6 years and 50 births attended
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 0 to 3
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I have been professionally trained as a doula and I also offer private and group childbirth, breastfeeding, and infant care classes and postpartum placenta processing.
Gatesville, TX Service range 45 miles
Although I did not use Katy as a doula, I was very happy with her placenta encapsulation
pills. She was prompt, thorough, and well priced.
Katie is an excellent doula! She was incredibly supportive during my labor. She helped me to feel relaxed, empowered and confident. Katie did an excellent job filling the gap between my husband's emotional support and the midwife's medical support. Katie is friendly, warm, compassionate, outgoing and strong, and she has exceptional communication skills! I highly recommend Katie a birth doula. Thanks Katie!
During my pregnancy Katy was so helpful! She is knowledgeable, kind, and she was never inconvenienced by phone calls or texts. I felt fully prepared and at ease with labor because she took the time to sit down with us and go over what we could expect and how to handle each situation accordingly.
During labor, Katy helped find the best way for me to be comfortable during contractions and was very supportive. At the hospital she was invaluable. She explained each and every thing the doctor or nurse was doing, or what they may have been suggesting we try. While she explained the situation there was never any judgement, just information. I had a long labor and she was there the entire time, then helped with breastfeeding, and made sure we were all taken care of before leaving. She even called to check on us at home long after her obligations were over. Having Katy as our Doula was so special. I highly recommend her.
Katy was great! She filled in for our doula, and did not meet me until I was in labor. Combine a woman with a strong personality and contractions and you get me the day Katy met me. She responded well and was flexible and attentive (even when I did not want anyone - not even my partner - to look at, touch, or talk to me during contractions; she was still affirming and coached me through the birth... between contractions :)). It did not feel as though we had only met that day. I highly recommend Katy.
I am lucky enough to have Katy Cordell as my best friend since the 5th grade and also as my doula during my first pregnancy. Katy is very passionate about helping in any way during pregnancy, birth, and after birth for mothers, their partners, and babies. She was very helpful in giving her opinion on all the unknowns of becoming a first time mom. Weather my questions were about my birth plan, breastfeeding, or just all the different circumstances that could arise during labor she helped me to be aware of these things. I was at ease through out my whole pregnancy knowing Katy would be there to help my husband and I physically and emotionally during this amazing milestone in our lives! As her friend I can say she is one of the kindest loving people I know. I highly recommend Katy Cordell as your doula wether your a first time mom or a pro. My beautiful baby girl is now 2 months old and my life is forever changed in the most amazing way! I'm so thankful that Katy was there to help us through that transition!
Hi,Katy was my Doula for my labor in December 2014, From the start she was there for me til my due date,She would always call me or message me tips and everytime I needed advice she was always there for me,During my labor I called her and she was there in like an hour,She was by my side that day 24/7 helping me thru the process of labor and delivery,She was awesome she sat by me giving me breathing tips and pushing me thru it, Katy was wonderful and really helpful if I ever decide to have another baby I would for sure use Katy again for my Doula!
My experience with Katy Cordell as my doula exceeded my expectations! Katy was the perfect personality to provide me with warm emotional support and tactful strategy to deal with the pain during my labor. I was able to make it through labor and delivery completely drug free and I believe that Katy's prescence there was a huge contributing factor to me being able to do so. She helped me to stay focused, strong and her belief in me to see it through inspired me to keep going although I did have those moments of mental and emotional weakness. Katy massaged me, used counterpressure which I found great relief from and was simply there by my side through the entire experience. I would highly recommend Katy to anyone looking for someone who is very empathetic while bringing a stable and strong energy to the table. She is very experienced herself in child birthing and I completely trust her and look forward to using her again as a doula should we be blessed with anymore children!
"Sometimes in life, we have to look to the experts. We need to rely on a plan, one that has been thought through, researched, one that follows our family's beliefs, and one that makes us the most comfortable. Katy and I had many conversations as to what my needs may be, what outcomes I could expect, what my roll was and what her roll was. Our communication and Katy's training, intuition, and skill was the very key to my successful outcome. Recently I was hospitalized and was so very scared and not sure I could make it through the night. I just wanted to give up. As soon as Katy arrived, my stress and pain levels went down. She knew just what I needed. One of the most impressive things was how well she could anticipate my needs and helped me communicate them to the hospital staff. Every time she was spot on. With that said, my pain and anxiety levels decreased by at least 70%. Katy stayed all night with me, changing my positions to help alleviate pressure. During the night she massaged my limbs and back and created a quiet bubble to just work at what I needed to do. The bond I have with Katy is unlike the one I have with anyone else. I can count on her to be strong when I cannot be. What a blessing Katy is as a doula! She was prompt, reliable, and bright in spirit and in mind. To me this was not a luxury, it was a medical necessity."
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