Postpartum Doula Support
A doula is defined as, "a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible (DONA.org)."
Kristin is passionate about coming alongside families that are preparing to welcome another child into this world. She can help you prepare your home, your mind, your spirit, and the rest of your family for this new adventure! Through her thorough research, immense knowledge base, understanding spirit, and personal experiences, Kristin can provide you with all the options along the way. She will give you resources to help you make informed choices about every topic you may want to know about.
Instead of turning to Google, use Kristin as a resource to provide many options and help you filter outdated practices, the latest trends, and family opinions into a personalized and positive experience for you as parents and that particular baby at that time.
Physically, she will support you with lactation or feeding help, breaks, examples, healthy foods, necessary healing, and relaxation techniques. Mentally, she will support you by informing you of the latest research and choices, and helping you find the best fit for your family, and encouraging you and reminding you of the truth that this is your child, chosen perfectly for you to parent. Emotionally, she will support you in this new and exciting and terrifying stage of life. She will support you process all the changes, your birth story, and any experiences that arise within our time together. Spiritually, she will pray for you and with you (if desired), remind you of Truth, and encourage you to take care of yourself as you nourish and care for everyone else.
As a mom of four children and businesswoman, Kristin will also show you, teach you, and encourage you in how you can do it all on your own long after she is gone. Her goal is for you to feel confident in your own abilities and be able to make it happen, and know when and how and who to ask for help along the way.
As a mom of two good sleepers, people started asking Kristin why she got so lucky. She wondered why she could be so "lucky", too! But as she started studying sleep, and helping more and more families, she realized there are common habits, goals, and actions that led to families with "bad sleepers", sleep better! She put her Psychology degree, classes on Child Development, and Doula classes to work. She read all of the sleep books she could get her hands on, and applied all of her knowledge with her Strengths experiences to help families all get better sleep. Kristin doesn't support just one methodology of sleep, but helps your family figure out what is developmentally appropriate, holistically healthy, and practically easy to help you all sleep better soon!
As a Bringing Baby Home educator, Kristin leads classes to prepare for all the physical, emotional, spiritual, and relational changes that take place when having a baby. She helps you process and verbalize your expectations and learn how to meet your needs as you take care of your little one. She also teaches you how to manage your mental health leading up to such a life-changing event, as well as do what you can to prevent and prepare for healing from Postpartum Mood Disorders such as Postpartum Depression and Anxiety.