Birth Fee: $800 to $1000
Fee Details: I offer two packages for your needs. I offer discounted rates for surrogacy, miscarriage, adoptions and stillbirth clients.
Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 3 births attended
Clients per Month: 1 to 3Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I would love to support your birth no matter what your birthing plans are! BEST Certified Birth Doula.
At 34 weeks pregnant, I made a last-minute decision to hire a doula because I really wanted to have a medication-free birth. As soon as I met Kati during our initial interview, I knew she would be able to help make my goal become a reality. From our first meeting, it was apparent that Kati is incredibly passionate about what she does and is so supportive and positive. She is knowledgeable in all aspects of pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period, and shares her knowledge without imposing judgment. When I went into labor, Kati was extremely prompt, driving an hour to our house in the middle of the night. Throughout labor while in the hospital, she provided constant hands-on physical and emotional support, and was there by my side the entire time to reassure me that I could do it. I was able to have the medication-free birth that I had envisioned, and I truly believe this would not have been possible without Kati there to help me get through it. She is a genuine soul who truly cares about her mamas before, during, and even long after baby arrives. So for anyone who is considering a doula, I would highly recommend Your Village Doula!
We are so glad we hired Kati to be our doula! She loves what she does and truly went above and beyond for us!
Throughout my pregnancy, Kati checked in frequently to see how I was doing. If I had any questions, she would get back to me right away with an answer; if I was feeling any aches or pains, she would offer suggestions of ways to relieve the discomfort. At times, she sent resources our way that we hadn’t even known we needed until they arrived in our mailbox!
At our prenatal meetings, Kati made an effort to get to know both me and my husband so that she could tailor her birth advice to our individual preferences, personalities, and communication style. As first-time parents, we also had a lot of questions for Kati at these meetings, and she addressed them all patiently and thoroughly, making us feel like she had all the time in the world to be with us.
When my water broke, Kati met us promptly at the hospital. She was so excited for us and so reassuring. My goal was to get as far as possible without an epidural, and Kati definitely helped me achieve that – I would have quit many hours earlier without her! She continuously supported me, attentive to what I needed, and helped me labor in different positions that I would not have thought of on my own. Moreover, she coached my husband in how to best support me, which was invaluable. Overall, having Kati present at the birth helped me to be more strong, confident, and comfortable and have the fulfilling birth experience I had hoped for.
After our baby's birth, Kati continued to check in on us for a few weeks, answering our plethora of parenting questions and even bringing us dinner a couple of times. We felt very encouraged as new parents, and we are so glad we made the decision to hire Kati. We would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a doula!
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