Katy was a wonderful and integral part of our birth experience. From the prenatal meetings, where we discussed our birth preferences, expectations, and feelings about birth, to the birth itself, Katy was a great support for us. What I appreciate most about Katy was her calm demeanor, and nonjudgemental nature. When discussing birth preferences, she was supportive of us and was able to discuss options and pros & cons without pushing us in one particular direction. She was extremely well informed about the hospital staff, policies, and procedures, which really helped us have clear expectations for the birth. During the labor, Katy knew when to step in and offer help and when to let me and my husband just be by ourselves. Just having her calm presence in the room was a great comfort! My husband also really appreciated the fact that Katy was there to help him and provide support for him throughout the labor and birth. The whole labor and birth was really wonderful and we are so thankful that Katy was able to support us throughout the experience!