Karli Anne Keck
Phone: (701) 770-8492
Birth Fee: $400 to $600
Fee Details: Please contact me for more information on pricing options! Or if you have extenuating circumstances regarding cost.
Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 10 births attended
Specific certifications for the above: DONA, Hypnobabies Hypno-DoulaType of Practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas
Clients per Month: 2 to 4Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English
Service Area MapArea of practice: Williston, ND
Karli was exactly what/who we were looking for! This was my third birth and I had not had a doula at either of my other births. Since this birth was a planned homebirth I knew I would want the extra support. Our main concern was a doula may interfere with the husband's role as the coach. This was not the case at all and Karli was a great support to myself as well as my husband...and even my two little boys. She knew how to get me to try new positions and be receptive to receiving support (yes I'm a little stubborn). She even ran and played with our 4 year old son as we took a walk and labored outside for a bit. She took pictures and these were absolutely amazing. My husband and I have been over them a few times now. My only regret, which I realized waaaay too late, was that she was never in any of them...so ask someone to take pictures of her too! Karli was calm and happy, she brought a wonderful spirit to the birth and a general calmness to me. I had no fear of my husband leaving the room (or the house for that matter) because I knew she was right there offering loving support the whole time. After the birth I asked my husband if I could have a doula every time and he answered with an immediate YES! He also said he wished that it could be her every time. If we're still in North Dakota for the next birth, she'll be my first call!
If I had to choose one word to describe my experience with Karli, it would be "enlightening." She opened my eyes with unlimited resources to help me make informed decisions about my birth choices as well as postpartum information. She offered me helpful advice about cloth diapering, placenta encapsulation, birthing breating techniques, baby carriers and so much more. Before my birth, I was blessed with a wonderful doula. During and after, I was blessed with a friend. Karli arrived at my home birth when I asked her to, and she stayed by mine and my husband's sides thoughout. She helped me to manage my seemingly unending contractons, and helped my husband not to lose his cool when he wasn't sure what to do. I'm so very happy with my experience with Karli and if and when we decide to have another baby, Karli will be first on my list of birth essentials!
You will not regret choosing Karli as your doula. She was super supportive of my naturals ways, not having an epidural and choosing not to vaccinate my baby. She gave me helpful information and endless blogs and websites to do research on the options I was considering. Karli is loving, caring, and very hands on. My husband works crazy hours in the oilfield and I am in North Dakota with no family and one day I went into "false labor" at the time I thought I was in labor and alone, Karli came to my rescue right away,
she went to the doctor with me and even after finding out I was in false labor she was still by my side to be there and help me every step of the way. During the labor and delivery of my daughter Karli was there to help my husband and guide him in the things he could do for me and for himself to make this the best and most amazing experience ever. Both my husband and I could agree that having Karli as our doula was the best choice we could have made. We were both more then satisfied with her services. (My mother who also attended our birth fell in love with her and has more then nice things to say about her!)
I had a wonderful birthing experience with Karli. I first met her when she came to my home for a doula meeting with Crysta and I instantly felt comfortable around her. She provided me with lots of information about things I had not even considered yet and gave me websites so that I could look further into the topics I was interested in. Karli was with me during my entire labor and delivery. She was such a great help as she massaged my feet and calves during and after each contraction. By her doing this I was able to focus less on the pain that came with each contraction and more on my breathing and relaxing. Her words were soft and comforting and her presence made the room a more comfortable environment. I did get an epidural, but the way my labor went I am sure that I could have gone without one because of the support of my doulas. My husband was with us as well, but he does not do good with me in pain, and by having Karli there for the extra support was wonderful! I was lucky enough to have both Karli and Crysta with me during my labor and delivery and would not change anything about it. If we decide to have another baby I know I will be contacting these women again because they were amazing!
Karli was very helpful and hands-on as my doula. She was always available to me when I needed information and had questions. Karli found information for me on pain management, birthing options, and labor positions. Karli spent time with me while I was in labor, making me feel comfortable and supported. Having Karli in my delivery room made my labor a more positive experience. My husband was skeptical about doulas when I first told him I was going to be using them, but after our daughter was born, he was very grateful for their help and support. I would recommend Karli as a doula. She is very approachable and sweet!
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