9 years and 32 births attended
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 3
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I attend home births that are attended by CNMs or CPMs. I do not attend planned, unassisted births.
$1200 is my normal fee. Extra fees may apply due to distance or extra visits as requested by my clients. I am also a certified placenta encapsulator through APPA, which is billed separately.
Evanston, IL Service range 10 miles
The birth of our daughter Noor was the most intense, extraordinary, marvelous and miraculous experience of our lives. I was sure that I wanted to give birth naturally: as free to move about as possible and no drugs or interventions unless it was medically necessary. I realized that the best way to stay true to my intentions was to work with a doula. We were delighted to find Kate. Kate carries a natural, sincere energy that we connected with immediately. She was there for us on a consistent basis from the day we met her, and continued to provide her warm, caring advice even months after Noor's birth. She radiates a kindness that is so welcome during those months of emotionally charged hormonal changes, and provides a solid sense of assurance when everything seems so foreign and mysterious. Knowing that Kate would be there for us on the day I went into labor calmed our fears and allowed us to embrace the monumental changes that were just on the horizon!
On the day I went into labor, Kate was there for us all the way. She came to our home and helped me labor as long as I wanted to -- comforting and coaching me while at the same time giving me all the space I needed. She got into the nitty gritty that I didn't even know could happen, and provided a sense of order to the chaos of our minds during those exciting but scary hours. Kate displayed a levelheadedness throughout the experience that let me concentrate solely on my number one responsibility of getting through the contractions, and she gave me the companionship and support above and beyond what the midwives and nurses were willing or able to provide. Kate is an amazing woman, mother, doula and friend. We couldn't have been happier with our choice of Kate as our doula for the birth of our daughter Noor. And if we have another baby, there is no one we would rather have accompany us on our journey than Kate!
Nina Tatarowicz, Mido & Noor Isadora Shammaa
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