Hi, Iā€™m Kristen.

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I am a mother to a feisty 5 year old who is my entire world. I practice gentle parenting, and believe wholeheartedly in the attachment parenting model. I support extended breastfeeding, safe co-sleeping, evidence based decisions on vaccines and medical interventions, and am an intactivist. I believe in serving and empowering women and families as they make the transition into parenthood and have carried passion for this for many years.
Because of my passion I specialize in working with families (not just women, but also partners) who have suffered birth trauma, sexual trauma, suffer from PTSD and anxiety, though I am happy to work with women of all backgrounds as they pass into parenthood. 
In addition to my CAPPA-trained (2016) Doula Services I am starting the process of becoming a Midwives' Assistant and plan to attend Midwifery School in the next 1-3 years.

I am also the talent behind Ripenstitch and enjoy bringing organic, sensible (and cute) clothing and accessories into the local market!


Continued Education Credits:

  • Prenatal Mental Health: What All Perinatal Professional Need to Know
  • Supporting natural Childbirth in the Hospital Setting
  • Business & marketing for Birth Professionals
  • Your Long-Term Career as a Mother-Baby Professional: Preventing Burnout and the Practice of Self-Care
  • How to Help Families get Evidence Based Care