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Krishyon Young IBCLC, BS, Doula(DONA), CBE (CAPPA)

South Shore Birth

Pembroke, MA Service range 40 miles Boston, South Shore and beyond, experience with domestic and foreign travel Doula work

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Birth Fee

$3000 to $4000

Postpartum Rate

$50 to $65

Availability Remarks: True continuity of care. As a Doula, Childbirth/Newborn Educator and an IBCLC you will have caring and knowledgeable support by your side throughout your new mothering journey.

Birth Fee

$3000 to $4000

Postpartum Rate

$50 to $65


Birth Doula Experience

10 years and 100 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

10 years and 100 families served


Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula
  • Hypnobabies - Certified Hypno-Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, September 2015

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: For Doula and Lactation support send an email for most current availability. Lactation is covered by most insurance.

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Yes

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Yes

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Yes


College Education

BA/BS


Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Cancer patients and survivors
  • Childbirth education services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • End of life doula services
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Infant massage education
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • Military families support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Newborn care specialist
  • Parenting consulting
  • Prenatal or postnatal massage
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Reflexology
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental
  • Therapeutic bodywork
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Training Documentation

credential


Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

-Extensive skills, techniques and experience helping facilitate Natural Birth in home or hospital -Experienced across cultures and countries supporting mothers -Experienced in Faith based, respectful support, trained in cultures and customs of various religious sects (Orthodox, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, etc. ) -Trained with Penny Simpkin for those with a background of trauma, hypersensitivity, anxiety, PTSD, abuse and varying physical abilities. -Helping mothers meet their birth and breastfeeding goals as a La Leche League Leader and breastfeeding advocate for many years. -Volunteer with Birth Gently, Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital

Fee Details

Email to see the package options including everything from the, Basic Beautiful Birth Support, to the popular all inclusive, Birth Support and Beyond, for a Continuum Model of Care which includes preparation for birth and breastfeeding, early labor support at your home- hospital labor support- personal lactation consultant and help with postpartum recovery and your newborn at home. Experience, education, and tender care combine to help you gain confidence and skill as a new mother. Invest in your family's future. Experienced support provides the best outcomes and a birth you love to remember! Birth Doula service, Hypno-Doula service, Postpartum service. - Childbirth Education - Newborn Care -Whole Family Prep for the Newborn and more. You deserve a Doula who provides Experience, Intuition and Education for the most important time of your life. A promise of professionalism and privacy.

Service Area

Pembroke, MA Service range 40 miles Boston, South Shore and beyond, experience with domestic and foreign travel Doula work

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Client Testimonials for Krishyon Young IBCLC, BS, Doula(DONA), CBE (CAPPA)

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Halie Child

3/14/2024

Hiring Krishyon was one of the best things that we did for the birth of our first baby. We planned for a hospital birth but were nervous about possible interventions and being steered in certain directions unnecessarily. My goal was to have as close to an unmedicated birth as felt possible, and we knew that the guidance of a doula would help. We interviewed a few and it was clear that Krishyon's experience was beyond the other “very experienced” options we considered. I felt like she was truly invested in us right from the beginning. We met with Krishyon a few of times pre-birth, and my husband and I each felt very prepared. As my due date came and went, Krishyon was a constant reassurance, always very quick to reply to everything that surfaced along the way. We had prepared to labor at home for as long as possible, but when my water broke in the middle of the night, Krishyon suggested that we go right to the hospital (a surprise to us in the moment but what turned out to be a critical decision). In our time at the hospital, Krishyon was a constant guiding light and positive presence. She coached us through different laboring techniques and pain remedies. And she was a huge advocate as pushing approached much quicker than the hospital staff anticipated or was ready for. Our baby arrived and we were able to have the birth we had hoped for! Some family and friends have asked if our doula was worth it, considering how quickly our baby arrived (less than 3 hours at the hospital), and we both agree that Krishyon was a key piece of the experience for each of us, and a decision we would make again! Since our baby’s birth, we’ve met with Krishyon a couple of times for lactation help. Unsurprisingly, she has been an incredible resource for that as well. There is a comfort with Krishyon that is like family and we are so grateful to have had her support on this journey. We absolutely recommend her and plan to work with her again in the future!

