IT’S SO NICE TO MEET YOU
Owner and Doula, Karen Kurtigian, grew up with a large family – she was raised in a family of fourteen children. Now, as a mom of four little ones, it is safe to say that she knows just about all there is to know about birth, babies, and parenting! Karen has always had an intense desire to nurture and care for other people. Whether her own siblings, or caring for the children of others, Karen’s passion for support and care has been a driving force in her life. Karen began supporting families as a doula in 2012. With five years experience supporting families, she is a fixture in the local birth and parenting community. She is experienced in supporting all different types of birth, as well as all different parenting philosophies.
At Western Ma Doulas we believe that deep family support and community care should be at the center of all major life transitions. There is no greater of a transition than expanding your family and we aim to provide care from the family planning stage and throughout your parenting journey.
Reliabiltiy when you need it most. We are committed to ensuring that your needs are met when you need deep family support. Our scheduled time with your family, is for you to focus on self care.
Can we establish a schedule with a newborn?
When can I expect my baby to sleep longer during the night?
Can we chest/breast feed as well as bottle feed?
What does a doula do?
What does family support care look like?
There is something indescribable about reaching a hand out and having someone reach back, or looking up and seeing calm and reassurance in another’s face – just as you started to doubt. That moment of peace and that feeling of confidence is what your doula brings every time they are with you. Western MA Doulas are the very best at what they do – meeting families where they are and supporting their individual needs and goals. We pride ourselves on judgment-free support, but what does that actually mean? It means that our doulas are invested in you and your family, without being committed to the outcome. Whether you are planning a medication-free birth, a scheduled cesarean, or something in-between, we can help you plan for as many or as few details as you would like. And if your hopes and plans change, we will be by your side through it all. We support families of all shapes, sizes, and compositions, with whatever birth and parenting plan you may be hoping for. We welcome LGBTQ families, single parents, intended parents, traditional families, and those of all faiths and backgrounds.
Birth Doula Support
Greenfield, Massachusetts, United States