8 years and 30 births attended
Type of practice: Partnership with 1 other doula
Clients per month: 1 to 2
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I have assisted with births at a variety of metro and rural hospitals (even before I was a certified Doula) and am able to build good working relationships with whatever team is present. I love the birth process and helping Mom and her husband/partner work towards the goals that are important to her/them.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I have a working relationship with our local birth center.
Attends home births? Some Home Births
I am happy to assist with home births provided there is a licensed midwife present.
Minnesota Prison Doula Project; Pregnancy Support Center partner
Includes prenatal and postpartum visits, unlimited access during on-call period. Will consider special circumstances and benevolent rates.
Brainerd, MN Service range 90 miles
Kathy was with me for two of my births. She was very calm, knowledgeable, and a reassuring presence. Kathy was actually with me when my daughter was born in the backseat of our car on the way to the hospital. While my husband and I were feeling frantic about having a baby in the car, Kathy remained very calm. She knew exactly what to do and was able to talk me through some breathing techniques that helped me wait to push until the paramedics got there, even though my body was ready to push the baby out all on its own. When my son was born it was so great to have Kathy around. My contractions were so slow and when I started to feel frustrated about how long the whole process was taking, Kathy was quick to encourage me and to remind me that my body knew what it was doing! I also had some difficulty with back and leg pain during that labor and Kathy had lots of different ideas of things to try to relieve the pain. She is also fun to hang out with during the many long hours between the first contraction and final push.
My husband and I have been blessed with Kathy as our doula three times and can't wait to work with her again during our upcoming fourth birth! Kathy has been a true blessing to our family; her quiet but confident personality has helped my husband and I feel calm and very supported during our labors and deliveries. Her peaceful presence has given me the ability to feel strong and in control during labor and delivery. Likewise, my husband has felt very supported by Kathy. She has given him the encouragement to support me in ways he may not have been aware of on his own. We highly recommend Kathy to every pregnant mama that we know!
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