Testimonials

After first contact we met for over an hour at a local spot. She went over what her duties would be but focused more on what I wanted in my birth plan. She asked about my previous labor experience and pregnancy. Kathleen seemed very concerned that I got to have the birth that I want, if it was medically possible. She handed me a sheet regarding other questions she had about what I am looking for in a doula as well as my previous experiences. Kathleen kept in contact with me in the weeks to come, asking me how I was doing and if I needed her for anything. She was very attentive to my needs. I happen to have a few false labors and had I called her to come, she would have come to all of them. When the moment did come and I needed her, she was on call for me. I happen to go into labor about 10:30pm and new it would be a long night for all of us. She was at my chosen hospital, RUMC, very quickly and didn’t leave my side. Not even when I had some complications after giving birth. I highly recommend Kathleen as a doula for numerous reasons. Most of all, is because she really cared about me and all aspects of my pregnancy and birth.

-Janine

 

Kathleen was there for me for the birth of my first child. She was available to me anytime I had questions or concerns. She was very supportive of my choices. She was a huge help to me during my labor and birth of my son. I had a very positive experience with Kathleen as my doula. A year later I had my second child and I called Kathleen immediately to make sure she would be available for me. I had another wonderful experience with Kathleen as my doula. She is caring, supportive and never left my side. She is very knowledgeable.

-Valerie

 

Kathleen Garcia is my personal lactation savior! When my first son was just over 2 weeks old I was ready to give up nursing. Feeling overwhelmed and defeated, Kathleen came to my rescue and I was renewed in my efforts due to her patience and warmth. I went on to nurse him until he was 6 and a half months old. With my second, I again began to feel overwhelmed and nervous. I had a 23 month old that was full of energy and now a newborn! I was scared, nervous, and battling some baby blues. Kathleen again, came to my rescue. I have continued to successfully nurse my newest addition to this day. We are just over 8 months old and I am so grateful that Kathleen encouraged this relationship with my little guy. Kind, soothing, understanding, combined with an “I have been there” sympathy, are only a few of the many reasons I adore Kathleen and all of the help she has given me!

-Megan

 

Kathleen was a tremendous support to me. After we brought our son home, she met me in my home and assisted me in using a supplemental nursing system to breastfeed my 4 day old baby. She was supportive throughout the first few months face-to-face and via phone and facebook. Compassionate, kind and knowledgeable, Kathleen is focused on caring for her clients.

 -Marisa

 

Although baby wearing isn’t something my little one enjoyed as a baby, she did ask to be worn as she got older. Kathleen was able to make the impossibility of wearing my 35+ pound toddler a reality. Her gentleness and soft spoken encouragement made the daunting and scary back carry so simplistic that we both now look forward to our “snug back cuddles” — to quote my 3 year old. Thank you Kathleen for sharing all your expertise!

— Jennifer and Josey