Kenner, BA, CBE, CD(DONA), CDT(DONA), has been helping people have babies for
30 years. She was born and raised in Kitsap County and had her first
two children there in the early 1980s. As an 18-year-old first-time mother in 1979, she desired a
homebirth and searched for over three months to find midwives to attend her
at home. Her search for midwifery care fueled her passion for supporting
women in their right to have the births they desire, to access for
information and support for normal birth, and in rediscovering the power of
women through birth. She began supporting her friends and sister in birth
in 1980 and teaching childbirth education in 1982.
In 2001, after
many years working in healthcare administration and returning to her passion
with birth, Carrie
started her own business as a childbirth educator and birth doula.
Since then, she has attended over 250 births, worked with over 1,000 families as
an educator, birth doula, pre-conception counselor, and postpartum support
provider, and has trained and mentored over 600 doulas. She is a
DONA-approved Birth Doula Trainer and a Certified Birthing From Within
mentor. She is on the faculty of The Simkin Center for Allied Birth
Professions (formerly Seattle Midwifery School), and Bastyr
University as a doula trainer.
Carrie lives in
Seattle, WA, where she owns and operates Big
Belly Services, providing childbirth, lactation, and
parenting education, and doula services for big people who are expecting
little people. Carrie has three sons and six grandchildren.