Testimonial for Kristi McCarty

When I found out I was pregnant, I was single, my family was living 3 provinces away and I didn't have a large support network. I knew pregnancy and labor were going to be an experience I've never been through before and I was overwhelmed and nervous. The public health nurse I was assigned suggested finding a midwife or doula to help support and guide me through this experience.

When I read Kristi's web page, I got excited because she talked about empowering women around birth and labor and the trust that is involved. Having struggled with anxiety for most of my life, trust is a huge component for me when it comes to myself and others.

When I met with Kristi, I instantly knew she'd be a calm presence throughout my journey. We met many times throughout my pregnancy to go over information, calm my fears and have a laugh and I truly valued her companionship.

On the big day, things didn't go quite as I envisioned with my labor but Kristi was there to reassure me, guide and soothe me. We were able to alternate and make full use of the different techniques Kristi and I had gone over and I will forever be grateful for the hip squeeze! I commend Kristi for keeping up with my contractions and the hip squeeze for over an hour! The circumstances of what happened during my labor were unexpected and traumatic but having had Kristi there, we made it through together.

In the days, weeks and months following the birth of my son, Kristi was there to answer questions, came by for house visits and even gave me a tutorial on how to use the baby wrap she lent me!

From the lows to the highs, the laughs and the cries, I am extremely blessed and grateful to have had Kristi be a part of this beautiful and crazy journey into Motherhood.

She will always have a special place in my heart and in the memories of bringing my son into this world.

P.s. What happens on the maternity ward, STAYS on the maternity ward :)

-Jo Leslie

March 25, 2018

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Kristi McCarty

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Birth Fee: $1400

Postpartum Rate: $30

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Updated 4/16/2024

Birth Fee: $1400

Postpartum Rate: $30

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Updated 4/16/2024

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