Testimonial :: Shannon and David, 2014-12-07

Kathleen is a wonderful doula who truly loves what she does. I wanted a doula for the birth of my first child to assist me in my attempt to have as natural and intervention-free a labor as possible. My husband, however, was very skeptical and was not sure that the extra expense of hiring a doula was worth it. My labor turned out to be very challenging and lasted almost 24 hours. Kathleen was there with us throughout the difficult labor, and I was able to avoid what the doctor thought was an imminent c-section due to my baby’s poor position in the birth canal.

My husband and I are convinced that it was Kathleen’s suggestions for positional changes during labor that helped our baby move into the right position for birth so that I could avoid the c-section. Kathleen was a calming presence in the delivery room, and she deftly handled dealing with my doctor, who is a very skilled and knowledgeable doctor but who was less than 100% supportive of my natural birth plan. She also has a great sense of humor, which really helped keep things light during a hard labor!! Kathleen is a wonderful person and a skilled doula who is extremely passionate about what she does. We appreciate everything she did for us, and she even made my skeptical husband a true believer in the power of a good doula!

Testimonial :: Andrea and Kersten, 2014-12-07

Kathleen with Labor Enabler was amazing at my 2nd home birth! She arrived and immediately got down to business. She helped my husband by giving him quiet instructions on things he could do to help me in that moment and when he needed a break she was there to fill in. She would respond immediately to any requests I had. We had talked about my birth plan and what I wanted and she followed it to a “T”. She was a welcome addition to my birth team. She filled in wherever she was needed, from doula to videographer to chef in the kitchen making my postpartum smoothies. Her presence at the birth was so gentle.

I am so glad we asked her to be apart of this amazing experience, my only regret is that she wasn’t there with me at my first birth 6 years ago.

Testimonial :: Jeanette and Lee, 2014-12-07

No one ever seems to truly understand the value of a doula until first experiencing a hellish labor and delivery without one. Laboring without a doula is a lonely, directionless, vulnerable and painful endeavor. After interviewing three Houston area doulas, choosing Kathleen was a no-brainer.

I was determined to have a second chance and get the birth I wanted. Kathleen protected me. She protected my birth plan, she protected my body, my baby, my choices and my dreams for the birth I wanted. Kathleen has mastered the art of tact when negotiating with hospital staff. She proved that it is possible to get the birth YOU want- even in a hospital setting. Kathleen is priceless.

Testimonial :: Ginny and Ryan, 2014-12-07

Kathleen was recommended to us by our Bradley Method teacher as we were preparing for our first child. Even before I was pregnant I knew I wanted a doula and try a natural, drug-free birth. Meeting Kathleen for the first time was like seeing an old friend again, my husband and I instantly felt comfortable with her. (She and my husband bonded over a shared love of Quentin Tarantino movies.)

During our first meeting she asked us what we wanted and were planning, and never forced her beliefs on us. We knew we would be having a hospital birth and she was more than happy to accompany us. Kathleen said and did all the right things to help me during labor. She was able to get me to refocus during the worst parts. I know we never could have had a drug-free birth without her loving help. She is a wonderful, kind person and a first-class doula!