I listened to birth stories and did some research and I kept hearing and seeing the benefits of having a doula, after I became pregnant with our second baby the search began, we interviewed with Kathleen and automatically felt like she was the doula that we needed for our birth.
During my pregnancy we had several prenatal visits, in between our visits i felt very at ease knowing she was just a phone call or text away. It became normal for my husband to tell me “just text Kathleen” because he knew she could answer my question, squash my anxiety, or just tell me “you are doing a great job growing this baby” At 34 ish weeks I decided I wanted to switch providers and Kathleen was very encouraging and reminded me that this was my party so I got to decide who was invited.
My water broke at 40 weeks+1 at 10:30 on a Saturday morning with irregular contractions, I called Kathleen and told her what was going on so she gave me a laundry list of things to do to try to jump start labor but most importantly to rest. We kept in contact with her and my midwife throughout the day, we decided on a time that night to go in to the hospital since my water was broken for quite a while. I told Kathleen that I would text her when I felt like I needed her, I tried several herb tinctures and finally ended up on low dose pitocon. As they kept upping my pitocin i knew I needed her at that point so my husband called her and she quickly headed our way. As soon as she got there I was beginning to faulter but she quickly stepped in and started applying pressure where I needed it, letting me cry on her shoulder, and just became exactly what I needed at every turn. After our baby was born into my husband’s hands I said “it was so worth it” that truly was one of the best days of my life.
We love Kathleen and are so thankful to have found her, she truly is so worth it!