'I believe that birth is 'normal' but it does require preparation. By taking responsibility for your birth means nourishing yourself, being happy and well rested. It means becoming informed & knowledgeable about your birth and your choices.
It means going inwards & facing fears, hand-picking your birth support and trusting the ancient process of birth'
Hello and congratulations on your pregnancy!
My name is Katherine (she/her) although I'm mostly known as Kaz.
I am a parent of two children, a Doula with 13 years experience, an NCT Antenatal Teacher, Breastfeeding Counsellor, Doula Mentor and Doula course provider.
I am passionate about supporting families in their choices in the childbirth year.
I believe that with the right support environment and birthing preferences you can make birth an incredible, enriching life changing experience.
I can offer you the continuous support that can sometimes lack in our medicalised birth system. I will support you and your family throughout your pregnancy, birth and your postnatal period offering you unbiased, up to date and honest information.
I will support you to discover your innate skills that enable you to make empowered decisions through informed decision making, not through fear.
I am a committed birth activist and ally to folks in the LGBTQ+ community, black and brown families and I am actively anti racist.
I am doing to the work to support all people to have the safest birth they can.
You will find that my Birth Package is different from some of the others you might find. I am a proud Continuum Doula. This means I offer 6 meetings either side of your birth. It has come from many years of serving women and their families, giving my undivided attention, and working to their needs and being a consistent person in their lives.
We form strong bonds over our time together and we eat a lot of cake.
Know your Doula!
I resonate with: 'Faith Eliminates Fear' Michel Odent, and the words of a brave women-
'I am not scared, I was born to do this'- Joan of Arc