My name is Katie Rice.
Like many, my pregnancy and the birth of my daughter had a profound impact on me.
As a Black woman, I knew before I even got pregnant that I would have to work hard to make sure I felt respected and safe.
However, as I educated myself, I started to feel less fear and more powerful! I became excited about the actual process of birthing my baby. My preparation and the support from my doula helped me have the experience I wanted. It was such a relief to know that she would be there with me throughout the entire experience of giving birth to my precious little girl.
After my daughter’s birth, a tiny voice in my head started to suggest louder and louder that I might want to be a doula so that I could offer pregnant people the kind of vital support that got me through my birth. Eventually, I decided to listen to that voice and embrace my calling. Since then, I have completed my certification with DONA International and am a certified Lamaze educator.
In my heart of hearts, I believe every birthing person deserves to feel respected and safe, no matter how they have their baby.
It is my strong desire to offer as many birthing people as I can unwavering support, encouragement, and the confidence to advocate for themselves AND their families.
It would be an honor to walk with you on this journey. As a birth doula and childbirth educator, I support people through pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Whether you need help locating evidence-based information about inductions, want someone to remind your partner to eat during the birth, or could use an extra set of hands to hold the baby while you take your first shower at home, I am glad to help. I’d love to get in contact with you to discuss how I can help you achieve your best birth!
Lamaze Childbirth Educator, 2022
American Heart Association Basic Life Support Certification, 2022
DONA International Certified Birth Doula, 2021
TENS for Birth Professionals, 2021
DONA International Approved Birth Doula Workshop, 2020
DONA International Approved Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas, 2020
DONA International Approved Breastfeeding for Birth Professionals Training, 2020
WI DCF Approved Abusive Head Trauma Prevention Trainer, 2020
Madison Doula Collective member, 2020
Culinary arts degree, Johnson & Wales University, 2013
Every birth is its own story. I have had the honor of supporting:
Sexual trauma history
Family doctor-supported births
GBS+ birthing people
Birthing people with gestational
Forceps-Assisted vaginal births
Vacuum-assisted vaginal births
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
Families with specific nutritional needs
When I’m not wrangling my little person or working with families, you can find me singing and dancing with my daughter and husband, having a nice meal with my family, or watching YouTube videos.
Yeah, probably the last one.
Katie is amazing and the best decision we made during our pregnancy. She is abundantly kind, reassuring, and helpful. She provided us with great information and resources during every stage of our birth process. She is a strong advocate for pregnant women and just the person you want by your side during a difficult birth. She has a calming presence that can bring clarity and peace to your baby’s birth.