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Kristin Bryan

Walking In Hope | Birth and Photography Services

Hayden, AL Service range 100 miles Possibly capable of travel to locations outside of the radius. Contact for more information.

(205) 601-8662

http://www.walkinginhope.com

Birth Fee

$950

Birth Fee

$950


Birth Doula Experience

6 years and 20 births attended


Birth Doula Certifications

  • Stillbirthday - Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula

Doula Training

  • Stillbirthday, June 2017
  • HypnoBirthing, May 2020

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth


College Education

BA/BS


Special Services Offered

  • Antepartum doula support
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly casting
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Childbirth education services
  • End of life doula services
  • Miscarriage support
  • Newborn care specialist
  • Parenting consulting
  • Photography - Birth
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Stillbirth and infant loss support
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Training Documentation

credential


Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

Birth Doula Services include: 3 prenatal appointments and 2 postpartum visits, support via text, email, phone during business hours throughout pregnancy, 24 hour on-call services starting 2 weeks before due date until birth, up to 2 hours of support following birth. Postpartum Support Services include: help with breastfeeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, mother–baby bonding, infant soothing, and basic newborn care, as well as basic house keeping, newborn assistance, watching baby/children so mom can nap/bathe, assistance with meal preparations, and even helping siblings adjust to the new addition.

Service Area

Hayden, AL Service range 100 miles Possibly capable of travel to locations outside of the radius. Contact for more information.

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Amanda B

12/10/2023

Kristin was our doula through two of my births. She was such an incredible resource for us and the sweetest soul. She quickly became like family to us and we will never be able to thank her enough for her work with our family. We will forever love Kristin! She has a passion for birth and for women getting the birth of their dreams. She’s so knowledgeable and such a wonderful person to work with. Highly recommend!

Stephanie Espinoza

12/7/2023

Aware of maternal mortality rate for WOC, I always wanted a doula. During our OB visits, we were told an active partner equates a doula.  Closer to the due date, my partner admitted he wasn't 100% confident so we began searching for a doula. Weeks away from the due date, many doulas were unavailable. I reached out to everyone available; I wouldn't compromise. We met a few women, but I remember the introduction with Kristin and feeling relief by the end. Kristin felt very warm right away, and simultaneously displayed all of her knowledge and extensive background. She was the answer to our prayers. She wasted no time getting us caught up on all things hypno-birthing, explaining what went on at doctors appointments, even educated on nursing. We were way more confident that when the time came I was going to lean into my body’s intuition and have a beautiful, safe labor/delivery. Early labor began; I was so calm and knew how to remain comfortable. It flew by and I ended up staying asleep until I was close to transitioning. We made it to the hospital just in time. I remember feeling so exhausted on the delivery table and Kristin breathing life back into me. “Hiii. You’ve done great. You can start pushing this next contraction if you want. Want some help getting on all fours?” She grabbed my hand, helped me up and my girl was born just minutes later. She was a wonderful doula, and has been a great friend who continues checking in on me and baby. I look forward to the next pregnancy, and this time having 9 months of prep with Kristin. At the end of the day all you want/need is someone on your side who will educate you, advocate for you, motivate/direct you, love and protect you. That’s who Kristin was for us. She has a true passion and love for helping mothers and families during possibly the most vulnerable moment of life. You could not ask for anything more in a doula than all that Kristin has to offer. Forever grateful. 

Joy

1/6/2022

I had used a Doula for my first 2 kids but in a different state. It was hard for me to emotionally coprehend that my old "birthing team" wasn't going to be with me for the birth of my 3rd child. After I found Kristen, all of my worries were put at ease. She was able to meet me where I was and understood what I needed. She is easy to talk to about anything.Her heart is truly in her work she understands the dinamic of birth with hospitals and ith nures and is able to advise you of your options throughout your pregancy through birth. She is truley amazing and a God sent in my life. Not only that but my husband also loved her and was comfortable with her. 

I am so happy that she is appart of my new "birthing team"

Brittany

9/4/2020

Kristin was so informative, patient and loving. She was reassuring in my trying moments during labor. She was the perfect support that not only I needed, but my husband. We live away from family & any support system.  Kristin is now a part of our family. We absolutely adore her.

Sierra Cordrey

2/27/2020

I met Kristin at a Doula meet up in my local area. It's funny because mingling amongst the doulas I dont believe I really got to speak with kristin besides a friendly hello. In my experience God knew what I needed during my pregnancy and labor. Kristin became my Doula for my VBAC attempt. Kristin was truly God sent for me in so many ways. She is a woman full of grace and integrity with a heart of gold! This is truly her calling! With kristin I felt so supported, loved, and protected during my labor. As much as Kristin was there for me during my labor she was also very supportive to my husband. I knew going into my second birth I wanted a labor but having kristin by my side made me understand why I NEEDED a Doula and why women need doulas. I have not only gained a friend but Kristin will always be apart of my family! I can not recommend her enough!!!

Amanda Bitterman

6/8/2019

Kristin was a wonderful support through my pregnancy and deliveries. We used Kristin as our bereavement doula for our stillborn daughter and fell in love with her as a person. She was calm and there for every moment of pain and helped me through the healing process afterwards as well. We chose to use Kristin as our doula with our son as well and couldn’t recommend her enough. She’s so warm and caring. Kristin is also very knowledge and has a way to make you feel comfortable and like you’ve been friends forever. We will forever consider Kristin a friend and love her for her work with us. 

Erika Washburn

12/18/2017

Kristin is amazingly supportive. She helped keep me calm during the birth of my daughter. She is very knowledgeable about various aspects of natural birth. She can definitely help educate you about what to expect with birth, as well as all of the things you may encounter at the hospital. She is also very knowledgeable about breastfeeding and is a wonderful resource on nursing. I would definitely use her again.

Crystal McGough

9/8/2017

Kristin was my doula for the birth of my 4th child, and I can't say enough how valuable and irreplaceable she was! This was by far the best birth experience I've ever had, my first natural birth, and I couldn't have done it without her knowledge, support, and encouragement! My husband and I also did childbirth classes with Kristin during the pregnancy and they were so informative. She helped me learn my rights as a birthing mother, different labor and birth positions, helped me create a birth plan and post-birth plan, and many other things that, even after having 3 kids, were still new to me as a first-time natural birther.

Birth Availability for Kristin Bryan

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