My name is Kate McMahon. I have been a doula and lactation specialist for several years. I have had the pleasure of providing postpartum care to over 25 families, and have supported over 90 women through their pregnancy and labor.
I firmly believe that the only right way for a woman to birth is the way that she wants to birth. As a doula, I am here to educate you to help you make informed decisions, and support you unconditionally.
I have created a package that most of my clients enjoy, but am willing to make changes so that it caters to your specific needs. I provide unlimited support via phone calls, texting, and email. I like to meet with you for a minimum of 4 prenatal visits so that we have the chance to chat and build a trusting relationship before baby arrives. During these visits we develop your individualized birth plan. I am on call for you from 37-42 weeks. I offer all of my mommas massage & acupressure as a way to help their body relax and prepare for labor. We will work together to help you become familiar with different labor positions, breathing techniques, and pain management methods.
When your labor begins, you get to decide when and where you want me to meet you. I will provide continuous support, and offer my expertise with position changes and relaxation techniques. I will help to make sure that your birth plan wishes are carried out.
I am happy to stay with you for as long as you would like after your baby is born. If you are planning on breastfeeding, I am happy to assist you with positioning baby and proper latching.
I include 10 hours of postpartum services for all of my clients (a $180 value). This does not include the time I spend with you directly after your baby is born. This gives you a little bit of extra help while you are figuring out your new rhythm with your new baby.
I like to meet with my mommas a few days after delivery to see how things are going and how well everyone is adjusting. I am always available to answer questions. It is always fun to review your birth with you, and discuss how things went.
I include your birth story and handmade gift for your new little one.