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Katie Leach

Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leachkatie

Phone: 18055880656

Birth Fee: $0 to $450

Postpartum Rate: $15 to $25

Fee Details: I am a newly trained professional birth doula with toLabor (formerly ALACE). I can also provide labor support on a sliding scale or barter for services on an as-needed basis. Please do not hesitate to reach out, regardless of your ability to pay for services, to see what we can make work. :-)

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 4 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 3 years and 2 families served

Doula Training

  • ALACE (Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators), April 2017
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: I can provide overnight newborn care, babysitting for other children, and pet care at a separate hourly rate.
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Please consult with your hospital birth team regarding the inclusion of a doula at your birth.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I am also a volunteer birth assistant at the SB Birth Center.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I would love to attend your home birth alongside your midwife.

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • CBE series completion - SB Birth Center (4/2017)

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Breastfeeding Education for Birth Assistants (SB Birth Center)

Other Relevant Certifications

  • current RN student

College Education

  • AA/AS
  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Postpartum mood disorders

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Babywearing education
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Parenting consulting
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Sleep Educator

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I am currently a birth assistant at the Santa Barbara Birth Center, a free-standing, not-for-profit birth center supported by trained and certified midwives, assistants and doulas. I am also a nursing student (RN) at Santa Barbara City College and aspiring Certified Nurse Midwife.

Languages spoken: English, some Spanish

Birth Availability for Katie Leach

= Available. Calendar last updated: 5/10/2017 10:19:53 AM

Postpartum Availability for Katie Leach

= Available. Calendar last updated: 5/10/2017 10:19:53 AM