Here I am!

Y’all! I’m here! It’s been quite a journey of self-discovery these past 2+ years.  If you know me, you know I have always been searching for the answers to why our culture is so sick. Why are we always seeking health and only getting sicker? The U.S. spends more per capita on “healthcare” than any other country in the world.  So why are so many folks just soooo far from healthy. In true Katy fashion, I wanted to know HOW CAN I HELP? I learned about how many women were giving birth without proper education, . That they were without READ MORE

I get to teach! Birth and the First Three Months

Update!  I am no longer teaching for Pregnancy Arts as Deb has retired from CBE and commenced her career as a Certified Nurse Midwife!  It’s very exciting for her, and our area is very lucky to have her in that roll.  Therefore, I will continue teaching at Ypsi-Arbor Childbirth Education, Ariana and my joint venture.  Check us out! It’s happening! I get to teach childbirth education! This has been a dream for awhile, and while I have taught a few private classes here and there, I haven’t found a class model that I really wanted to teach in a group READ MORE

Doula as Luxury Commodity?!

There is a fallacy going around right now in the Doula community.  It is being said that Doulas are not needed, or deserved.  That Doulas are WANTED, and therefore are a luxury service.  I would beg to differ!  Women have been supporting women through childbirth for all time.  Sure, there wasn’t always a trained, non-medical, non-judgmental support person hired by families to provide, “physical, emotional and logistical support through the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum time”. There have been the wise-women, other mothers (who had also gone through natural, and well supported birth), sisters, sister-wives, midwives, the shaman, and so on and READ MORE