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Katie Bankston

Love Crafted Beginnings

Phone: 850-566-2800

Birth Fee: $500 to $700

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $40

Fee Details: packages and/or sliding scale available barter welcome

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 15 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 3 years and 2 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International, October 2017
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 2 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families

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

Breastfeeding Certifications

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

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification

College Education

  • AA/AS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Cesarean birth
  • Domestic Violence
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Babywearing education
  • Birth Pool rental
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes USCLA member

Client Testimonials for Katie Bankston

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Haley Harper

I met Katie when my little girl was 12 months old. My initial goal was to breastfeed until my little girl was one. I continued breastfeeding after the one year mark but had a few obstacles along the way. Katie encouraged me to breastfeed longer after giving me some great suggestions and resources to help the journey proceed with ease. When talking to Katie, I felt such encouragement and positivity. I'm very fortunate to have had her guidance. Breastfeeding has been such a bonding and loving time for myself and my daughter instead of something dreaded because of pain. Thanks Katie!


Posted 4/10/2018

Birth Availability for Katie Bankston

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Postpartum Availability for Katie Bankston

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