About Tiger Stripes

Hi! I'm Karen. I'm a mother of a cheeky, headstrong little girl, Tunbridge Wells resident, wife, and crazy cat lady.  I also own and run Tiger Stripes Birth & Baby because I am passionate about supporting women and their families at this amazing, but terrifying time in their lives when they are welcoming a whole new person into their family.

I believe very strongly that positive birth experiences come from being informed and involved in the decisions around your pregnancy, birth and labour.  Every woman has a different idea of what a positive birth looks like, and I aim to empower you to make the decisions that are right for you.

Continuation of care is something that I feel is so important which is why Tiger Stripes doesn't leave you once the baby is born. After all, labour will only last a few days at most - your baby will be with you a LOT LONGER

Personally, Motherhood hit me like a ton of bricks!  I wasn't prepared for the impact of the post partum period on my body and my mind and having a baby was such a huge transition from my previous life!  My daughter was a completely unknown entity who lived completely by her own rules! I felt well out of my depth!

Attending antenatal and baby classes with my own daughter was a real support to me during this vulnerable time.

They say it takes a village to raise a baby - let me help you find yours

Picture credit: Sarah Widdowson Photography

Information you can trust

Our antenatal education is midwife devised and evidence based. The antenatal content is updated regularly by a qualified, practising midwife so you can be sure that the information you are receiving from me is accurate, current and evidence based.

I am independently accredited by the Federation of  Antenatal Educators (FEDANT) as an antenatal teacher. I hold a certificate in hypnoirthing and I have a certificate in Women's Health After Motherhood from Trinity College Dublin.

I am also a qualified baby class teacher and I have trained in Infant nutrition from Deakin University

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