Postpartum Rate: $20
Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years and 3 families served
Clients per Month: 1 to 2
Service Area MapArea of practice: Richmond, VA
Katie is compassionate, hard working, competent and so lovely to be around. She came over for a shift once a week for a month to help me with the harried bedtime routine with a baby and 2 older boys (ages 4 and 6) while my husband did night shifts. She would wear the baby, make dinner, do the dishes while I drank tea and had some quiet time, then she'd take the baby and fold laundry so I could play board games with my older two before bed. Then she'd do more chores and hold the baby while I read to the boys. Before the baby arrived, I had always played a game with them before we went to bed--when the baby came, that was one routine that went out the window beacuse the baby always needed nursing or something at that time! It was really comforting to the older boys to have my undivided attention again for that time period. Katie also picked up groceries, put them away...just did so much to help me not only for the 3 hours she was there, but also for the next day! I looked forward to her coming, and so did my boys. She is also a great listener and helped me process my birth story.
I wasn’t exactly sure how a doula would help me, but I knew I wanted all of the support I could get. Katie was my postpartum doula for my one and only child. She helped me more Than I could have ever imagined. There were days that I had no idea how I would get through, but knowing that Katie was only a phone call away or a visit away helped me so much. She helped me with breastfeeding, soothing baby, bathing baby, organizing the nursery, nutrition, feeding baby, etc. She also fed, changed, and cared for my baby so I could shower and rest. She made my lunch when I didn’t have the energy to eat. She showed me how to fit things into my schedule when I thought there was no way. She helped me through the “baby blues”. She never judged me, but offered continuous support. There were days that I just needed to talk or cry and Katie was there to listen and let me know that everything I was feeling was okay. If it wouldn’t have been for Katie, I would not have had as positive of a postpartum experience as I did. Not only do I recommend a postpartum doula, but I recommend Katie. I NEVER could have done this as successfully without her. I couldn’t thank her enough for all that she did for me and my sweet baby boy!!
Katie helped me after the arrival of our 3rd child. At the time of my son’s birth, my 2 other children were 2 and 4. Katie helped us in the evenings, taking on baby duties, while my husband and I devoted time (and much needed attention) to our other 2 kiddos. She helped to bathe our son and provided education (it’s amazing how much there still is to learn even at baby number 3!). She offered solutions for bedtime routine to help with the other 2, as well. Katie involved my other kids in helping with our son, helping to make them feel included and important, but also giving me a much needed break! She is professional, knowledgeable, and very easy to talk to. Thanks, Katie!
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