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Welcome to Keen Doula Care!

I am looking forward to helping you have an amazing birth. Welcoming a new baby is an exciting time in one’s life, but it can also be a bit daunting. I help families with some of those “what ifs” that can accompany those joyous feelings of knowing a new person is about to join your family. Take a look around to learn more about how I can help you welcome your baby with confidence.

Houston Doula

My name is Kristi Keen, and I have been supporting Houston families for their births since 2011. I became a certified Birth Boot Camp Instructor in 2014. I am proud to be a certified Birth Boot Camp Instructor & DOULA. I am passionate about learning and continuing my education in order to best serve my clients.

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I believe that one’s birth experience shapes how they feel about themselves in the future. My hope is that everyone can leave their birth experience thinking, “I just had an amazing birth! I can do ANYTHING!”

I help families prepare to have an amazing birth in many ways, but here are just a few ways that I help families have a better experience:

  • I come to your home several times before your birth to help build a relationship with you so that I am not “some stranger in the room with you.”
  • I learn all of the little details that will make this day as special and comfortable as possible, and to instill confidence that you will totally rock this birth.
  • I help you formulate your thoughts and questions so that you can approach each visit with your care provider with confidence, which ensures you are receiving the best care and most information possible.
  • I help alleviate anxieties about whether or not things are normal or about adding a second, third, or more baby to the mix.
  • During labor, I provide lots of phone support before physical support is needed. I can help you decide when is a good time to head in to your birthing facility based on emotional signposts, labor behavior, and contraction timing.
  • I assist the birth partner by providing opportunities to go use the restroom, get something to eat, take a nap, or take a breather when needed, with the assurance that their loved ones is in good hands while they tend to their own needs.
  • I support the partner where they are, without any judgment, by giving ideas of how to support their loved one.
  • I help explain interventions and facilitate communication between staff if necessary.
  • I help with position changes, comfort measures, and I remember all the little details we discussed in order to make this a beautiful experience.
  • I remain a calm, confident presence for the duration of labor, and I know all of the things that you learned in your childbirth class so you don’t have to worry about remembering everything.
  • I can take pictures if I am asked.
  • Once the baby is born, I will stay until everyone is comfortable and settled and baby has had a chance to breastfeed if breastfeeding is desired.

 

My goal as your doula is to help you have the birth you want. I provide gentle and loving guidance as you discover your own amazing power. Through your own efforts, you will become empowered to make the best decisions to have an amazing birth.

Houston Birth Classes

I offer a wide variety of classes to help prepare couples for an amazing birth experience. All classes take place in my home in West Houston unless otherwise notated. See the Services & Pricing page for detailed descriptions of what each class includes.

Birth Boot Camp Comprehensive

Monday evenings 7pm-9:30pm

February 5, 2018 – April 9, 2018

Birth Boot Camp Hospital Class

Monday evenings 7pm-9:30pm

May 7, 2018-June 18, 2018

October 15, 2018-November 19, 2018

Birth Boot Camp Out-of-Hospital Class

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Comfort Measures

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To Register for classes:

All classes require a $50 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot in the class. The remaining balance of each class is due at the first session of each class. There are no refunds given after this balance is paid, so please be sure you a ready to commit to the class. Click on the button below to pay your deposit, and contact me to let me know which class you are registering for.

Email: keendoula@yahoo.com

Phone: (225) 229-4130

BBC Class Deposit:

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Services & Pricing

Doula Services

Birth Doula Support – $1000

I offer one (1) free consultation to see if we are a good match, two (2) meetings in your home before the birth to build a relationship and learn exactly what you need to have an amazing birth, continuous support during labor and immediately postpartum, and one (1) meeting in your home approximately two (2) weeks after baby arrives. Workbook included. Discounts available for Birth Boot Camp graduates.

Birth & Newborn Classes

Birth Boot Camp Comprehensive – $350

Everything you need to know to have an amazing birth, this 10-week class covers the ins and outs of birth, breastfeeding, and baby care. Workbook and Breastfeeding Class download included.

Birth Boot Camp Hospital Class – $250

Are you planning to have an amazing birth at a hospital? This class covers everything you need to know to have an amazing hospital birth and takes place of six (6) sessions. Workbook included.

Birth Boot Camp Out-of-Hospital Class – $250

Are you planning to have an amazing birth at a birth center or at home? This class covers everything you need to know to have an amazing out-of-hospital birth and takes place over four (4) sessions. Workbook included.

Comfort Measures Workshop – $100

Prepare to birth with confidence in this 4 hour class. Learn coping techniques for labor such as relaxation, comforting touch, positions, visualization, communication, and more. Workbook included.

Homecoming: Life with a New Recruit – $100

Prepare for life with a new baby in this 4 hour class. Learn about newborn procedures, breastfeeding, babywearing, safe sleep, postpartum issues, baby comfort techniques, and more. Workbook and Breastfeeding Class download included.

Birth Boot Camp Reboot – $100

Have you already had an amazing birth? This in-home class is the perfect refresher course to help you have another amazing birth. It is best taken around 36 weeks and takes approximately 3 hours. Workbook included.

Additional Services

Placenta Encapsulation – $200*

Turn your placenta into what has affectionately been dubbed “Happy Mama Pills.” Reported benefits include: decreased incidence of baby blues, increased energy, and increased milk production. Many people report and all around better postpartum with this service.

*This service is available to doula clients only.

Labor Whispering – $200

Relax in your nest of pillows, and let’s explore what blockages might be preventing you from going to labor in a timely manner. This in-home session of comfort takes approximately 2-3 hours as your partner and I offer comforting touch and unpack any baggage that might be holding your baby in.

 

 

Contact

Please contact me to set up an interview for doula services or to register for childbirth classes. I attend interviews at the locations listed below. Please let me know which location is most convenient to you when contacting me.

Name: Kristi Keen

Email: keendoula@yahoo.com

Phone: (225) 229-4130

Memorial City area

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I-10 & N. Kirkwood
11611 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77079

West Houston area

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Hwy 6 & Loch Katrine
4751 Hwy 6 North
Houston, TX 77084

Katy area

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I-10 & Greenhouse
19235 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77094

Sugar Land area

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Hwy 6 & Bissonett
9315 Hwy 6 South
Houston, TX 77083