About the Doula

About the Doula

Kelly Kolb, certified birth doula and postpartum doulaI’m Kelly Kolb, CD(DONA), PCD(DONA), ICCE, SBD (pronouns: she/her). I am a certified birth and postpartum doula and childbirth educator located in Glenside, Abington Township and serving Montgomery County, Bucks County, Philadelphia, and the Main Line. I support parents through the birth and parenting experiences THEY choose. I support birth diversity and  I enjoy helping parents find their “village” of support and caring as they undergo one of the biggest times of change in their lives. I help parents feel confident in their abilities to succeed and nurture their growing family long after my services have been completed.

DONA Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula Badge

I have completed my trainings and certifications as a birth and postpartum doula with DONA. I am also certified through Stillbirthday as a birth and bereavement doula, so I am prepared to support families no matter where their birth journey takes them. I believe in having a wide range of comfort measures available to meet a wide variety of needs. I am an ICEA-certified Childbirth Educator, a Hypnobabies® Childbirth Hypnosis Doula, and I have also completed:

  • DONA’s Childbirth for the Doula
  • Lactation Management from Lactation Education Resources
  • Certified Advanced VBAC Doula from The VBAC Link
  • Evidence Based Birth courses in How to Help Families Get Evidence-Based Care, Friedman’s Curve and Failure to Progress, and Due Dates and Advanced Maternal Age
  • Creating Space: Pelvic Bodywork, Optimal Fetal Positioning, and Use of the Rebozo
  • DONA Certified in Using the TENS in Labor
  • Prevention of Trauma in the Birth Room from the Birth and Trauma Support Center
  • Advanced Massage in Labor from Berri Healthy
  • American Red Cross certification in adult and pediatric CPR and first aid
  • Continuing education on a wide variety of topics such as home birth, water birth, diastasis recti, doula support for surrogacy, postpartum mood disorders, etc.SBD Doula supporting birth diversity

I have done extensive reading on topics related to pregnancy, childbirth, newborns, breastfeeding/chestfeeding, and the postpartum period, and stay current with new research and information.

I’m a proud parent to a third-grader and love to travel, cook, read, and sew.