Hi, I’m Kate. It's lovely to meet you!
Having a baby is the most heroic, life-changing, and – frankly – terrifying thing most of us will ever do. But, with the right support, it can also be a positive, empowering experience.
I brought my own babies (twins – that’s them in the photo below!) into the world surrounded by support, warmth, and the information I needed to feel empowered and in control. This is what I aim to provide other parents through my work as a doula.
I’m a Toronto-based birth and postpartum doula, childbirth, breastfeeding and infant sleep educator, and a yoga instructor. I am also currently training as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant under the expertise of The Breastfeeding Collective, at Kindercare Pediatrics.
(Basically I’m a Jill-of-all-trades when it comes to early parenthood!)
I’m also a mother who has been where you are now. So I know first hand that pregnancy and early parenthood can be filled with many emotions – often all at once (hello joyful terrified exhaustion).
For me, having a trusted expert to rely on for re-assurance, guidance, and support during childbirth and afterwards was invaluable. It was the difference between fear and confidence. Calm and overwhelm. Darkness and light.
It led me to become a doula, and is the inspiration for the type and level of service I aim to provide my clients. When you work with me, I want you to feel like you have an experienced friend on your side. One who is warm, relaxed, and calm under pressure.
I approach my job with a ton of empathy – and zero judgement. I have experience working with OBs and midwives in all kinds of birth settings – from hospital, the birth centre to homes. Check in here to read words of gratitude and kindness, from the wonderful families I've been honoured to work with.
When I am not supporting families, I can be found exploring parks, farmer's markets and the Toronto Islands, with my twins and their dad (aka my wonderful supportive partner!); drinking green tea or green smoothies out of large mugs; or stretching and strengthening in a yoga or barre class. I also spend a lot of time with my doula team - we have a lot in common and we’ve always got something (usually birth & baby related, although we do talk about other things) to chat about!
Click one of the following links for more information on my packages – prenatal support and education (including breastfeeding education), birth doula packages, or postpartum doula packages (including talk and text packages) – or feel free to reach out for a chat. I’d love to hear from you.
Education and Experience
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, in training
Professional Contributor (monthly) to Love Child Organics blog
Professional Contributor to Motherly blog
Professional Contributor to Eco-Parent magazine blog
Regular speaker at Prenatal and Postnatal events across Toronto
Over 15 years teaching and supporting families
Infant and Family CPR trained
Qualified Teacher Status (primary)
M.A. Honours, Effective Learning
B.A. Honours, English and Equity Studies
2nd Degree Black Belt in Karate