Birth Fee: $500 to $975
Fee Details: Pregnancy, birth and postpartum are a transformative period in a woman's life. This time needs to be cared for and supported. Herein lies my passion. Through my own personal experiences with building my family, I have found this space of connection and empowerment. As your doula, my goal is to guide you through this sacred time. I will be there along your pregnancy and labor journey making sure you have choices and options when it comes to your birth experience. What does your ideal birth look like? The way you will remember and feel about this day will last a very long time. Preparation is the biggest defense against the unknown. I can help. Let's chat over coffee or tea.
Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 8 births attended
Not SpecifiedType of Practice: Solo practice
Clients per Month: 1 to 3Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English
The first thing my husband and I noted when we started interviewing doulas was her calming voice. After a phone interview, she left us both feeling calm and serene so we knew it was a perfect fit!
Kathryn was my doula through two unmedicated births. Going into this process I was nervous and still learning how her role would help me through everything. She checked in with me throughout my pregnancy. She sincerely listened to my first-time mom rants and worries and anxiousness and found words to calm me every time. I honestly could not have done this without her. She kept us informed, comfortable, and happy through the entire labor and delivery. Her thoughtfulness, preparedness and knowledge made us feel like pros by the time I went into labor for the second time and she was there every step of the way. She has this uncanny sixth sense of when she needs to step in and help and when to let us fly solo (knowing she was also close by if we needed a tag-in). My husband said having her there gave him more confidence in his role during both births. If we ever go for our third, Kathryn will be my first phone call!
We love Kathryn. We are first time parents, and we were looking for a knowledgeable, supportive, easy-going coach for labor/delivery. I also wanted someone to connect with my husband and be a support to him, too. Kathryn was wonderful. My husband has told me many times, "I can't imagine what it would have been like without Kathryn." I liked the idea of natural childbirth, but didn't know if I could do it. It was important to me to have someone who could be supportive regardless of what I chose. Kathryn was great. She just wanted me to have the best childbirth experience possible, whether I used meds or not. She eased my concerns about my pregnancy, and she was the one person who kept me calm and focused during labor, with her soothing, calm spirit. She stayed with me the whole time, held my hand, massaged my back, and wiped my forehead when needed. She has a wholde "bag of tricks" to make labor more bearable. The birth of my son is a treasured memory for me, in large part because of Kathryn. Another really special memory for me is the postpartum visit. She helped me process the birth experience, we talked about all the details and laughed together. Kathryn guided me through a scary experience and made it a wonderful memory.
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