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Katie Miles

Empowered Mama - Holistic Doula Care

Wichita, KS Service range 45 miles

316-351-8098

http://www.EMdoula.com

Birth Fee

$250 to $1300

Postpartum Rate

$20

Birth Fee

$250 to $1300

Postpartum Rate

$20


Birth Doula Certifications

  • MotherWit - Certified Birth Doula
  • Stillbirthday - Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Doula Trainings International - Certified Postpartum Doula

Birth Doula Experience

5 years

Postpartum Doula Experience

4 years


Doula Training

  • MotherWit, May 2015
  • Stillbirthday, May 2017
  • Doula Trainings International , April 2019

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth


College Education

BA/BS


Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Belly casting
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Birth pool rental
  • Birthing From Within Birth art services
  • Childbirth education services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Henna belly designs
  • Miscarriage support
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Mother roasting
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Sleep educator
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Kansas Doula Collective (Board of Directors), Wichita Birth Alliance (Member)

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

Fees include book and DVD rental library, Flourishing Families Parent Guide, Digital Workbook, 1-3 prenatal meetings, on-call 24/7 beginning at 37 weeks, continuous support for labor and birth, and a postpartum visit. (Different support packages available.) You should feel comfortable with everyone on your birth team - Call me today to schedule a consultation!

Wichita, KS Service range 45 miles

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Melissa Ann

10/13/2016

Our experience with Katie Miles far exceeded what role I had thought a doula played. Katie was very informative from the start and she was always there to answer any questions or five advice to us. Katie provided us with the support needed to achieve my vbac by helping me to understand what natual labour entailed. Katie met us at the hospital the morning of us being admitted and she stayed all the way through for 16 hours and supported my journey every step of the way. We will always have a special place in our hearts for Katie, as she became part of our family so to say. I would highly recommend katie as anyone's doula as she is compassionate, understanding, and always supportive. 

Mae Lin Young

12/21/2015

I've known Katie a long time. We met back in our school days. I think it was middle school, or high school. We ran around with the same group of friends.

I moved away for college  at 18 and ended up back in the Wichita area over ten years later. This time my husband was with me and we knew we wanted children at some point and I knew I wanted a natural childbirth without many of the interventions that come with hospital births. When I became pregnant, I looked into getting a midwife and we considered a doula, too. I found out Katie became a doula by chatting with her on FB. My husband and I thought that maybe we would skip a doula, because of cost, but I changed my mind and went for it. My husband wasn't sure why we needed a doula. He said that he could provide all the help I would need. Boy, did he change his tune after the birth of our daughter two weeks ago!

In labor, Katie came over when my husband needed a nap and later left her comfort tools (massage items, oils, rebozos) so my husband and I could labor at home a bit longer. When contractions became stronger, we called Katie back and she stayed with us during some of the harder labor at home. She knew techniques that my husband didn't know (though he took a Bradley class with me over the summer) and her hip presses really helped me out during back labor. I felt like Katie could tell what I needed sometimes without my saying anything and saying something became tough during more difficult contractions!

What ended up being a long labor was made much  more comfortable with Katie there. When I wanted to try different positions she went with it even when the midwife suggested otherwise. I always felt like she was in my corner and very supportive of my wishes. Katie came back after the birth of our daughter to check on us and offer breastfeeding and babywearing advice. Katie's calm demeanor and expertise really helped both of us out and we are so glad we hired her on!

Birth Availability for Katie Miles

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Postpartum Availability for Katie Miles

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