Offers virtual services
Katie Hope
Childbirth Educator
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
20 years of experience
N/A
About me

Owner of Delaware Doula | Virtual Pregnancy Consultant and Childbirth Educator | Writer | Advocate for Birthing People | Holistic Health Educator | DONA Birth Doula | Lamaze Educator | Placenta Encapsulation Specialist | Believer in Hope and Love I provide live individual childbirth education classes and private pregnancy consultation online. My goal is to instill confidence in the individuals I work with by educating them about the process of labor, natural pain coping techniques, and their rights and options around birth. All expectant individuals deserve unbiased, evidence based information so that they can make informed choices that are the best choices for themselves and their babies.

Education

Bachelor of Arts (1992)

Certification and training

Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educated (2012)

Birth Doula Certification, DONA (2001)

Credentials
BA CD (DONA) LCCE
Specialties
Anxiety Birth Doula Birth Support Childbirth Education Chronic Pain Evidence-Based Care Labor Doula Massage Massage Therapist Natural Birth Natural Childbirth Newborn Care Pain Management Panic Parenting Placenta Encapsulation Postpartum Care Postpartum Life Relaxation Techniques Stress Management Support during Labor, Birth, and Postpartum Support in Pregnancy Loss Teenagers
Languages

English

Service introduction

Virtual Childbirth Education and Specialty Classes. As a certified Lamaze childbirth educator, I work hard to support your goals and visions for labor professionally and compassionately. Providing tips for physical and emotional comfort, as well as a wealth of evidence based information, allows you to be in control of your birth choices. All women should feel safe and respected during birth. I believe people deserve the truth. "Standard practice" or "hospital policy" are terms thrown around a lot in the birth industry. What my classes offer is current, evidence-based science and research regarding safe and normal birth. I am a natural pain management expert. My Pain Relief and Comfort Measures Class is a one time, hour and a half focused learning session. During our time together I will teach you and your support person practical ways to ease pain during labor. A recent study found first-time mothers who took childbirth classes that focused on complementary pain management were 65% less likely to use an epidural and had a 44% reduction in the need for cesareans. Also available is my full Private Lamaze Childbirth Corse: Three two-hour sessions.This is not your mother's Lamaze class. Once recognized only as breathing techniques for labor, Lamaze is now the leader in evidence-based childbirth education with a mother-centered focus. Knowledge reduces fear, and less fear reduces pain. All classes can be arranged to fit your schedule.

Upcoming events
Can I eat that while pregnant?
Online event
Please join me, Katie Hope, owner of Delaware Doula, for this free virtual event; Can I eat that while pregnant? During our time together, We will talk about foods considered off limits during pregnancy and why? Who decides what foods are safe? What if you’re craving food considered off-limits? Will it harm your baby if you eat Sushi? As a bonus, We’ll talk about eating and drinking and labor and what the science tells us about this standard hospital policy. Over the coming months, you’re invited to my series, Oh Baby, 2023. This presentation is recommended for anyone currently pregnant and who will give birth in 2023. You’ll receive resources and solutions to the challenges of pregnancy, delivery, and parenthood. I love being a trusted resource for you. I am creating a place where you can feel heard, express your concerns about pregnancy, and find solutions to those concerns. Congratulations to everyone expecting a baby in 2023. Oh baby, it’s going to be a wild ride. Here come the 2023 babies!
Free event
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Frequently asked questions
I am in another state. Can we work together?
I took a class at the hospital I'm delivering at. Is it worth it to take another class?
I know I want an epidural at some point, do I really need pain management skills or childbirth education?