If you've come across Kristin's profile looking for a doula, don't hesitate and book her! We knew from before being pregnant that a doula was a must and feel very fortunate to have had Kristin be our doula. She has a calming presence that you will realize is invaluable during your baby's birth. So much is going on and you can try to prepare as much as possible, but every birth is different and the value of having an expert like Kirstin there for us was amazing!
She helped me find my breath when it sometimes felt impossible, she offered us information when we needed it and was good at judging when to be present and when to let us have our moments to ourselves. Not only was Kristin excellent at guiding me during this beautiful and challenging time, but she was also great at guiding my husband. I feel like the guys or the partners can sometimes feel left out or unaware of what to do, but Kristin made sure that he was also well taken care of.
Births do not often go exactly as planned and mine was no exception, ending up in a cesarean section after about 20 hours, but we were thankful to have Kristin in the operating room with us. The c-section was unexpected and it felt like everything from that decision onwards was happening fast, but Kristin was able to be with me the entire time even before my husband was allowed in and she even took some pictures for us of our son being born!
Kristin was excellent with her follow-up and we were pleasantly surprised that she had taken notes of our entire birth. Things happen slow, but fast at the same time, so it's so nice to have the time documented that we can look back at and one day share the story with our son.
If you're fortunate to have Kristin attend your birth, you will find yourself in great caring hands and for such a special time, it's a relationship we wll cherish forever!