There is a secret in our
culture – it’s not that birth
is painful.  It’s that women
are strong.    
- Laura Stavoe Harm
Birth Pool
About Me

    My journey to becoming a doula and childbirth educator began in
    mid 2007 when my husband and I found out that we were
    expecting our first baby.  I, as most mothers-to-be, had never
    heard of the word "doula."  Through my search on all things baby
    and birth I was able to answer that question and found an amazing
    childbirth preparation course called Hypnobabies.  My husband
    was a little iffy about this, but I insisted, so we signed up for the six-
    week course.  This is where my life changed, even more so than it
    already had.  Our Hypnobabies instructor, who is also a doula,
    opened our eyes to the amazing thing that birth is, that it can be
    such an empowering event in a woman's life and that it truly is a
    right of passage.  After we completed our six week Hypnobabies
    course we asked our instructor to join us at the birth as our doula
    and in April of 2008 she helped us welcome our beautiful and
    amazing son into this world.  My Hypnobabies worked wonderfully
    and I experienced a wonderful labor of 42 hours, however our
sweet boy was ill positioned and was eventually birthed via cesarean section.  I was saddened at the
loss of the vaginal birth I had so desired but I was so amazed at the power of my hypnosis to keep me
going for 41.5 hours straight without the need or the desire for any pain medicines.  From that
moment on, I knew that I wanted to do what she did.  I want to help women have an amazing
experience for every birth they have.  I want to help
women know that their bodies are perfectly made to
birth and that the more we stay out of the way of
this natural process, the better the birth experience
can be.

In August of 2011 I again used my wonderful
Hypnobabies tools to birth our second baby, a
daughter, in a wonderful home VBAC experience.  
Using Hypnobabies this second time around has only
strengthened my faith in this amazing program and
my respect for how wonderful and powerful the
mind is!  

My educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.  I trained and certified with
Doulas of North America International (DONA) in 2008, and with Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis
in 2009 to become an instructor and Hypno-Doula.    

I am so thankful for the honor to serve many families through their individual and beautiful birth
                                                               ~ Katherine
Ancient Hearts Birth Services
~ Honoring the Beauty of Birth ~
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