Karen Flowers is a certified AMANI birth doula, AMANI Childbirth Educator, and an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor practicing in Cairo, Egypt. Karen has certified with Barbara Harper of Waterbirth International®, Gentlebirth, and Blissborn® for natural pain management techniques in hypnosis and accupressure. Karen has completed advanced training courses from Evidence Based Birth® on how to help families get evidence based care, as well as continuing education courses from Evidence Based Birth® on routine newborn procedures, including the latest information on Vitamin K and the whys and why-nots of ointment for newborn eyes. Karen has over 25 years experience in adult education, and teaches classes to expectant parents as well as Birth Professionals. She teaches private classes and workshops to couples, and has developed a 15-hour course for nurses on “Supporting Mom’s in Natural Labor.” Karen is also an award-winning Birth Photographer, focusing on capturing those intimate, emotional moments of labor and birth.