Hello, I am Kat Miller

(short for Katherina – pronoun: she/her).

I moved to Golden BC in 2018 with my partner and I really fell in love with this area. I am grateful for the beauty that surrounds us. I feel inspired by nature and guided by its cycles.

I was first drawn to birth work after I accompanied my dad through (his) illness for a few years until his passing in 2017. It was during that time that the importance of a strong support system and loving, compassionate community became clear to me. I so deeply craved to be held and witnessed during this human experience.

I want to acknowledge the human being at the center of this truly magical and complex transition.

I provide support and information that empowers people to make informed decisions. I want to assist families towards a positive experience, allowing them to celebrate the birth of their baby, but also to celebrate themselves as they transition into parenthood. I want every birthing person to feel seen, heard, supported and important. My approach is holistic.

Outside of birth work, I am currently on the board of directors for the Golden Women’s Resource Center. I think it is important to continue to educate myself, and work toward becoming more impactful member of my community. I like to challenge myself and play outside, so you can often find me exploring the mountains.

MY VALUES
BODY AUTONOMY & ADVOCACY

I will always respect whatever decisions you make concerning you and your baby. I believe you are the expert of your own body, life and situation and I trust your intuition and ability to give birth and be a parent. I will advocate for you to feel empowered and get the opportunity to provide informed consent.

SUSTAINABILITY

I make every effort possible to run a business that is respectful of Mother Earth. I prioritize supporting local businesses and avoiding unnecessary consumption of things like paper. When unavoidable, I try and choose sustainable options. For every baby I welcome into the world or support their family, I make a donation to One Tree Planted so that 5 trees are planted in BC. It is a nice way to celebrate their arrival and give back to our planet.

INCLUSIVITY

I am committed to provide inclusive services and confront the inequalities that exist in our society and their effect on marginalized parents and their children. You’re welcome here regardless of your race, gender identity, age, family structure, financial situation, faith or parenting philosophy. My approach is compassionate, non-judgmental & trauma informed

LAND AND PRIVILEGE ACKNOWLEDMENT

I recognize that I am a settler on the land of the Ktunaxa Nation, Secwépemc Nation and Métis Nation. I would like to thank the native people who have and continue to fight for the land I enjoy. I also would like to offer gratitude for the people, often Black and Indigenous healers and midwives,  who have and still protect traditions related to the childbearing experience and have and continue to fight colonization of their ancestral ways of caring for and honoring families. Without that, I fear this work I do today would have simply been erased.

QUALIFICATIONS

Doula Association Certificate

I serve as the Regional Representative for Interior, BC on the Doula Services Association of BC Board of Directors.

I have extensive training on topics such as:

  • Fertility
  • Birth
  • Postpartum
  • Childbirth education
  • Pregnancy loss
  • Abortions
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Yin Yoga

I am a life-long student. I am committed to keep expanding my skills as a doula and consistently be learning, not only about things related to pregnancy, birth and parenting but about the issues that are ingrained in our systems. I believe birth work is political. Every person I work with has something to teach me and I am grateful for the mentors in my community.

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The first consultation will always be free to allow you to see if we are a good fit.

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