our home birth was re-named a high risk pregnancy that would end in the hospital. Karen was the only professional that remained constant and caring throughout an uncontrollable turn of events. She was at the hospital within minutes helping me to labor naturally , using techniques that allowed me to let go and breathe. She is the best. She's like a mom. She's like a friend. She gave me the space I needed and she advocated for what I needed. Looking back I cannot imagine Levon's birth without Karen's magical tools and warmth.
I can confidently say working with Karen was THE BEST decision we made. Having an advocate and expert like Karen made me feel so good about all of my decisions, allowed me to understand, and know my options each step of the way. Karen's energy, wisdom, and kindness is something I will always treasure and will not have another baby without her by my side. Karen is a true professional that works alongside the nurses/staff. She is also amazing with helping the partners feel involved.
Karen is the most amazing, thoughtful, and loving person to have by your side. I was anxious, but ultimately at ease knowing that Karen would be with me every step of the way. She was such a calming presence in the delivery room and helped coach me through everything until our son was in my arms. Run, don't walk , to make Karen part of your birth team.