About Me

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YES! I am offering virtual doula services regardless of where you are in your pregnancy. Please contact me for more information.

“Katharine is incredible in every way. She taught me there is no right or wrong way to birth. The right way is whatever the right choice is for your individual self. It’s about achieving your best birth, may that be w/ or w/o an epidural, home or hospital, or anything between. Your doula should embrace your choices and help you achieve the best version of it. The right birth is an empowered birth. That’s exactly what Katharine did for us.” -Sarah

I’m Katharine Deeb (she/her), a birthworker based on the Westside of Los Angeles and the mother of two grown sons. In 2008 I felt called to birth support, drawn to the miracle of the birthing process and the desire to be of service.

Birth is the most intimate, personal experience a person can go through, and no two births are exactly alike. My role is to inform and educate you to make the best choices for yourself and your family. I have experience in home-births, TOLACs/VBACs, unplanned surgical births, unmedicated hospital births, water-births, scheduled cesarean births, medicalized births, epidural births and inductions. I am passionate about 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. 

Read more here:

http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-katharine-deeb-dare-alla-luce-doula-mar-vistadel-rey/

 

Training & Education

Reiki 2 with Mitra Sessions, 2020

Reiki 1 for Birthworkers with Mitra Sessions, 2019

36-Hour Advanced Workshop for Doulas with Robin Lim, Debra Pascali-Bonaro and Yesie Aprillia in Bali, Indonesia, 2017

DONA Posterior Birth: From Pain to Power, Passion and Pleasure Training with Debra Pascali-Bonaro, 2017

DONA Comfort, Pleasure and Power with Rebozos Workshop with Debra Pascali-Bonaro, 2017

Carriage House Birth Advanced Doula Training, 2016

Dr. Jack Newman: Breastfeeding Full Circle Workshop 2016

Belly Binding Workshop with Daisy Hamory, 2016

Homebirth Cesarean Workshop with Courtney Jarecki, 2016

HypnoBirthing Training with Alisha Tamburri, 2015

Breastfeeding Workshop for Doulas & Birth Professionals with Lacey Mackey, 2014

Intro to Prenatal Massage with Jenna Denning, 2014

Spinning Babies Workshop with Gail Tully, 2014

Herbs and Oils for Birthkeepers with Giselle Baturay, 2014

Level 1 Reiki Training, Tao Healing Arts Center, 2011

DONA International Birth Doula Training with Judy Chapman from Chapman Family Center, 2009

Memberships & Organizations

-Carriage House Birth Doula Certification

-DONA International Training (twice certified)

-DASC, Doula Association of Southern California

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(photo by Rebecca Rugh-Coursey)

 

“Thank you for helping to bring our daughter into the world. Your presence, knowledge, and kindness created an environment of comfort and support. We feel so lucky and privileged to have you as our doula. You have picked the right profession and no doubt will continue to thrive. “

 -Andrew and Jennifer

“I wanted to make sure to thank you for everything you did for us. You helped us with our dream delivery and we couldn’t have done it without you! You were amazing – thank you so much!”

RK

“I’ve now had both a natural birth and a medical birth (with you) and I would recommend you to anyone for anything!! Thank you for making me feel so safe …”

-Karen B.

 “I cannot express the gratitude and appreciation I feel for you being there for us during the labor and birth! What an intense, primal, surreal experience that was. I feel very blessed that you were a part of it.”  

-R.V.

“Thank you again for help us bring (our baby) into the world and make it such a joyous experience. We look forward to turning the memories of childbirth into our shared family history, and we’re so glad you were a part of it.”

 –C.R.