My name is Kathryn Malloy and I am a proud mom of 3! I have lived in the Hampton Roads area for about 13 years after moving around quite a bit as a military family. I spent 20 years in the Early Childhood Education field, but decided to change paths and follow my passion which is all things pregnancy, birth and babies!! I am a Certified Birth Doula with DONA as well as a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator. I support women and their partners through labor by providing emotional, physical and informational support. I also provide private childbirth education classes to inform families of birthing options, what to expect during labor and comfort measures to assist through the pain associated with labor. This is pain with a purpose…the birthing of a baby! I wish to empower families with evidence-based knowledge so they can become advocates for themselves while navigating through the many facets of birthing in hospitals, birth centers and at home. My goal is to have the woman involved in the decision making so that she feels part of her birth process and not strictly a patient. I choose to be alongside families whether they choose an unmedicated birth or medicated birth, VBAC or cesarean, hospital or birthing center. I do not impose my beliefs, but, rather, meet families where they are so that, together, we can look forward to a positive birthing experience.