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a bit about me
& WHY I BECAME A DOULA
My name is Caty Bilton. I am a Certified BEST Doula and Childbirth Educator serving Dallas, Fort Worth and all the cities in between. I am the proud wife to Kyle Bilton and momma to Audrey (5) and Presley (2). I have a passion for birth, breastfeeding, and babies.
As a Doula, I am there to help facilitate conversations and build bridges between an expectant parent, their partner, and health care team. I am there to support a laboring individual and their partner both physically and emotionally before, during, and after labor.
So, why did I choose to go into birth work?!
My first birth was difficult and traumatic. It ultimately ended in an unplanned c-section. After looking back on everything that took place, I now see how I was not given the opportunity to make fully informed decisions.
After finding out I was pregnant with my second, I knew I wanted to attempt a VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarian) so I put together an excellent birth team which included a Doula and a team of midwives. My VBAC was beautiful, and not just because it was a vaginal birth, but because I was FULLY INFORMED through the entire process.
My doula was an imperative part of my birth team. While my providers were incredible and patient, my doula helped equip me with the knowledge I needed in order to have the birth I desired.
I knew there were so many other women out there who were in the position I was in. I didn't know what I didn't know! I felt such a calling to use my experience to help encourage and empower others.