4 years and 27 births attended
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 2
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
I do not attend intentionally unassisted births.
I'm a certified CAPPA labor doula, as well as a Birthfit Professional, and I look forward to working with you! My fee includes 1-2 prenatal appointments, unlimited email/phone/text support from 38 weeks until birth, support during your labor and for up to two hours after, and 1-2 postpartum meetings as necessary. I'm looking forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your birth goals!
Houston, TX Service range 20 miles I will go further for an additional fee.
We used Kimberly in July 2015 to assist with the birth of our first child. Kimberly was easy to work with leading up to our induction date and was a calming presence in the delivery room. She used massage and recommended positions, movements, etc. to make me more comfortable in the later stages of labor. With Kimberly's assistance I was able to deliver a healthy baby without any pain medication or unncessary interventions. I would recommend Kimberly to anyone seeking a doula.
Kim has been apprenticing with me for awhile now. Throughout the years I have had a number of apprentices and few have shown as much natural skill and birth intuition as Kim. She's been an invaluable resource to both me and my clients - and I know that the women she has served have had nothing but glowing reviews to provide me with.
We've worked together on difficult long labors where she was able to jump in and provide immediate and spot-on support, and we've worked together on fast labors where her sharp mind and quick and quiet assessment were a great help to the staff/birth team and partners. She's shown she is a talented doula and I'm excited to have her in our community.
I was a bit nervous about my first hospital birth (after two beautiful, midwife-assisted births out of the hospital). Kimberly was an excellent resource beforehand: encouraging me, suggesting things to plan for to be more comfortable, etc. On the days leading up to my birth she was constantly available to answer my questions by text or phone and continued to be an encouragment when I went past my due date. On the day of my birth she kept in contact and was ready to head to the hospital whenever we wanted her there. She brought her own birthing ball for me to use (the hospital didn't have one) and provided verbal and physical support without me needing to ask for anything. My husband was right there helping and encouraging, too, but I wasn't in a state of mind to communicate what I needed, so he wasn't really sure what to do to help. He really appreciated having Kimberly there for us to anticipate my needs. We got along great with Kimberly and appreciated her fun personality and straight-forward approach. I highly recommend her to anyone.
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