Hello, We Are Bluegrass Doulas
After years of solo Doula work, Kate and Rebecca created Bluegrass Doulas in 2015. They knew they needed more for their clients, their businesses and their families. Over a three day long text message while on vacation, they developed their partnership. This partnership allows for them to do the work they love full time, while providing the best service and resources to families in the Louisville area.
In four short years, Kate and Rebecca, along with their team, have supported over 300 families through life's biggest moments.
Rebecca married the love of her life in 2011 and together they are blessed with three beautiful children. You may recognize her from her decade as manager at ear X-tacy. Having always been intrigued by the birth process Rebecca was excited to take a childbirth class and was amazed by all of the birth options that she had not been aware of. This new knowledge reinforced her interest in pregnancy and birth and through the process, brought her and her husband even closer together.
With a passion for educating and supporting others, Rebecca became certified as a labor and postpartum doula through DONA International and became a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator. Teaching couples about their options and supporting their choices is a dream come true for Rebecca.
Prior to beginning her career as a birth worker, Rebecca worked as the Director of Student Leadership at Presentation Academy. Rebecca is a graduate of Bellarmine University and feels so fortunate to have found her true calling as a birth professional.
When she is not teaching or providing doula services, you can find her enjoying her family or quietly snuggled up under a blanket sipping an early morning cup of coffee.
Cari Burns comes with a background in Early Childhood Development and Marketing, she also currently owns and operates her own nanny agency.
Cari professionally began her journey in the birth work arena in January of 2019, but her passion was ignited long before then. She has served and supported numerous families in childbirth and it is truly a calling.
Cari and her husband are expecting their first child in December of 2019 and are super excited for this new season! Cari looks forward to becoming a new member of the mommy tribe and is ready for the new road ahead!
After investing 10 years in working for families around the Louisville area as a Nanny, Kate realized that supporting children and families would become a lifelong passion. This set the tone for her to begin her training as a doula. Kate is certified as a doula through DONA International and as a Childbirth Educator through Lamaze. She continues her education at every opportunity and her extensive knowledge includes providing support for families during the devastation of infant loss.
Kate graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelors in Justice Administration in 2006 and went on to complete Masters coursework at Georgetown College in Special Education.
Kate’s hope is that all families feel the empowerment and confidence that can come with parenthood. She is thrilled to play a role helping them attain it!
When not supporting clients or immersed in birth work, you can find her enjoying life with her family in Shelbyville. Together, they love to be outdoors exploring nature, camping and hiking or recharging at the beach.
Whitney is a native Louisvillian. She graduated from Kentucky State University in 2012, with BA in History and was briefly an educator in Frankfort, KY, before relocating back to Louisville, KY in 2014.
Since relocating, Whitney has been a legal advocate for Kentucky families living in poverty. She has always had a passion for supporting
people in their time of need. Whitney is trained by the Pro Doula organization. She believes that the postpartum experience is different for every family, and offers postpartum
support catered to individual family needs.
In her free time she likes to dive into all things Harry Potter, Marvel, and GoT.
Amanda and her husband of 8 years have 3 children together. It's through the love of her children that she found her passion for supporting families, which led her to become a Doula.
After graduating from the University of Missouri, Amanda moved to Chicago and spent the next 15 years in hotel and restaurant management. Looking to make a change and go after her passion, she was certified with ProDoula in both labor and postpartum. She finds the most joy out of supporting local families as they navigate through pregnancy and the postpartum period. It is her goal to ensure that both the mothers and partners feel valued, empowered and nurtured.
When not supporting families, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family outdoors (especially if they're swimming, camping, hiking, or riding bikes!) and appreciates a good cup of coffee with friends!