Karen Bourdages

Intended Parent Mentor and Intake

Karen understands the deep calling to parenthood, having trained as a doula and raising three kids in rural Alberta, along with her husband. Karen’s educational background is in Chemistry and Science.

Karen joins ANU Fertility Consultants Ltd with a passion for parenthood and direct experience with the power of mentorship. As a person who regards the privilege and responsibility of being a parent with breathless awe, she understands the deep calling to parenthood.

She is pleased and excited to pour her skills and abilities into mentoring intended parents through the intensely personal and passionate journey of becoming parents through egg donors and/or surrogacy.

Karen brings to ANU Fertility Consultants a skill set developed from a range of professional and personal experiences. In 1994 Karen graduated magna cum laude with a BSc in Biology and Chemistry from Walla Walla University.

Her studies emphasized reproduction, embryology, genetics, molecular genetics with laboratory techniques as well as organic and biochemistry. She has used that degree as the foundation for a service which includes mentoring high school science students’ online, agricultural applications in the reproduction of dairy and beef cattle, and as a trained birth doula.

Karen and her husband also operate a long-standing service business, where Karen serves as part-time office manager and bookkeeper.

Karen lives with her husband and three teen children in rural Alberta, where the family can be found often outdoors with a horse or a dirt bike or at the hockey rink chasing a dream.