As your doula I will instill strength, reduce fears, encourage, teach and empower you through your pregnancy, birth and parenting.
Hello! My name is Katy Schmidt. I am a wife to a Marine Veteran, a mother to two children, and two furry children. I am a birth doula, rebozo trained, a Child Birth Educator, and a Child Passenger Safety Technician.
I have been a birth doula for 6 years. My biggest passion in my doula work is helping parents connect before their birth. Helping them grow as a couple before bringing a new life into their world. Studies have shown, having a doula can increase the bond between partners. I am Rebozo trained, which helps me teach expecting parents comfort measures for labor using a rebozo. In 2017 my doula business grew to include Child Birth Education, I became a certified Child Birth Educator with Prodoula.
Ever since my oldest was a baby, I have been passionate about car seat safety. In 2016 my passion turned into a reality, I became a Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST). I attend classes, seat checks and teach classes year round to keep up with the ever changing world of car seats.
When I first meet a potential client, I listen. I listen to their wants, their needs, their hopes, their wishes and even take note of what they might not be saying or avoiding. There are times during birth where birthing women need time to just be with their loved ones going with the motions of birth. Sometimes I’m needed for direct hands on comfort measures and other times simply a voice to comfort and calm your nerves. Im often told, “you new I wanted “x” before my significant other did”. I did this by listening. Birth is such a raw and beautiful moment, my job isn’t always suggesting and using hands on comfort measures. A good portion of my work is paying attention and listening, even if something isn’t spoken.
After the birth of your child, you may feel you have unanswered questions or new questions. You may want or need support with breastfeeding or sleep. Many parents need a safe space or person, to go to for nonjudgmental support. As a Nurturing Doula’s client you can count on 100% nonjudgmental support and care for you and your family. After all it has been said many times “It takes a village to raise a child”.
~Ask me for strength and I will lend you my hand but also my heart♥~
The Nurturing Doula,LLC
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And surrounding areas up to 75 miles
She’s amazing. Nurturing at its finest.
Although my very fast labor and birth didn’t allow me to physically have Katy there, the knowledge that she did share before and after were so helpful! Katy is so passionate about being a doula and it really shows! She was always checking in with us and only a phone call/text away with any questions… Continue reading AH Testimonial
Katy was the best support system i had during my rough pregnancy. Any questions or concerns i had no matter how trivial I thought they were she was eager to help, and if she didnt know she would advise me on who to ask. I always enjoyed her visits with me it was a bond… Continue reading BO Testimonial
I had the pleasure of having Katy Schmidt act as my Duala for the birth of my daughter in December of 2014. Katy worked with both my husband and I to prepare us for having our first baby. She had many teaching tools to help us to become more informed on having a baby and… Continue reading CB Testimonial
I cannot say enough awesome things about Katy. She is so supportive and helped make my VBAC possible. I would recommend her to anyone looking to make the most of their birthing experience. She is incredible! I don’t know what I would have done without her.
I had the pleasure of having Katy as my doula during my pregnancy and ended up gaining a great friend in the process. Katy was my doula for my first pregnancy, I was scared about everything and she made sure I was calm and knew everything that was going on at all times. She was… Continue reading DB testimonial
On 07/31/13 my wife and I had our 3rd child. During my wifes pregnancy, Katy Schmidt was one of the biggest asset my wife and I had. She held a huge part in the pregnancy to ensure my wife and I had another moment to share in our life. she was not just a doula… Continue reading DS Testimonial
For my second pregnancy I won Katy at a school event. Hehehe. Tho I had done a live birth once before (7 years ago), I had also had two miscarriages. Which put me under high rick. With the support we got from Katy as a doula and an amazing friend there was little to worry… Continue reading NG Testimonial
Katy assisted me in the birth of my second child. When interviewing her, she was very knowledgeable in relaxation techniques and comfort measures we could use during the birthing process. She was always available by phone or text. If she missed a call, she called me right back. I must have went to Labor and… Continue reading ST Testimonial