7 years and 30 families served
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 2
Current member of NAPS Doulas Board of Directors, Newborn Group Facilitator with PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support), Parent Mentor with Healthy Start through Youth Eastside Services
As a postpartum doula I provide nurturing, practical support and education to families during the fourth trimester. I offer a complimentary meet and greet in your home to help you decide if I'd be a good match to support you and your growing family. I am open to discussing reduced rates for those with financial barriers. Please visit my website to learn more about me. I look forward to hearing from you!
Issaquah, WA Service range 15 miles I support families on the Eastside M-F between 9-3pm (2-6 hour shifts).
My husband and I hired Katie to come help me out for a few days when he went back to work and I was feeling overwhelmed with a newborn that was fussy and stubborn. Katie was so supportive and helpful, giving me tips and tricks of how to make things easier and making sure I was eating and drinking. I felt totally comfortable with her watching my son while I snuck in a (very glorious) nap. She provided a listening ear when i needed someone to talk to, and helped me identify local resources and support groups. Should there be a second baby in the future, I’ll definitely be contacting her for help!
It was an absolute pleasure working with Katie! She is extremely knowledgeable about newborns and postpartum mothers. She always arrived on time, professional and made sure to ask what things I wanted to get accomplished for the day, and how she could help me. Additionally she was proactive in taking on tasks that I had not necessary mentioned (ie; folding/doing laundry, unloading/loading dishwasher etc.). I enjoyed Katie’s company and soaked up the knowledge that she offered!
Katie looked after my twins for couple of hours during the week when I needed to take a breather. She was very loving and my two month old babies were very happy and often smiled when she took care of them. She was very gentle in her approach and picked up my babies every time they cried. She rocked them gently and was able to pacify them everytime they cried considering that my babies were going through the Purple crying phase during the time she visited us. She introduced us to good gagets like Ergo baby carrier and FisherPrice rocker and told us advantages and disadvantages of lot of baby care products from her prior experience with other families. She gave us great advice about resusable diapers and showed us many ways of folding them. It was very easy to have a conversation with her and we had interesting conversations about healthy eating, growing vegetables in backyard, baby foods and recipes. She gave me great breastfeeding tips and helped me learn different positions for breastfeeding twins. She also would send me messages or get printouts about any useful information she found. She was very adjusting to our day to day activities very easily. I also sppreciate that she was very particular about her schedule of visits and would inform me many days in advance if she was going on vacation. I would highly recommend her as a doula.
Katie is a terrific postpartum doula! She is warm, friendly, and down to earth - just the kind of person you want in your home. She came and helped me after the birth of my third child. She assisted me around the home with care of my daughter, such as bathing and dressing her. It was great to have someone to hold her while I took a shower!!! She also helped me keep up on laundry and dishes, and other household chores, which was a great relief. Katie had great resources for me when I ran into breastfeeding difficulties (my daughter was tongue tied). Above and beyond any one thing Katie did to help me, she was a positive, radiant person to have in the home. She developed a warm rapport with my daughter, and was a tremendous listener to me in those overwhelming first months of motherhood. For me, she was a God-send, as we live across the country from family, and my husband travels a great deal. I highly recommend you call Katie for help! You will not be disappointed :)
Katie was a wonderful resource in a tough time. She brought joy and a smile into our home. She was so loving to our child, and patiently instructed us through the learning curve of our first little one.
We don't know how we would've made it without her! We feel like she is part of our family now.
Katie was very nice and helpful during quite difficult transitional time for our family. She become our savior!;) with an active toddler Audrey (21 month) and a newborn baby Daniel my hands were full and I, as a new mom, felt quite overwhelmed. Katie helped me to transition into my new role as a mom of 2. She helped with breastfeeding challenges, she gave a lot of useful information about breastfeeding, baby care, new mom diet, health, emotional support and other topics. She he also become a good friend to us as well. Katie is a wonderful, caring and nurturing mom herself.
Our family was very lucky and happy to have Katie as our doula. Thank you!!!!! We will miss you;)
Henrika, Christian, Audrey, Daniel Stich
I have no words to discribe how amazing and helpful Katie was with me and my two lil Ones. She be sides giving me a big hand around the house she also is a great listener.
i like Katie to cuz she never judged me also she was very respectfully to all my wishes.
i loved the fact that she took the time to stop at the library to get book so she could later read them to her.
thank u Katie for al ur support ,advise,care,and love u gave to my kids will miss u very much:) god bless u in everything you do and once again thank you soooooo very much
My partner was out of town for a week, the twins had stopped sleeping through the night, and my older daughter was having a rough time adjusting to life as a big sister. Katie was one of a handfull of Doulas I met in a postpartum doula training who came to "rescue" me during that week. A kindhearted doula, indeed, who drove miles out of her way to come lend me a hand during a really difficult time. She brought books to read with my older daughter while juggling the needs of the twins. If she can handle two 6-months old and a 2.5 year old, I think it's safe to say she can pretty much handle anything! I felt comfortable having her in my home and really appreciated her warm and gentle presence.
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