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Karen Shlegeris

Founder of the Birth & Baby Village
Childbirth Educator, Calmbirth Educator, Pregnancy & Postnatal Yogalates Instructor, Doula and much more....

I worked in advertising and travelled the world until I was married and became pregnant.  Then my whole world changed, just like yours is going to.  My passion for birth was ignited with the birth of my first son in 1994.  I thought if I could do that, anyone could, and I decided to train as a Childbirth Educator to help other women feel empowered with their births.  

As new parents we moved from Sydney to Townsville with a four month old baby and I struggled as a new mum, so I understand how hard it can be learning to feed and care for a new baby.  That experience fired my passion for helping you to have a better time of becoming a mother than I did.  

My second son’s birth was wonderful – one of the best days of my life.  That reinforced my belief in how amazing birth can be.  I developed my own special style of pregnancy and postnatal yoga by combining birth and parenting education with yoga and pilates.  I’ve been exploring many different areas of birth work ever since, from yoga and birth classes to supporting births as a doula and helping out after the baby arrives, with women and couples just like you.  I understand you what you need.

I taught in Townsville for many years and in 2011 we moved to Noosa where I continue my birth work. You’re blessed here on the Sunshine Coast to lots of good options for having your baby, but you still need guidance to if you want to have a natural birth and an empowered experience.  I can help you with all of that.  

 Over 20 years later I’m even more passionate about helping you to have a great experience as you bring your baby into the world and into your family.  

Now that you’re pregnant you may be feeling overwhelmed with all the information out there.  Everyone has an opinion about what you should do, and I know you want to get it right.  Many just hand it over and decide to “go with the flow” which often ends in unhappy births.  If you want to take control of your experience and make it as good as you deserve it to be, come join me and the other mums and couples at Birth & Baby Village.  I’ll be happy to answer your questions and point you in the right direction.  

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