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


  • $950

  • At the time of the signing of the contract, $475 is due for deposit and the balance of $475 is due at 38 weeks.  The deposit secures that slot in my calendar. I take a limited number of clients at a time, and our signed agreement reserves space for you. The second payment is taken when I technically go on-call at 38 weeks. If labor starts before 38 weeks, I can be called out and will support you. The second payment will still be due if the baby is born before 38 weeks.

  • If I am not available, I will send my back-up, and I will get to you as soon as I can.  Around your on-call time, I will communicate to you when I may be out of town or more than an hour away.  

  • If you do not call me for your birth, payment is still due.

  • If you have a very fast birth, and I do not make it before delivery , payment is still due.

  • If I have to send my back-up for any reason I am responsible for paying her for her services.


contact: starcage@gmail.com 734.395.6900