It’s hard to even put into words what it was like to have Cat as my doula. It all began when she hosted my mother blessing! A magical day surrounded by strong woman, yoga, a fire, good food and some pretty beautiful rituals.
I truly experienced what it felt like to have someone hold space for me in both my blessing and birth!
Energetically she supported me by bringing such a calm , peaceful and trusting energy to my birthing space. She was always right beside me anticipating my needs before I was even aware of them, from giving me tinctures, to labouraide, water, special stones, reading to me from my mother blessing, the list goes on and on. She just seamlessly fit in and supported me in every possible way.
When I began to lose hope and get frustrated I pulled on her trust of the process and pushed through! I ended up having my perfect little girl at home in the pool! To top It all off, Cat took incredible pictures to commemorate it all. She preserved those moments in time for us in some stunning photographs I will cherish always.
I truly couldn’t recommend someone any more highly then I recommend Cat! She is truly gifted at supporting woman in birth bc she trusts birth and is just an incredibly supportive and loving soul. I fear I will never be able to fully express my gratitude in words because the gravity of what we experienced together was just soooo meaningful to me. ❤❤❤❤
Cat brought an amazingly calm, loving and steadying energy to the birth of our daughter. She was supportive and it brought me a lot of comfort in having her there as birth can sometimes make men feel helpless. She was incredibly knowledgeable and experienced and she defintley helped put my mind at ease. I will be forever grateful for her having been there for us.
I had the pleasure of having Catherine with me during the birth of my first baby. Not only was she a great support system for myself, but also for my fiancé. She helped us both through the very long night and helped me to achieve my goal of an unmedicated birth. She was a calming presence and a knowledgable resource and I don’t think my birth would have gone as smoothly as it did without her there. I unfortunately was unable to have a midwife for my birth so was forced to go to the hospital and in turn pressured to do many medical interventions I wanted to avoid. Im so happy Catherine was there to give her advice and share her past experiences which gave me the confidence to deny anything I was uncomfortable with. I look forward to having Catherine with me during the births of any future babies!
Thank you so much Catherine for being my Doula. Even though it was my second birth I cannot express how your support, positivity, and guidance have made such a big difference in my journey.
There are a few very special events that I hold very dear to my heart, and my mother blessing was one of them. Catherine hosted for me, and will never truly know the impact this had on my life and birth! I held on to a great deal of birth trauma from my previous birth, in which Catherine acknowledged and worked hard to personalize the day around this. Catherine and I had hardly known each other, but I felt as thought it has been forever that day. She made me feel so safe, helped me grieve and gave me this inner strength that I had never felt before. It was such a powerful day, I remember leaving literally feeling like I was glowing, I was ready to take on the world!!!! A part of my heart healed that day, I cannot thank Catherine enough for that. I still have the birth affirmations, my necklace made by the amazing women at my mothers blessing and the bracelets we all made in which kept us connected in my room. I look at them every day and smile, they help me get through tough days as I remember the energy and sense of protection that day brought to my life. You are so meant to do birth work Catherine, thank you soooo much for all that you did for me!!