2 years and 13 births attended
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 0 to 3
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
No unassisted births
I am a member of DONA International as well as ICAN of Omaha and the Military Birth Resource Network
I am available for your best birth experience ever from beginning to end and then postpartum. I offer emotional support and hands on techniques for relaxation and pain management. I also am a fertility specialist for your fertility journey and I offer in home birth classes. Call or email for more info and ask about belly binding, aromatherapy, Spinning Babies and my lending library as well as military and adoption discounts. Together we can!!
Council Bluffs, IA Service range 60 miles
Having Katherine as my doula was the best choice I have ever made. As a first time mom, I had no idea what to expect. Katherine was there for me during my entire pregnancy to answer questions and help me make decisions that I honestly had no clue that I had to make. During my labor, Katherine was by my side the entire time and helped me advocate for myself by explaining what was going on and she was there to hold my hand during each contraction and each push. Had Katherine not been there, my labor probably would have been a lot worse. She helped remind me to breath and work through my contractions. If you are looking for someone who will be on your side and walk you through the process, or just to have someone there with you, Katherine is the one to go with!
I absolutely LOVE Katherine. She was so helpful, and even though I found her really late in my pregnancy (36 wks), she did everything in her power to make sure my husband and I were comfortable from the start! She has AMAZING prices, PLUS a military discount which is awesome! I was really nervous about having a 100% natural birth and Katherine helped me through all of it. Also, Spinning Babies saved my life during labor, and I couldn't have done it without her. 5 out of 5 for her professionalism and knowledge about giving birth. I highly recommend Katherine for all of your Doula services and I will 10000% use her again if we decide to have another baby.
My experience with Katherine Ward as my doula was better then I ever expected. At first my mother was not quite comfortable with me wanting a doula as she was afraid Katherine would take her place as my support person. Katherine was easily able to take the situation and explain to my mom her role in my pregnancy, delivery and postpartum. Katherine was also able to calm any fears I had. She helped me prepare my body to give birth which helped me feel like I had more control over what was about to happen. Going into giving birth I wasn’t scare at all and Katherine played a huge roll in that. Without Katherine’s guidance I would have definitely been more stressed and scared initially going into labor. Instead I was able to just be excited about holding my baby in my arms for the first time.I experienced prodromal labor for a little over a week before I had my baby and during that time Katherine helped me cope with the contractions, stretch my body in order to open up my pelvis and she provided a lot of emotional support and encouragement. I started to get discouraged and she helped me focus on the end goal of having a baby. She was very good about asking if I needed anything, and asking the nurses to get me things such as a birth ball. I had a very long 45 hour labor and Katherine was with me every step of the way, I don’t even think she left the room to have a proper meal during that entire time. Even though I ended up having to have many medical interventions that I didn’t want Katherine helped me see that it was not the end of the world to have help. She also helped me realize that with out them my baby and I would be the ones suffering.Katherine Ward is amazing and I’m so glad she was able to share this life changing experience with me. I would not change anything about my birth experience and when I have more kids you can bet my first call (besides my family of course) will be to Katherine.
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