Karen is an INCREDIBLE midwife! I switched from a planned hospital birth to a home birth at 33 weeks due to COVID and Karen eased all of my worries. She constantly encouraged me and assured me that I was capable of natural birth. While I appreciated her encouragements, she was also very clear about the reality of my individual circumstances. She maintained mine and baby's health as the most important factor above all else. I can't say enough good things about her and Justin and our birthing experience with them! They are both incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about what they do and you feel that from the second you meet them. HIGHLY recommend Graceful Beginnings as you welcome your new baby in the comfort of your own home! :)
We our so grateful to Karen for her amazing skill and expertise in midwifery. Her midwife training with her nursing background compliment one another offering evidence -based knowledge and guidance. She supported and coached me throughout the most toughest experience of life yet the most beautiful. My partner and I felt very empowered and confident in deciding our home birth process because she provided the best possible outcome with encouragement and informed consent. She was open and respectful to our cultural practices we performed. We are very appreciative and proud of the way it all turned out and because of that we had a successful home birth.
Karen and Justin are great can’t say enough good things about them. I had a great birth experience. Karen helped me Tremendously.
I had such a wonderful experience with Karen and her team. I had so many fears and doubts about having a home birth but she really helped me push past my fears with facts and education on home births. My water birth was so empowering and beautiful. It’s something I will never forget! I am so grateful for that experience! Karen allowed my body to take the wheel while still being diligent in her role.
She also goes above and beyond when it comes to informed consent. She gave me so much knowledge and information on procedures, labs, and tests while still respecting my decisions.
One a different note, I was so happy that I didn’t have have to go to the hospital or clinic for my appointments. She came to me which is such an amazing thing during times like this! It was great not having to find childcare or wait hours to see the doctor.
I honestly can’t say enough good things about Karen and her team. I trust her completely and would recommend her to anyone!!
Karen was a fantastic Midwife, from her prenatal care to the birth to postpartum. She is very thorough and respects the decisions you make for you and your baby. My husband and I appreciated her care and will be going back to her for any future kiddos :)