Karen Peterson

Karen Peterson

Certified Labor Doula, Certified Postpartum Doula, Certified Lactation Counselor

Services Offered: Antepartum doula, Breastfeeding Support, Labor Support, Lactation Consultant, Multiples Support, Newborn Care Classes, Postpartum Support, Remote Support/Virtual Classes, Teen Support, Trained Labor Doula, Trained Postpartum Doula
Certifications: Certified Labor Doula, Certified Postpartum Doula
Location: Lansdowne Pennsylvania United States

Karen M. Peterson owner of KMP Doula Service has over 30 years of experience working with women, children, and families. She is a faculty doula trainer for CAPPA, a certified labor, and certified postpartum Doula (CAPPA), a certified lactation counselor, a safe sleep ambassador, and a certified child passenger safety technician.

Karen believes that the birthing space is a sacred one and feels privileged to help birthing people along their journey. Karen loves birthwork because it is a place where everyone involved becomes someone new. Karen supports healing, health equity, and the rights of childbearing people. Karen has great relationships with community-based organizations and is connected to many referral services. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother with a blended family of 8 children and 13 grandchildren.

She holds a BSED from West Chester University and has taught every grade level from K-12.  Karen spent 12 years educating pregnant and parenting teens and prior to that she was a foster parent to teenage mothers. Karen is the former program director for the Pettaway Pursuit Foundation’s Doula by My Side Program and former interim program manager for Daddy University’s Paternal Involvement Initiative and Doula 4 Dads Program. Karen is the former founder & executive director of the non-profit Women of Harmony, Inc.

Karen’s organizational trainings include Keystone First Managed Care, University of Pennsylvania Nursing Program, The Philadelphia Alliance for Labor Support, The Foundation for Delaware County, Daddy University, Inc., Coco Life Black, Maternity Care Coalition,  National Healthy Start, and Milwaukee Health Department just to name a few.

Currently, Karen is the Healthy Start case management coordinator and supervisor for the Doula Supplement program under The Foundation for Delaware County. Karen is a member of the Delaware County Breastfeeding Coalition and a graduate student at Widener University receiving a master’s in clinical social work.  Karen can be reached by phone or email at 610-809-1487 or kmpdoulaservice@gmail.com. Karen enjoys her family, teaching, and self-care by way of travel, dining, swimming,  yoga, and dragon boat racing.


CLD Certification Number: 10-202104, expires October 6, 2024 (EDT)
CPD Certification Number: 3-201613, expires March 2, 2025 (EDT)


Email addresses:
karenmpeterson01@gmail.com (Alternate)
Phone numbers:
6108091487 (mobile)
610809-1487 (home)
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