Meet Karen

I have been a Licensed Midwife since 2000. I began attending births as an assistant in 1994 and graduated from The School of Complementary Medicine in 2000. Since then I have cared for over a thousand women and their families.

My interest in birth and babies began in childhood but became a passion after the birth of my first child in 1982. Natural, normal birth just made sense to me and I quickly realized that midwifery was what I was meant to do. My favorite part of being a midwife is having the privilege to witness the powerful transformation that birth brings to women and their families.

I have been married to the love of my life for 32 years. We have raised five children who are all amazing adults now and I'm the doting grandma to three wonderful grandchildren.

  • I believe...

    midwifery care is a friendly partnership between midwife and a woman and her family.

  • I believe...

    pregnancy and birth are normal processes and my definition of normal is broad. My underlying assumption is that all is normal and will remain so until proven otherwise.

  • I believe...

    that each woman is unique and deserves care that meets her needs and desires.

  • I believe...

    that in most pregnancies and births, excessive medical intervention is inappropriate and may result in unnecessary complications for mom and baby. There are occasions when these interventions may be necessary, but they should be rare.

  • I believe...

    we are lucky to live in a time and place where we have skilled doctors and nurses, modern medical technology, surgery and hospitals readily available. I never hesitate to refer to a physician or to transport to a hospital when necessary or desired.

  • I believe...

    in women, their ability to trust themselves and their ability to give birth and be good mothers.

  • I believe...

    in the power of both a good laugh and a good cry!

Meet Allison

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Allison is Karen's all-around assistant. She takes care of all billing and financial matters. She is also is a terrific birth assistant and photographer.

Allison and Karen have known each other for many years and have worked together as mom and midwife, as partners in a photography studio and now as midwife and assistant.

She is an experienced mom of nine, most born out of the hospital, and grandma to two with another due to arrive any day now.