Hi! My name is Katherine Newsom, MCD, MCPD, and I run Simple Natural Mama, a home for my writing and doula business. I serve mothers and families in the Seabrook/League City/Webster area of the gulf coast of Houston, Texas.
In addition to the below services and certifications, I am also CPR/First Aid/AED certified by the American Red Cross, and have completed Bloodborne Pathogens Training for Placenta Encapsulation Professionals from Biologix Solutions.
Below you will find a basic outline of what is included in the doula services I offer, descriptions of each, and more.
Pricing and itemized detail of packages coming very soon!
If you would like more information now, please fill out the contact form on this page, and I will respond within 2-3 business days.
Gift Certificates Also Available!
In addition to the below services, there is an option to purchase a gift certificate for any size package for an expecting mother.
Below is an example of the gift certificate – the postpartum information can be exchanged for any other services, as well as the commitment, which is based on the investment.
A birth doula provides unbiased, evidence-based care and emotional, physical and informational support for a mom in labor.
Doulas are trained support persons who attend to the emotional and physical comfort needs of laboring women to smooth the labor process for any type of birth. A doula serves as the mother’s advocate for her wishes in her birth plan, and also assists in creating a plan.
The goal of a doula is to support and help the mother have a positive and safe birth experience, no matter the type of birth, even in the unexpected.
They use massage, emotional support, educational support, and positioning suggestions, as approved by the mother’s physician, to help labor progress as well as possible.
Read more about birth doula services & packages here (coming soon!)
A postpartum doula provides unbiased, evidence-based care and emotional, physical, and informational support for a new mom and baby.
A postpartum doula is there to help a new family in the first days and weeks after bringing home a new baby.
Examples include infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, mother-baby bonding, infant soothing, basic newborn care, light chores/errands, and more. The type of care is personalized to a mother and family’s individual needs.
Read more about postpartum doula services & packages here (coming soon!)
A virtual doula is a labor or postpartum coach who comes alongside the mother for phone support in the ways she needs. She provides the same unbiased, evidence-based, and emotional and informational support for a new mom and baby.
The education and verbal support for labor a mom receives greatly impacts the way she views birth, her experience in pregnancy and birth, and more. This is a moment in your life which will always be with you, so prepare in the best possible way by getting doula coaching services for birth/labor, or for posptartum.
This is the right fit for the mom who needs a convenient service with a go-to person for pregnancy and postpartum questions, but does not desire in-person support, or who lives in an area it is difficult to find. This is for the mother (and father!) who want informational and emotional support a doula provides, or a person to process decisions with during labor/birth, or postpartum. Think of a virtual doula more like a labor and postpartum optimum wellness coach!
We use technology for many things, much of the time. With this, we have the opportunity to connect, meet, and support moms by phone or video conference. A virtual doula/coach meets that need.
Read more about coaching services & packages here (coming soon!)
Childbirth + Breastfeeding Education
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Postpartum Belly Binding
Postpartum Belly Binding is a traditional art of wrapping a postpartum mother’s belly and hips for physical support. This aides in the recovery process, and is also a physical comfort to many women, which helps them feel more in control of recovery. This belly binding technique uses a long strip of cloth to wrap around the abdomen from the hips to the ribcage, using a specific technique.
Traditionally, women are wrapped as soon as possible after birth, wear the wrap for up to 6 hours a day, and use it for the first 40 days, or longer. The belly binding technique is rooted in Malaysian culture, although many cultures around the world have some form of belly binding to support the healing process; This method is found to be more effective than “stretchy belly wraps” you can buy on Amazon.
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The use of wild and cultivated herbs (plants used medicinally, or for food purposes) is a tradition which spreads against all cultures since history began. Plants have been the basis for medical treatments through the majority of human history, dating back to numerous ancient societies. Herbal remedies are oft-cited by the ancient Greek physician named Hippocrates, known as the “father of modern medicine.” He argued for a rational and natural approach to health and medicine based on close observation and considering the whole individual’s wellness; diet, sleep, work, exercise, and more. Thus, in an herbal consultation specific to birth and postpartum needs for women, we focus on safety using herbs as home remedies for common pre-conception, pregnancy, and postpartum woes.
Note: All mothers who want an herbal consultation must also sign a release form; Findings must be approved by your provider, as this consultation is aimed at empowering you with the knowledge to then make the decision yourself, for your specific needs. I am not a medical provider and only provide consult based on my scope of professional training.
Essential Oil Safety Consultation
The use of essential oils has been a reliable and traditional method since time began; much similar to herbs. Essential oils are at their core, compounds which are extracted from plants; In more depths, EO’s are a complex mixture of natural, volatile, and aromatic compounds obtained from plant material. These materials include flowers, buds, leaves, twigs, seeds, bark, herbs wood, fruit, and roots. These oils capture the plant’s unique scent, flavor, and characteristic essence. They are obtained through steam distillation or cold pressing; In an essential oil safety consultation, we will be focusing on evidence-based oil safety with an emphasis on how birth affects traditionally recommended oil use. More specifically, how to naturally support the birth process and maternal comfort with oils, how to spot and prevent three main types of adverse reactions, as well as evidence-based training in how to address these situations.
Note: All mothers who want an essential oil safety consultation must also sign a release form; Findings must be approved by your provider, as this consultation is aimed at empowering you with the knowledge to then make the decision yourself, for your specific needs. I am not a medical provider and only provide consult based on my scope of professional training.