The long and the short of it is this—Katy is amazing! I’ll be the first to admit that I have exceedingly high standards, and I am rarely impressed by providers I come across. Katy is the exception to that in every way, and I can’t sing her praises highly enough. I was referred to Katy by another doula who was phasing out of her doula/midwifery work, and said that she thought Katy would be a great fit—she couldn’t have been more right! From the first meeting, Katy was warm and compassionate, but also incredibly knowledgeable and frank. She was always responsive and I felt like went above and beyond in her efforts. I appreciated that it never felt like she was pushing me to make a decision, but instead offered the information I needed to make an informed choice. I also never felt as though Katy judged any decisions I made, and she always took pains to normalize how I was feeling and what I was experiencing. When my pregnancy took an unexpected turn that caused a total reworking of my birthing plan, Katy remained a source of calm in a sea of seeming chaos. And when several providers made me feel as though my advanced maternal age was something to be feared and treated with great caution; Katy continued to remind me what a normal, natural process giving birth is, and that my body would be able to handle it. I really can’t convey the depth of appreciation I feel for Katy and the support she provided for both me and my husband. Initially I was uncertain if her fee would prove to be worth it—in the end I would’ve paid much more to know I’d be so well taken care of, and I would choose Katy as my doula again without question.