Meredith is a certified birth and postpartum doula with a decade of experience, having attended nearly 400 births in New York and New Jersey. In addition to her work as a doula, she is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, a Newborn Care Specialist, and a placenta encapsulation specialist. Meredith is certified as a Hypnobirthing Labor Support Companion; she has additional training in the Spinning Babies technique and acupressure protocols for pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. She is also a vibrational sound therapist and a 500-hour certified Pilates instructor and teacher trainer and specializes in pre- and post-natal training.
"I believe that the level of support that we receive during big life transitions has an enormous impact on how positively we view our experiences. The best version of yourself is one that is well-supported. The birth of your baby is a life-altering event, and is an experience you will remember for the rest of your life. I am committed to providing agenda-free, non-judgmental support to mothers and families throughout the childbearing cycle."
Kat has been supporting families in NYC for the past ten years. Inspired by the power of having a natural birth with her two children, Kat became a doula ten years ago. She began her journey as a doula with the honor of coaching her sister through her labor and delivery. She grew up in the loving and cheerful chaos of a large, close-knit Irish-American family in Brooklyn. In and out of each others homes, family members provided mutual nurturing and shared child-rearing in an atmosphere that encouraged humor and tolerance. From this background, Kat almost instinctively offers tenderness and support to expectant mothers and their partners. With a firm belief in a woman’s innate abilities, she infuses the birthing process with a gentle spirit of joy dedicated to making every birth a positive and empowering experience! Kat, a Certified Lactation Counselor, also serves as a postpartum doula, with a focus on NICU and special-needs families, providing crucial support during that very sensitive period.