Katie Terry, Owner, 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 24th 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.

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 this team at The Shoals Doula Group and consider it a blessing to work in any capacity of child birth.

Certifications

CAPPA Certified Labor Doula (CLD)

Evidence Based Birth Instructor®

Perinatal Fitness Educator (AFAA)

CPR & First Aid (American Red Cross)

Trainings

CAPPA Labor Doula Training, 2011, 2015

KPOWER Kinesology in Motion, 2016

Barbra Harper’s Waterbirth Conference, 2016

CAPPA Conference, 2019

Evidence Based Birth® Instructor Training, 2019

Birth Monopoly Know Your Rights Course, 2019

Midwifery Assistant Workshop, 2020

Traci Weafer’s Advanced Doula Workshop, 2020

CAPPA Virtual Conference, 2020

Client testimonials can be found here on my Doula Match web listing.

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.