I have been a doula two years now, and what I have experienced has changed the direction of my life. After spending several years working in Organic Vegetable Farming, I am now headed back to school for Nursing and then Nurse-Midwifery.
Birth is a powerful and transforming experience that leaves its participants in awe. I believe that my role as a doula is to ensure you and your loved ones are prepared for this incredible journey, and to walk with you through it. Because I have been down this road before and have been well trained by Kim Amos (a long-time DONA Doula Trainer and St. Louis Birth Educator), I can offer encouragement, perspective, and support. Couples in the past have been grateful for the stories I can tell about what to expect (or not), ideas for positional changes, the presence of another set of hands, and the genuine praise, love, and respect I bring to the space. I became a DONA Certified Birth Doula in July of 2017.
People/Families of Color
Community Service-Patient Advocacy
The service packages I provide are:
Labor: pre- and post-labor call/text support, labor support, and one postpartum phone check-in ($450)
Labor Plus: pre- and post-labor call/text support, 1 pre-labor meeting, labor support, 1 postpartum meeting, written story of the birth ($600)
Labor and Beyond: pre- and post-labor call/text support, 2-3 pre-labor meetings, help crafting birth preferences, labor support, 2-3 postpartum meetings, written story of the birth ($750)
I am a doula because of my mother. She had 4 hospital births and her epidural-free labor was the most traumatic one. My vision is to fill the gaps in patient care so that you have all the information you need, and feel supported, heard, and celebrated. My hope is for you to have a Good Birth. This includes parents-to-be with high-risk births and cesareans!
I would love to talk further with you about your birth vision and to answer any questions you might have about me, my services, or birth. Feel free to text/call/email anytime!
Check out what clients are saying about me at: https://doulamatch.net/ profile/16126/kate-dorsey