Karen Peterson

Postpartum Doula & Labor Doula Faculty

Location: Pennsylvania

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 non-profit Women of Harmony, Inc. 

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 masters in clinical social work.  Karen can be reached by phone or email at 610-809-1487 or kmpdoulaservice@gmail.com. Karen loves her family, teaching and self care by way of travel, dining, swimming and yoga. 

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