welcome to

western ma doulas

it’s so nice to meet you.

Western MA Doulas are the very best at what they do…

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.

meet karen

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.


we specialize in…

we’re experienced with…

Birth Doula Support

Postpartum Doula Support

Overnight Newborn Care

Childbirth Education

Placenta Encapsulation

Sleep Training

Bottle Feeding


Vaginal Deliveries

Cesarean Birth

Twins and Multiples

Evidence-Based Education

It's Never Too Early To Start!

we’re so excited to hear from you!

Let’s connect today.