Kathie Neff, Los Angeles Area Birth Doula, Educator and Birth Story Labyrinth Mentor
CCE(BFW), CD(DONA), Birthing From Within Professional Birth Trainer
Welcome to an Extraordinary Path Toward Birth!
As a Certified BIRTHING FROM WITHIN Childbirth Educator, I use the Three Ways of Knowing: Ancient Knowing, Modern Knowing, and Knowing Self to provide a strong foundation from which to prepare for your birth.
Utilizing a lens of knowing encourages a strength-based, adult learning experience, built into my services, which helps you to prepare for labor and birth in a way that also prepares you for parenting . . . and for life.
As a Birth Professional serving the Inland Counties and surrounding communities since 2009, I offer a Personalized Doula & CBE Service, In-Person or Online Childbirth Classes, Birth Coaching, and Birth Story Labyrinth Listening Sessions.
If chosen, I would be honored to serve as your Doula and Childbirth Educator. After 14 years of experience and training, I still find working with parents to prepare for birth and parenting is one of the greatest joys of my life.
What do I need to know to give birth? Who am I before birth? Who am I after I give birth?
As your doula and educator we look through the lens of Ancient Knowing, Modern Knowing, and Knowing Self to explore these questions.
Doula support includes a Birth Story Support Session, 5-week CBE course, Hands-on support at the birth, and texts, emails, or phone calls throughout our time together.
Doula Support and Childbirth Preparation Classes provide an extraordinary organic preparation experience for just $1,450 paid in increments to fit your budget.
BIRTHING FROM WITHIN CHILDBIRTH CLASSES: Extraordinary!
As the days and weeks fly by, and you imagine meeting your precious baby for the first time, taking a class can help!
In the tradition of Birthing From Within, a variety of maps will help you to find your way through labor. Additionally, we offer a variety of tried and true Pain Coping Practices. No matter your particular plan (unmedicated, or epidural, or other plan) meeting the intensity of labor with strong Pain Coping Practices, practiced in advance, can instill confidence as you move toward that first contraction. The opportunity to explore the potential of each method in class allows you to "add" the practices you find most helpful to your "gathering basket" for labor.
Combining the Pain Coping Skills with practical information about your body's process during labor provides a well-rounded backdrop for how to use your voice and new skills during labor.
I offer online childbirth classes, in person group sessions, and private childbirth classes. Simply let me know what you would like and we will make it happen!
What do I already know about birth? What about a MAP for labor?
How the body works in labor and how to encourage labor progress.
Creating a Safe Environment in any birth location
Meeting Unexpected Surprises with Resilience
Planning for Practical Solutions Postpartum
Birth and Parenting as a Rite of Passage: What do I need?
Your extraordinary BFW Childbirth Course is:
- FREE when you work with me as your Birth Doula
- $300.00 for a 5-Week Private BFW Course
- $300.00 for a Group 5 Week BFW Childbirth Classes. *if you sign up with friends you EACH get the class for $150.00 per couple!
- $100.00 for a 2-3 hr. class if you just want to attend a few sessions, or want to book a last minute private session before you give birth?
- $50 Childbirth Consult Calls
MEDICAID CLIENTS! GREAT NEWS in 2023 for Birthing Parents on Medicaid!!
The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has added doula services to the list of preventive services covered under the Medi-Cal program!
Find the latest details here:
Pregnancy and Birth Coaching
Book a phone coaching call if you just need a quick dose of support or if you have questions.
- Exploring hospital, home or birth center as possible birth locations
- Discussing your particular needs in birth preparation and how I might assist you
- Reviewing how Covid-19 has impacted normal protocols in hospital
- Email replies are no cost: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone Consult: $50.00 for 1 hour
Birth Story Labyrinth Listening Sessions: In Person or Online
The Birth Story Labyrinth process is designed to help explore any residual feelings you may have from a challenging experience giving birth.
"The bad news is that trauma exists. The good news is, it's not a life-sentence." Dr. Peter A. Levine
A gentle, yet powerful, process to explore challenges that came up during your birth and view them through a unique lens. This process can be helpful in offering:
- access to greater peace of mind;
- as preparation for a subsequent birth;
- as a helpful tool for birth givers and birth workers alike.
Appointments by phone or in person.
Sliding scale of $45, $65, or $95 per 1-1/2 hr session via Zoom or in person