As of Novemeber 1, 2018, there is extremely limited availability for Doula clients due to my own pregnancy. Join my mailing list on the bottom of the home page to stay up to date on my return from maternity leave. 

Childbirth classes and other Doula services will continue into spring 2019 and return after my 40 days of rest.

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What Is Support?

True Support

Weather or not you hire a doula, you deserve the best care and support. You deserve to be heard and respected, it is your right. True support from your partner, from your family, from your care provider and the rest of your birth team should be respectful, thoughtful and compassionate. When you are interviewing for your care provider(s) and birth team, watch for red flags! Watch the language used and their attitude about your birth plan. Find out how your care provider(s) really feel about physiological childbirth. Good, independent (meaning not offered by a hospital) childbirth education is a great way to prepare. A doula adds wonderful, continuous and customized support for you and your birth partner.

Support in Pregnancy

Questions and fears during pregnancy are very intense. Your Doula is available for you by text, phone and email for all your questions and to make sure you feel heard as you prepare for childbirth. Prenatal visits are not only good for building trust, but also for relaxation and releasing stress. This is why I always recommend at least two prenatal visits in your home. Of course, this can always be adjusted based on your needs and desires.

Support Postpartum

Postpartum support varies based on your needs. The bare minimum postpartum support is to hold space with you, give encouragement and resources and hear your birth story. But it can be so much more! Light chores, foot massage, belly binding, closing ceremony, and more. What do you want/need? Just let your Doula know! Don't be afraid to ask and voice your needs, even if they feel insignificant. This is your 40 days of rest and bonding, lets make it special.

Doula Support Fees

All common forms of payment accepted: paypal, mastercard, visa, cash or check. Traveler's checks are not accepted. Payment plans can be arranged.

Scope of Practice

I, Katie Tighe, am a trained birth Doula and certified childbirth educator. As a passionate supporter of childbirth, I offer emotional, physical and informational support to my clients without judgment. I am NOT a licensed therapist or medical professional. I refrain from offering medical advice. I give clients information about medical procedures and I trust my clients to be in control of their health during their pregnancy, birth and postpartum. I trust in women's ability to birth and a mother's deep intuition to protect herself and her baby or babies. I will not be a mediator for my client and her care provider(s), I will instead offer suggestions for how to better communicate directly. I also refuse to be a cooperate in obstetric violence. I sometimes offer herbal, homeopathic or essential oils as part of my support services. These offerings are in no way being prescribed as medicinal to cures or treat any health conditions.

I do not perform as an assistant or medical provider in any way, including but not limited to resuscitation, taking blood pressure, listening to baby's heart rate, weighing baby, medical exams of any kind or medical procedures of any kind. For medical advice and concerns, please refer to a medical care provider. For therapeutic massage, chiropractic care, acupuncture, homeopathic remedies or medicinal herbs please visit a licensed or certified professional. I maintain a list of highly skilled and reputable professionals in the area that I am happy to share with clients and students for referrals. 

I am honored to serve growing families in Maryland.

Thank you.