Hello! I'm Kat Head. I live and work in Rochester, NY. I would be honored to support you during your postpartum time.
I trained as a postpartum doula through the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) in March 2019 and have been working with Rochester families ever since. In 2020, I became a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) and really love the collaborative detective work that is lactation support. I enjoy working with families that use spoken English and/or American Sign Language.
I became passionate about the postpartum period after having my first daughter in October 2017. My second daughter was born in November of 2020, and my enthusiasm for all things post-birth has only grown and deepened. I am very interested in everything about the new parent experience - newborn behavior, new emotions and the nitty-gritty of daily life. In my work as a CLC, I enjoy empowering breastfeeding parents. With all things postpartum, there is so much information out there that it can be tough to know what to do or where to start. I feel strongly about providing evidence-based information and supporting whatever decision you come to. I am truly here to assist you in becoming the kind of parent you want to be. Areas of focus that I excel at include assistance with how to ask for help and community building, food preparation, spending quality time with older siblings, mental health support and bringing a calm and curious perspective to lactation challenges.
In other areas of life, I am interested in ASL-English interpreting, being outside, homeschooling/unschooling, my amazing women friends, houseplants, tarot, and the time to enjoy one amazing cup of coffee ☕️