Labor Doula

kim headshotI’ve been a labor doula since 2001 and a midwifery student since 2010. Married in 1992, we have three wonderful boys, Richard, Liam and Aidan. Richard was birthed into the world in 1997 through a medicated, intervention-filled birth. It was an amazing and empowering experience. With Liam in 2000, I took Birthing From Within classes, and was able to have a wonderful, non-medicated birth in awareness. When Aidan was born in 2004, I experienced an incredible waterbirth. I have been involved with La Leche League and breastfed all my children.

I first felt the calling to work with birthing women while in London on an internship through Emory University. I had the opportunity to observe both vaginal and cesarean births, and I fell in love with the  process. I trained as a labor doula in 1996 just before learning of my first pregnancy, so attending births would have to wait until my children were older. After Liam , our third, was born I attended another training and earned my doula certification.

In 2010 I had the opportunity to start working towards my dream: becoming a midwife. I have apprenticed with two local midwifery groups over the last three years. I will  slowly continue with my midwifery education journey and eventually become a Certified Professional Midwife.

I welcome and look forward to the opportunity to work as a doula, with new and growing families as they begin their own exciting journeys.

Kim’s fee is $950. To hire Kim, fill out our Doula agreement form.  The form will redirect you to a payment screen for the $250 deposit. If you prefer to interview Kim or one of our other doulas before hiring, please email us at emergebirth@gmail.com.