About the Doula

About the Doula

Kelly Kolb, certified birth doula and postpartum doulaI’m Kelly Kolb (pronouns: she/her). I am a birth and postpartum doula, Lactation Counselor, and Childbirth Educator located in Glenside, Abington Township and serving Montgomery County, Bucks County, Philadelphia, and the Main Line. I support parents through their own paths to parenthood (pregnancy, adoption, surrogacy, foster) and the parenting styles THEY choose. 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.

I trained 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 preparing students with 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, a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), a Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator, an American Red Cross CPR instructor, and I have also completed:

  • 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
  • Abortion doula training from Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings
  • 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, support for victims & survivors of intimate partner violence, postpartum mood disorders, rebozo training, etc.

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 fifth-grade human and two pesky cats, a member of the LGBTQ+ community, and love to travel, cook, read, and sew.