I became passionate about supporting growing families after the water-birth of my now eleven year old daughter. My husband and I chose to receive maternity care from a midwife and peacefully brought our baby into the world in a tiny apartment in Huntington Beach, CA. My pregnancy and birth experience was made beautiful through research and informed choices, a safe birthing location, and a strong support team. Almost five years later I birthed my second daughter into the world right at home again. I also experienced an unmedicated birth in a hospital setting late 2019 when my son was born. After attending births in 2012, I began my maternity related education and received my birth doula certification through Childbirth International. CBI is a thorough program accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nurse education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). I hold a Childbirth Education Certification as well as a certification in Safety and Infection Prevention and Control. I also hold an up to date CPR certification. I attend births in home and birthing center locations in the Fort Wayne area. I have supported mothers and their partners through unmedicated and medicated births alike. Alongside birth work, I am the founder and director of Community Doula Collective, Northeast Indiana's only all certified birth and postpartum doula organization that values education and compassionate care. When I'm not supporting growing families in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area I love spending time with my three children, researching all things health and wellness, homeschooling, making music with my musician husband, and creating a simple and cozy home for our family. My hope is that your pregnancy, future birth, and family transition will be made up of the best of memories and I would love to support you on your unique journey!
Childbirth International Certified Birth Doula (2013)
Certified Childbirth Educator (2021)
CPR Certified (2021)
Safety and Infection Control and Prevention (2021)
Rethinking Second Stage: Letting Baby Out Versus Getting Baby Out (2021)
Founder and Director of Community Doula Collective
CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION: Happy Day Education for Pregnancy through Parenthood: A holistic approach to Childbirth Education Classes Class contents: Our childbirth education class is taught by Kellie Bailey, a Certified Childbirth Educator, mother of 3 and Certified Birth Doula with over a decade of experience supporting growing families. This class is designed to help increase your chances of having a healthy pregnancy, birth, and baby. Our class is 4 hours in duration with a period for Q&A after Class covers essential topics including but not limited to the following: -nutrition, mindfulness, and movement -your options and making informed decisions -birth interventions and labor comfort measures -caring for and feeding your new baby BIRTH DOULA SERVICES: My goal as a certified and experienced birth professional is to support you by offering: -Evidence based information regarding pregnancy, labor and birth, and the early postpartum period -Help in creating a unique labor and birth vision ("plan") -Continuous physical support throughout the entirety of your labor and immediately following your birth -Comfort measures during labor including emotional support, coping techniques, and body positioning suggestions Happy Day Doula services include: -A complimentary meet and get to know you visit in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area -Prenatal home visits to discuss your birth and define my specific role for your unique experience -One postpartum visit to chat about your birth experience and family's transition -NOW OFFERING a complimentary nutrition consultation with a Registered Dietician!