"Just like my clients brought me into birth, the women I’ve trained have asked me for more mentorship. This program will meet regularly throughout the year, I will take the doulas through their certification material so that by the end of the apprenticeship they are certified and have a strong understanding of the birth process as well as actual birth experience."
Read more at www.babycaravan.com
The Birthful Podcast: Episode #9
"In this episode of the Birthful Podcast, we are going to be talking about getting the help you need for after the baby is born. You know the saying about how “it takes a village….” It’s because life with a newborn is much harder than you think! How much support will you need, and how can you go about getting it? To find out, I’ll be talking with Kristy Zadrozny."
Listen to the podcast at www.birthful.com
"As a doula, I get the amazing opportunity to witness my clients’ very different pregnancies, labors and postpartum experiences. I realize many people hear the word "doula" and picture a woman who will support only the most natural birth experience, relying on meditation instead of medication, and covering your entire family in patchouli.
While there may be doulas who fit this description, most of us don't. But there are a few ideas that are true for most births. Here are some things most doulas know but might not necessarily tell you..."
Read more at www.mindbodygreen.com
CC: Do you believe there are specific steps that we could take right now to change things in a more positive direction for women and their families? Or is it much more complex than that?
KZ: That is what is so amazing about this work! There are things we can do RIGHT NOW to make the kind of change that matters. We need to ask for help.
Read more at thecosmiccollage.blogspot.com
"Kristy takes a holistic approach to wellness and is an expert on the subject. She's listens attentively to specific concerns and problems and gives thoughtful advice about how to remedy them."
— Karen Zraick, Online Editor at the New York Times
“We are so happy we hired Kristy for the birth. We'll remember her heroism for the rest of our lives!”
"My wife and I hired Kristy as a doula at the birth of our second child. The moment we met her at our first pre-natal interview, we saw that Kristy was kind, caring, and professional. She was very creative in her ideas for pain management during labor and was always available to answer questions as things came up.
When it came time for the birth, the labor progressed so rapidly that we never made it out of the house and Kristy ended up having to deliver the baby (never having done so before)! She handled what could've been a very scary, nerve-wracking situation with a great deal of poise and confidence. We are so happy we hired Kristy for the birth; we'll remember her heroism for the rest of our lives!"
— Jamie F.
“Kristy is an incredible source of wellness information.”
"Kristy is an incredible source of wellness information, spanning from pregnancy and birthing best practices, to massage technique, holistic medicine and more. She's reliable and friendly to work with and I would recommend her highly to anyone interested in massage therapy or any of her other services."
— Andrew K.
"Kristy was a phenomenal support during my son's birth, and I wish every mother could have such a present, skilled, and caring doula. The prenatal visits were great preparation and helped me tremendously in planning for the postpartum period. Kristy also helped my husband understand how much support I would need after our baby was born. The prenatal massage was amazing as well.
During my labor, Kristy was with me for every contraction from the time she arrived at my home, soothing and reassuring me every single time. She was instrumental in keeping my birth experience warm, powerful, calm, and loving.
Kristy was very supportive postpartum as well. It has meant a lot to have her continue to check in on me as our family adjusts to our new baby. I feel so blessed that Kristy has been there to ease our baby's entrance to this world."
— Cathy R