2 years and 13 births attended
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 3
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I have experience with VBAC, Cesarean, Epidural and Unmedicated Births
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Birth Centers provide a warm, home like atmosphere, birthing tubs, and consistent care that allows for a wonderful nurturing birth experience.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I love home births! Supporting a family in the comfort of their home, surrounded by warmth and familiarity is very special.
Volunteer- Better Beginnings for Babies
I begin by scheduling a complimentary meeting with every perspective client to ensure that we both feel we are a good fit! My full fee includes 2-3 extensive prenatal home visits, where we can discuss birth options and plans, address your concerns and questions, and prepare you- body and mind- for labor and birth! You will have unlimited text, email and phone contact with me throughout your pregnancy, as well as informational support and access to my resources. When the big day arrives I will provide my unwavering and unconditional emotional and physical support throughout your labor and birth, and stay with you until your new family is ready for private time and rest. One postpartum home visit is included in my fee as well. This allows us to process your birth, make sure breastfeeding is going well and share the joy of your new arrival! You can learn more about my services and read testimonials from recent clients on my website, www.arrivalbirth.com
Healdsburg, CA Service range 30 miles Serving Sonoma and Napa Counties
Words cannot describe how happy I am that we decided to hire Kim as our doula and how grateful I was and am to have had her support during the birth of our son.
My husband and I went back and forth about whether to hire a doula, but I am so grateful that we did. My birth was by far the most crazy and intense experience of my life. The pain was excruciting and I was disoriented and vulnerable in a way I never have been before. However, I can honestly say that it was also the best experience of my life-so transformative, empowering, and completely beautiful. Having Kim there was a huge part of my birth being such a positive experience.
I met with several doulas and their offerings were similar (2 meetings before birth, presence at the birth, and a meeting afterwards). For us, Kim was the perfect mix of power, honesty, sweetness, and confidence that I had subconsciously imagined and we knew right away that we have found our doula. Kim was organized, punctual, open, knowledgeable, fun, kind, friendly, and professional. We learned so much in the two pre-birth meetings and I went into my birth more confident knowing that she would be there through it all to support us.
The day of my birth, my labor slowed down (a common occurence that I had not learned about, despite reading many books and chatting with doctors) and Kim knew just what to do to get my labor going again. Without her support I would have labored for much longer and/or gone to the hospital when I was less dilated. I labored for only 4 hours at the hospital before giving birth, and during that time Kim helped keep the room very calm and comfortable, and had crucial suggestions for positions I and my husband could get into to help move the baby down and connect. She also helped massage and apply pressure to my back through each contraction, which helped ease the pain. Her presence during the birth was so helpful and I truly cannot recommend her enough.
Kim came into our life and provided so much value as we prepared to become first time parents. Her expertise and positive, calming presence during prenatal visits was helpful and the support she brought to my husband and I during labor and delivery was amazing. We highly recommend Kim to be your doula, she’s incredible.
Kim was incredible. She spent hours with us while we were pregnant, getting us ready for what was to come and coaching me on the best techniques to ensure baby was in the right position. She made sure I was prepared physically for labor, with exercises, recipes and chiropractic referrals as well as emotionally with books and first hand accounts to read and fall back on later. She helped us develop our birth plan and explained each option fully so that we were sure in our choices.
During the delivery, Kim was by my side the entire time, encouraging me and guiding me through the incredible process of birth. She was a rock to not only me, but to my husband as well. She knew without me asking, exactly what I needed and was prepared with an arsenal of tools to help me manage my pain, drug-free.
I firmly believe I could not have done it without her support and would recommend her, hands down, to everyone!
I was lucky enough to be introduced to Kim and her services by another soon to be mom. Upon meeting in person, I was immediately captivated by her warmth, gentle strength, compassion, positive energy and kind nature. Although I had a basic understanding of what a doula does, she explained the role in full and after that I knew that having a doula would be a wonderful idea for us. Kim met with husband and I multiple times before the birth. We discussed our birth plan, she led me in meditation and breathing exercises, showed me stretches and movements that would help with labor, she listened to my fear and worries and offered gentle positivity and affirmations. When the time came, she joined us at the hospital and was a superhero. She was our coach, our gatekeeper, advocate, and cheerleader. She was such a supportive presence… literally, as she helped hold my legs along with my husband. My husband and I are so grateful that she was there with us and give her the highest recommendation. We consider her our baby’s special auntie that was helping, supporting and guiding us in our journey to meet him.
From the partner perspective, Kim was as amazing for me as she was for my wife. In addition to being present/caring/supportive for the mother, Kim was regularly checking in with me. Getting time to eat, take a nap, step outside is as important as emotional support and Kim gave me the breaks I needed to do all of that. Highly recommend!
Kim is an amazing doula and helped us have a truly wonderful birth experience. She is accommodating, genuine, and committed to her clients.
Kim brings her calming presence and creates a feeling of safety and empowerment for a birthing mama. She has my highest recommendation!
Kim’s dedication to her clients is beyond compare and there is no one better suited to the vital role a Doula provides for expectant parents!
Kim helped me have the unmedicated birth I envisioned, and went above and beyond our expectations. She was calm, supportive, accommodating, gentle, empowering and our biggest advocate with the clinical staff.
We could not be more grateful to have had Kim as our doula, and she will forever be an important part of our birth story!
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