I knew from the beginning of my pregnancy that I wanted a more natural, holistic support person with me throughout the labor & delivery process. My goal was a natural hospital birth (most importantly vaginal and not c-section) and since I was considered "high-risk", I wanted a combination of my chosen medical team and birth doula to help me through it. From the moment we spoke with Kristi, she was very knowledgeable and had such a calming presence that I knew we'd have a great shot at achieving our goal with her. She provided fantastic prenatal coaching and advice and expertise throughout my last trimester and was in touch with me daily in the last couple weeks before labor. During labor, my husband and I both appreciated her knowledge about positions, breathing, technique, etc. She also was great communicating with the doctor and nurses on our behalf when it was just too difficult for us to do anything but labor. In the end, she was not only an amazing support for me but also for my husband! He definitely was skeptical about the idea of needing a doula in the beginning, but he fully admits that he looked to her for direction and guidance to help him support me. In the end, I delivered a 9 lb 5 oz baby vaginally, and I love love love the entire birth story. I wouldn't change a thing about it. Thanks to Kristi and her team! We're also using the postpartum services for help now that we're home and need help at night for the first week while we try to care for the baby as new parents and also get some rest ourselves. Don't know what we would have done pre or post without Kristi and team!
Kristi and her team are amazing. We had our first child this past summer, and he's a terrible sleeper who struggled with reflux. After a month and a half of being seriously sleep deprived, I reached out to Kristi in the middle of the night desperate for help. She quickly responded within a few hours to schedule a time to speak. As soon as my husband and I met her, she put us at ease and gave us hope that we would make it through this difficult time. We looked forward to the nights they came to care for our son, as we were finally able to get some much needed rest. Kristi was so supportive and would regularly reach out to touch base and ask how the nights were going when they weren’t there. We completely trusted Kristi and her team with the care of our son. With Kristi’s support, I was able to start feeling like myself again and enjoy being a mother. My only regret is not knowing about Your Birth Doula Services sooner.
I would highly recommend Your Birth Doulas, they are extremely wonderful people, and have a gift for putting you at ease during the birthing experience. Our Doula, Kristi, always responded immediately to every text, answering any questions. When my wife began labor, Kristi stayed with us for 20+ hours without sleep. Helping calm and soothe my wife with every single contraction. They also respected every single wish we had for our labor and stood strong to make sure our wishes were honored. Nurses and doctors are there to help and take care of you, the doulas are there to make sure your voice is respected, you’re comfortable, and all of your questions are answered. 😄
Kristi is an All-Star. We had a home birth and boy what a wild experience. It happened so quickly. It was wild. Kristi recognized that my girlfriend’s body was pushing on its own. She recommended between two quick contractions for my girlfriend to reach down and check for Zander’s head. It was go time with our midwife 25 minutes away from the house. Kristi was the houses “calm glue.” She stayed with Caitlyn and I grabbed materials to catch Zander. Within 40 minutes of Kristi’s arrival Zander was born. Everyone needs a doula in my opinion. While nurses and doctors are baby focused, doulas focus on the parents. Kristi’s services were worth every cent. Thank you again Kristi. PS- she picked me up snacks before arrival. She’s the best.
The best decision we made to prepare for the birth of our daughter was hiring Kristi for postpartum care. I recommend Kristi to anyone I know having a baby as she has been there for me and my family more than I could have ever imagined. We had her sleepover and care for our first born starting on night 1 through 3 months old. We continue to keep in contact with her and will without a doubt be using her for baby #2. Her expertise, advice and support around all things pregnancy, birth, feeding, and postpartum have been so helpful and such a comfort. Kristi was also incredibly intuitive — she seemed to know exactly what we needed and we immediately trusted her. It is truly the best money ever spent. I was able to have a healthy recovery and I could get rest new moms deserve to be happier around their sweet baby. We would be lost without her and she has become part of our family!