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Katie Miles

Empowered Mama - Holistic Doula Care

Website: http://www.EMdoula.com

Phone: 316-992-3901

Birth Fee: $250 to $1300

Postpartum Rate: $20

Fee Details: Fees include book and DVD rental library, YBE Parent Guide, prenatal meetings, on-call beginning at 36 weeks, support for labor and birth, and postpartum visit. (Different support packages available.) You should feel comfortable with everyone on your birth team - Call me today to schedule a consultation!

Birth Doula Experience: 4 years

Postpartum Doula Experience: 3 years

Birth Doula Certifications

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

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Doula Trainings International - Certified Postpartum Doula

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

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Your Birth Experience - Certified Childbirth Educator

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certification - Lactation Management for Doulas (Lactation Education Resources), YBE Breastfeeding Educator

Other Relevant Certifications

  • bebo.mia. Sleep Educator Certification
  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Rebozo Training
  • Reiki Practitioner
  • Birthing From Within - Birth Art Mentor

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Expected stillbirth
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

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 (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Mother Roasting
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Sleep Educator
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

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

Languages spoken: English

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Client Testimonials for Katie Miles

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Melissa Ann

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. 

Posted 10/13/2016

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Mae Lin Young

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!

Posted 12/21/2015

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