I’m Katharine Deeb (she/her), a birthworker since 2009, newly relocated to Jacksonville from Los Angeles. I look forward to now working with families in Duval, St. John’s and surrounding counties! Birth is the most intimate, personal experience a person can go through, and no two births are exactly alike. My primary role is to inform and educate you to make the best choices for yourself and your family. I have extensive experience in home, hospital + birth center births, TOLACs/VBACs, high risk pregnancy, unplanned surgical births, unmedicated hospital births, water-births, scheduled cesarean births, medicalized births, epidural births and inductions. I am passionate about your informed consent, your rights as a birthing person, and protecting your sacred birth space. My hope for you and your family is a positive, powerful birth experience and a smooth transition into parenting, and that’s what I strive to help you to accomplish. I would be truly honored to be a part of your journey.
Certified Birth Doula, Carriage House (2016)
DONA International birth doula training (2009)
DONA International advanced doula training (2017)
Reiki 2 (2020)
I offer virtual doula services including consultations, education and labor support regardless of where you are in in the world or what stage you are in your pregnancy. I support ALL birth choices and all family structures. I attend births in hospitals, birth centers and homebirth. I support medicated, unmedicated and surgical birth options. Please contact me with any questions, for information regarding fees and offerings, or see my website for more information.
Let me start by saying, I had no idea I even needed a doula until I met Katharine! I truly cannot define her job for you. I just don't have the words. What I do know is, Katharine listened to what I needed, took care of me and saw me through until the very end. Pregnancy and labor are both passage ways to becoming something beyond your current self. For this life transition, you're going to want Katharine! Katharine's overall presence and guidance throughout my entire pregnancy was infinitely the best thing for me, my fiancé and my baby girl! I wish she was still in LA because i’d get pregnant right now to have her with me. We love you, mama. You are everything and more!
- Roxanna S.