I’m here to tell you that it’s not something we learn in a book or at a training, but rather, learn in the way we approach our own lives daily. We become better doulas when we choose to do the hard things in our lives rather than running away from it—being a good doula requires us to embrace the emotional labor so that we can learn and grow to become our best selves.Read More
Cultivating a successful career as a doula begins with cultivating yourself as person, first and foremost. You started this awakening process by signing up for your initial certification course, congratulations, the fire is now lit!Read More
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
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.Read More
Today we talk to Kristy Zadrozny from New York City. She is a doula. She has an interesting and meaningful career helping expecting parents.
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.Read More
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!Read More