“Kristy is a fabulous labor doula trainer. I appreciate her sharing her wealth of knowledge, evidence-based practices, and birth experience.”
— Katie G.
"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
“Kristy, I just want to tell you, I’m a much better doula for having met you. My dear friend (whose first birth I attended two years ago) is in labor. I have been texting advice to her hubby, and the things I have to offer are simpler, clearer, and more useable than what I would have come up with even six months ago. Wanted you to know the impact you’ve had on me, and on any families I serve into the future. ”
— Apprentice, 2015
“THANK YOU!....to all of you! it was refreshing to be in a room with women whom all have a fire burning in them...Special thank you to Kristy, you are a great teacher/educator! When someone can teach you in story form, break things down and keep everyone intrigued.... gets 4 thumbs up in my book.”
— Anna F.
"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
“Kristy is absolutely incredible, her passion and ability to teach has been so powerful. She is inspiring and a highly effective teacher, in explaining, demonstrating and teaching her experience to help the learning process.”
— Lane L.
"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.
"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.
"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: "Getting Help after the Baby is Born"
"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
Sacred Yoni Steaming for Self-Care
"Your Yoni is the sacred vagina. Nurturing and caring for your Yoni should take center stage to help you purify and heal. In this episode Dr. Kat talks with Kristy Zadrozny who is not only a Doula, but she is an expert on the sacred womb and the healing that can take place when we nurture our feminine."
Listen to the podcast at www.drkatsmith.com
Doulas Share Their Most Memorable Birthing Stories
"After the ordeal, the grateful mom turned to Zadrozny and said, 'It was as if you were a statue. No matter how hard I leaned into you, how hard I pushed, or how ferocious I sounded, I knew you could hold me up.'"
Read more at www.healthyway.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
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.
Listen to the interview here.
Give, Learn, Get: Your Professional Roadmap
"My roadmap for you is simple, yet not easy. Take care of your emotional and mental health, ask for help, be an exceptional, kind-hearted and generous human. Remember to approach your personal and professional growth with the mentality of: what can I Give, what can I Learn, and ultimately, I promise you will see what you will Get. And, dear ones, money has nothing to with any of it."
Read more at www.cappa.net