Kathryn DiPalma

Kathryn DiPalma

Caesarean Birth Specialist
Certified Doula (DONA)
StillBirth Day Doula (SBDCD)
Happiest Baby Educator (HBE)

I have been married to my husband, Dave for 36 years and have lived in Fresno my entire life, except for a brief time away for college.  We have 2 grown and very success children and 3 wonderful grandchildren.  I have loved babies, kids, and people my entire life.  All I wanted was to be a mama when I grew up.

After my children got married I looked for a way that I could support them in the best way as they might begin a family.  I searched the internet and found the word ‘doula’ and realized that I have been a doula in many ways through my life – as I took care of my parents in their last days here on earth.  I am trained through DONA International and have been certified for 7 years.   I have also become certified with StillBirthDay which offers support prior to, during, and after birth in any trimester.  SBD doulas are qualified to provide support in situation of fatal diagnosis, carrying to term and NICU care.

In order to become a better doula, I participate in ongoing trainings.  I am a certified ‘Happiest Baby on the Block’ educator and can help with ways to support families after baby is here.   Being a birth doula does not stop at the birth of your baby, but helping you to adjust to a new little one in your family.  I have been blessed to help over 175 families through the years and am excited for you to consider us for your family.

To discuss how we can help your birth experience, contact Kathryn today at (559) 287-3231.

 


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