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Robyn Katers

Breathe & Blossom Doula

Woodland Hills, CA Service range 25 miles

http://www.breatheandblossomdoula.com

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Birth Fee

$2000 to $3000

Postpartum Rate

$45

Birth Fee

$2000 to $3000

Postpartum Rate

$45


Medicaid and Third Party Insurers

Currently approved to receive payments from the following programs:


Birth Doula Experience

2 years and 50 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

1 years and 10 families served


Doula Training

  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, June 2023
  • Placenta & Postpartum Association, October 2023
  • Hypnobabies, November 2023

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 5 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I like to recommend the Birthing person labor at home for as long as possible. I will be there whenever you need me to be.

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I like to also recommend the Birthing person labor at home for as long as possible. I will be there to help set your space.

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I will be there the moment you need me!


College Education

AA/AS


Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Childbirth education services
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Full spectrum doula services
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Prenatal & postpartum fitness services
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Training Documentation

credential


Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

More info on website. Payment plans, credit card payments available.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

I offer multiple services, please check out my website for more info! What's included in my Birth Package: 2 Prenatal visits - each one serving a unique purpose ~ 1 prenatal yoga session OR prenatal fitness session ~ 1 Prenatal Lactation consultation referral ~ Extensive resources throughout your journey ~ Help with baby registry ~ Unlimited support via phone/text/email from the moment of hire ~ On call availability beginning at 38 weeks gestation until delivery ~ Will join you at your home or desired birthing location when you need for the birth-day ~ 2 Postpartum visits - 1 in person, 1 virtual - to discuss the birth, help with breastfeeding/formula feeding, and bring a homemade Postpartum meal with gifts to warm and nourish you ~ I support every type of birth whether it’s unmediated, medicated, scheduled Cesarean, birth center, home birth, free birth, or virtual. I’m there to make sure you feel heard, empowered and confident going into your birth.

Service Area

Woodland Hills, CA Service range 25 miles

Client Testimonials for Robyn Katers

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Nikki Patrlja-Bienemann

6/2/2024

When I started looking for a birth doula I was overwhelmed by all the options but everything about Robyn made choosing her a no brainer. I really appreciated the email she sent to me before our interview over zoom, which basically outlined everything and answered questions I didn't even know I had (which for someone who doesn't necessarily know what to ask sometimes, is very helpful). 
Robyn is kind and warm and has so much knowledge. The prenatal visits we had were so helpful and gave me the confidence I needed. Her prenatal yoga classes are also so wonderful! 
During the birth she made me feel so taken care of. She set the vibe perfectly, my OB agreed!! My husband has said multiple times, we couldn't have done that without Robyn!
She was so helpful and really listens to you and understands your needs. She has resources for anything that comes up and doesn't disappear once the birth is done. She checks in periodically postpartum and makes sure all is well (she even made me soup!). I would recommend her to anyone! You'll love Robyn !! 

Irina

4/22/2024

I have to start by saying I could not even imagine going through my pregnancy or labor without Robyn. Robyn is gentle, compassionate, always available to take calls/text, extremely knowledgeable, patient and the list goes on.... I was referred to Robyn through a dear friend who had nothing but the best things to say about her - my friend even texted me the day she had her baby saying that Robyn was the only reason they didn't have to go into an emergency C-section. Throughout my pregnacy, I would text/call Robyn with questions and she was always so informative and kind which always put me as ease as I experienced different symptoms and as I was navigating advice and information from my doctor. When the time came, Robyn coached my husband and I through my 40 hours of labor and put myself at ease and releived so much stress for my husband. My husband was so incredibly anxious and once Robyn arrived, a huge weight lifted off both of our shoulders. She coached me through labor - helping us navigate every decision and I know that my incredible L&D expererience truly was so much because of Robyn..I was able to have a 9lb 11 oz baby with ease becuase of her! I can't express how amazing Robyn is and how truly wonderful my expereince was with her - she is incredible and will be the first person I turn to for our next baby!

Brittney Medina

4/14/2024

I cannot express enough gratitude for the incredible support and care Robyn provided during the birth of our daughter, Kylie. From our initial meeting, she instilled a deep sense of trust and connection, and we knew we would have an experienced and compassionate advocate by our side. My partner and I went back and forth of whether or not to hire a doula and I am SO SO SO

glad we did! She was an invaluable source of emotional support for us and created the most nurturing environment where we felt heard, understood, and empowered to make informed decisions every step of the way. The yummy soup she made us postpartum gave us life and was just what we needed during those first few days with our daughter. We can’t thank her enough for being there with us. Robyn truly feels like family now and we can’t recommend her enough!

Nina Singh

3/8/2024

Robyn is an exceptional doula! I met with a handful of doulas before Robyn and once we met I knew she was the right fit for my husband and me. Robyn's services are extensive, she offers pre-labor home visits where she reviews preferences, birth plan and also gives some hands on training. She also provided us with a great deal of education materials to review for the postpartum period. In addition, Robyn was a resource I could turn to for any question along the way!

My birth would not have been the same without Robyn. Robyn arrived and offered support, encouragement and positive affirmations. She coached me and my partner, provided so many amazing adjustments, massaged my body and proposed various positions to encourage progression of my labor. Robyn's energy is one that brought me a great deal of comfort and ease throughout pregnancy and labor. She is someone I trusted at every step as I knew she had our best interests in mind. With Robyn's assistance I delivered a healthy baby boy!

I highly recommend Robyn to anyone looking for a doula! She is the person you need during your labor!

