Kate is a special human brought to Earth to share her laughter and comfort with new families. Metro Detroit Doula Services could not be any happier to have her with us on our team. Learn more about her now!
What is your path to becoming a doula?
I became a doula after having one during the birth of my daughter. I had always known I wanted one, but I had never considered becoming one myself. After MJ was born, I explained the job to several people who pointed out that they thought I might be good at it. So I decided to jump in with both feet, no turning back!
Tell us about your family!
I am married to my lovely wife Marie and we have one 10 month old daughter, MJ. She was conceived through IVF, using my wife’s eggs and my uterus!
What are you reading now?
I’m currently reading The Game of Thrones. Because apparently I enjoy being super late to every party.
I love watching and supporting people as they navigate the first few weeks and months of parenthood whether it is their first time, or their seventh. It is such a crazy journey, and I love being part of the ride. Everyone needs a supportive, listening ear in their court, especially when going through a major life transition.
What do you love to do in your spare time?
When I have free time, which is pretty much during nap time, I love to sew. I just got a new sewing machine, so I have been breaking it in by sewing dresses for my daughter!
What is your philosophy for parenting & supporting families through their transition?
My philosophy is, when it comes to my clients, I have no philosophy besides support, support, support! I take the time to learn about their philosophies, because that is what is important. I then make sure that I do whatever I can to support them and ease their transition into a larger family.
Give us your best piece of advice to expecting parents/new families:
My best advice is to trust your instincts. And when the unsolicited advice comes too hard and fast and frequent? Let it flow in one ear and out the other. And when that advice gets too overwhelming, talk to your doula!
If we turned on the radio in your car, what would we hear?
Either the latest Broadway cast recording (currently the Anastasia cast recording) or country
What is your favorite song to karaoke?
Summer Nights from Grease
Call us today to ask for Kate to be on your team!