Doula de Lancey
Austin, TX Service range 50 miles
$1000 to $1200
$1000 to $1200
4 years and 56 births attended
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 3
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
Supported by a licensed midwife
Volunteer doula for Giving Austin Labor Support (GALS)
Sliding scale offered.
Austin, TX Service range 50 miles
Kristyn did an amazing job for me during the birth of my son. I had a rough labor that ended in a C-section but was so grateful to have Kristyn there for me and my husband. We would not have made it without her! She supported us the entire time, kept calm, and worked great with the hospital staff. She was worth every penny and I am so glad I had her by my side. I would 100% recommend her.
After a handful of interviews with other doulas, we were so grateful to meet Kristyn! She was very down to earth and immediately made me feel at ease going into the birth. She checked in often but not in a bothersome way throughout the second half of my pregnancy.
When I went into labor she was a life saver! I had back labor and she was very attentive with lots of hip squeezes and physical support. She showed up at 4am and stayed all the way until my son was born at 6:30pm! We highly recommend her doula services!!
Kristyn was an integral part of my birth team. We clicked immediately at the initial interview. She was a great listener and coach. Throughout my pregnancy Kristyn provided me information, techniques, research and encouragement as I attempted a vaginal birth after c-section (VBAC). Kristyn guided me in creating birth preferences for each possible scenario to ensure I was going to have a happy birth either way. I loved this approach since rarely do things go as planned. She included my husband in all pertinent decisions and helped us create the mentality that birth was a team effort. Kristyn never pushed me to do something I didn't want to do.
With her coaching, I was able to have the birth experience I dreamt of and achieved my VBAC. She beat us to the hospital and didn't leave until we were snuggling our sweet baby. Her postpartum support was therapeutic and it was fun seeing her and reliving the day again. I am almost 3 months postpartum and she is still checking in and encouraging me.
I recommend Kristyn 100% as a birth doula. If you are looking for someone to help you have the birth YOU want, hire Kristyn. Hiring her was the best decision I made in my pregnancy.
We loved having Kristyn as a part of our birth experience! She was so down to earth - I couldn't have asked for a better match! I felt comforatble with her instantly! Kristyn made sure to understand my expectations leading up to the birth and was available for any questions or concerns I had. Day of - she was present without being too overbearing. She asked a lot of questions, made sure I was as comfortable as possible and I felt totally supported! After our birth she made herself available for follow up visits and was, in general, a great person to have around for conversation and to make me feel a little more sane in the midst of a crazy transition! THANK YOU! We are so grateful!
I can't imagine how my experience would of been without Kristyn. She knew the in and out of how to make my pain more bearable by accommodating me and being so reassuring. I am very fortunate to has have her apart of my journey. There was a point where I was having a real hard time with the traditional position of being on my back when the time came closer to the delivery. If it wasn't for her I wouldn't have thought up a different approach to the delivery. She was the backbone when I couldn’t think for myself and helped me follow through the plan. If you have the chance to have her as your doula, take it. She is an godsend!
Looking for the perfect Doula that is everything and more? Get you Kristyn. She is gentle and readily explains technical birth and pregnancy terms in the simplest ways possible. Pre-birth, she was very forthcoming with ways to educate myself and prep for the d-day. She gave me not only resources but also loaned me a birth ball till I gave birth. She helped me understand what to expect being that I had mot experienced contractions prior to getting 4cm dilated, suggested ways my husband could help and even showed him. She was open to understanding what I wanted and during labor she got me a heat pack every time I needed it and generally was after my comfort during contractions. Looking into her eyes got me going during those intense moments. Also, she really went above and beyond helping my family to make special memories that we could keep post-birth.
She is very efficient with relieving the pains of contractions...her hip squeezes got me through. She is efficient in communication and she is very experienced at what she does. My family appreciates her being there through this journey.
Kristyn is always very kind. She has been great at keeping in contact with me durning my pregnancey and during my postpartum period. Kristyn is a great doula. She is very perfetiinal and educated. She fit right into my birth team. Kristen was what I needed durning my home water birth. She was asurtive, she incuraged me durning contractions and when I was in transition she was soft spoken which was nice. I would definitely recommend Kristyn to anyone who is looking for a Doula.
Gracias a Krystin pude tener mi bebé de una manera muy relajada ella me ayudó mucho con el dolor y estoy muy agradecida que ella estuvo en mi parto es la mejor ayuda que yo tuve
Kristyn was exactly what we needed. She was kind, patient, and a great advocate for me when needed during my labor. She helped me feel so much better as this was my first time being pregnant. We met before hand to get to know eachother and kept in contact before and after delivery. She didnt feel like a random stranger when it was time for a vulnerable moment.
Complications required me to be induced. Kristyn kept contact with me to find out when it would be best for her to come to the hospital. When I felt was going to be best time for her to support me.
As first time parents we didnt know what to expect or what to ask while at the hospital. I personally deal with anxiety and depression and I was so scared. We had so many concerns about the pregnancy let alone the labor and delivery. She helped with all of it.
She explained what an induction includes and what we could expect. She helped explain our options. While in labor she was there recommending ways to relieve the pain incorporating acupressure with the inclusion of my husband and coaching him when needed. She went to get heat packs, drinks, and any other items allowing my husband to stay by my side.
Prior to my delivery I spoke to her about options for my placenta. I decided to go with encapsulation but I had to get it to the processing company. Kristyn didnt have to but she helped me get my placenta delivered to the company. It was a great help. It was one less worry and my husband didnt have to leave me and our newborn.
She provided the support we needed. Im sure she would do the same for you.
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