Hi, I’m Kathleen.
A professional birth doula, childbirth educator, and placenta support specialist.
Your partner in the birthing process.
I have worked in birth for over a decade and my experience in birth includes hundreds of births in all models of care.
I became passionate about supporting the process of the birth after the birth of my first baby. This passion led me to doula support with the desire to offer knowledge and an understanding of choices both during and after birth. Working with birth was really founded on the desire to work with women and families in achieving informed and empowering births as you define it.
My role as I see it is being dedicated to helping birthing people and their partners have empowering birth experiences on their own terms
The Idea Behind All Birth
All Birth was founded on the idea that we support all kinds of birth. Our birth classes encompass all the ways and modalities to access birth, postpartum and infant care. We live in a society that is fear-based, and because we are inundated with so much information it is our goal to offer accurate information, options and resources.
We offer education and support that is not focused on one approach. There will never be one modality that resonates entirely with you and so the intention is you build your own toolbox with our support so you are informed, educated, and trusting in the normal process of birth with agency over your own birth and postpartum.
Experiences Giving Birth
My experience in both of my births really informed my desire to offer a trusted and continuous person to normalize what happens during various stages of labour. My first baby was delivered in the hospital with medication and my second baby was born at home unmedicated.
My first birth was difficult, and I had little knowledge and understanding of birth. I felt fearful and unsupported. My second birth was healing and most important, with the support of an incredible partner, my teen daughter, doula and skilled midwives. My personal and professional experience with both models of care allows me to easily support and normalize each individual and unique birth experience. I know that doula support is invaluable.
Inclusiveness of All Birth
I support all ways of birth. As a member of the LGTQIA, I work with inclusive support, I am empassioned about feminist issues and reproductive justice. Historically women have been denied options, have been pressured by care providers and because your birth is something you will always remember, trauma can be common.
It is my role, as I see it to offer trauma informed care and informational support. It is my role to offer physical and emotional and knowledgeable support to both the birthing person and the partner as they both experience the birth of their baby.
Having Kathleen in my corner was the ingredient I needed for one of the best experiences of my life. She always answered her phone, she was always there when she said she would be and she listens, intently. Everything is on your time, and everything is about you. Her only focus is you and how you are doing. Her character is incredibly heartwarming and endlessly kind. Thank you Kathleen for everything (and for all the laughs). We love you very much.
She’s a calming, intuitive presence with a great sense of humor and a wealth of knowledge. She really helped both myself and my husband feel as prepared and confident as possible in the pregnancy and birth journey. As a new Mom, I actually was able to enjoy my labour process and step into my power as a woman.
As a husband, Kathleen empowered me to support my wife and be the best birth partner she needed me to be. I couldn’t imagine that situation without her, and I am so grateful for her support. I will be forever grateful for our experience with Kathleen and hope everyone can have a doula like Kathleen on their team to help guide them through this journey.
“Kathleen brought immense knowledge to our meetings. She was a guiding light throughout my labour and birth. .Postpartum she supported with home visits, check-in texts and phone calls, a shoulder to cry on, a cheerleader to celebrate the wins with and much more. She felt like a best friend at the end of it all. We can’t thank her enough and she’ll be one of the first people we call when we become pregnant again. Thank you Kathleen!”
My wife and I leaned on Kathleen more than I would have thought when my wife first talked me into it. She’s a total rockstar and I’m glad we worked with her. I was reluctant at first but I can’t say enough good things. She just makes the whole process less stressful and educated us so well. She saved us many hours of sleep, brought calm to the chaos and saved the two of us from disagreements. Worth it!!