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Kathi Stimson

The Babylove Company

Phone: (774) 287-5607

Birth Fee: $850 to $1200

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $35

Fee Details: General rate is $850 but I do offer a sliding scale for those with a qualifying financial hardship. I also offer private Childbirth Education with a focus on using hypnosis, combined with Birth Doula services for $1250. Both services include 2-6 prenatal visits, help with a birth plan, continuous labor support in rotating 12 hour shifts with a partner doula, plus 1-2 hours immediate postpartum, 1 2-day post hospital breastfeeding visit, 1 final postpartum wrap-up visit including suggested referrals. I am willing to accept payment plans and am willing to negotiate my fees and services for those who may have trouble affording my regular rate.

Birth Doula Experience: 6 years and 15 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 3 years and 12 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Madriella Doula Network - Certified Labor Doula

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Partnership with 1 other doula

Clients per Month: 1 to 4

Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • HBCE (HypnoBirthing)

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Breastfeeding Counselor
  • Lactation Counselor Training (Healthy Children's Center for Breastfeeding)

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Reiki Practitioner

College Education

  • AA/AS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Postpartum mood disorders

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Parenting consulting

Languages spoken: English, ASL (beginner)

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Client Testimonials for Kathi Stimson

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Jessica L. Uth

Kathi was everything I was looking for and more: A doula, lactation consultant whose also working on becoming a midwife, she's not only extremely knowledgable about all things prenancy and delivery, but a confident and calming presence for both me and my husband during the actual birth. If it weren't for her I'm confident that my birth experience would have been different - and nothing like the medication and intervention free day that I'd ultimately wanted. After working with her I truly think of her as a friend. I'd highly recommend her as an A+ addition to anyones birth team. 

Posted 6/27/2016

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Angela Lorusso

I wanted a comfortable, relaxing birth without medications and found HB. However, had financial concerns and our insurance did not provide coverage. But, we found Kathi and she was amazing. We told her our story and she was willing to help us out. Our goal was to keep this pregnancy as natural as possible. However, found out I had developed rh sensitization at around 27 weeks. I was then going weekly to MFM for MCA doppler u/s to assess the baby’s anemia level. I went from no u/s to 1 a week. I was not happy but wanted to make sure my baby was safe. The pros outweighed the cons. Each week was becoming more challenging as his u/s were concerning for increasing anemia. There was talk of IUBT and early csection-this was against everything I had hoped for. Kathi helped my husband and I develop an amazing birth plan for a planned induction. Kathi did research on mothers who had developed rh sensitization and given natural birth-She found resources and individuals to connect with. My husband and I questioned hypnobirthing classes because of our risk of csection, but decided to continue because Kathi was so wonderful. Even if we were going to have to have a csection, we could still use the HB methods. Kathi was very accommodating and adapted to our needs. My husband and I were dedicated to learning, practicing HB but do not think we could have reached the level of comfort with it without Kathi. I was scheduled for a planned induction and spent 4 days in the hospital and managed my pain with alternative techniques I had learned from HB classes. I never received any pain meds and delivered my son naturally. Kathi helped us prepare to stand up for ourselves and my husband did a wonderful job advocating for our wishes. My water broke naturally on the 3 day of induction and 24 hours later I delivered my son using HB techniques. We feel so blessed that we had met Kathi and had her be such an instrumental part of our childbirth experience.

Posted 5/25/2016

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