Katie Terry, CLD, CAPPA Faculty, Evidence Based Birth® Instructor
Hi! I’m Katie Terry (she/her), blessed wife and boy mom. My husband and I have been married since 2009 and call Florence, AL our home. I love my job as a Doula, Aerobics Instructor and, of course, being a mom! We had our first child on my birthday in 2011 with our midwife and doula in Tennessee; a beautiful healthy baby boy! I was blessed to have been in contact with women who experienced natural child birth before me and lead me in the right direction to share in that experience as well. We now have three boys (all born out-of-hospital under the care of Certified Professional Midwives) and have enjoying time together playing, watching football (Roar Lions!), and spending time with our Redeemer Church family.
I decided to become a Doula to help people see the possibilities of having the child birth they want. I believe that love, information, and affirmation go a long way. I am a Certified Labor Doula (CLD) through CAPPA. I am also on faculty with CAPPA and offer Labor Doula Trainings. After loving the work of Evidence Based Birth®, I became an instructor with their organization. Along my Doula training, I am also a Personal Trainer and Aerobics Instructor and am knowledgeable in the areas of health and fitness. During (and still during) the Covid-19 pandemic, I saw the need for more specific support during the 4th trimester. This lead me to pursue education as a Postpartum Doula. I attended a CAPPA Postpartum Doula Training in August 2021 and am in the process of certification.
I am passionate about advocacy in our community as our state and nation is in a maternity health care crisis. I am a former board member of the Alabama Birth Coalition and Safer Birth in Bama. I volunteer for these organizations and other local efforts to improving birth in Alabama.
I hope to help assist an all around great birth experience as a doula for the birthing person and their team. I am so thrilled to be a part of anyone’s parenting journey in any way I can support them.
CAPPA Certified Labor Doula (CLD)
Evidence Based Birth® Instructor
Perinatal Fitness Educator (AFAA)
CPR & First Aid (American Red Cross)
CAPPA Labor Doula Training, 2011, 2015
KPOWER Kinesology in Motion, 2016
CAPPA Conference, 2019
Evidence Based Birth® Instructor Training, 2019
Midwifery Assistant Workshop, 2020
CAPPA Virtual Conference, 2020
CAPPA Postpartum Doula Training, 2021
Discounted services available for military service members and those choosing home birth. I also am flexible with payments and offer pro bono services for birthing people in need of additional support.