Kaitlin R. | Postpartum Doula in Shoreline, WA

Kith & Kin Care Collective

    Practice overview

    I help birthing people and their families prepare for postpartum, rest and heal at home after birth, and leave them feeling cared for, capable, and confident.

    Modeled loosely after the Dutch Kraamzorg, I offer personalized in-home postpartum support, care, and guidance to enable rest, healing, and transition. I also offer customized services based on your specific prenatal or postpartum needs from early pregnancy up to one year postpartum.

    I specialize in serving birthing people with planned or unplanned C-sections, VBACs, and childbirth injuries.

    I offer daytime postpartum support for up to one year postpartum and serve clients located in North King and South Snohomish counties.

    Years experience


    Families supported


    Hourly Rate


    Care philosophy

    Kith and Kin provides postpartum planning and support to new families with a focus on c-sections, childbirth injuries, and VBACs. My care philosophy is inspired by the Dutch maternity care model. In the Netherlands, families are discharged quickly and greeted the next day by a kraamverzorgster, or home maternity nurse, to assist them in the early days of healing and adjusting to life at home.


    • Postpartum doula support

    Specialties and Experience

    • Cesarean birth
    • Plus size
    • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
    • VBAC

    Care settings

    • Home


    • English


    • BADT - Full Spectrum Doula Training
    • Whole Body Pregnancy - Childbirth Educator Training
    • Whole Body Pregnancy - Postpartum Doula Training
    • Big Fat Pregnancy - Fat Positive Birthworker Workshop


    Pricing packages

    Early Days Package
    New parents get 40 hours of personalized nonmedical in-home postpartum support, care, and guidance within the first month postpartum. Visits include healing support, emotional support, household management, light housekeeping, education and resources, snacks and meals, and personalized support. You can find out more on my website at www.kak.care
    Sliding scale pricing available
    Contact for additional pricing options


    Areas served

    • North King & South Snohomish Counties


    • Sierra
      June 8, 2023 at 1:31 am | Client review
      5 /5

      I am so thankful for the opportunity to work with Kaitlin following the birth of my first child. I do not know what I would have done without her! When I began working with Kaitlin, I had many questions and concerns regarding my physical recovery, breastfeeding, our daughter’s development, and family dynamics. In addition, I was overtired and frazzled! After my daughter’s birth, Kaitlin spent a week with my family, providing holistic support. Working with her felt effortless, which was key to me as a new parent. Kaitlin was incredibly flexible in providing just the type of support I needed at a particular moment. This ranged from helping to care for the baby so I could shower or nap, finding resources to assist with my physical recovery, providing nutritious meals, organizing my home to make baby care easier, going with me to daycare visits, helping me to exercise and get out of the house, and more than anything, providing endless advice, support, and encouragement. After our week together, I was rested, reassured, and much more confident in my recovery and in caring for our baby. Kaitlin has continued to be available via phone and email, and she’s been my first call whenever I’ve had questions or concerns. Her calm, pragmatic style is so reassuring and she’s never failed to help or point me to a resource. I really appreciate how much Kaitlin customized her care to my family’s specific needs. Recommend 110%!

    • Madeline
      June 8, 2023 at 2:32 pm | Client review
      5 /5

      Kaitlin is AMAZING and I love her so much, and she very capably kept our household together during a difficult time!

      When I needed postpartum surgery for birth injuries, I asked Kaitlin to come help part-time with meal prep, taking care of the baby, and other light housework. She ended up taking care of me, my husband, our baby, our dog, and our house! She fed us all. She did laundry. She took care of my medicines. She made sure my visiting mother-in-law felt comfortable. She helped me process my birth trauma. All the things!

      Most importantly (to me), she helped me try to get in comfortable positions to nurse and interact with my baby even though I was recovering from surgery and stuck in bed. And she did it all with calm and without judgment.

      Kaitlin is the level hand you want during this turning point in your life, and the steady friend who can help you build a high-functioning household even as things feel chaotic. Take advantage of Kaitlin’s wisdom, compassion, and expertise! I can’t recommend her highly enough!

    • Nicole
      June 14, 2023 at 1:33 am | Peer review
      5 /5

      Kaitlin and I met as we joined forces to get creative on how to support people during pregnancy and through their postpartum journey. I loved working with Kaitlin as a professional and always appreciated the perspective and insight that she brought to any situation.
      Kaitlin pulls from her own lived experiences as well as diverse education/training to be able to support people in exactly what they need. She is passionate about supporting postpartum families and anyone who works with her will be better for it!

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