Phone: (330) 749-7920
Birth Fee: $500
Birth Doula Experience: 6 years and 85 births attended
Clients per Month: 1 to 4Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Co-Founder and on the Board of Directors for the Community Birth Circle, a local support and discussion group about birth topics meeting monthly in Orrville. See www.communitybirthcircle.com and come on out!
Languages spoken: English
Service Area MapArea of practice: Orrville, OH
I am so glad that I found Katie and that she was able to be our Doula. My labor started unexpectedly (7 weeks early) and in that moment, a lot of the preparation and plans my husband and I had made went out the window. Fortunately, Katie was with us every step of the way, helping us to still get the type of labor and delivery experience that was important to us. She knew that we wanted a drug free birth with as little intervention as possible, and we got it! She was there to encourage me to get up and move around during labor, she reminded me of different positions I could be in, and was there to help my husband comfort and encourage me. I also really appreciated how she was able to gently remind the nurses of a few of my wishes, such as delayed cord clamping and putting my son right on my chest after delivery. I am so grateful for Katie's help with my birth. I will make sure she is there for all my babies!
Katie Immel is not only an excellent doula but an extremely compassionate, thoughtful, and knowledgeable person. We hired Katie as our doula for our child's birth, and I can say that my birth experience was definitely better because of it. She exceeded our expectations, and I am so fortunate to have had her there to support me before, during, and after I had my first child. We would gladly recommend her as a doula. She’s amazing!
Well i would like to say Katie was a huge help and relief when i decided it was time to go to the hospital. She was kind enough to drive me while my baby's father waited for family to arrive and come to the hospital with them. she was such a great support, as daddy couldnt remember much of what he was taught in child birth class.. even after our daughter was born she hung around and helped me and even visited later. she is a great friend now and i would recommend her to anyone that wanted a doula. THANKS KATIE!!
Katie was our birthing instructor/Doula when we had our daughter. We really wanted a natural birth and she did an excellent job of preparing us for that. When i went into labor, Katie was there for us every step of the way. We felt competely prepared and ready for labor and delivery. When it was time for our daughters birth, she was there to help coach us through contractions and minor setbacks along the way. She was there supporting our wishes when we felt the pressure from the doctor to use pitocin. We were able to acheive a natural birth (aside from episiotomy) on our time frame because we had her knowledge and support there with us. We had a fantastic experience with her and plan to use her again for any other children we may be blessed with. She is a wonderful doula and now friend to us and i recommed her services to anyone.
Katie Immel went above and beyond the call of duty for myself and my family. She supported our every decision while constantly providing information to help make pregnancy, labor and delivery as smooth and manageable as possible. Throughout our relationship with Katie, she was always very positive. She is a God send for pregnant women and I feel bad for those who don't have her help and support during labor and delivery. We liked her so much we hired her twice and we could not have been happier! :)
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