Katrice Thabet-Chapin, M.Ed., Ed.S., NCSP

THW/Medicaid Doula & Private Pay

Katrice, affectionately known as Kat, is a dedicated mother to four beautiful and brilliant daughters, as well as a sassy cat, an elusive hamster, and sociable betta fish. She goes by the pronouns she/her and is passionate about uplifting reproductive and environmental justice within her community of birthing people.

As a certified birth doula, Kat is committed to ensuring that families have the most current information they need to make informed decisions. She is also actively working on reviving the traditional wisdom of welcoming life, drawing inspiration from ancestral practices passed down through her family from Tanzania and Yemen. Her journey led her to an incredible opportunity to serve and learn from the birthing community in Zanzibar, Tanzania, as a participant in the National Black Midwives Alliance’s 2023 Birthworker Service Tour.

Kat firmly believes in the power of body-feeding and actively empowers families who choose this path as a certified lactation education specialist. She is also diligently working towards obtaining her IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) certification to further enhance her support for breast/chestfeeding families and is under the loving guidance of two IBCLCs who support her at home visits when needed.

Her holistic approach to postpartum care encompasses spiritual wholeness, physical healing, fostering family unity, and providing early childhood education. Kat’s background as an educator and mental health consultant uniquely informs her ability to support families during the postpartum period and to provide timely referrals for families that may be in need of additional community resources to support their holistic needs.

In her precious moments of recentering and self-care, you’ll often find Kat sipping on a soothing lavender or cardamom latte, enjoying spice tea, surrounded by fresh flowers that bring her joy. She loves to listen to books on tape while planning her next tranquil trip to the coast, always seeking a balance between her profound work and personal well-being. Kat’s unwavering dedication to the well-being of birthing families and her commitment to nurturing life’s most precious moments make her an invaluable asset to her community.

Community Doula Alliance, Birth Doula Certification
Ed.S. School Psychology, Nationally Certified School Psychologist
M.Ed. and Pre-K-6 th Teacher Certification
B.A. Child Development
First Aid & CPR Certification
Food Handlers Permit

Community Activities:
Forward Together Birth Justice Policy Advisory Committee Member
2022 Black Maternal Health Conference Presenter
Black Birth Collective Village Gathering Participant
Co-Author of Anchored in our Roots Self-Care and Wellness Series
Oregon Doula Association Member

Continuing Education:
Diverse Perspectives: Supporting Black Birthing Families in ECE with Stephanie Courtney
African American Postpartum Care with Shafia Monroe
Tran Masculine and Feminine Fertility with Fertility IQ
Adopting Trauma Informed Care for Birth Professionals with Mother Tree Birth