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Katie Bolan

Down to Earth Doula

Website: https://www.facebook.com/downtoearthdoulaca

Birth Fee: $400 to $800

Fee Details: My passion is for all women to have access to safe and caring labour and birth support. My services include a complimentary meet up, 1-2 prenatal meetings; phone and email support throughout your pregnancy, on-call availability from 38 weeks; continuous support during labour and birth, and 1 postpartum visit. I am pre-approved to provide Indigenous families with doula support through the BCAAFC grant. Fees are based on a sliding scale model and payment plans are available; please get in touch.

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 6 births attended

Doula Training

  • DONA International, January 2018
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 0 to 1

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
BCWH and St. Paul’s
Attends birth center births? No Birth Centers
Unfortunately, there are no birth centres in BC.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Love honouring this sacred space

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Basics of Lactation Management for Doulas, May 2018

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Home Birth workshop, Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association, December 2018; Complicated Birth & Support workshop, Doula Training Canada, February 2019

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Teens
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Parenting consulting
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Prior to becoming a birth doula, I volunteered part time in a midwifery clinic in Vancouver. I also worked in communications for an indigenous non-profit, and served as a volunteer ESL teacher to new immigrants and refugees. I am a member of the Doula Services Association of BC, and I am pre-approved to provide Indigenous families with doula support through the BCAAFC grant. As well, I am ‘Mama’ to my four precious children.

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Katie Bolan

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Nichole Borgal

There is probably no gentler and kinder soul than Katie. We feel very blessed to have met her, and for the opportunity to have had her as our Doula. We were new parents, and expecting our first child, which made us anxious thinking about labour and giving birth as we did not know what to expect and how best to prepare psychologically. We felt a doula could provide support in this process, and we reached out to Katie thanks to a recommendation. It was definitely the right choice. She asked us a lot of questions to get to know us, the birth we would hope to have, what our fears and worries were, and how she could best help and support us. She listened carefully, and developed our birth plan, and provided invaluable support preparing for and during the birth. Thank you, Katie, for being by our side as we experienced this most precious moment in our lives!

Nichole Borgal & Emmanuel Prinet (proud parents of Etienne, born on September 28, 2018)

Posted 11/20/2018

Birth Availability for Katie Bolan

= Available. Calendar last updated: 8/2/2019 8:12:13 AM