Debbie, February 2018, first child"Things with my midwife seemed shaky, and so I thought to get a doula additionally. Kaity came to my rescue with just months to go. From the start, Kaity showered me with care and concern, making sure that I was aware of all my birthing options and not being judgemental about how everything was to go eventually. I had a birth plan in place, and looking back now, the actual birth hit all the targets that mattered to me—no forceps/vacuum, no c-section. I even managed to sneak in a romantic walk along the canal during labour which was a vision I had. I attribute it wholly to having Kaity with me as a part of my birth team, whom with her presence, guided the birth in a direction that concluded happily for me, with zero regrets. It was clear that her priorities were always to support me first, and secondly to also support my husband during the process, which I found very assuring and necessary to us both making our transition into parenthood."
Natasha, February 2019, first child"It meant a lot to us having a Kaity as our Doula at the birth of my son. Having my first pregnancy and labour is a big enough event in itself but with the added pressure of being in a country where I cannot speak the language very well. It was neccessary for the additional support and she made me aware that I had options and could make requests to the hospital throughout my labour.The extra items she brought to hospital were really helpful, my husband and I would never have thought of them! I feel like I could not have gone through what I did without her by my side. I would highly recommend having Kaity as your Doula."
Irina, October 2018, first child"I found Kaity in a FB group and we met in person shortly thereafter. From the first moment of our meeting I liked her attentive ways of listening, suggesting things and simply guiding you through the stages, moments, joys and sorrows of pregnancy. Kaity provided an excellent support to me and my partner—everything you should know and think of while you are pregnant till in the birth room (and even after).My frank breech persisted throughout the pregnancy and my gynecologist insisted on a planned C-section which I was strongly opposed. It was with Kaity that I found support, much needed advice and contacts in the hospitals which dealt with such complications. At the end of the day I decided to fight with the general opinion and wait till the labour comes naturally. It was not an easy time as I was supposed to sign all the necessary docs shifting the responsibility for my life and the life of the child solely onto me. Kaity was always by my side (even when she was not in person - she was only a call away), ready to listen and to act on my behalf and in my best interest. When the day arrived, I felt secure and confident. To make a long story short, I gave birth by a C-section and my child is healthy and happy. Kaity was the best help and support I could have wished for."
Mia, Ani & Mihai, October 2018, first child"Kaity was the perfect doula for us. She has a fantastic personality and radiates good vibes. She made us feel comfortable—as if we had known her for years.She met with us for a couple of prenatal visits and provided us with a ton of information to ease the stress of the unknowns of labor and delivery. What we really appreciated is that she was gave her best to get to know us upfront in order to be able to judge later how we react in difficult situations. She gave us comfort measures to try and told us all about our options at the hospital. She was always available throughout my pregnancy via email, text and phone calls.And I can only say that my labor would have been a truly different experience without her. She was constantly by our side and throughout the chaos in the birthing room Kaity was a calming force for my husband and I. She stayed with us until the very end and she did not go home until she knew everything was fine. It takes a special kind of person to have this calling and I am 100 % certain that Kaity was made for this job. You will not be disappointed if you choose to hire her, and I am grateful to have had her guide me and my husband through this journey.hugs from our little family"
Neida, June 2019, second child"I initially reached out to Kaity as a last minute backup plan, but she quickly became my anchor during the birth of our second son here in Germany. Being expats and having no family or close friends we were in the daunting cycle of not having someone to take care of our 3 year old while I was in labor, after some research I found Kaity via a social media recommendation and I figured if anything fell through with our plan for babysitting then I would at least not be alone during the birth in case my husband had to watch our son. I'm so glad she was able to take my birth on, with such short notice (less than a month). Kaity and I had great chemistry from the first meeting. She is so knowledgeable in her craft, and made me feel at ease with the idea of giving birth in a country where I do not speak the language or know the birth process (for example having midwives deliver rather than a Dr.). During our pre-birth sessions she offered a lot of great insight into the birth process which allowed me to mentally and physically prepare my body beforehand, from "spinning babies" to breathing exercises. Fast forward to the birth day, she was available when I messaged her at 1 in the morning as my water had broken, and true to her word she was at my house within the hour. During the 12 hrs of labor she guided me through different labor positions which helped my birth progress, an indispensable service and I truly believe this is part of why this birth was so much shorter than my first one. Kaity was instrumental in me believing in my body and its ability to bring forth a new life without the aid of pain medication, but she also was very receptive and non judgmental, had I chosen to go forth with the assistance of pain meds. Kaity had so much to offer to our birth experience, from being my unofficial translator with the hospital staff, to providing emotional and physical support during the times when my husband had to step away to take care of our son. She also provided that emotional sounding board after the birth and when we were home. So while she was a backup plan to begin with, if I had to do the birth all over again, she would be someone I would have hired as soon as I found out I was pregnant, she is awesome, caring and again a true master of her craft!"
Lidia, 2018, first child"Ich lernte Kaity über eine Freundin kennen. Damals war mein Sohn ca. 8 Monate alt. Kaity redete mit mir viel über meine traumatische Geburt. Sie erzählte mir zudem vom Red Roses Revolution Day, bei dem man seine Geburtsgeschichte und -gefühle aufschreibt und vor den Kreißsaal niederlegt, damit die Geburten in Kliniken wieder "menschlicher" werden. Sie ermutigte ermutigte mich am Red Roses Revolution Day teilzunehmen und begleitete mich an dem Tag in die Klinik. Ich bin davon überzeugt, dass mir das geholfen hat, meine schwierigen Erfahrungen loszulassen. Dafür bin ich Kaity sehr dankbar."
Christina, June 2019, second child"Kaity was my wonderful doula during the pregnancy and birth of my second daughter. After my first natural but panicky birth, I needed someone to keep me grounded and in a confident connection with my body. She was a fantastic companion! Kaity spent a lot of time and effort to bond with us and we practiced relaxing techniques and most importantly talked about my first birth. She is a very caring person and we could really count on her. She ’gets’ what birth is all about for the woman and the couple generally. A week before the birth I was panicky and just a few minutes with her on the phone gave me confidence. This was alone the best support I could hope for. During birth she was the female power I was hoping for … I am really glad we had her with us throughout his journey."