The Role of the Labor Doula, Interview with Kristy Zadrozny

Kristy Zadrozny specializes in maternal child health by supporting women in pregnancy, childbirth, and early postpartum care. She originally founded the Village Wellness Project, which was a center for family health and wellness in Union Square, Manhattan. The Village Wellness Project offered alternative health care for the whole family. This later grew into Expecting(nyc). In this interview, she talks about what a labor doula is and her experience with this work in NYC

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Getting help for after the baby is born, with Kristy Zadrozny

Getting help for after the baby is born, with Kristy Zadrozny

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.

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7 Things Your Doula Should Tell You About Giving Birth

7 Things Your Doula Should Tell You About Giving Birth

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.

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Is your due date approaching, with no imminent sign of labor?

Is your due date approaching, with no imminent sign of labor?

Don’t panic, go make some oxytocin.

THE celebrated hormone of childbirth is oxytocin, her job is to get your uterus to contract. Rhythmically reducing the size of your uterus and ripening it into a powerhouse, muscle machine. This emphatically encourages your baby to make his way out. Time to see the light, little dumpling!

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