Christine Kang

7/14/2023

Soon after I found out that I was pregnant, I began my search for a doula. I spoke with several individuals but immediately clicked with Krishyon. Even during our introductory call, it was clear that she would be a calming and supportive presence throughout my pregnancy and birth. I struggled with some issues during my second and third trimester but Krishyon would check-in on me often and offer to connect whenever I needed. It was so great to have a sounding board and get my innermost thoughts and fears off of my chest. She helped me get out of my head. 

I ended up having a pretty traumatic birth experience which ended with an emergency c-section and almost a week at the NICU. This was the exact opposite of what I had wanted and planned for but it was my reality. Krishyon was with me from the moment my contractions were 5 minutes apart all the way until I was wheeled into the operating room (over 24 hours). She treated me as if I were her own daughter, supporting me through every new struggle and setback. 

I didn't think I could be more appreciative but then she went above and beyond once I got home postpartum. She came and sat with me to ensure I was being kind with myself as I struggled with postpartum blues. She constantly sent me encouraging messages. And ultimately she was the sole reason I was able to achieve my goal of breastfeeding my baby despite our initial separation after birth. It allowed me to slowly bond with my baby and grow into my role as his caregiver. I would highly recommend Krishyon and would be happy to speak to anyone about my experience. 

Chenchen

1/30/2023

I appreciate Krishyon as my postpartum doula and lactation consultant. She was being so helpful even before my delivery. She came to visit me and taught me the knowledge of breastfeeding. She is always responsive and encouraging when I message her. I wasn't sure what to do the first day I was back home, but Krisyon encouraged me and answered all my questions. I felt so released after her first visit. 

She came over to help us for two nights so we could have a better sleep. She took a good care of my son. I didn't even hear him crying much. I can't express how thankful to have Krisyon helping us throughout this journey. 

Becky Orleans

1/7/2023

We are incredibly grateful we found Krishyon and included her on our birth journey!  She is incredibly knowledgeable, insightful, and passionate in her work as a doula and lactation consultant.  Her support prior, during, and after our birth has been invaluable!   Since this birth was our first, and we were hoping for a non-medicated vaginal birth, we were seeking someone who could expertly guide us through the process, and Krishyon did just that.  We also did Hypbobabies, so Krishyon’s experience as a Hypno-Doula was very helpful.  We had a pre-birth visit where she thoroughly answered our many questions.  After that visit, we felt so much more prepared!  We were unexpectedly induced at 38 weeks, and when I was worried that would be different from the birth I had envisioned, Krishyon comforted my fears, reassuring me that my preparation, strength, and peace would follow me in any circumstance. Krishyon supported us during the entire induction and birth. She was also a great support for my husband, helping him to remain calm and be able to support me.  We successfully had an un-medicated, vaginal birth and a healthy daughter!  Having Krishyon as our doula was a huge part in that!  After the birth, we also used Krishyon’s expertise as a lactation consultant.  Since our baby was born under 6 pounds, two weeks early, and induced, she needed a lot of support with breast-feeding. Krishyon helped us immensely with how to supplement her feedings. and offered us many resources. Our daughter started to put on weight, surpassed her birthweight, and is now exclusively breast-feeding, and continuing to put on weight!  We wholeheartedly recommend Krishyon as a doula and lactation consultant!  You will be in good hands with her!  In addition, she is a wonderful person, and I have truly enjoyed getting to know her and counting her in my inner circle! Thak you, Krishyon! 

Raquel Archacki

12/28/2022

Krishyon is a very supportive and knowledgeable doula. She is extremely informative and went over every aspect of my birthing plan with me.

