Katy Barnes

Birth & Postpartum Doula, Certified Lactation Counselor,
& Sleep Consultant

Hi, I’m Katy. Super proud mom to Kyle, age 29, and “Aunt KK” to many! 

I absolutely love what I do. I love birth! I love babies! I love breastfeeding! And I am passionate about gentle rhythms and healthy sleep. 

I have been a Postpartum Doula since 2010, a Birth Doula since 2012, and a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) since 2013. Along the way, I have learned from many different parenting styles. I have listened to countless podcasts and read every book and study on birth, postpartum, lactation, and infant sleep I could get my hands on. I am always learning and always striving to improve. I love the variety of the work I get to do. I will never tire of seeing a baby brought into this world or seeing the look on a new mom’s face when she goes from feeling lost and overwhelmed to encouraged and confident – whether it’s in caring for or breastfeeding her baby. I love helping dads feel empowered in supporting their wives in labor or in sharing the postpartum load. I love helping a mom who was on the verge of quitting breastfeeding and then hearing from her months later that they are still going strong. I love seeing a family who was feeling overwhelmed by their baby’s cries better understand what their baby needs and how to soothe them. I love hearing from a family who was struggling with exhaustion and a fussy infant, that everyone is so much happier now. In the work I do, I am with families at such special, intimate, and vulnerable times in their lives. It is never lost on me, how blessed I am to be a help during these precious times, and how important it is to give the best of myself to each and every family.