Being a doula and giving women support is my heart's work.
But it Doesn't Define Me...
Hi! I'm Kate and owner of Full Moon Wellness and Birth. I am a South Jersey native, a wife, and a mother to my two sweet boys, Nash & Wade. Being a yoga instructor, a mother and going through pregnancy myself sparked a passion for helping women and mothers-to-be incorporate mindfulness and movement into their journey through pregnancy and beyond to help women feel their best in mind, body and spirit.
Through my own journey through child birth, I came to realize how important it is for women and their partners to feel supported, nurtured and informed of all of their options. I went on to become a Certified Labor Doula through ProDoula, Placenta Encapsulator, and a Childbirth Educator in Hypnobirthing Method- the Mongan Method through Hypnobirthing International. I am truly honored to help women and their partners in the South Jersey and Philadelphia grow their family through the best pregnancy and birth experiences possible.
Hi! I'm Joy
I was born and raised in New Jersey and have spent the last 8 years living in Pennsylvania in the Philadelphia suburbs. Some of my favorite things include soaking up the sun, finishing a new book, exploring the outdoors, and being an ally and listening ear for my clients.
For as long as I can remember, I have always been fascinated by the miracle of birth. Serving as a doula gives me the special opportunity to meet people during the most transformative chapter of their lives. My goal is to ensure that my clients’ voices are heard and their choices are respected. I’m passionate about providing my clients a sense of confidence and empowerment as we work together to navigate the complexities of pregnancy and childbirth.
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All Italian or Mexican
Tending to our Mini Farm
What Parents Say
I am beyond thankful to have hired Kate as my doula! I had a rough first pregnancy and delivery, and I wanted to do whatever I could to have a better second experience. I had the most beautiful delivery because of my work with Kate.
She taught me about all of the options I never even knew about when it came to delivery, and supported my birth plan without judgement. She made me feel confident and empowered, and all of our hard work together allowed me to believe I could have a better experience, and I did.
My postpartum experience was wonderful as well, and I believe it was due to my delivery. Even the doctor at my postpartum appointment asked if it was going to be my last baby because it was such a beautiful delivery.
Kate is so much more than a doula.. she’s a new friend you couldn’t have met at a more perfect time. Her love for what she does is overwhelmingly obvious, as she continuously works hard to be educated in all aspects of pregnancy, labor, delivery & postpartum. I interviewed half a dozen doulas before excitedly choosing Kate. We just clicked! With Full Moon, you get so much more. Not only is your doula the best of the best.. but she’s also a prenatal yoga instructor, HypnoBirthing childbirth educator, she offers maternity + newborn photography & aromatherapy packages, just to name a few bonuses you won’t find everywhere.
Kate and I met “on the mat”. During her prenatal yoga classes I bonded with my doula as she taught me more ways to bond with my baby. It was the perfect start.
My husband and I (2 months later) still talk about how overwhelmingly special our entire experience was & how it would not have been close to the same without her. I’m SO happy with how my labor & delivery went and it was wonderful to have my new friend and doula there to support us. The woman knows her stuff! Helped me through the toughest parts of transition.
Being our first baby, we are extremely fortunate to have had such a positive birthing experience. It all went fantastic — from what we could control of course. We 1,000% have Kate to thank. We’ll 1,000,000% have her back for the next one!
Kate being in the room with me as I was laboring and getting ready to bring my baby boy into the world for my first time EVER becoming a mom - was an absolute BLESSING. She was so attentive, so patient, and an absolute warrior and awesome support person who understood what I was going through. I labored for 30 hours without sleeping and she stuck it out with me, keeping me focused and positive. I did not end up having the all natural delivery I planned on due to certain personal circumstances and a lack of mental preparation on my part, yet she did not look at me any differently. I was FREAKING OUT and she was my absolute rock and example of calm and serenity in the room. I truly am blessed to have had Kate as a birth doula. I don’t know what would have taken place if she wasn’t there to support me.