It is clear Krishyon cares deeply for both the mother and the child as she addressed all of my concerns. When I met with her in person, Krishyon brought a very enthusiastic level of energy which gave me confidence that my birthing plan would be successful. I always felt better about the birthing process after I spoke to her.

One of the best qualities Krishyon has is her responsiveness and communication. She would answer all of my texts and phone calls very quickly regardless of the day or time. Krishyon was very patient and answered all of my questions. I never felt like I had to rush or that I was on the clock when I spoke with her.

Krishyon embodies the very definition of a doula and went above and beyond to put my mind at ease while still ensuring I would have a safe and natural birth.

I would recommend Krishyon to anyone who needs the services of a doula.

Tierney

11/21/2022

Krishyon was an incredible presence for our birth! The weeks leading up to the birth she visited a few times and had a few phone calls and helped keep me calm and lighthearted leading up to the birth! My husband was traveling the day i went into labor so I really could not have done it without her! she came to our home before heading to the hospital which helped me to meet my goal of laboring at home as long as possible (30 mins to spare!). she helped coordinate everything with my husband as he was driving home to make sure he got to the hospital on time as well! she stayed at the hospital a few hours after the birth to help advocate for all of our goals - making sure we did ample skin to skin until the baby was ready to start feeding and had a good latch. we are so thankful for her joyful spirit and her knowledge of what we cared for - healthy baby, low intervention birth & successful start to breastfeeding. she cared about it for us as much as we did! thanks so much Krishyon :) 

Rebecca Hoover

11/18/2022

Krishyon is an actual angel. My husband and I worked with Krishyon for lactation and postpartum doula support for the birth of our first son. Krishyon is incredibly knowledgeable about breastfeeding and babies. She also brings a calm yet enthusiastically optimistic energy to newborn life, which is so necessary in those early newborn days. Furthermore, she's has a heart of gold and is always available via text message and checks in regularly. I can't recommend working with Krishyon enough.

Kathryne Piccolo

12/29/2021

Krishyon was an absolute Godsend in our birth and birth preparation. She was incredible and totally saved us. Upon our first meeting with Krishyon, my husband and I both felt immensely more at ease about the upcoming birth of our first child. She was supportive beyond belief, so calming and knowledgeable. I was interested in giving birth without an epidural but since no one I knew had done that before, I did not think it was possible. Knowing I had a team of Krishyon and my husband behind me allowed me to entertain that as a possibilty. 

Krishyon supported us through a very long and painful labor and never let up on her coaching and kindness. I don't know what we would’ve done without her but I was able to give birth without any medicine or epidural, etc, because of her support, advocacy, and encouragement. I will 200% be recommending her to friends in the area when the need comes up. Thank you so very much, Krishyon! You were and are such an important part of the birth of our son and our family's story. 

Nina R.

12/21/2021

I had the honor to meet Kryshon post partum and it was the best decision. She greeted us graciously each visit, immediately washed her hands, asked about the  baby's schedule and took action. As a post partum mother, she made me feel special and loved by baking homemade muffins, making essential oils to help me relax, and having conversations to ease my anxiety. My entire family fell in love with her and my older children would love to see her each morning. I highly recommend her as a doula, soothing voice, calm mannerism, and easy to talk with. We connected right away. Kryshon was the perfect fit for our family! 

Britain Soderquist

6/7/2021

Krishyon Young is an experienced and compassionate doula who has a particular skill for observing and fulfilling otherwise unmet needs. She is also friendly and able to keep the atmosphere positive, regardless of who is in the room. She has assisted at three of my births and I cannot imagine going through the process without her. Each time, I felt as though she could anticipate the things I needed but was unable to express, and she has been an advocate for me when I was too tired or focused on managing my natural births to be one for myself. She also knows how to be patient and doesn't assume or judge me when I do or say things outside of my birth plan, because she knows how to trust laboring women's instincts. As a woman who has had a difficult history with childbirth, I feel reassured, more at home when Krishyon is part of my labor team.

