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Katy Collins

Birthways, Inc.

Website: https://birthwaysinc.com/

Phone: (888) 506-0607

Birth Fee: $1400 to $1700

Postpartum Rate: $30 to $45

Birth Doula Experience: 8 years and 92 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 8 years and 25 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • toLabor - Certified Professional Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • toLabor, September 2015
Type of Practice: Doula agency employee

Clients per Month: 0 to 3 births and 0 to 3 postpartum families

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

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Birthways breastfeeding training & ongoing professional development

Other Relevant Certifications

  • APPA Certified Placenta Service Provider
  • Birthways Mindfulness training

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • High risk
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Teens
  • VBAC

Special Services Offered

  • Aromatherapy
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Active with Chicago Volunteer Doulas since 2012

Languages spoken: English

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Client Testimonials for Katy Collins

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Nicole Gibbs

We worked with Brit and Katy from Birthways for the birth of our first child. I definitely had my fears of medical interventions during childbirth and wanted an unmedicated vaginal birth because of these fears. Brit and Katy were there for me the entire time to reassure me that our midwife would only use medical interventions as they were necessary. They both explained all of the possible interventions, walked me through creating a birth plan, and offered many resources so that I could continue to learn about the process of birth. Through this time together I was able to work through my fears and understand what my body was going through. On the day of our birth Katy was able to attend and could not have been more attentive and attuned to our needs. My husband was so appreciative of Katy's expertise and energy as this was his first birth as well and it was exhausting for both of us. When I hit a wall as I was pushing she was able to talk with our midwife and nurses to discuss what I might need in order to work through the exhaustion. As a result of Katy and Brit's support I was able to have the birth I had wanted and we welcomed our son into the world. They reached out after we arrived home to schedule a follow up and helped me with breastfeeding and latching which was extremely helpful. They also let me know of the additional supports that Birthways offers to new moms and famlies. I cannot speak more highly of the support we received.

Posted 6/6/2018

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Vija Reed

Katy was absolutely INCREDIBLE every step of the way. She was lovely to meet with beforehand and we immediately clicked. She got to the hospital in a timely manner, advocated for me and reminded me of things I was hoping for in my birth plan in the heat of the moment. With every contraction and weird new phase of labor, she reassured me and my husband that it was all exactly as it should be and that my body was doing exactly what it was supposed to do. We had so many different nurses cycling though the room, it was so so comforting having Katy there from beginning to end. Her counter-pressure back/hip squeezes were HEAVEN and the ONLY thing that got me through every contraction. She was a guide and support not just for me, but my husband. I was able to have an amazing, exhilerating natural birth experience, and it's thanks to Katy. Before the birth, my husband was skeptical as to "why we had to pay extra for someone who's not even delivering the baby." Now he is a huge fan and even recommends doulas to others! Thank you Katy for your amazing work!

Posted 12/12/2017

Birth Availability for Katy Collins

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