Y’all! I’m here! It’s been quite a journey of self-discovery these past 2+ years. If you know me, you know I have always been searching for the answers to why our culture is so sick. Why are we always seeking health and only getting sicker? The U.S. spends more per capita on “healthcare” than any other country in the world. So why are so many folks just soooo far from healthy.
In true Katy fashion, I wanted to know HOW CAN I HELP?
I learned about how many women were giving birth without proper education, . That they were without the knowledge to feel empowered to take control of their experience, without a knowledgeable advocate, and without proper support in pregnancy and labor. So I said “sign me up!” and became a doula.
When my favorite childbirth education class stopped being offered in its long format, I thought, even though I’ve never taught a class before, it needed to be available for our local pregnant families. So I asked if I could teach it. I spent months learning the curriculum! I learned all the evidence behind what we taught. Educating myself and creating the course so it could best serve to empower our students. When it was time, I started Ypsi-Arbor Childbirth Education to fulfill those same commitments to our local growing families.
During my work as a doula, homebirth assistant, and then childbirth educator I regularly encountered women who had had difficulty conceiving (then many spontaneously became pregnant after trying “everything”). Some spending thousands, not having it work, before finding they were pregnant after finally “giving up”. And then there are the many women who I don’t have the opportunity to serve in the birth realm because for any number of reasons their dream of becoming pregnant wasn’t, or has not yet been realized.
I’ve also encountered innumerable women who have had long histories of mystery health concerns. Who have been on long self-discovery journeys and are coming up empty. Blood work all normal, no diet seems to fix their guts, on and off meds and thousands of dollars in supplements and alternative therapies just aren’t cutting it. There is so much noise out there about how we best take care of our bodies! I thought I should see what I could learn about how we can all feel our best. I’m excited for this part of my journey, this act of service I can offer to the women of my community who have been struggling to figure out what is the next best thing to arrive at really feeling better, and BEING better.
I’d love for you to join me on this adventure of self-discovery! If you’re ready to delve into true root causes and ditch the overwhelming health paradigm we find ourselves in, reach out! Let me know how I can support you. Let’s figure this thing out!