$950 to $1150
3 years and 24 births attended
Type of practice: Independent contractor with a doula agency
Clients per month: 2 to 4
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Troutdale, OR Service range 30 miles
Kayla is an angel! My partner and I interviewed with her and instantly knew she was the perfect doula for us. She has a warm, nurturing, and kind energy that made me feel at ease. During my pregnancy she provided a wealth of support and information as I needed and she helped me keep my values and my desires at the center of my birth plan. When I went into labor, Kayla was right there ready for me in whatever way I needed. She provided the perfect amount of comfort and encouragement to see me through my all natural birth. Kayla was such an important part of one of the best days of my life and her skill and presence made my experience that much more magical! We couldn't have had a more perfect experience.
This was our first child and he was conceived via IVF, so we wanted to be as knowledgeable and prepared as possible. Someone had suggested I hire a doula to help with questions and labor and I thought it was a great idea. Kayla was recommended by a mutual friend who enthused about how much knowledge she had about babies, pregnancy, and birth. When I first met with Kayla I knew right away that she would be amazing. She's non-judgemental, does not make you feel rushed, and helps as much as you want her to.
Kayla went above and beyond what I expected of a doula - not only did she visit us a few times before I went into labor, she also kept in contact with me throughout my pregnancy to see if I was doing okay and let me contact her 24/7. Once I was at the hospital, it was a very long labor and Kayla stayed there by my side over 24 hours, helping me try new positions to help the labor progress, making sure I was doing okay, holding a bag for me when I was sick, and being supportive and wonderful overall.
My husband and I were so impressed at how knowledgeable she was about labor and birth - the nurse asked if she was an RN! When we had downtime, Kayla was reading a book and studying about birth. Talk about being committed to and passionate about her work!
Even after I wound up needing an unexpected c-section, Kayla waited in the room for me to return from surgery and stayed with us to help baby latch and make sure we were okay. I finally told her she should go home and get some rest as she was pregnant herself at the time!
Even after we returned home, Kayla came over to the house when we requested to answer questions and even showed us how to use a baby carrier and clip baby's teeny nails because we were so nervous! When I could not breastfeed well due to past surgery, she was also knowledgeable about the best formula to buy (we did our research and she knew what she was talking about!). I highly recommend Kayla!
Kayla was the doula for the birth of our daughter Antonina. She was extremely helpful, supportive and resourceful. My wife and I were very fortunate to have her. She has plenty of experience as doula as well as mother, and she is full of great tips, which we badly needed as new parents. Great availability and sweet personality complete the package. She also took care of the placenta, which she dried and encapsulated at our home, while we were at the hospital. I totally recommend her. She is a super Doula and a great person to have around in those critical moments. Hopefully, if we decide to have another child in the future, she will be available for re-hire.
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