Testimonial for Katie Pumphrey

I was referred for Katie by my first doula (who was unable to work with me as she was on a break). When my husband and I met with Katie, we instantly connected with her. She really listened to my birth story with my first daughter. She is not only knowledgeable but also personable & we felt that she was one whom we could trust to advocate for our needs/preferences.

Throughout my pregnancy, Katie constantly checked in with me. I felt like she was a friend/sister who genuinely cares and listens. She was prompt and always followed up on my questions/concerns. When I started showing signs of labor, Katie was immediately available for me. She tracked my contractions/symptoms and coached me through the whole process. Something of note is that my contraction patterns did not follow the typical 5-1-1 rule, but Katie not only told me to listen to my body but also fully supported my decision to go to the hospital after I consulted with the midwife on-call.  

For this birth, I hoped to utilize as many pain relieving techniques as possible & thanks to Katie, I was able to have an unmediated birth. Throughout labor, Katie checked in frequently to make sure my needs were met, including offering water/ a cold washcloth, adjusting my position in bed, and applying pressure on my back during contractions (which for moms that went through labor know how much that helps!). I also asked for chapstick and Katie made sure I got it during labor. It may seem like a small gesture but her attention to detail made all the difference. During the postpartum period, Katie checked in with me regularly. The postpartum period can be one of the most stressful, exhausting, and isolating period of a woman's life & I am so thankful for having Katie be that listening ear when I needed it. I highly recommend Katie as your doula! I am forever grateful for having her by my side for the delivery of my second child.

-Ruby Young

March 09, 2024

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Katie Pumphrey

MamaEarth Birth & Baby Services

Birth Fee: $1800 to $2300

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $60

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Updated 4/2/2024

Birth Fee: $1800 to $2300

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $60

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Updated 4/2/2024

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