Holistic Birth Doula Care

"I do not care what kind of birth you have… a home birth, a scheduled cesarean, epidural hospital birth, or if you birth alone in the woods next to a baby deer. I care that you had options, that you were supported in your choices, and that you were respected." - January Harshe, Birth Without Fear

First of all, congratulations on your pregnancy! I’m so excited for you and welcome the opportunity to work with you and your family during this wonderful time. Whether you’re due next month or are barely 20 weeks, debating a birth center, home, or hospital birth, you’re here for a reason. I’d love to tell you more about what it’s like working with me.

P.S., if you're solely interested in postpartum care, click here.

P.P.S., check out my placenta encapsulation and childbirth education services too!

birth doula services
birth doula services
birth doula services

Why hire a birth doula?

For lots of birthing people, pregnancy and childbirth are completely foreign and scary. Our society has done a really good job making us think it’s a terrifying event. I’m here to help combat that! Having a doula by your side throughout the entire process not only helps better prepare you for the “big day,” but it also helps you navigate the unknown nature of birth. Between medical terminology and hospital policies and procedures, a doula is the perfect sidekick to have by your side as you cross uncharted waters. Your body was made for this, and above all, I want to help you find your strength and groove as you welcome the newest addition to your family.

The deets

I am the sole doula behind Holistic Katelyn. However, I think it's important that every doula has a network of other doulas they work with, so I always have a backup doula or two I work closely with to provide support to birthing people and their families throughout pregnancy, labor, childbirth, and postpartum. I serve the East Bay, Peninsula, Tri-Valley, SF, San Jose, and the surrounding areas. I have a few packages to choose from, depending on your needs:

Premier Doula Support

$1850-2200

  • One complimentary initial consult via phone, FaceTime or Zoom
    • Note: subsequent in-person consults are $50, which will go toward the full fee if you choose to hire me
  • 2 prenatal sessions
  • Assistance with birth options
  • Nutritional counseling to best prepare the body for labor
  • On call for the birth from 38-42 weeks
  • Phone, email, video chat, and text message support at any time
  • FREE subscription to the GentleBirth app
  • $75 off my GentleBirth childbirth prep classes
  • Continuous support throughout labor, childbirth, and 1-2 hours postpartum
  • Postpartum home visit within 2 weeks after the birth (optional)
  • Photos of birth and newborn baby (optional, and all taken via iPhone)
  • Lactation support (within scope of practice)
  • Tips for preparing for the postpartum period

Birth Only Support

$1450-1600

  • Great option for second-time parents!
  • One complimentary initial consult via phone, FaceTime or Zoom
    • Note: subsequent in-person consults are $50, which will go toward the full fee if you choose to hire me
  • On call for the birth from 38-42 weeks
  • Phone, email, video chat, and text message support at any time
  • FREE subscription to the GentleBirth app
  • $75 off my GentleBirth childbirth prep classes
  • Continuous support throughout labor, childbirth, and 1-2 hours postpartum
  • Photos of birth and newborn baby (optional, and all taken via iPhone)
  • Access to extensive birth experience and knowledge of labor, birth, and resources
pregnancy support with doula care