Birth Fee: $600 to $750
Fee Details: This includes 1-2 prenatal appointments, your birth starting from when you feel you need me, and 24/7 access to me via cell and/or email upon hire.
Birth Doula Experience: 5 years and 20 births attended
Clients per Month: 1 to 2Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Kristina helped prepare me wonderfully and was the strongest and most reliable birth resource I could have. Throughout pregnancy, she perfectly read my needs and continued to encourage me in a way that she knew would work for me. Through birth and labor, she was constantly advocating for my wellness, helping me navigate my choice of birth (hospital, epidural-free), and helping me make decisions that would support the exact birth I wanted. She is in an expert in her craft on a physical and emotional level. My labor, by force of my own decisions, went a tramautic and difficult direction, and she absolutely helped me stay calm and centered throughout. My family members who witnessed Kristina in action (and had been skeptical of my decision to hire a doula) were in awe and all expressed gratitude for her role through my labor. She was fantastic, and I can't recommend her enough!
I wish I could put into words how greatful I am for this wonderful empowering woman. Kristina, completely transformed any idea I had about natural birth. She honestly changed my life and went through a life-enhancing journey with me. From all of the prenatal support, research and guidance she gave me during my pregnancy. To the support during my labor and recovery. She has this amazing and undesirable energy and knows how to hold space for you, refocus you, read your experience and translate all of that into an action plan. As a 24 year old new mom, I was very excited and scared about the experience my body, mind and soul was about to go on. She supported me through 17 hours of active labor and her knowledge was the key to successfully having a vaginal delivery. She gave me so much support, focused and challenged me when I felt like quitting. She offered things like counter pressure on my back and was even pushing forward on my knees to relive pressure. She was working side by side with my husband and nurse. Kristina would ride out contractions with me and give me so much encouragement. I had a few scary moments during my delivery. She advocated for me and help me relay my wants and needs. She was little superhero. In a moment that is so life changing, challageing and rewarding for any woman, I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else by my side.
Kristina, my heart is so full for you! I am forever grateful for the amount of happiness and joy you helped Me to bring into my life. Thank you so much for every moment and loving my little Ruby as much as I do!
We looked into hiring a Doula at about week 30 of my first pregnancy. After looking through a bunch of people we interviewed Kristina and one other person. I really liked Kristina’s calmness and her matter-of-fact presence regarding how she talked about labor and delivery. We feel we could not have made a better decision! I had a very fast labor and even faster delivery - we were texting with Kristina and talking with her as she coached us on when to get to the hospital and how things were progressing. We ended up at the hospital in the middle of the night and Kristina was right there to help, no matter the time. She met us at the hospital and helped keep my breathing calm and relaxed. Kristina kept reminding me to move into different positions and to keep breathing and miraculously in a few short hours I was ready to push. She was extremely helpful in knowing how to mediate between what I wanted and what the doctors were suggesting with calmness and respect. I delivered my first very healthy baby with no epidural, and I believe that a large part of that is due to the help that Kristina gave during the delivery. Kristina was super kind and talked with me after and stayed for a while to see how things were going, and then checked in just a few weeks later. Kristina is a calming, respectful and knowledgeable person that we loved having with us at the birth!
Hire Kristina as your doula! Choosing her was 100% worth it and I cannot imagine having given birth without her help. She was able to support, educate, and calm me throughout my entire third trimester and labor, and she really helped me stay focused during a pitocin-induced labor with NO pain meds. She was able to suggest so many different positions to help me cope right when I needed a change, and the counterpressure massage she did (during EVERY contraction, what a champ) significantly reduced my pain. She was able to calmly talk me through the most excruciating moments when I needed an extra boost. I would not have been able to do those things without her expertise. Not only did she help me, but she also made a huge difference for my husband. He is uneasy around hospitals and blood and she really helped him be confident and know what he should be doing. He did fantastically with her encouragement. Kristina's personality is so kind, open-minded, and non-judgmental. She has such a calming presence and is the easiest person to trust and get along with. You will not regret hiring her!
Kristina was the best person to have by my side during labor. I can’t say enough about how much she helped me through the most challenging, and most rewarding experience of my life. She was there for me throughout my pregnancy as well as to answer any of the questions or concerns that I had. When I would become anxious about being in labor, she helped to calm me down and reassure me that what I was feeling was normal. She listened to what my hopes for my birth experience were and she helped me to feel strong and confident. During labor, Kristina was there every step of the way, from the time my contractions began, all the way to the arrival of my daughter. She helped my husband so much too! He felt supported as well and felt like he was able to be by my side. My husband had questions and she responded quickly and helped to reassure him. Kristina was amazing during labor as she supported me throughout it with counterpressure, encouraging words, and letting me lead my birth experience. I felt so supported and honestly I think anyone would have a wonderful experience Kristina! I can’t recommend her enough. She helped me with my goal of having an empowered birth!
Kristina was my backup doula for a birth I did in June, 2017. She was just starting up her own doula business and wanted experience for her doula cerfication through DONA. I had met with her previously and was very impressed by her kind personanality and her desire to learn as much as she could about natural delivery. She shadowed me on my next client and did an amazing job. We worked incredibly well together and would follow my lead with little to no direction. She had a good sense of what to do in most situations and was calm and supportive throughout the entire birth. I am having a baby of my own soon and plan on referring clients to her while I am away because I trust they will be in good hands.
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