I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a quality doula who will make their labor and delivery experience exceptional.

Aly C.

6/6/2021

This was my second time working with Krishyon and I’m so glad I had her support.

All of my meetings with her were virtual. She was very willing to accommodate the time difference and helped us find resources online that we could utilize (zoom meetings, videos of exercises, ebooks, etc.). She helped me navigate the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum remotely. I was always able to text/call with questions, including when leave for the hospital for the birth (which she timed perfectly!).

I became pregnant before the pandemic and gave birth in the middle of it. Right at the beginning, no one knew how it would affect pregnant women so there was a lot of anxiety. One of the things I appreciated the most was how Krishyon stayed informed on the pandemic and the latest research/advice for pregnant women. She’d email me articles regularly so I could stay informed too and make decisions based on the facts. Krishyon even mailed me a few items I wasn’t able to get while my country was in an extremely tight lockdown. Having that kind of support made all the difference.

Kathleen O

2/11/2019

I got to work with Krishyon for the birth of my second baby. Her bright, calming spirit was much needed during the difficult delivery (big baby, stuck shoulders, etc). She treated me like a cherished friend during my pregnancy and was there quickly for my middle of the night into early morning delivery. Krishyon was great at working with the nurses/midwives and making sure that I had what I needed for a comfortable labor and delivery (as comfortable as possible ;) She also took a few pictures (I wanted her to) and sent them to me which was nice to have. Krishyon is very knowledgeable about breastfeeding and helpful in the post partum period too. I am now pregnant with my third baby and will be calling her again!

Brenda Ledin Spearin

1/18/2019

My experience with Krishyon was very positive. She is one of the most kind, helpful, capable people I have ever met. She helped me in the postpartum period with baby care, when I suffered some serious health complications. She was very gentle, and cared for my newborn with great care and skill. It provided me great comfort to know he was being cared for by her.

She also provided help with some lactation challenges I had. Due to the complications I faced, I was unable to nurse the baby for an entire week. Krishyon was able to offer encouragement and advice to keep my milk supply up as much as I could, and how to re-establish it once I was feeling better.

I would recommend Krishyon to anyone looking for a doula for either labor or postpartum. Even though I did not have her as a doula for labor, she kept in touch with me and encouraged me via text and phone. I have no doubt she would be amazing in that role. She has a gentleness about her, that would be very calming and comforting in labor.

I honestly don't know how I would have made it through this whole experience without her. She was amazing, and knowing I could trust her and that my baby was well taken care of, was such a huge blessing.

Brenda Ledin Spearin

1/17/2019

My experience with Krishyon was very positive. She is one of the most kind, helpful, capable people I have ever met. She helped me in the postpartum period with baby care, when I suffered some serious health complications. She was very gentle, and cared for my newborn with great care and skill. It provided me great comfort to know he was being cared for by her.

She also provided help with some lactation challenges I had. Due to the complications I faced, I was unable to nurse the baby for an entire week. Krishyon was able to offer encouragement and advice to keep my milk supply up as much as I could, and how to re-establish it once I was feeling better.

I would recommend Krishyon to anyone looking for a doula for either labor or postpartum. Even though I did not have her as a doula for labor, she kept in touch with me and encouraged me via text and phone. I have no doubt she would be amazing in that role. She has a gentleness about her, that would be very calming and comforting in labor.

I honestly don't know how I would have made it through this whole experience without her. She was amazing, and knowing I could trust her and that my baby was well taken care of, was such a huge blessing.

Aly Capelle

12/7/2015

The experience we had with Krishyon was the best we could possibly have hoped for. She was there to help us through this experience and turned, what could have been a very stressful experience - full of doubts and panic-, into a wonderful family bonding experience. She gave us birthing classes online via video chat, and was willing to come to our home in Tahiti-French Polynesia, to help us through the delivery, and for the first few weeks after birth for postpartum support.

