In Episode 13 of the Guitars & Granola Bars podcast, I’m chatting with music therapist Kate Taylor. Kate talks in-depth about her unique music therapy work as a doula and birth-centered practitioner, which she was inspired to pursue after the birth of her first daughter.
Kate is a birth doula and the owner of Creative Childbirth ConceptsⓇ, a full spectrum pre and perinatal music therapy agency serving Chicago area families for fertility, pregnancy and support during labor and delivery. Kate has presented her research on pre and perinatal music therapy at regional and national American Music Therapy Association conferences, international conferences like the Online Music Therapy Conference and for worldwide parenting organizations like La Leche League International and the Holistic Moms Network.
A board certified music therapist since 1999, it was not until the birth of her daughter in 2007 that Kate launched her birth centered music therapy practice where she now attends an average of 24 births per year and continues to raise two wonderfully energetic girls who both love music (and babies!). When not attending births, Kate can be found networking with like-minded parents at yoga and babywearing adventures, helping young MTBCs grow their birth based businesses or hiking at a nearby creek with her family and Rhodesian Ridgeback.
Creative Childbirth ConceptsⓇ // Kate’s full spectrum pre and perinatal music therapy agency.
Postpartum Progress // An organization whose mission is to increase awareness of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, reduce stigma, connect moms to professional help, and provide peer support to those with maternal mental illness.
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