Today’s guest is doula, Katy Kelley, who has supported hundreds of couples as they brought babies into the world. We start the conversation with a definition for the word doula, which means a mother mothering, and Katy shares with listeners that she has learned something new at every birth, which she takes to the next couple. We dive into the four cornerstones of her practice: nurture, support, education, and celebration, and she describes the labour prep classes she offers in the privacy of a couple’s home. Find out why she believes that the birthing experience has become such an anxious time, why it is important to trust the birth process, and her belief that it is divinely planned, as Katy shares her advice that listeners be team players and trust the healthcare practitioners assisting you through your birth. Katy tells the story of the most meaningful birth experience she has had and what the journey to becoming a doula entails, as well as why she chose to become a childbirth educator. Learn how she aims to empower couples when she educates them leading up to a birth, what a doula can’t do in a birthing process, and how she uses essential oils and acupressure for pain relief. She also reveals her amazing success rate with vaginal births after C sections and tells us about the importance of educating yourself, knowing the medical field, and knowing that it is your experience in order to move through it in a relaxed manner. In closing, she shares some things that can make the birth experience more positive, including music, angel massage, reiki, and more. We hope you join us to hear from this highly experienced practitioner today!