Testimonials from Katie's past clients:
My husband and I hired Katie to come help me out for a few days when he went back to work and I was feeling overwhelmed with a newborn that was fussy and stubborn. Katie was so supportive and helpful, giving me tips and tricks of how to make things easier and making sure I was eating and drinking. I felt totally comfortable with her watching my son while I snuck in a (very glorious) nap. She provided a listening ear when I needed someone to talk to, and helped me identify local resources and support groups. Should there be a second baby in the future, I’ll definitely be contacting her for help!
Annie ~ 12/10/2017
It was an absolute pleasure working with Katie! She is extremely knowledgeable about newborns and postpartum mothers. She always arrived on time, professional and made sure to ask what things I wanted to get accomplished for the day, and how she could help me. Additionally she was proactive in taking on tasks that I had not necessary mentioned (ie; folding/doing laundry, unloading/loading dishwasher etc.). I enjoyed Katie’s company and soaked up the knowledge that she offered!
Gillian ~ Posted 10/31/17
From day one Katie was present and attentive to my needs as a new mother. In the beginning my biggest need was trying to get my son to latch on for breastfeeding. She would sit beside me and coach me through the various positions to try. When it didn't happen right away she was quick to offer words of encouragement. This in-the-moment coaching occurred throughout our time together and was extremely valuable during a spririt crushing time. Katie went above and beyond supporting me as a new mom. She frequently joined me for appointments - from lactation consultants to tongue-tie clippings. Having her there provided a calming sense of support and comfort. She was extremely supportive around the house, helping with household chores and preparing meals. One of the things I appreciated was never having to ask her to do anything...she just knew what needed to be done and did it. As someone working on a few hours of sleep, I needed that. Katie was a wealth of knowledge! Whenever I asked about a topic she provided suggestions grounded in current practices and researched-based. Even after she went home the resources kept coming in via text messages and email. Katie wasn't an "on the clock" doula - she made herself available via text always. Katie has become a dear friend during a rough time in my life. She listened and allowed me to cry on her shoulder constantly. I couldn't imagine going through this without her and consider myself blessed to know her!
Pam ~ Posted 12/26/16
Katie looked after my twins for a few hours during the week when I needed to take a breather. She was very loving and my two month old babies were very happy and often smiled when she took care of them. She was very gentle in her approach and picked up my babies every time they cried. She rocked them gently and was able to pacify them every time they cried considering that my babies were going through the Purple crying phase during the time she visited us. She introduced us to good gadgets like the Ergo baby carrier and Fisher Price rocker and told us advantages and disadvantages of a lot of baby care products from her prior experience with other families. She gave us great advice about reusable diapers and showed us many ways of folding them. It was very easy to have a conversations with her and we had interesting conversations about healthy eating, growing vegetables in the backyard, baby foods and recipes. She gave me great breastfeeding tips and helped me learn different positions for breastfeeding twins. She also would send me messages or get printouts about any useful information she found. She was very adjustable to our day to day activities very easily. I also appreciate that she was very particular about her schedule of visits and would inform me many days in advance if she was going on vacation. I would highly recommend her as a doula.
Supriya ~ Posted 12/28/2015
Katie is a terrific postpartum doula! She is warm, friendly, and down to earth - just the kind of person you want in your home. She came and helped me after the birth of my third child. She assisted me around the home with care of my daughter, such as bathing and dressing her. It was great to have someone to hold her while I took a shower!!! She also helped me keep up on laundry and dishes, and other household chores, which was a great relief. Katie had great resources for me when I ran into breastfeeding difficulties (my daughter was tongue tied). Above and beyond any one thing Katie did to help me, she was a positive, radiant person to have in the home. She developed a warm rapport with my daughter, and was a tremendous listener to me in those overwhelming first months of motherhood. For me, she was a God-send, as we live across the country from family, and my husband travels a great deal. I highly recommend you call Katie for help! You will not be disappointed :)
Kathy ~ Posted 11/20/15
Katie was a wonderful resource in a tough time. She brought joy and a smile into our home. She was so loving to our child, and patiently instructed us through the learning curve of our first little one. We don't know how we would've made it without her! We feel like she is part of our family now.
Daniel ~ Posted 9/14/2015
Katie was very nice and helpful during quite a difficult transitional time for our family. She become our savior! With an active toddler (21 months) and a newborn baby, my hands were full and I, as a new mom, felt quite overwhelmed. Katie helped me to transition into my new role as a mom of 2. She helped with breastfeeding challenges, gave a lot of useful information about breastfeeding, baby care, new mom diet, postpartum health, emotional support and other topics. She also become a good friend to us as well. Katie is a wonderful, caring and nurturing mom herself. Our family was very lucky and happy to have Katie as our doula. Thank you!!!!! We will miss you.
Henrika ~ Posted 3/31/14
I have no words to describe how amazing and helpful Katie was with me and my two lil-ones. Besides giving me a big hand around the house she is also a great listener. I like Katie because she never judged me and she was very respectful to all my wishes. I loved the fact that she took the time to stop at the library to get books so she could later read them to [my 2 year old].
Thank you Katie for all your support, advice, care, and love you gave to my kids. We will miss you very much. God bless you in everything you do and once again thank you so very much.
Yosenia ~ Posted 3/3/14
My partner was out of town for a week, the twins had stopped sleeping through
the night, and my older daughter was having a rough time adjusting to life as a
big sister. Katie was one of a handful of Doulas I met in a postpartum doula
training who came to "rescue" me during that week. A kindhearted doula, indeed,
who drove miles out of her way to come lend me a hand during a really difficult
time. She brought books to read with my older daughter while juggling the needs
of the twins. If she can handle two 6-months old and a 2.5 year old, I think
it's safe to say she can pretty much handle anything! I felt comfortable having
her in my home and really appreciated her warm and gentle presence.
Victoria ~ Posted 12/14/13