KATE VOSTA POSTPARTUM DOULA
Supportive. Passionate. Gentle.
The postpartum season is an extremely unique and intimate time in one's life. I am here to usher you through this season with grace, patience, and guidance. A beautiful postpartum season of growth and bonding lies ahead.
As a practicing Postpartum Doula since 2008, I feel honored to be able to share my expertise with parents and growing families around Galveston and Houston, Texas. I approach the postpartum period holistically and work shoulder-to-shoulder with you to ensure needs are being met. Contact me to find out more.
I'M HERE FOR YOU
All pregnancies and birth experiences are different, and that’s why I work with each client to develop an individualized plan for your specific postpartum season.
MOMMA AND NEWBORN CARE EDUCATION
Informative and Compassionate
I offer evidence-based support and education on how to care for yourself all while caring for your newborn. I work shoulder-to-shoulder with each family member and support person, to encourage their own growth in ways to care for YOU and baby.
HEALTHY IN-HOME MEAL PREP
Nourishing Minds and Bodies
The postpartum season can be very busy, often times healthy meals are overlooked. I will create delicious and nutritious meals and snacks for you in the comfort of your own home, so your body can recover from birth.
24/7 TEXT SUPPORT
Here for You
I will stay in close contact in order to routinely check how you’re doing and anticipate your needs to the best of my ability. I take on a limited number of clients at any one time to make sure I can give you the full care and attention you deserve.
Hiring a postpartum doula has been the key to happiness for helping me to enjoy the postpartum period more, and having Kate as a postpartum doula has made all the difference the second time around. Doing this has been shown to prevent postpartum depression, and it is obvious why. Kate has helped me to enjoy all the best moments with my baby so I could focus on holding her, showering, sleeping, and eating. More than that, she has given me the most up-to-date info on infant care, having read tons of literature on everything related to pregnancy and child development. She's a genius with cooking meals that are healthy and delicious!
Being a new mom can be a scary thing to wrap your head around. Medical professionals and family members pull you in all sorts of directions. It gets overwhelming and I started to feel like no one was on my side. When I contacted Kate she helped ease my fears and always encouraged me. It felt great when she answered all of my questions and reminded me that I am doing a great job. She always followed up and made sure momma and baby were thriving. Absolutely love her!
I can't help but recommend Kate to any new mothers and their families. Having a baby is daunting enough - and then the hospital sent me home without an instruction manual! This is when Kate stepped in. Kate taught me and my husband so much and she gave me a different perspective on my time as a new mama. People spend so much time doting on mothers during their pregnancies and oftentimes - once baby arrives, people focus so much on baby that mama is almost an afterthought. She focused on making sure I was well taken care of by everyone around me So that I could take excellent care of my little guy. Kate takes the whole family into account with her approach and handles it in a gentle and loving way. She finds a way to make sure dad feels needed and helpful. Is mama finding the time to take a shower everyday? How about meals? Who is making the meals and ensuring that everyone is eating? Siblings? She will find a way to get them involved and make sure they feel just as important as before this new little creature entered their home. Most importantly, I remember the way Kate made me feel - empowered! She helped me gain the confidence I needed to hold my little man (yes - I was worried I might break him ??). The confidence to give him a bath. How to take a shower when I was the only one home and baby was wide awake... How to take that onesie off after a blowout without getting it in his hair or on his face! What foods to eat that help with maintaining my milk supply. The list goes on.
So yes - I would recommend Kate in a heartbeat. She is amazing at what she does and I am so fortunate to have learned from her.
COMMON CARE BUNDLES
Care packages are customized for each family. There is not a "one-size fits all" formula to postpartum support. My goal is to provide a care plan for your unique needs.
Meal Prep Visit
A single 4 hour visit of fresh meal prep in your home.
Makes a great gift!
Six Visit Bundle
A series of six visits, four hours each.
Typically, this looks like 3 days for 2 weeks, or 2 days for 3 weeks. This option can be wonderful to help stretch the support for you once your partner returns to work.
12 Visit Bundle
A series of 12 visits, four hours each
Support over the first weeks
and months of baby's life. This bundle is often heaviest in the beginning days with visits and then the visits become less frequent to stretch the length of commitment.
Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions about my services or if you’d just like to talk about how I can help, I’d love to hear from you. Contact me below and we’ll work together to put a plan in place to best support YOU.