What people are saying about Sweetwater Doula
"Krista helped us create a potent birth experience!
We highly recommend her birth classes and doula services for those who want to grow closer with their partner, be supported and heard during birth, and remember it as a magical, healing experience."
~ Arianna & Matty (birth class & doula services)
"I thought the class was a really great experience for first-time parents/pregnancies.
I liked how focused you were on the transformative power of pregnancy/labor/parenting and how you encouraged us to identify & document our important values. It seems very important in preparing ourselves for any possible outcomes.
It was also really great how even though our entire group is choosing to follow a midwife/homebirth model of care, you still took very special care to promote understanding of and non-judgement & respect for people following a hospital-based route.
And I liked having guest speakers to discuss their experiences...it was good to hear from them. They were so honest, which I think was awesome. It is also refreshing to hear people talk openly & without judgment about "taboo" topics like postpartum depression and mental health counseling, miscarriage and infertility.
So yeah, I would for sure recommend your class...I already did to someone in my office!"
~Aaron & Rachel J (birth class)
"My favorite part of working with Krista is how sweet and down to Earth she is. She has such a calm and happy demeanor.
Plus she is so informed and educated in what she does!"
~Elizabeth & David M. (placenta encapsulation)
"Shawn and I thought the classes and material and topics prepared us very well for something you really can’t be very prepared for!
I think the most helpful take away of all is your theme of “nothing is linear” lol that helped us prepare to be unprepared!!
Through your class and the group we were able to learn ALL THE THINGS and then take what we felt was important to us and have our own “birth mindset”.
We learned some things that were very outside of our comfort zone and things we would never have discussed without the class. We also got to share with each other what was important and not important.
Prior to taking the class I think I was so rigid in exactly what “I wanted to happen”. And I felt like I would be disappointed if they didn’t go THAT WAY.
Knowledge is power so once I felt like any questions I had about birth and pregnancy and motherhood could be answered I became a lot more comfortable with the fact that I could not plan my birth and really I shouldn’t have to because it’s not MY birth it’s my baby's and I’m just there to meet her where she is, welcome her and comfort her.
I’m so thankful that from all the knowledge I received I was able to have that “mindset” because ...things did not go how anyone could have guessed them to go and hours after my baby was born I was still able to be happy, healthy and proud of my baby and myself and my husband.
Your classes were more to us than just information about childbirth. It helped us communicate and grow individually and as a couple venturing into new parenthood together."
~Kaitlyn & Shawn R. (birth class)
"Talking with Krista about my birth while she processed my placenta in my home was an important part of my postpartum healing. I needed to talk about my birth and she listened.
I needed to hear that my birth choices were ok.
I needed validation and she gave me that.
I had a lot more peace about my birth after our talks. Thank you!"
~Anna & Brad R. (placenta encapsulation)
"We took a private birth class and talked about all things birth - that we had either forgot or had never learned with our first.
We really recommend her!
We had fun and learned a lot, and feel so much more informed and in turn, prepared. It was a combination of learning , releasing past birth trauma and preparing and embracing the process of bringing our new little guy to the world!"
~Nicole & Dan M. (birth class & doula services)
"Krista was amazing!
She truly made my birthing experience just the way I had envisioned it. Her knowledge and supportive demeanor truly allowed for me (and my husband) to relax during my entire labor and focus on the end goal!
She also did an amazing job with the placenta and I have noticed an increase in milk supply and overall well being! I highly recommend all of her services!"
~Jennifer & Ken F. (doula services & placenta encapsulation)