Nichole Vittorioso

1/24/2024

Let me start off by saying that I could not have gotten through my pregnancy or given birth without Robyn. She was there for me immediately from the beginning and supported me in ways I didn't even know I needed. The last few weeks of my pregnancy were very difficult and without hesitation Robyn came over to comfort me. As far as giving birth, I literally was begging to get my baby out of me and Robyn was there holding my handing helping me  delivery my son the natural way that I wanted. She is the nicest, sweetest soul I have ever met and am blessed to not only have her as my doula but as a dear friend. Anyone will be lucky to work with her and she will be the second person to know I am pregnant next time (right after my husband) so I can have her on my pregnancy journey again!

Kelly O

11/27/2023

Hiring Robyn to support and guide me as my doula was the best decision and brought me (and my husband) so much reassurance, sense of security, and confidence heading into my first pregnancy. The two at-home sessions leading up to my hospital birth were so informative and really made my husband and I feel as prepared as possible to think through lots of different scenarios (and much more informative than any labor course we took!). Robyn is clearly incredibly experienced, professional, and so deeply cares about the mamas and partners she supports. Robyn was always available and on the night I went into labor, she was in constant contact guiding us during the time leading up to our hospital arrival. She was there waiting for us at 1am ready to go - she was so prepared and immediately made me feel at ease for this unknown experience. All of the techniques she offered me, the constant emotional and physical support during labor (she is a talented masseuse!!), and her encouragement and backing of all my birth preferences (including ensuring our gender reveal stayed a surprise until the very end!) made the day such a positive experience. Not to mention, had Robyn not been there, I felt there was a very high likelihood I would have had to have had a cesarean birth due to my extended labor process. Instead, the techniques and positions Robyn worked with the doctors and nurses to offer meant that I got to have the safe and healthy delivery I had hoped for. Robyn also set an incredible vibe (music, candlelight, relaxing aromatherapy, honey sticks for energy!) that made the room feel special instead of cold and sterile. My husband and I both agreed that having Robyn as our doula was one of the best decisions and we have a beautiful, healthy baby girl and only positive memories of the labor experience because she was such an important part of our birthing team. We love you Robyn!! 

Evan O

11/21/2023

Having a doula for the upcoming birth of our first child was a non-negotiable for my wife. She interviewed over 10 different doulas and after speaking with Robyn she knew she had found the perfect person to guide us through this wild journey. When the day came to welcome our little girl to the world, Robyn was by our side the entire way. From the moment we arrived at the hospital to see Robyn already there, waiting with a wheelchair and such a positive energy. The entire experience was amazing and Robyn helped us remain calm, present and ready to tackle the labor process.

Our pre-labor visits with Robyn were also incredibly helpful. The resources she developed and provided were easy to consume and very informative. We felt we were in excellent hands from that first meeting.

As a husband, I really had no idea what to expect but Robyn supported me exactly as I needed to be present with my wife. We are incredibly grateful to have found Robyn and truly feel like we've gained an amazing friend through this process. Thank you for everything Robyn!

Luca Hajdu Rafis

11/18/2023

Having a great support team for pregnancy, birth and postpartum is so important. The best decision I made regarding that was hiring Robyn as my doula. She is professional, kind, caring and provided excellent care for me and my husband. She was always there when we needed her and had so much information and resources for us when we had any questions. I was planning on giving birth at a birth center and unfortunatly had to transfer to the hospital. My labor was long and nothing like what I expected or hoped for, and I can not even put it into words how important and amazing was having Robyn with us during this super difficult time.
I can not recommend her enough!!

Alyssa Tompkins-Webb

10/19/2023

Robyn is the doula you didn't know you needed. I thought I was doing well in preparing myself for my first baby, but in reality it really takes a village, and Robyn is like having five villages in one. 

Robyn is a kind, caring, intelligent, and professional doula. She provided excellent information and resources for all my questions and concerns. She gave no judgement toward my personal beliefs and birth preferences. She was available and there when I needed her and she also reached out regularly to make sure everything was okay. During labor, she coached both my partner and I through the whole process and was such a calming presence in the chaos of the moment. Without her, the birth of my first child would have been SO different in a really terrible way. She made sure that I had everything prepared for my baby and gave suggestions of things I needed for the postpartum period. 

I really felt that Robyn provided the emotional support and help that I desperately needed through my pregnancy and birth. I have family and my partner as support systems, but none of them have the expertise of a doula that is so vital as a first time mom. I can't recommend Robyn enough and will be using her services for any future babies!

Orion Acaba

10/18/2023

Beyond her knowledge, it's Robyn's incredible empathy and caring nature that truly set her apart. She approaches each birth with an open heart and a soothing presence that is both calming and reassuring.

Robyn has an uncanny ability to connect with mothers and fathers on a deeply personal level, making them feel understood, heard, and cared for. Her emotional support during the birth process is nothing short of a godsend. Robyn's unwavering dedication to being there for her clients, whether it's in the middle of the night or during a holiday, is a testament to her deep commitment to her profession.

Robyn Katers is not just a doula; she's a guardian of the birthing experience, a beacon of strength, and a wellspring of knowledge. Her ability to advocate for her clients and ensure their voices are heard in the medical system is truly exceptional. With Robyn by your side, you can be confident that your birthing journey will be marked by informed choices, emotional support, and a sense of security that is immeasurable.

Birth Availability for Robyn Katers

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Postpartum Availability for Robyn Katers

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