Company: By Your Side Birth & Postpartum Support Services
Job Title: Owner & Operator; Birth & Postpartum Doula
Phone Number: 705-896-3758
Kat is the owner of By Your Side, a business she and her husband Jon started and run together. She is a DONA trained birth and postpartum doula. Kat offers continuous support to women, their partners, and their families and remains by their side through pregnancy, labour, delivery, and the postpartum period. Kat has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education degree from Queen’s University. She holds additional qualifications to teach primary through senior age groups. Kat made extensive use of this training by teaching for five years at a private school in Toronto – in both the junior and the senior schools. This teaching theme has carried on through subsequent careers as a fitness instructor, including mommy and baby bootcamp, and as a ski instructor. After five years as a school teacher, followed by five years as a stay-at-home mom to two wonderful boys, Kat felt compelled to follow her passion for supporting women during birth and to complete the training required to become a DONA certified birth and postpartum doula. Kat has completed the 20 hour Breastfeeding Course for Healthcare Professionals and can provide immediate and ongoing support to families who choose to breastfeed. Kat is constantly learning about birth and has an extensive library, filled with all sorts of baby and parenting books, that she is happy to lend out to clients.