My name is Karen Entwisle, mum to 2 gorgeous children, antenatal hypnobirthing teacher and pregnancy and postnatal doula.
I created Nurturing Families after realising that the couples and families I was teaching and supporting during pregnancy with my antenatal hypnobirthing classes; needed just as much support, information, guidance and empowerment in the postnatal period as they did in pregnancy.
Nurturing Families has been developed through a natural organic progression, providing support during pregnancy and after the baby is born has been incredibly rewarding for me and invaluable for the couples I have spent time with.
My Birth Stories…
I have given birth to 3 babies in the past 6 years, all hypnobirths, but all very different. the common theme in all of them was being able to remain calm and ensuring I felt empowered to make decisions and stay relaxed with whatever path they took. I was in tune to my babies and my body in all my pregnancies and labours and felt that it was a team effort in safely and calmly birthing my babies.
I studied Hypnobirthing for all my births; this has made me very passionate about peaceful and calm pregnancies, births and the ‘4th trimester’ and led me to qualify as a Hypnobirthing practitioner.
I feel strongly about women and their partners feeling confident about birth, whatever direction theirs take and understanding that childbirth is not what is always portrayed in the media. There may well be ‘one born every minute’ but every one of those births will be different. How you approach them and deal with them can be the same in any circumstance – calm, relaxed and empowered.