"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.
Founder/Director + Educator + Senior Doula
As labor doula faculty member for the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) and the only Mindfulness Based Childbirth and Parenting curriculum teacher in NYC, Kristy is now mentoring the next generation of doulas in New York City. For the last decade, she has dedicated Expecting(nyc), her private practice, to supporting women and their families throughout the childbearing years.
Specializing in prenatal and postnatal massage therapy, Kristy began her career as a massage therapist. In fact, it was her clients who first brought her into the work of a labor doula. Many of them asked her to attend their births—radically changing the direction of her path. Her passion for supporting pregnant women quickly grew. Within a week of doula training, she attended her first birth and has supported hundreds of women and their families ever since.
As a seasoned certified lactation counselor and massage therapist, Kristy’s compendium of skills have proved invaluable to women throughout their pregnancies and labor. She is an advocate for a woman’s right to have a healthy, positive birth experience in the environment of her choice. Her support methods include mindfulness, evidence-based education, and an open heart.