Karen took me on as her client even though she knew well that the birth was not going to be straight forward and that I had emotional baggage from my previous caesarean. I wanted a VBAC (vaginal birth after a caesarean) and Karen supported me in every way possible.
Knowing that she was there at the end of the phone put a lot of my anxieties to rest. I trusted Karen to help me navigate my birth journey amongst hospital staff, regulations and my own body.
I could not have had a positive VBAC without her. Having Karen as my doula made such a difference even to the way I was treated at hospital.