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Krystle Niemela CD(DONA)

BEST Birth Hawaii'


Birth Fee: $950 to $1250

Postpartum Rate: Not specified

Birth Doula Experience: 5 years

Postpartum Doula Experience: 4 years

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International, October 2015
Type of Practice: Independent contractor with a doula agency

Clients per Month: 2 to 3

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
That is under the attendance of a midwife.

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • I have personally breastfed my 3 children over the past 6 years and have experienced many of the challenges and rewards of nursing through infancy, pregnancy, toddlerhood and tandem nursing.

Other Relevant Certifications

  • 4. Biologix Solutions Bloodborne Pathogens for Placenta Encapsulation Specialists Trained
  • SERVSAFE® Food Safety Management Training

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Surrogacy
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Military families
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Current volunteer experience: Work in progress Past volunteer experience: -Breastfeeding Counselor- Breastfeeding USA -Postpartum Support International volunteer support coordinator for Japan -American Red Cross- Yokosuka Chapter -Volunteer Babywearing Educator (VBE), Membership and Outreach Director for Babywearing International of Kitsap Peninsula. -Volunteer Doula at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tacoma, WA. My professional and volunteer goals in Hawaii include adding Childbirth Education instructor and Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST).

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Client Testimonials for Krystle Niemela CD(DONA)

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Liz Roscoe

Krystle is my 3rd experience with a doula as she was the doula for my 3rd baby.   I needed a lot of support emotionally during the pregnancy and Krysle definitely provided it. I am very grateful for that fact.
I had an induction with this birth and throughout it all Krystle stayed in touch and came to the hospital staying as long as I wanted during the process. When real labor got started she helped me change positions and pretty much did whatever I asked to get through natural labor. When I ended up with an emergency c-section and had to be put under, she made sure my husband was taken care of and stayed until I got out of the recovery room. Knowing my baby was never alone while I couldn't be there, makes me so happy & thankful. As well as having her there afterwards was a great comfort to me since I was in a great deal of pain. 
Despite not getting the birth I had carefully planned, it still worked out nicely in large part due to her efforts.

Posted 9/23/2015

Birth Availability for Krystle Niemela CD(DONA)

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