Kathryn helped me get through childbirth with minimal anxiety and/or fear. It was very comforting to know that she was there to answer questions and provide advice. My husband also really appreciated having her there. He wasn’t completely confident about how to support me best and having her there to coach him and provide suggestions was very important to him. After the whole experience was over, my husband said, “I would hire Kathryn again in a heartbeat. She was excellent!” We feel like our money was very well spent. The support provided during the process was well worth it. We would definitely consider hiring Kathryn again when/if have another child. Doris ~ Concord, CA

Group Prenatals

 

Connect with your doulas and other expecting parents in a safe and engaging environment. Topic will include the following and have time for questions.

Birth Planning Workshop

What does your dream birth look like? How do we get your provider on board? We will delve into what your options are. We will help you take a detailed look at current evidence. Gain confidence to craft a plan you can present to your provider as well as help you form the questions you need to ask to make sure your wishes will be honored. We will cover informed decision making, and common tests and prenatal proceedures. 

Postpartum Planning Session
You’ve put in a lot of time planning for this birth. What about postpartum? Will your needs be met as well as babies? Let’s make the transition smoother! Let me help you plan for a joyous and easier time with your new baby.
Hands On Comfort Measures
Did you learn some comfort measures in your childbirth class? Would you like to practice with some guidance? Gain confidence as a team! Let me walk you through some real life labor scenes. Your partner gets comfortable with what it might look like and how to help!
Breastfeeding Basics
Breastfeeding is a natural instinct for your baby, but it is a learned behavior for you! Learn all my favorite tips for getting a good latch, staying comfortable, and knowing what’s normal. Breastfeeding shouldn’t hurt! Learn when to seek help. We will go over building a healthy milk supply, pumping, and going back to work as well.
I strive to make my services affordable and offer various price points to meet your needs. Payment plans are available and if you need further financial assistance, please contact me for a list of community resources. Everyone deserves a doula.

If you are interested in donating to help others afford doula care, please contact me. Our doula community is working on non-profit status in order to better serve the community. We believe doula care has a lasting impact on new families that extends to the community at large. We would love to have you be a part of that difference.

AREAS SERVED

Serving the San Francisco Bay Area, including the East Bay, Lamorinda, Tri-Vally and Delta Valley. Including Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Danville, Brentwood, Discovery Bay, Oakley, Antioch, Bay Point, Concord, Martinez, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Moraga, Lafayette, Orinda, Berkeley, Oakland, Albany, Richmond, and Pinole.

HOSPITALS SERVED

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Alameda County Medical Center - Highlands, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center – Walnut Creek, Kaiser – Antioch, Kaiser – Oakland, Kaiser – Walnut Creek, San Ramon Regional Medical Center, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Valleycare Medical Center.