Kate Stroud

734.395.6900 starcage@gmail.com

Massage Therapist, DONA Birth Doula Trainer, Childbirth Educator and Artist. 


My goal is to facilitate the family's experience as they move through the birth process. My job is to help navigate the waters and help guide through information, physical support and resources. Each family has their own path and goals, I am there to be present and support the path that you have chosen.  I support all kinds of families with many different types of personal philosophies and many different kinds of goals for this life transition.  I believe that the partner and other members of the family community are very important in this journey.


  • Two prenatal visits lasting 60-90 minutes each in your home

  • Assistance with writing a birth plan

  • Assistance in writing a postpartum plan

  • Demonstrating comfort measures

  • Being available by phone or email from the time of the signed contract

  • Being on-call from 38 weeks until delivery

  • Coming to your home in labor

  • Staying with you in the hospital through labor

  • Staying immediately after the birth for 1.5 - 2 hours unless circumstances indicate additional time is needed

  • Assistance with initial breastfeeding in the hospital

  • Two postpartum visits lasting 60-90 minutes each in your home

contact: starcage@gmail.com 734.395.6900