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Birth Doula Support

 

Availability is very limited, please inquire asap.

Currently booking March 2023 & beyond!

orange county doula holds a newborn infant in arms
Katie Hallum

Childbirth Educator, Birth & Postpartum Doula, + more

What Sets Katie Apart as a Doula

A Commitment to the Great Parenting Community

As a mother herself, Katie knows firsthand how impactful childbirth education, doula support, and continued care can be for someone walking the path of parenthood. Her compassion and empathy for not just her own clientele, but for any parent she encounters, is unmatched. Katie takes an active role in connecting her client families with the support and resources they need to truly thrive, from pregnancy, labor & birth, and into the parenting journey.

Skill & Adaptability

An exceptional doula, Katie makes a concerted effort to continually build upon her knowledge and skillset to better serve the families she works with. Utilizing clear communication techniques, she is dedicated to bridging the gap between birthing families & their care providers in order to improve birth satisfaction and patient outcomes. Katie happily supports pregnant clients seeking unmedicated births, those excited about medical pain relief options such as nitrous oxide or an epidural, families needing to induce labor, and those planning for cesarean births. 

By focusing on building coping skills and trust within the birth team, Katie aims not for a specific type of birth outcome, but one in which her clients feel heard, respected, and supported every step of the way. She remains flexible to shift gears when needed in labor, always centering the birthing person's values and wishes above all else. 

Birth Doula Testimonials

It is hard to find the words to thank Katie enough for her wisdom and help before, during and after birth. During pregnancy, Katie helped my partner and I come up with a birth plan that we felt comfortable with, as well as answered all our questions (with evidence!) about pregnancy and birth. She also sent me a ton of resources, including helping me figure out what I needed to buy to prepare for birth and after.

 

After birth, she came to our house and helped me with chores around the house (and answered even more questions) so that I could spend more time resting and bonding with my baby. Most importantly, she was an excellent support during birth. As a first time mom, I felt very anxious about everything. Katie gave us information to help us make the best decision about when to go to the hospital, and once I started labor, Katie came and stayed with me during the hardest parts, taking me through different positions, reminding me how to breathe, and holding my hand when I needed it.

 

She again helped me make the best decisions for me when it came to pain management and helped me time it so that my labor would still progress well. When the birth came, she supported my partner as well and helped to reinforce our preferences that we had previously discussed.

 

I am so grateful to Katie for her service to us and highly recommend her!

~Olivia, Orange County

Katie was an absolute blessing to us. During the height of covid, and with a first birth experience that had been quite traumatic, she came alongside my husband and I to make my second birth experience so much more relaxing and dare I say, fun.


Katie is an absolute light and I can't recommend her enough!

~Lauren, Orange County

Katie is a gem! She is knowledgeable not only from her own birth experiences, but also from her genuine passion for working with birthing families. She puts 110% effort into everything she does, and her doula activities are no exception. She is positive, encouraging, thoughtful, and truly has her clients' best in mind. Additionally, her ability to serve me, a remote client, has been wonderful. Our Zoom sessions have been super helpful and informative and have helped me to better plan and cope with my pregnancy, labor, and birth. She has been great at being available for any questions or just general support and has made me feel much more at ease. Doula care is evidence-based, and you couldn't go wrong with Katie by your side!

                         

               ~Ruth, Virtual Client

Katie is wonderful! My husband and I learned so much from her about pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum. Katie really helped us think through the emotional, physical, and spiritual sides of the birthing process. After meeting with her a few times, I feel so much more prepared to handle whatever happens with the birth of my baby. She is so easy to talk to and she was willing and able to answer all our questions and help us talk through and think about our concerns as well. I’m so thankful to have Katie as a resource. The internet is full of mixed information and horror stories and I did not want to go down the rabbit role of google to get my information. Having Katie has alleviated so much stress because I can get my information from someone who has been through the birthing process multiple times and is very knowledgeable about the topic.

 

I would highly recommend Katie to anyone who is expecting and even those that are still trying or thinking about trying to conceive.

~Amanda, Orange County

 I’ve known Katie a long time, and now have had the privilege of sharing some of my family’s most important moments with her! I could not be more thankful for her companionship, intuition, and support. She believed in me and my husband throughout the entire journey of becoming parents, even in those moments when we didn’t believe in ourselves.
 

​Katie was present at the birth of my first daughter and I could not be more thankful to have her journeying with us as we prepare for our second. Not only did she help me stay calm while delivering our first with her compassionate and calm temperament, she was so attentive to mine and my husbands’ needs. She asked good questions to help me process what I wanted, and gave me confidence that we could truly do this!


Not only was Katie there for us during delivery, but she was a dependable and intuitive support in the overwhelming world of postpartum. I recall a day when my daughter was struggling to breastfeed, and I was still so emotionally and physically exhausted from delivery. Katie came and sat with me, listened to my worries, and sympathized with my feelings. No pressure to be different or feel different! It was just what I needed to regain strength to keep going.

She is an amazing support and true advocate for others in all that she does!

~Amy, Orange County

Birth Doula Packages

Leptos

~$1250, or 2 payments of $625

  • Exclusive preparation & birth plan tools 

  • 4 customized virtual childbirth preparation sessions

  • Availability via text, email, & phone from hire through one month postpartum

  • Unlimited doula support during labor & birth via phone, text, video chat

  • 2 virtual postpartum sessions + ongoing guidance via text & email

  • Access to private support group on Facebook

Mikros

~$2500, or 4 payments of $625

  • Ideal for Experienced Birthers & Repeat Clients

  • Exclusive preparation & birth plan tools 

  • 2 customized childbirth preparation sessions

  • Availability via text, email, & phone from hire through one month postpartum

  • Unlimited doula support during labor & birth via phone, text, and in-person

  • 1 virtual postpartum session + ongoing guidance via text & email

  • Access to private support group on Facebook

Mesos

~$3000, or 4 payments of $750

  • Ideal for 1st Time Expectant Parents, VBACs, & Higher-Risk Pregnancies

  • Exclusive preparation & birth plan tools 

  • 4 customized childbirth preparation sessions

  • Availability via text, email, & phone from hire through one month postpartum

  • Unlimited doula support during labor & birth via phone, text, and in-person

  • 2 in-person postpartum sessions + ongoing guidance via text & email

  • Access to private support group on Facebook

Megas

~$3500, or 4 payments of $875

  • Premium Wraparound Support

  • Exclusive preparation & birth plan tools 

  • 6 customized childbirth preparation sessions

  • Availability via text, email, & phone from hire through one month postpartum

  • Unlimited doula support during labor & birth via phone, text, and in-person

  • 3 in-person postpartum sessions + ongoing guidance via text & email

  • Access to private support group on Facebook

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