Kellie became passionate about supporting expecting families after the water-birth of her now six year old daughter. She chose to receive maternity care from a midwife and peacefully brought her baby into the world in a tiny apartment in Huntington Beach, CA. Almost five years later she birthed her second daughter into the world right at home again.
After attending births in 2012, Kellie began her maternity and birth related education and received a labor doula certification through Childbirth International. Kellie (Happy Day Doula) consults with expecting families and attends births in hospital, home, and birthing center locations in the Fort Wayne area. She has supported mothers and their partners through unmedicated and medicated births alike.
When she is not supporting growing families she loves spending time with her two daughters, researching health and wellness related material, homeschooling her oldest, making music with her musician husband, and creating a simple and cozy home for their family.
Kellie’s hope is that your pregnancy, future birth, and family transition will be made up of the best of memories and she would love to support you throughout your unique journey! Your experiences will stick with you forever and having support - no matter the path - will benefit you and your family for life!
A complimentary meet and get to know you visit (30 minutes to one hour)
Up to two in-home prenatal consulting visits to discuss your birth and define my specific role for your unique experience
Evidence based information regarding pregnancy, birth, and the early postpartum period to help you make informed decisions regarding your care and experience
Help in creating a unique labor and birth vision/plan
Continuous physical support throughout the entirety of your labor and immediately following your birth
Comfort measures during labor including emotional support, coping techniques, and body positioning suggestions
One postpartum visit (30 minutes to one hour) to chat about your birth experience and family's transition
Investment for services:
A non-refundable investment of $200.00 is due upon contract signing (this investment reserves your birth month and covers prenatal visits and support throughout pregnancy)
A remainder of $500.00 is due two weeks prior to your EDD (this investment covers birth and postpartum support)