Hi, my name is Karen Scanlen.
I'm a registerd nurse with qualifications in sexual and reproductive health and a registered midwife with extensive experience working in antenatal and postnatal settings.
In recent years childbirth and parenting education has also become a passion and I have a combined total of over 30 years working with women, birthing partners and their families. Gaining qualifications in hypnobirthing has definitely been a highlight.
It seemed like a natural progression for me to obtain my doula certification. This allows me the privilege of following my clients beyond their antenatal preparation, by supporting them on their birthing day and beyond in a non clinical nurturing role.
Embracing Birth represents everything I love about pregnancy, birth and parenting.
With knowledge, fear and anxiety is reduced and replaced with Joy and anticipation for the pending birth and parenting days ahead
Embracing Birth provides private tuition to prepare couples for their child birth and parenting journey
2 hour information sessions.To prepare you for your surgery and post operative recovery.
Supports pregnant and birthing women in a non clinical nurturing role
Talking to someone about your birth experience can help to gain perspective and growth
Our group brings pregnant and new mums together to learn from each other.