Hello! My name is Kristin Lacy; I provide birth & postpartum doula services as well as childbirth education. I offer doula services for home and hospital birth settings. The following is a little bit more about me and how I became passionate about birth.
My first pregnancy was very challenging, and it made me think that there had to be a better way to give birth. I was kind of embarrassed about feeling that way, because I had a great “medicalized” team of doctors. I just didn’t realize soon enough that they weren’t really a good fit for me.
A few years later, I was working at a pediatrician’s office, and a woman came in just raving about her incredible birth experience. She mentioned using a doula, and I had to learn more. Once I did, I realized that I had found my calling. Throughout my journey as a doula, it has resonated with me that the more hands-off you are with women, the better the outcomes are for women and their families.
I’ve trained in various organizations such as CAPPA- Birth Doula, and DONA International. I received several Birth Doula certifications from DONA, Health Connect One, Train the Trainer, Birth Doula & Breast Feeding Peer Counselor, Commonsense Childbirth Inc, MCH specialist training, Lamaze International, childbirth educator, Spinning Babies, and the Rebozo technique.
I am active in our local birth community, hosting events such as Gail Tully’s Spinning Babies workshop in the spring of 2012; I have also taught childbirth education classes, and received my Lamaze certification from Lamaze International. I am certified in neonatal resuscitation and infant/child/adult CPR.
Pregnancy and childbirth is a normal life changing event which has the potential to unfold as beautifully as a butterfly emerging from its cocoon. When left alone, in most situations, birth will happen in its own time without intervention. Birth is a family-centered experience that should be protected and supported while enhancing the family’s bond and unity.
It is my job–whether I am hired as your monitrice or to accompany you to a hospital birth as your doula–to guide you by providing information on nutrition, exercise, and prenatal testing. I will also inform you of resources that will assist you in making informed choices every step of the way from pregnancy, birth, and into your postpartum period. It is my hope that your journey will be empowering, spiritually uplifting, and unbelievably satisfying.
I look forward to hearing from you!