A Note from the New Mother: I was nervous and filled with anxiety about giving birth. Krishyon’s ability to understand my concerns, teach me about the birthing process, and help me make educated medical decisions, turned a stressful situation into a positive experience all around.

As first time parents, we found ourselves overwhelmed a countless number of times. But with Krishyon there to provide counsel, solutions, and advice, we feel we got started on the right foot from day one. Her ability to read our son was remarkable. Krishyon would explain the reasons why the baby was doing what he was doing and coach us through the situation. From breastfeeding, to calming a fussy baby, to simply telling us that was “normal”, Krishyon had the answers. She was also vital in helping us take our first few outings with our baby, including international flights a few weeks after his birth. Krishyon eased us into our new responsibilities as parents.

A Note from the New Father: I just don't know how we could have done it without her. I could feel the love that she had for our baby and that she wouldn't do anything to harm him. I had total trust in her hands. I could also feel the love and care she had for the new mommy as she helped her to get as much rest as possible so that she could recover quickly and properly. In one word she is simply the BEST you could ever hope for.

Solange Fernandes

11/18/2015

I Solange M. Da Silva, am writing this letter on behalf of Krishyon Young to inform you about her professional skills. On December 13, 2013, this wonderful woman helped me in the hospital. She was very kind, patient ; she taught me how to have a healthy baby. I know it was a busy day, but every time I needed her, she was there for me. I'm thankful that I met her. I would that she is gifted in this way. During my child laboring process she acted like a nurse, a friend and a mom. I believe she will be a great Doula, and I know she will help many others.

Please accept this recommendation and give this woman a chance to bring her contribution to the community.

Danielle Dickey

11/7/2015

My work with Krishyon was a unique situation. Krishyon was there to help with the birth of my adopted daughter. It was a high stress situation with some complications during the birth. I was amazed by her work in this situation with our sweet birth mom. She was able to bring a peace, calm, and comfort to not only the birth mom but to myself and others who were in the room. She showed love and compassion for everyone in that room. I was amazed by her techniques to bring comfort to our birth mom. If I was to ever be able to have children, there's no way I would do it without her by my side. She was incredibl! I can't thank her enough for how she helped us that day. I feel blessed to be able to have had her experience that special sacred day with us.

Britain Soderquist

10/6/2015

Krishyon has been present at two of my three births and has provided home care after all three. She is thouhtful, knowledgeable, and particularly good at anticipating needs.

During labor and delivery, she maintains a professional manner without sacrificing personal connection. It is clear that she cares deeply about providing a positive experience for both mother and baby. Her attitude and language are both positive and encouraging. Krishyon knows multiple methods for relieving pain during labor and is good at explaining them to mothers like me who internalize and have difficulty focusing on outside stimuli during labor. I particularly appreciate her willingness to suggest new methods gently, and to "back off" from an idea that sounds unappealing. If she truly believes a particular suggestion would help, but I have been unwilling at first, Krishyon is good at respectfully bringing up the suggestion again. She is good at adapting to unique situations and cooperating with midwives, nurses, and other healthcare providers. She is not afraid to speak up for the mother and baby, however; she is very good at being the "voice" when I am unable to communicate and my husband is out of the room or uncertain what to do.

After delivery, Krishyon's observation skills are especially helpful. She sees things around the home that need to be cleaned/organized/accomplished and just does them so that I don't stress. She is extremely good with children and is very willing to help entertain siblings of the new baby. She emphasizes rest, healthy eating choices, and good hygiene. I have had her cook for my family; she is a wonderful chef. She is also a skilled lactation specialist, having spent many years as a leader for La Leche League. She has even stayed up in the night with the baby for me to help me better adjust to the newborn sleeping schedule.

My whole family loves her, especially my kids. Krishyon is my go-to doula each time, without a doubt.

Birth Availability for Krishyon Young IBCLC, BS, Doula(DONA), CBE (CAPPA)

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Postpartum Availability for Krishyon Young IBCLC, BS, Doula(DONA), CBE (CAPPA)

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