Testimonial for Katie Pumphrey

Katie was an amazing support for the birth of our first child back in April. I wanted to work with a doula because I am generally a more anxious person and with all the "firsts" I was experiencing during pregnancy/birth, I wanted to have someone knowledgable and compassionate there to help along the way. Katie was that and more!

Katie listened to my hopes for my birth experience and offered suggestions that were considerate of my priorities. She went out of her way to ensure that my partner was heard and felt supported too. She was highly responsive when we'd reach out, her demeanor was calming and her approach to supporting us through our first birth experience was exactly what we needed at every stage. 

The morning I went into early labor, she was a quick text away and checked in at least hourly. When we were ready for her to come over to our home, she gave us several things to do to navigate the pains of early labor until we were ready to go to the hospital. After 4 hours of increasingly intense contractions, at 2:30 am she was ready to head to the hospital with us. After another 14 hours of labor that resulted in my decision to opt for a non-emergency C section, our son finally came and Katie had taken some amazing photos documenting the process (with my consent of course). Having her in the operating room with my husband and I was extremely comforting, especially in our haze of exhuastion. 

Following my son's birth, Katie checked in multiple times and it was great to have a chance to debrief the whole experience with her after and get support for all the post-birth challenges (specifically around breastfeeding). 

I would HIGHLY recommend Katie, especially for any first time parents who are wanting someone who will truly listen to their hopes for their birth experience and offer individualized support and love during a crazy, crazy time. <3

-Mandy Safstrom

October 28, 2023

a photo from Katie Pumphrey

Katie Pumphrey

MamaEarth Birth & Baby Services

Birth Fee: $1800 to $2300

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $60

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Updated 4/21/2024

Birth Fee: $1800 to $2300

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $60

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Updated 4/21/2024

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