Georgah Pogson

“I did Karen’s Hypnobirthing course and it was on of the best things I did. Karen was so informative and I had a great day completing the course. I would highly recommend”

Abbie Marshall

“Highly recommend. Karen is wonderful at teaching hypnobirthing and empowering. I would recommend any pregnant woman to use embracing births hypnobirthing techniques”

Zoë Berry

“I can honestly say that having such a knowlegable, kind, nurturing professional to support us was an amazing experience. Despite being under the guidance of an obstetrician i trust, the services Karen offered us added so much to my birthing experience”

Sarah Grace

“Karen had very useful information delivered in a positive atmosphere. She encourage my partner and I to ask questions and had open communication in all areas”

Britt Sneddon

“My husband and I attended Karen’s birthing class last weekend and found it very helpful for soon to be first time parents. Her warming personality made us feel comfortable”

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.