I'm Cathy Gomez
Childbirth Educator

As a birth doula, I love to be present at births, but I also have a heartfelt passion for teaching childbirth education. My CBE classes strive to empower, promote informed decision making, collaborate, individualize to your unique needs and help prepare expectant families for birth and postpartum. I have been trained through Mindfulness Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) with additional training through the Body Ready Method ®. Both these trainings have a focus on preparing not just the body but also the mind for birth and optimizing their ability to work together.

Proactive, Compassionate, Wise

I believe the journey through pregnancy, childbirth and into parenthood can be a transformative and sacred experience while also experiencing a variety of many different emotions. With the intention of advocacy, I provide evidenced based information to give each family the opportunity to make informed decisions about their care. As your doula, I honor your journey with tender loving care and hope to cultivate a sense of trust, ease, comfort and safety- and not to forget joy and fun, too!!! I have attended births in a variety of settings (hospitals, birth centers and at home). I have supported birthing families through medicated and unmedicated births. I have been fortunate to join families during cesarean births, surrogate births, and VBAC births as well. I do my best to enhance the partnership between you, your baby, and those you choose to support you.


My husband and I raised three children (my best life teachers), and we’ve shared many adventures along the way, including living in CA, TN, and NJ. Today I live with my husband and my dog and 2 cats in Folsom, CA. Reflecting on my journey, I have always loved to serve, support and advocate for parents and families. First as a pediatric nurse and volunteering with various family-based programs, and now as a birth professional in my local community. I realize that my experiences in life have led me to serve in a way I am most passionate- providing comprehensive and compassionate birth doula and lactation support along with prenatal yoga, and reiki. I am also grateful to be able to offer Mindful Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) classes, and I just became certified as a Body Ready Method Pro. This comprehensive program teaches a proactive approach to optimize the body for pregnancy, birth and recovery in postpartum. I am also trained in birth trauma prevention and in providing respectful, culturally sensitive care for LGBTQ+ families. When not at a birth or teaching a class, you may find me outside enjoying Mother Nature or creating a stained glass project. I would love the opportunity to support you as your birth doula. Please visit my website to read more about my services, professional experience, testimonials, and resources.


The world is forever changed as each baby comes into it. I try as your doula to enhance this partnership between you, your baby and those you choose to support you."

Hear from my families

"Doula Cat listened and fully understood me from the start. She is a wealth of knowledge, empathetic, wise, patient, and kind. Her prenatal support is an unmatched personalized, private childbirth class series with limitless counseling & support."
Katie & Mike
"Since this is our first birth, my husband and I had many fears about the birth process and outcome given the unknown territory. Cat was there at the very beginning to ease any fear. Not only that, she empowered us with many tools, particularly for my husband, to support me to manage the pain. She also taught us mindfulness skills to help us become mindful parents, which is an incredible gift to our daughter. Cat has gone above and beyond her role as a doula and was there for us from the very beginning, for all of nearly 40 hours of labor. No words could express how grateful we are for all Cat has done for us and for that we are forever indebted to her. Any expecting couple is lucky to have Cat as their doula."
Ngan and Eric