Postpartum Rate: $35
Fee Details: My fee includes one prenatal consultation and multiple postpartum visits for postpartum clients. Included is the ability to contact me via phone, text and email. Visit website for more info about the various packages I provide.
Postpartum Doula Experience: 6 years and 22 families served
Clients per Month: 1 to 2Postpartum limits/restrictions: Because I have little ones of my own, I am unavailable for overnights and holidays.
I am on the Birthing From Within Board of Directors. My work on the board centers on marketing and communications. I also support them with their website, blog and newsletter.
Languages spoken: English
Service Area MapArea of practice: Ventura, CA
Kaitlin was a wonderful birth doula for us when I gave birth to my son at home almost three and a half months ago. She helped my husband and I feel comfortable and confident going into the birth and super supported. Kaitlin and I hit it off immediately; she is warm, very knowledgeable, passionate, and intuitive. During labor, she was a calming, steady presence for both me and my husband. She tirelessly helped me cope and ride the waves of contractions, assuring me every step of the way. When I needed it, she suggested helpful ideas to both mentally and physically shift things, and I can still hear her smart words in my mind when I think about my birth. She was there when I searched for her eyes, and she answered even my most impossible questions during intense labor. She had my back and my heart every step of the way. As our son was born, she whispered beautiful words into the space, which still gives me chills to think about. In the days following, she was a great support, especially in helping my husband and I navigate early postpartum and in breastfeeding. She helped us so much in getting off on the right foot with breastfeeding. We felt cared for, supported, and in excellent hands. I definitely recommend Kaitlin as a doula, educator, and women's health advocate. Her knowledge runs deep, and her contribution to this field is already and will be vast.
Kaitlin is fantastic! Because our insurance wouldn't cover a birthing center, we decided to find a doula to have an unmedicated birth in the hospital. We found her through a google search while still living across the country. Kaitlin helped us so much with the transition to southern California--finding doctors, a pediatrician, postpartum physical therapy, and I'm sure she'll continue giving me recommendations as I need them!
On labor day, she was awesome. Since we didn't have any friends or family out here, having her support was wonderful. It is tough going through with a natural labor in a hospital setting, and Kaitlin provided the comfort that I needed (and the support that my husband desperately needed!) and also exuded to the hospital staff that we were serious about not having medication. Our prenatal and postpartum visits were a great chance to chat and just decompress. Not only was she professional, but she was also a great person to enjoy a conversation with. I'm so glad that we found her! I can't recommend her enough.
Knowing that I wanted to have an all natural birth, I had heard from many sources that I should hire a doula. I'm so glad I found Kaitlin! She met with my husband and I several times prior to the delivery to get to know us and what we wanted during labor and delivery. She helped to ease my worries about labor and recommended several great resources for us. My labor started 10 days late, but Kaitlin was very patient and helped answer my questions every time I thought labor was starting. After I finally went into labor, Kaitlin was there with us at the hospital and set up a peaceful space for us. She suggested positions to try and helped with comfort techniques. When my contractions got really intense and I wanted to give up, she reminded me why I wanted a natural birth and reassured me that it was almost over. She stayed with us all night while I was in labor. After my baby was born, he unexpectedly had to be taken to the NICU. Kaitlin stayed with me while my husband went to the NICU with our baby. She help pack up my stuff so I could leave the labor room and go see my baby. I don't know what I would have done without her. I'm so grateful that she was with me and I would definitely recommend her to anyone.
After the sudden death of my mother just before the birth of my 2nd child, Kaitlin reached out to me and offered support. When I learned of her post-partum doula services, I knew this would be beneficial to me. I was very much impressed with Kaitlin’s professionalism and initiative as she assisted with various household tasks such as folding my baby’s laundry, dishes, heating up lunch for my toddler, and even making sure my cup of coffee was always hot. I had no idea how much her services would mean to me in those first weeks after my baby’s arrival. The emotional support she provided as I mourned the loss of my mother while elated with the arrival of our little girl allowed me to be present and assisted me in avoiding that feeling of isolation when you’re breastfeeding your newborn around the clock. Kaitlin was also available by text message or a phone call if I needed a word of encouragement. I highly recommend her post-partum services.
A thought came to me one day almost 7.5 months pregnant with my second baby 'I need to hire a Doula'. It was the farthest thing from my thoughts but I did some google research and found Kaitlin. My first baby and I haven't left each others side for 2.5 years and I knew it was going to be so hard for her to not be with me while I am giving birth to her brother, as well as at the hospital. The next best thing was my husband...with that in mind, I needed someone to support me while my husband was caring for our daughter. Well lets just say once I called Kaitlin and explained my long thought out story and process for why I needed her, without any hesitation, Kaitlin being a mom of 2 herself totally jumped on board, and supported me in anyway possible! I really wanted to also do a non medicated birth which was very nerve racking for me as I didn't with my first, and again every time we met, Kaitlin provided me with nothing but information, answered all my questions, and an tremendous amount of support. She made me feel like a super hero :) When it became game time, she was right there just how I envisioned it, everything went perfectly, and I reached every goal I had for my birth, and I owe it all to her. <3
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