1 years and 4 births attended
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 0 to 2
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
UNLIMITED PHONE/EMAIL SUPPORT: Available by phone/text/email to answer any questions from the time we decide to work together until 6 weeks postpartum. 1-2 PRENATAL VISITS: In-home meetings to become more comfortable with each other and discuss your plans for birth, along with any concerns you may have. We will practice comfort measures and review signs of early labor. ON-CALL: Available 24/7 from two weeks prior to your due date until your birth. CONTINUOUS LABOR SUPPORT: From the time you'd like me to join you until 1-2 hours after your baby is born, I will provide continuous physical and emotional labor support. ONE POSTPARTUM VISIT: 1-2 weeks after the birth, I will join you in your home to see how you are doing and discuss your birth experience, answering any questions or uncertainties you may have.
Springville, NY Service range 60 miles
My wife and I were lucky enough to have Katie McCarthy as our Doula. We were very familiar with Katie before our pregnancy and when Katie started her Doula journey we we very excited to be able to be a part of her first steps.
From Day one to today still Katie shows her care and concern for our new family. She went above and beyond our expectations, and she was accommodating to our lifestyle and our views on childbirth. She did not once try to solicit or push a certain part of the process. She gave my wife and I comfort, knowledge, and she was a third shoulder to lean on when we needed her out of the blue, or she sent us some quality referenced experiences and ideas.
I would recommend Katie as a Doula to any new or seasoned mother and father. She helps the inexperienced through one of life's most important challenges and rewards.
As an expecting father, it is hard to be involved in some ways and Katie was a bridge that connected me and gave me motivation and I became excited and wanted to learn more and help more myself. So as a team of 4 strong individuals our birth day of our first born girl was a mixture of emotions, excitement, fear, anxiety, relief, and overjoy.
Katie just added a whole level of wonder to life's greatest of all.
Being a first time mama brings on a lot of uncertainty, questions, and anxiousness. The pregnancy, the labor and delivery and going home with a newborn is all overwhelming. Having Katie throughout this process was a relief for me. She was there with questions I had about my pregnancy, she helped put together our birth plan and covered all sort of topics that I didn't even know to think of and she was a MAJOR support factor in the delivery room. That is one thing I remember during delivery, Katie coaching and encouraging me to keep going even when I didn't think I could. It is something you might not even consider when having a baby, but when you're in the thick of it all, having that voice of someone pushing you to keep going made so much of a difference for me. She knew a contraction was coming for me before anyone else in the room because her focus was me. It's something you don't even realize until it's over. I am so grateful to have had Katie for my pregnancy journey and anyone who chooses to have her as a doula for their journey will feel the same way.
= Available. Calendar last updated: 02-10-2020