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