I am Karen Buchanan and I have been a qualified sleep consultant for 4 years. I originally trained as a Textile Designer and then worked for a couple years in South Africa. I have also worked in New Zealand but gained most of my work experience in the UK in a variety of work but nothing quite prepared me for parenthood and sleepless nights.
With my daughter we muddled our way through our sleepless nights but my son gave us a run for our money. We had quite a traumatic time leading up to and during his birth after I broke my leg when I was 37 weeks pregnant. We coped doing whatever we could to just get through it as most parents do, but as months went by his sleep got worse; nothing I did seemed to work anymore. At times he would wake every half hour and I was too tired to do anything else but try breastfeeding him on an empty breast.
I began searching the internet for any information but there was so much to read and I was so tired and grumpy. I finally came across some information that made some sense. After getting 5 hours straight sleep I felt like a new person. I could think sensibly again and began to research baby sleep in more depth. I now have a family that sleeps well and we enjoy each others company. We are a much happier family. I love helping other families and I continue to improve my own education and understanding through CPD's and courses.