Koru Care Postpartum Doula Services
Phone: (603) 918-9298
Postpartum Rate: $30 to $40
Fee Details: As a Certified Postpartum Doula through DONA International, I am qualified to work with your family after the birth of your child(ren); I offer education about newborn care techniques, mother care, partner and sibling adjustment, postpartum mood disorders, breast and bottle feeding, and coping skills. I am also able to assist with your family’s daily needs such as organizing the home, preparing light meals, running errands, and providing additional local resources. My work is to care for the entire family so that you may gain the confidence, skills, and resources needed to build a strong and successful family foundation. I provide service to Southern Maine, Southeast New Hampshire, and Northern Massachusetts
Postpartum Doula Experience: 7 years and 45 families served
Clients per Month: 2 to 4
Member of the Great Bay Doulas Member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Languages spoken: English
Service Area MapArea of practice: Exeter, NH
Working with Krista was a natural and ideal situation during one of the most exciting, sensiitive and vulnerable times for our family. We originally worked with Krista for her lactation knowledge and breastfeeding support, and quickly she became a perfect fit for caring for not only our baby, but also for me as a new mother on a temporary basis. with Krista's natural yet straight-forward and educated approach, she was able to help me overcome severe breastfeeding challenges which otherwise would have caused me to give up breastfeeding all together if it weren't for her. She was never pushy, but instead always kept in mind what my goals and feelings were as a brand new mom. She literally had such a calmness about her that our baby took to her immediately. She was a supportive, non judgmental and crucial part of helping my husband I ease into the shaky ground of parenthood. It was nice to just have her around as a third party with no emotional ties to us as a family. Krista offered unbiased advice and helped me figure out how to incorporate how I thought I wanted to try to perfect my mothering skills immediately and eased me into a more realistic way of learning about my baby. I would highly recommend Krista for her educational, supportive and encouraging services!
From the first time I met Krista I felt comfortable with her ability to provide all my needs with the new reality of caring fo a newborn. I didn't even realize the obstacles I would face, but with all of her experience Krista was able to anticipate and support me through each turn. The core of Krista's priority which is to support the family unit through this new phase of life, was always maintained. Even when I was cutting up and having fun with her, which is very easy to do, Krista would keep her eye on whatever she was doing and not let our conversation distract her. Krista was a great listener and always helped lead me to my own answers- a great quality she has. Consistent, professional, skilled, and reliable are the words I would use to describe Krista. I always had a good day when Krista visited, be it from the baby's laundry to the dinner she helped prepare, or the new swaddling technique I learned. My son and I owe it to her that we are still nursing! Everyone needs a "Krista" !
As a first time Mom, I could not have fully prepared for what life would be like when I took my babies home...especially with twins!! It's such an exciting and happy time, but there are also a lot of challenges and unknowns that you are faced with. I can't thank Krista enough for the support she provided for my family to help us get through the first couple of months!
Krista is so passionante about what she does...this is so apparent right from the first consulation when she's smiling ear to ear talking about babies and literally jumping out of her seat thinking about something else to tell you! Krista took excellent care of my girls, was a huge help around the house, and helped me in so many ways. Krista stressed the importance of taking care of Mom too - something that is easily neglected when you are taking care of two little ones. Knowing my girls were in good hands, I could relax, take a shower, eat some lunch...all of those little things you can forget to do.
I truly looked forward to every Thursday because I knew Krista was coming and my girls and I were going to have a good day! Thank you so much Krista!
~ Lauren, Christopher, Ellia & Madeline
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