Kaitlyn Reed
Doula
Montville, Connecticut
1 years of experience
5.0
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About me

Kaitlyn is a DONA International trained birth doula, Rhode Island Certified Perinatal Doula, educator, wife, and parent serving both Connecticut and Rhode Island. She has experience working with those choosing to have a home birth or water birth, those walking through birth anxiety and those needing strong human rights advocacy in the hospital setting. She utilizes evidence-based childbirth education to teach, Spinning Babies techniques to physically support, trauma-informed care to emotionally support and her Birth Monopoly training to encourage advocacy with her clients. She takes an overall holistic and natural-minded approach to care. Kaitlyn has a Bachelor's degree in Education, and prior to becoming a birth doula she spent a decade professionally teaching. Her career has been spent educating and caring for children and their families, which has proven to be extremely beneficial to her birth work. It's her desire to continue supporting and loving on families as they engage in the most important moments of their lives. Kaitlyn birthed both of her children at home and has a deep love and respect for home births. She believes it's essential to truly trust and feel safe with your birth team it is Kaitlyn's deepest desire to ensure that all of her clients always feel safe, heard, loved, respected, and empowered throughout their journey.

Education

Bachelor of Arts (2020)

Certification and training

Birth Doula Training, DONA (2022)

Certified Perinatal Doula, Rhode Island Certification Board (2022)

Credentials
BA CPD
Specialties
Birth and Lactation Birth Assistant Birth Doula Birth Photographer Birth Support Birth Trauma Breastfeeding Support Building Healthy Communication Childbirth Education Evidence-Based Care Faith-Based Counseling Home Birth Labor Doula Loss and Bereavement Doula Natural Birth Natural Childbirth Telehealth Water birth
Languages

English

Service introduction

As a trained doula through DONA International, I provide the emotional, physical, and educational support that all truly benefit from and deserve. I am a constant, continuous support for families throughout labor and delivery. When working with me you will receive: - An initial consultation - Unlimited virtual support throughout your pregnancy - An in-person prenatal appointment -Continuous support during active labor, birth, and 2 hours after birth - A postpartum appointment

Ratings and reviews
Average
5.0
# of Reviews
1
5.0

Kaitlyn has been a long time friend. We were both excited when we found out that we were both pregnant and only a day apart with our boys! This was my first pregnancy and her second. Unfortunately, we live in different states and didn’t see each other much in person. When I was 17 I lost my mom and Kaitlyn was always by my side. The same holds true, even in different states, during my pregnancy. Kaitlyn was always a text, Snapchat, or voice message away from answering any questions I would have. No question or concern was too much to ask! At 20 weeks I learned my son had a cyst in his brain that could indicate a chromosomal abnormality (at 27 weeks we found out that he would be ok after many appointments at a specialist). Kaitlyn was my first call, she kept me calm and although there were no answers she could give me that would take the worry away, it was a blessing to have someone virtually there to support me. I went into labor first and had a hospital birth, everything was beautiful for the first couple of hours and then reality hit. If only postpartum held the same excitement feeling I felt for 9 months. Kaitlyn was in labor at that time and I still felt the love and support that I had throughout my pregnancy. It wasn’t until a month or so after giving birth when she mentioned about becoming a doula and I couldn’t agree more that she would be perfect for that profession! She was doing the work of a doula, virtually, but it didn’t feel like we were 100 of miles apart. If we both were up during the night (throughout pregnancy and postpartum) we would text or Snapchat each other videos of whatever issue we were having. She had advice that I would’ve never thought of. Being that my mom passed away and this was my first pregnancy, I didn’t have that women to go to for advice, to cry to, or just to share our struggles with. Kaitlyn was that person for me, granted she is not my mom but she is someone who would give me honest advice, someone who would wipe my tears through the phone with laughter. She did all this before making it her profession. Her compassion and care make her the best choice for anyone to choose her to be their doula.

- Ashley L.