All About Me
Who I Am
As a Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula, I feel honored to be able to share my expertise with families around South Puget Sound. I approach birth holistically and from a functional perspective believing that birth is a normal part of life. As well as physical support during labor, my role is also to act as an advocate for the birthing family.
I believe everyone deserves love and support during their transition into parenthood.
What I Do
All pregnancies are different, and that’s why I work with each client to develop a customized plan for pregnancy, birth, and beyond. If I sound like a good fit, look at the services I offer below. Let's connect to schedule an initial consultation.
With my Birthing Guidance, I offer unwavering support to you and your family before, during, and after birth. I will stay in close contact in order to routinely check how you’re doing and step in with anything you might need. Answer any questions as well as provide you with education about birth and baby care. As well as help with the preparation of a birth plan.
My birth packages inculded 2 prenatal visits, 2 postpartum visits to use as you choose, Birth support I come when you call and stay as long as you need. Usally 2 hours postpartum longer if needed. Weekly check-in text messages to see how you are doing and answer any questions you might have. Unlimited text and email support. Phone calls are welcomed but may not always be avaible at the time of the call.
I believe every parent deserve love and support in their transition to parenthood.
Pregnancy, birth, and the early days of childrearing can be very scary and stressful. My role with my Postpartum Support service is to ensure you get the best information and care possible. I offer daytime support as well as overnight support. The support I provide is but not limited to caring for the baby so parents may rest shower. Light housework such as laundry, dishes, and sweeping the kitchen floor. Meals either prepping or light cooking for the family. Caring for older children.
Informative and Compassionate
I take on a limited number of clients at any one time to make sure I can give you the full care and attention you deserve. By offering Prenatal Visits, my goal is to reduce any stress, allowing you to pay attention to your body and your baby. I also use my skills as a Birth Pro with Body Ready Method to assess and help my clients prepare for a functional birth.
Relaxed and Calmer Birth
As a Certified Hypnobabies Doula, I've been trained in the Hypnobabies birthing method. This means not only do I understand the method, but I am properly trained to meet the very specific needs of helping to facilitate a birth with this method. I have a good understanding of meeting the need of my clients who are choosing to birth with hypnosis. I also support clients who may choose a differnt brand of hypnosis to use as well.
Body Ready Method Assesment
As a Certifed Birth Pro, I give 1 on 1 assessment, and sessions. Provide education in what physicalical birth is and what that means to you. In sessions I provide personalized support for you during pregnancy to help you be better balanced while aiding in a physicalical birth. In postpartum, the sessions help in recovery, strengthening, and increasing mobility as you adjust to being a new parent. I also give personalized plan to help you achive being more blanced as you move through your life. This may also help with discomforts you are feeling prenatally and during postpartum recover.Sessions can be added on to any packages or stand alone sessions.
Healing Touch Sessions
Calming and Restorative
Healing Touch is a form of energy body work that helps the body be more relaxed, aides in restoring the overall flow, blance of the person energy. As well as a reduction in physical and emtional discomforts. This can also be healing for you during your pregancy, birth and beyond. Healing touch can be added on to any package or be done as a stand alone session.
Aromatherapy Essential Oil
Let the aroma guide you.
I approach everything in my pratice from a holistic view. Aromatherapy incorprating essentials have many bennifits. From calming, relaxing, awaking, to improving your mood. Everything in our bodies in connected. If you are courious about what the best oils are for your current stage in life, or how to use them contact me. I'm certifed in aromatherapy for pregancy, birth, and postpartum
If you would like to learn more about what I can bring to your birthing and postpartum experience, let's connect.
Education and Certification
Postpartum Doula for over 20 years
Certified Birth Doula for over 6 years
Aromatherapy for Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum
Postpartum Mother Roaster, Sacred Belly Binding and Closing ceremony
Birth Pro with Body Ready Method
Practitioner Healing Touch Spiritual Ministries
Water Aerobics instructor
"It was such a blessing to have Kathy attend the birth of our 3rd baby. She was so attentive and accommodating, she took care of things well before I knew I needed them. I couldn't image having done it without her. If you're considering hiring a doula, she's worth every penny!!" Amber Leveque
"Our doula was Kathy, she was warm and welcoming from the start. This was our first child and wasn't exactly sure what to expect. It was comfoting to have Kathy with us during the birth of our daughter. I had to be induced and was in the hispital for a couple of days before I had her, and Kathy was ready to come as soon as we checked in. She was able to provide lots of options to help manage pain and focus attention on other things. She thought of things we wouldn't have. Some of her tatics really helped me through transition, I felt very hot and nauseous and she helped me through that. She was able to distract me through the pain as well. If you are unsure about having a doula, I would suggest meeting Kathy and seeing for yourself. She brings a calm that is much needed to combat some fo the high stress that can happen during birth." Shell Carey
"Kathy was such a wonderful support during out pregancy, birth, and postpartum. She was increadibly in helping me overcome some of my birth anxieties during pregancy using energy work, helped with differnt position for comfort during labor (in addition to really calming emotional support), and was a great resource postpartum as well for me and my partner. These things were really just the begining and I couldn't adequately describe how helpful she was in a single review. We truly don't know what we would have done with out her. I would 100% hire her if we ever have another child." Kellia B
"Kathy is just the best. She was present at the birth of our son at home in May and then was our postprtum doula shortly after. I loved having her be such a integrated part of our journey becasue it felt like she really understood us by being there for it all! She cooked amazing meal, played with our 4 yr old, did energy healing sessions on me. She feels like a true friend now that I can call on for support. I'm so grateful to have had her by our side for the sacred and wild time of postpartum and highly recomment her for both birth and postpartum doula work. Every mama deserves the support of a wonderful soul like Kathy." Carissa Shaul
"Kathy Kinard was our choice for postpartum doula services when our newborn grandson joined our multigenerational family from the NICU. Supporting babies and their families is a passion that she approaches with calm energy, vast knowledge and experience, warmth, and compassion. Kathy is professional, organized, and an excellent communicator. She has met our changing needs every step of the way and we can't recommend her highly enough!" Laynette E
Connect to learn more about what I can bring to your birth and transition into parenthood