Mattia Katz (They/Them)

Mattia Katz (MSW, CD-DTI) is a full-spectrum doula and reproductive justice advocate. With a background in community social work, Mattia has supported individuals and families in many different contexts. Before pivoting to becoming a doula, Mattia worked for 2 years as a medical advocate for survivors of gender-based violence. In this role, they developed a strong practice in trauma-informed care which they integrate into their postpartum work. Mattia’s doula practice is rooted in anti-oppressive politics, consent, and a framework of community care. This encompasses empowering families with evidence-based information, supporting with decision-making, and supporting families in activating their support system to create long-term sustainable solutions. Most importantly, Mattia believes in honoring difference and supporting families on the pathways that reflect their values. There is not any “one size fits all” to postpartum care and every family deserves supports that are tailored to their needs, values, and goals. Mattia received their Masters in Social Work at the University of IL, Chicago, and then pursued their full spectrum doula certification with Doula Training International.

In their own words
“I do postpartum doula support because I believe so strongly in the power of a fresh perspective and extra set of hands in the sometimes daunting days of postpartum life. All members of the family deserve to receive rest, nurturing, and levity as they expand to include a new person.”

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Training + Education

  • Doula Trainings International
    Labor Support and Postpartum program
  • Certified Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor
  • Child/Infant CPR

Experience

  • Full Spectrum Doula
  • Reproductive Justice

Information

  • National criminal background check completed with no adverse information
  • Birthways Reference Checks: Completed references with no adverse information and excellent feedback
  • Covid vaccinated
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