Maternity Institute Welcomes Child Sleep Expert of Babies to Sleep, Karen Schwarzbach

Press Release

For Immediate Release: Friday, April 5, 2013

Media Contact: Mary Oscategui:

415-937-1602 or


Maternity Institute Welcomes Child Sleep Expert

of Babies to Sleep, Karen Schwarzbach


The International Maternity Institute (IMI), a leading maternity and birth educating organization represented in twenty-six countries, welcomes Karen Schwarzbach, child sleep expert of Babies To Sleep as co-instructor of the IMI Maternity & Child Sleep Consultant certification program.

April 5, 2013 San Francisco, CA- The International Maternity Institute (IMI) welcomes child sleep consultant expert, Karen Schwarzbach, founder of Babies to Sleep as co-instructor of their Maternity & Child Sleep Consultant Certification program. As a well-known perinatal educator, parent educator and expert on child sleep, Karen has worked with thousands of new and expectant parents over the last fifteen years. Her experience, expertise, highly acclaimed sleep education and support workshops align closely with IMI’s integrated and healthy approach to sleep.

“We are honored to welcome Karen on board to mentor and train our Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant students. She is a master of her work and exemplifies the professional standard we are setting for Child Sleep Consulting industry.” says Mary Oscategui, founder and Educational Director of the IMI.

About Karen Schwarzbach

Karen (Pollak) Schwarzbach, CSC is a well-known perinatal and parent educator and subject matter expert on infant and toddler sleep. For over 15 years, Karen has mentored thousands of new and expectant parents and helped them thrive during this joyful but demanding time in their lives. Karen’s unique ‘Babies to Sleep system’ offers practical and effective solutions to day-to-day challenges which have aided new mothers and fathers enhance the quality of their family life and establish positive relationships with their young children.

Early in her career, Karen realized the significant impact that sleep deprivation had on new parents. Finding support and solutions to sleep struggles was an important, unmet need. In the years since, Karen has helped families achieve their sleep objectives in a compassionate and practical way. Her ability to understand each family’s unique situation and offer sensible solutions is the cornerstone of her success.

Karen began her parent coaching career in 1997 as Perinatal Educator. For ten years she facilitated a portion of the nationally acclaimed “Marvelous Multiples” seminar series for couples expecting multiple. Realizing that the need for support only began once twins arrived, Karen founded DoubleTalk in 2001 offering highly acclaimed education and support workshops for new parents off twins.

In the fall of 2003 Karen further expanded her offerings when founding Babies to Sleep. In the years since Karen has provided sleep solutions to thousands of families throughout North America. She has won contracts with hospitals to educate both parents and pediatricians on the importance of infant and toddler sleep. Most recently, Karen was invited to serve as a Founding Member of the Association of Professional Sleep Consultants an international organization supporting family sleep coaches. Further, Karen serves on the Advisory Board of the International Maternity Institute.

Karen and her well rested three sons live in the San Francisco Bay Area.


About IMI

The International Maternity Institute™ is an evidence-based, integrative approach training and certification organization that provides global support for maternity and health professionals at all business stages.

Our mission is to:

  • Inspire, support, and educate a global network of maternity consultant professionals
  • Provide unparalleled evidence-based educational opportunities to maternity and health   professionals
  • To provide an integrative approach with evidence-based content that is inclusive of all      beliefs, cultures, lifestyles, and philosophies
  • Provide career opportunities to people looking to support and empower preconceiving, new and expectant parents
  • Build a strong and nurturing community for maternity and health professionals
  • Provide guidance and careers that are conducive to work-life balance

For more information on the International Maternity Institute, please visit



Mary Oscategui, Founder
International Maternity Institute
PO BOX 455
Fairfax, CA 94930


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