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Kristian

DONA International Certified Birth Doula & APPA Placenta Encapsulation Specialist (in training)

Kristian is a DONA International Certified Birth Doula and is currently in training to become an APPA Placenta Encapsulation Specialist. Kristian felt called to service in the birth world shortly after she came a mother in 2017. She had always been fascinated by anything birth-related since she was a little girl. Kristian had a birth doula during the birth of her son, and even when her birth 'plan' didn't go quite as planned, she still credits a big part of her positive experience being because of her amazing doula. Afterward, Kristian felt lead to give back to other women and help them find their voice, so she became a Certified Birth Doula with DONA International in early 2018. Kristian wants women to feel empowered by their births, trust their bodies and their intuitions, and to understand that they have choices during their experiences.

When Kristian is not busy at births or encapsulating placentas, she is spending time with her sweet husband, Paul, and adorable son, Rafe. She enjoys coffee, traveling, music, worshiping her Savior, binge-watching her favorite television shows, cooking and baking.

Kristian believes that her faith in Jesus Christ plays a big part in her service as a birth worker. Childbirth is a beautiful experience and every baby's birth story is different. Kristian's top priorities are to provide emotional and physical support to birthing women, to empower women by teaching them that they have many options and how to navigate communicating with their providers, and to hold space and time for mamas and their babies during the pivotal, captivating, spiritual experience of birth.

To find out more about Kristians services she can be contacted by email crunchymomdoula@gmail.com